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Content tagged with Storage posted in March 2009
Gartner Says IT Spending Worse Than After Dot-Com Bust
News  |  3/31/2009  | 
Companies worldwide will spend 3.8% less on IT in 2009, significantly lower than the analyst firm's "worst-case" October forecast of a 2.3% increase.
Sun Brings Storage Management To Desktop Virtualization
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
With the release of VDI 3, Sun is adding the option of a Sun-only virtual desktop software set.
Dell Adding Servers, Services For Larger Slice Of Data Center
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
The company plans to roll out Nehalem-based PowerEdge servers and Precision workstations, along with a refreshed line of EqualLogic storage arrays next week.
Sun Links Open Source Strategy To Cloud Computing
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
CEO Schwartz revealed Sun's plans to convert its open source downloaders to paying customers of its cloud services.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday March 25, 2009
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Google invests in Pixazza, economy crimps pay-for-performance outsourcing, Firefox architecture instability and memory leaks, no local Windows Azure, proprietary software model broken, is Linux Wal-Mart?, Hitachi 2.5" hard drive, Xobni ends beta, Dell servers and storage, T-Mobile 3G USB laptop stick, Sprint WiMax in 10 cities, Samsung SMB dealer program, Skype leading international carrier, botnet malware targets routers and modems, value
Hitachi Unveils Compact Enterprise Hard Drive
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
The Ultrastar products include power management technology that gives IT managers multiple options for setting power modes.
OnLive Delivers Gaming Through The Cloud
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
The startup is utilizing cloud computing to provide high-quality, 3-D games on demand without a console.
Tech Pros Show Flickers Of Optimism
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
Of those software developers surveyed, 62% think the U.S. government's economic stimulus programs will have a positive impact.
Seagate Unveils Small-Business Family Of Storage Products
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
The first two products are the NAS 440 and NAS 420 servers, which are fully contained hardware with user-serviceable, hot-swappable drives that are RAID configurable disc arrays.
Amazon Cloud Gains Traction For Enterprise Apps
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
Some software companies suggest it's a superior alternative to SaaS for hosting their offerings.
Government Action On Cloud Computing Urged
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
A new Google-supported report only paints with a broad brush what should and shouldn't be done, but delves deeper into the possibilities.
Cisco's Giving A Welcome Jolt To The Data Center
News  |  3/19/2009  | 
Even if its unified computing products don't take off, it will push the market where it needs to go.
Practical Analysis: Cisco And IBM Make A Play For The Data Center
Commentary  |  3/19/2009  | 
If Cisco thinks it will call the data center shots over HP and IBM, it had better think again.
IBM-Sun Merger Called Anticompetitive
News  |  3/19/2009  | 
Industry group claims a Big Blue takeover of Sun would result in fewer choices and higher prices in the IT market.
EMC Offers Larger-Capacity Flash Drives For Symmetrix Systems
News  |  3/18/2009  | 
The hardware will also be available for the company's Clariion midrange systems and Celerra unified systems later in the year.
Cisco Needs BMC To Supply Unified Virtual Management
News  |  3/18/2009  | 
At stake is Cisco's blade server, which will combine converged network components, then link to virtualized network and store resources under a single management interface.
IBM + Sun: Too Late For Open Source?
News  |  3/18/2009  | 
Anything IBM could acquire from Sun's existing open source portfolio, it could develop on its own or buy more cost effectively from another vendor, analysts suggest.
Sun Unveils Open Cloud Computing Platform
News  |  3/18/2009  | 
The challenge to's Elastic Compute Cloud and S3 storage services is due out this summer.
Iomega Adds Torrent To Home Storage Device
News  |  3/17/2009  | 
The latest StorCenter ix2 Network Drive includes peer-to-peer file sharing technology for managing downloads of large media files.
CA Upgrades Storage Management Software
News  |  3/16/2009  | 
CA also introduced an upgrade of Vantage SRM, which automates monitoring and analysis tasks and takes corrective actions across an IBM z/OS storage environment.
Cisco To Sell Blade Servers With Virtualization, Storage
News  |  3/16/2009  | 
The company's Unified Computing System brings it into direct competition with some of its existing partners, such as HP, Dell, and IBM.
Sun Proposes Flash Data For Storage
News  |  3/16/2009  | 
The entry-level capacity for the proposed device would be 24 GB and would support the Serial Advanced standard.
Amazon Offers You Your Own Little Place In The Clouds
News  |  3/13/2009  | 
The company's Reserved Instances EC2 service allows companies to reserve both processing and storage capacity ahead of time, instead of rolling the dice.
bMighty News Flash: Friday March 13, 2009
News  |  3/13/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: FBI probe of Vivek Kundra, Firefox beta release, Yahoo's FireEagle on Facebook, Palm Pre vs. iPhone and BlackBerry, Symbian platform release schedule, rumors of Android Cupcake, GlobalScape file sharing update, Dell all-in-one tackes iMac, PC makers target SMBs, stimulus for veteran-owned SMBs, Twitter drives traffic, Facebook outpaces Yahoo traffic, CDW seeks SMB partners, Zer01 unlimited mobile plan, Google Voice threatens Android, Linux
Fusion-io Claims Fastest, Server-Based SSD
News  |  3/12/2009  | 
The ioDrive Duo is scheduled for release in April in capacities of 160 GB, 320 GB and 640 GB.
Microsoft Security Strategist Named Cybersecurity Leader
News  |  3/12/2009  | 
Phil Reitinger will join the Department of Homeland Security to protect the federal government's computer systems from cyberattacks.
Yahoo Subsidiary Finds Users Willing To Pay To Play
News  |  3/11/2009  | 
The media site's Zimbra open source mail product edges past Gmail with 40 million paid mailbox users.
MIT's Barbara Liskov Wins Turing Award
News  |  3/11/2009  | 
The second woman ever to win the "Nobel Prize of computing" is turning her focus toward the security of online storage.
EMC CEO: IT Budgets Down, But Virtualization Strong
News  |  3/11/2009  | 
And by the way, Cisco won't be buying EMC's booming VMware unit either, Joe Tucci proclaims.
HP Launches Virtualized Storage Hardware, Software
News  |  3/10/2009  | 
The StorageWorks offerings can reallocate and manage resources across virtual and physical environments, reducing costs by avoiding excess storage capacity.
Stratus Fault-Tolerant Servers Ship With Virtual Machines Built In
News  |  3/9/2009  | 
The bundling of VMware Infrastructure 3 will allow Stratus customers to implement continuously operating virtual machines.
Project Zeppelin Looks To Manage Clouds
News  |  3/9/2009  | 
Open source software provider Cittio rolls out its first cloud computing management agent.
Seagate, AMD Demo High-Speed SATA Storage Interface
News  |  3/9/2009  | 
The SATA 6-Gbps interface is twice the speed of the fastest SATA interface available today.
Google Informs Docs Users Of Security Lapse
News  |  3/9/2009  | 
The company has corrected a bug that caused a small percentage of Google Docs files to be inadvertently shared with other users.
Global Revenue From External Storage Falls In 4Q
News  |  3/8/2009  | 
Among vendors, EMC maintained its lead in the external disk storage systems market with a 23.3% share, followed by IBM and Hewlett-Packard.
Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud Software Set For Release This Year
News  |  3/3/2009  | 
Microsoft is expected to announce that it has added some relational database capabilities to SQL Data Services later this month.
Microsoft Takes Online Business Services Global
News  |  3/2/2009  | 
Customers already can start signing up for trials of SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Office Communications.

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