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  • NetApp sets out ambitions in a virtualised world

    By Linda Endersby in Prague NetApp has used its partner conference event in Prague to talk of growth and the opportunity for resellers to help customers move away from fixed architectures. The storage and data management provider has recently unde... 

  • EMC snaps up Isilon for cloud storage push

    EMC is to acquire Washington-based network attached storage (NAS)outfit Isilon for $2.25bn (£1.39bn), or $33.85 per share as it makes its move on the cloud. Isilon has made a strong play in the growing scale-out NAS sector, which IDC claims wil... 

  • Buffalo EMEA sales boss to quit

    Buffalo EMEA sales and marketing vice president Kevin Vine has resigned from the company after five years in the role. Theconsumer networking and storagespecialist gave noreason for the departure ofVine, a former managing director at Ingram Micro. Al... 

  • ANS bags NetApp expertise with Alpha buy

    ANS Group has forked out £4.85m to acquire fellow London and Manchester-based data storage and netork solution specialist Alpha Business Computers. The deal, funded by ANS' cash reserves, will see Alpha sales director Simon Birney and techninc... 

  • Connect introduces cloud-based business continuity scheme

    By Billy MacInnes Connect has launched a UK channel programme for resellers to sell a range of cloud-based business continuity services to the SME market. Describing the business benefits of email continuity and data backup in the cloud as "... 

  • All stick no carrot: CRC scheme changes create 'stealth tax'

    by Billy MacInnes The government has been urged to review changes to the carbon reduction commitment (CRC) scheme announced last week to prevent it becoming a "stealth carbon tax" on business. When it was initially introduced, CRC adop... 

  • Enterprise failure to backup virtualised data wasting thousands

    The failure by many large enterprises to monitor the backup and recovery of their virtualised data is costing tens of thousands of pounds in failed data recoveries. According to research from Veeam only 2% of large enterprises it quizzed were testin... 

  • NetApp and Oracle settle long running patent battle

    NetApp and Oracle have settled their legal battle over a patent disagreement that goes back more than ten years and buried the hatchet enough to talk of working more closely together. The patent dispute was originally directed at Sun Microsystems, w... 

  • HDS adds posts to boost services capability

    Hitachi Data Systems has added to its UK management team in an effort to bolster its services capability. The storage specialist has created chief technology director and chief technology officer roles in the UK and hired a fresh face to fill its gl... 

  • HP extends use of iQuote tool to StorageWorks

    Hewlett-Packard is trying to simplify partner engagement by rolling out a stock availability, pricing and configuration tool through commercial storage distributors. The iQuote system developed by channelcentral has been used by HP wholesalers sellin...