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  • 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... 

  • Runaway capacity headache

    by Paul Kunert 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. This was the prognosis of IDC after rese... 

  • Lights-out data centres to grow

    by Simon Quicke 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. David Pritchard, senior technology strategist at Fujitsu Siemens Computers, s... 

  • Partial refreshes to increase

    by Paul Kunert 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. To date, the environmental d... 

  • 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. The Surrey-based firm specialises in helping customers in financial services, retail, manufacturi... 

  • Clustering influences future

    by Paul Kunert 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. Evidence of this can be found in De... 

  • Big switch or small beer?

    by Chris Mellor Preparing for storage Armageddon? Nicholas Carr thinks you should be, because computing-as-we-know-it is in the process of vanishing. A real big cheese in the area of computing, business and society, ex-Harvard Business Review editor... 

  • EMC slashes prices

    by Paul Kunert 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. Partners have been handed an... 

  • 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. Last week, Josh Claman, Dell h...