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  • 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 ... 

  • 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... 

  • 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... 

  • 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... 

  • 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... 

  • 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... 

  • 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... 

  • 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...