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  • 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... 

  • Green is the theme

    by Chris Mellor We started 2007 with de-duplication a curiosity and ended the year with it present on virtually every disk-to-disk backup and reference data storage product. Data Domain and Diligent, Avamar, Sepaton and FalconStor have all made great... 

  • Services and software drive growth

    by Paul Kunert Services and software are expected to contribute the majority of incremental revenue in the storage market over the next five years as hardware sales are expected to be relatively lacklustre. Research by IDC forecasts total storage m... 

  • Overland expands team

    Overland Storage is beefing up its UK channel sales team, adding several partner account managers in preparation for 11 product launches next year and a reseller recruitment drive. With OEM revenues under pressure following Hewlett-Packard’s decisi... 

  • Dell iSCSI buy validates technology

    by Simon Quicke ISCSI vendors have seized on Dell’s purchase of Equalogic as a sign that the technology is now validated. Leonard Iventosch, vice-president of worldwide channel sales at NetApp, told MicroScope the company was already calling on its ... 

  • Dell challenges EMC

    by Chris Mellor Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and Dell have jointly upset the small business storage applecart — HDS by raising the bar, Dell by buying its way in big time. That’s right: staid old HDS, the enterprise-focused, big storage iron supplier...