News & Commentary
Content tagged with Data Center posted in March 2009
Cisco Blade Will Be Built For Hosting Virtual Machines
Commentary  |  3/30/2009  | 
What was interesting about Cisco's entry into blade servers Mar. 16 was the key role that it expects virtualization to play. It trumpeted its convergence of storage and networking data on the blade. But what about its assumption that the blade will be virtualized?
Storage Startup Turns Many Servers Into One Storage Pool
Commentary  |  3/30/2009  | 
ParaScale software enables a cloud-like system for tier 2 storage and archiving on commodity hardware and Linux.
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.
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.
Is Data In The Cloud Risky?
Commentary  |  3/24/2009  | 
With the recent report that the FTC is considering a request to shut down Google Apps, the question of Cloud Security has come up and with it the question of if data in the cloud is risky. Of course only the government could hold a two day hearing on whether or not data in the cloud is at risk.
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.
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.
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.
The Cloud And Primary Storage
Commentary  |  3/10/2009  | 
As cloud storage continues to evolve, clearly the two major initial uses are as backup and archive storage, but where does primary storage fit into this equation? Is primary storage going to be made extinct by the cloud?
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.
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.

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