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  • 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. The application delivery networking firm said its ... 

  • 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 cus... 

  • 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 ... 

  • 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. What made it so frenetic was a... 

  • Could a recession be the answer?

    by Chris Mellor 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 ... 

  • Bright future for storage

    by Billy MacInnes 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. According to research from IDC... 

  • 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 prom... 

  • 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. Sources close to the company said the vendor had been concerned the SME products could ha... 

  • No clear winner in storage race

    by Chris Mellor 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? EM... 

  • 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. The distribution agreement wi...