Stories by Lucas Mearian

FalconStor, Violin team on SAN accelerator

FalconStor Software Inc. and Violin Memory Inc. today announced a new appliance aimed at accelerating data transfers on storage area networks (SAN) through the use of solid state drives as a massive cache.

Sony, LG, Samsung, Hitachi, Toshiba accused of price fixing

A home electronics retail store has filed a class-action lawsuit against Sony Corp., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Toshiba Corp., LG Electronics Inc., Hitachi Ltd. and several subsidiaries, accusing the electronics manufacturers of colluding to fix prices in the U.S. optical disc drive (ODD) market.

IBM offers de-duplication for mainframes

IBM announced today that it's bringing data de-duplication to its mainframes through an upgraded gateway appliance that has the ability to compress up to 25TB of tape application data into 1TB of disk space.

Cisco drops HP as certified reseller, service partner

Cisco Systems today said it will not renew its systems integrator contract with HP, meaning HP will no longer be a certified reseller or service partner after April 30.

HP upgrades entry level, mid-range arrays

Hewlett-Packard Co. today upgraded to its entry-level modular storage array, and added network failover features to its midrange array via its SAN/iQ SAN clustering software.

Seagate doubles capacity of data center hard drive

Seagate Technology today released its highest capacity, enterprise-class hard disk drive, doubling the previous storage limit if its high-end systems.

US doctors interested in Apple's iPad; 1 in 5 plan to buy one

According to one medical software vendor, physicians are already warming up to Apple's coming tablet, the iPad, with 22 per cent percent of clinicians in a survey saying they plan to purchase the device within a year.

Intel to release storage-specific processor this week

Intel said this week that it plans to launch its embedded storage chip, code-named Jasper Forest, in the next several days.

Dell looks to buy clustered storage vendor Exanet

Looking to extend its reach in the storage space, Dell has put a bid in to purchase clustered storage vendor Exanet for an as-yet undisclosed amount.

Symantec touts NetBackup 7, Backup Exec 2010, 'deduplication everywhere'

Symantec has announced NetBackup 7 for enterprises and Backup Exec 2010 for mid-sized firms, both of which offer data deduplication and archiving technology.

Intel, Micron to announce world's densest flash memory

Intel Corp. and Micron Technology Inc. on Monday plan to announce the world's first 25-nanometer NAND flash technology, which will make it possible to double the storage capacity of devices like smartphones, music and media players, and solid-state drives (SSD) without making the products themselves any bigger.

Gaming tech spurs development of hyperfast medical imaging systems

University and hospital researchers have taken a cue from the gaming industry by using 3D video graphics chips to develop a parallel software platform that can speed the processing times, in this case for medical digital imaging, by 10 to 1,000 times.

Review: Kingston's new USB drive offers public and encrypted partitions

Kingston announced a new DataTraveler Locker USB Flash Drive that offered partitioning capability.

Storage spending focused on data consolidation, fast ROI

A study released today by research firm TheInfoPro showed that those in charge of IT dollars at corporations around the U.S. and Europe are focused on buying technology that can optimize systems they are already using.

Fujifilm, IBM tech could yield 35TB magnetic tape drives

Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A and IBM today announced they were able to demonstrate a new particulate that can be used to create magnetic tape cartridges that are 44 times more dense than today's Generation 4 LTO Ultrium's cartridges.