Data Storage Services

  • March 17, 2008 17 Mar'08

    Bright future for storage

    Storage resellers looking for research that will back up their anecdotal evidence that customers are facing greater problems will draw considerable comfort from EMC's latest thoughts on the subject.

  • March 17, 2008 17 Mar'08

    Bell Micro signs virtualisation deal

    by Simon Quicke Bell Micro has secured a deal with Parallels to add server and desktop virtualisation to its portfolio. The distributor already has relationships with Brocade and DataCore, but is now adding Parallels to encourage resellers to ...

  • March 10, 2008 10 Mar'08

    NetApp to rebrand products

    NetApp could rejig its distribution channel under a rebranding exercise in an attempt to raise the profile of the StoreVault range aimed at small businesses.

  • March 03, 2008 03 Mar'08

    No clear winner in storage race

    There are various questions vexing my mind at the moment. What's best, unified storage or point products? Is it better to have a unified storage product line or point products? Are resellers better off with a NetApp or an EMC?

  • February 11, 2008 11 Feb'08

    Runaway capacity headache

    The continued growth of storage installations in mid-sized organisations is a time bomb set to explode in the near future unless businesses consolidate infrastructures to drive efficiencies.

  • February 11, 2008 11 Feb'08

    Economy to boost virtualisation

    Magirus has extended its trading relationship with FalconStor from mainland Europe to the UK and believes the uncertain economic climate could increase storage virtualisation adoption as companies look to consolidate.

  • January 28, 2008 28 Jan'08

    Lights-out data centres to grow

    An era of unmanned data centres is drawing nearer as environmental and economic factors drive users towards a world where the technology takes the strain.

  • January 28, 2008 28 Jan'08

    Partial refreshes to increase

    In one of the more off-the-wall predictions for the storage market in 2008, IDC believes customers will increasingly demand partial hardware replacements to cut costs and up the ante on green initiatives.

  • January 21, 2008 21 Jan'08

    Clustering influences future

    Consolidation at disk array level is forcing major storage vendors to reconsider more scalable options that industry observers predict will replace monolithic systems in the not-too-distant future.

  • January 21, 2008 21 Jan'08

    Global plans for Dell buy

    Dell has paid an undisclosed sum for UK server and storage consultancy The Networked Storage Company (TNWSC) and plans to offer its services globally.

  • January 14, 2008 14 Jan'08

    Big switch or small beer?

    Preparing for storage Armageddon? Nicholas Carr thinks you should be, because computing-as-we-know-it is in the process of vanishing.

  • December 17, 2007 17 Dec'07

    EMC slashes prices

    EMC has slashed entry-level NAS and SAN prices by 25 per cent, allowing resellers to compete effectively without having to apply for special pricing — which often took days and deterred some SME customers.

  • December 17, 2007 17 Dec'07

    EqualLogic contracts in doubt

    Distributors are waiting with bated breath for confirmation that they feature in EqualLogic's plans, following parent Dell stating recently that its own logistics capability meant it could deal directly with resellers.

  • December 10, 2007 10 Dec'07

    Green is the theme

    We started 2007 with de-duplication a curiosity and ended the year with it present on virtually every disk-to-disk backup and reference data storage product. Data Domain and Diligent, Avamar, Sepaton and FalconStor have all made great progress.

  • December 03, 2007 03 Dec'07

    Services and software drive growth

    Services and software are expected to contribute the majority of incremental revenue in the storage market over the next five years as hardware sales are expected to be relatively lacklustre.