Storage Virtualisation Solutions and Services

  • July 03, 2008 03 Jul'08

    Seagate pumps cash into Derry plant

    Hard-disk vendor Seagate has responded to ever-increasing global demand for digital storage by injecting £120m into its Springbank facility in Northern Ireland.

  • June 30, 2008 30 Jun'08

    Overland Storage snaps up Adapteq NAS operation

    Overland Storage has acquired the Snap Server NAS business from Adapted for $3.6m (£1.8m) with $2.1m paid upfront in the cash and the rest settled within 12 months.

  • June 30, 2008 30 Jun'08

    Margirus calls more more intelligent sales from resellers

    Magirus has used its appointment as a CommVault distributor to warn resellers that in the current climate it is vital they sell storage more intelligently or risk losing the attention of customers.

  • April 15, 2008 15 Apr'08

    SSD frenzy grips vendors

    Maybe the Storage Networking World (SNW) event in Orlando has been the spark but the storage hardware inventiveness index has suddenly rocketed. A drive array was a drive array was a drive array was the rule.

  • April 14, 2008 14 Apr'08

    Bright future for virtualisation

    With the credit crunch looming, resellers are understandably keen to get any advice on product areas that can withstand budget cuts.

  • April 14, 2008 14 Apr'08

    Brocade aims high

    In the wake of last month's imprisonment of its former human resources chief Stephanie Jensen — for backdating and falsifying corporate records between 2000 and 2004 — storage vendor Brocade has come out fighting and reaffirmed ambitious growth ...

  • April 09, 2008 09 Apr'08

    Virtualisation market poised for growth

    Growing IT labour costs coupled with concerns around reliability and performance will make the market for storage virtualisation continue its solid growth rate, according to a survey by F5 Networks.

  • April 04, 2008 04 Apr'08

    De-duplication can boost performance

    De-duplication in itself is easy to understand – optimised storage capacity usage by eliminating duplicated data. However the devil is in understanding the different technologies, techniques and implementations in the market and relating these to ...

  • April 03, 2008 03 Apr'08

    Blu-ray in the ascendant as 2.5in drives on the horizon

    There have been numerous product launches around the flash arena and that trend is set to continue with the introduction of smaller drives writes Chris Mellor. 2.5 inch drive surge coming. Xyratex has announced one of the first mainstream 2.5-inch ...

  • April 02, 2008 02 Apr'08

    Frenzy in storage market as data growth casts shadow

    It was flash, bang, wallop in the first three months of this year. The major storage firms exploded bombs en route to making sure they grow and prosper as crazy file storage growth threatens to overwhelm datacentres.

  • March 24, 2008 24 Mar'08

    Could a recession be the answer?

    An incoming company is bright eyed and bushy tailed at one end of the tape market, while another at the opposite end is almost at its wits end as it struggles to avoid bankruptcy. What is going on? The tape world is supposed to be in trouble.

  • 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?