Stories by Lucas Mearian

  • IBM, Sun look to simplify IT infrastructure

    IBM and Sun Microsystems are both building software to provide systems administrators with a single, consistent view of their IT infrastructures, from business applications and related servers, through the network and down to the storage arrays.

  • Experts warn some CAS arrays at risk

    Security experts are warning against the use of a flawed hashing algorithm, MD5, for digital signatures to store data securely on increasingly popular content addressed storage (CAS) systems.

  • Veritas CEO Defends Merger With Symantec

    Veritas Software CEO Gary Bloom last week conceded that it has been difficult to convince users and investors of the benefits of his company's planned US$13.5 billion merger with Symantec, a deal that's expected to close by midyear.

  • Cisco to resell EMC NAS arrays

    Cisco Systems announced on Monday that it has expanded its partnership with EMC in order to resell EMC's network-attached storage (NAS) servers -- marking the first time Cisco has ventured into selling an enterprise-class storage subsystem.

  • New Cisco appliance consolidates backup

    Cisco Systems last week unveiled a file-based data-sharing appliance that can consolidate management of distributed file and print services within branch offices and move the local backup function to a central data center.

  • IBM builds Java system for NYSE

    New York Stock Exchange announced last week that it's rolling out a Java-based trading system that includes customized wireless handheld devices for traders. The new technology could mean the beginning of the end to the shouts of "Buy" and "Sell" that have long been the trademark of the nation's oldest and largest stock exchange.

  • HDS slides into midrange storage market

    Hitachi Data Systems announced last week that it has released its first all-Serial Advanced Technology Attachment array and has bundled it with switches and network interface cards to create a preconfigured low-to-midrange storage-area network (SAN).

  • HP revamps midrange storage line

    Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday announced several upgrades to its midrange storage products, including disk-to-disk or disk-to-tape backup functionality with its StorageWorks Data Protector software and its first array that can use both SCSI and Serial ATA disk.

  • NetApp updates Data ONTAP software

    Network Appliance this week brought out the latest version of its Data ONTAP software, which it said creates a grid storage architecture on its appliances by creating an abstraction layer between application servers, storage controllers and disk arrays.

  • Sun adds mix-and-match disk storage, multivendor software

    Sun Microsystems this week announced four storage products, including upgraded software with multivendor management capabilities and a pair of midrange storage devices that can mix and match Fibre Channel and Serial ATA disk drives within the same box.

  • Dell CEO: EMC pact could expand

    Dell has been a reseller and manufacturer of EMC low-end and midrange arrays since 2002. As the partnership grows and Dell's annual storage revenue passes the US$1.5 billion mark, Dell CEO Kevin Rollins must clearly define his company's role as a partner and potential competitor to EMC.

  • EMC unveils 'Storage Router'

    EMC this week unveiled its long-anticipated storage virtualization technology, which the company said will allow users to manage its own arrays -- and high-end boxes from major competitors -- through a single interface.

  • Dell CEO on EMC ties, storage standards

    Since 2002, Dell Inc. has had a solid partnership with EMC Corp. as a reseller and manufacturer of its low-end and midrange arrays. As that partnership continues to grow, and Dell's annual storage revenue exceeds the US$1.5 billion mark, Dell CEO Kevin Rollins is faced with clearly defining his company's role as an independent storage vendor that's not at odds with EMC.