Stories by Lucas Mearian

Verizon expands cloud backup service to global market

Verizon Communications Inc.'s business division Wednesday announced the global launch of its Verizon Remote Backup and Restore program, an expanded suite of managed services that perform automatic data backup and restore functions for servers and PCs.

Emulex rejects Broadcom takeover bid

Network components maker Emulex Corp. Monday rejected an unsolicited buyout bid by chip maker Broadcom Corp., saying the all-cash offer undervalued the company and didn't take into consideration its future earning potential in the Ethernet space.

Top EMC storage exec jumps ship for HP

Top EMC storage executive David Donatelli has abruptly left the company to join rival Hewlett-Packard Co. as executive vice president for enterprise servers, storage and networking, HP announced yesterday.

E-health data collection key to tracking Swine Flu spread

As the prospect of a flu pandemic grew more likely Wednesday -- the World Health Organization raised its threat alert to level 5 -- data is pouring into federal health care agencies using systems that a decade ago did not even exist.

Hitachi enters server, network monitoring business

Hitachi Data Systems Tuesday announced the release of three new software products to provide enhanced monitoring of business applications, virtualized servers and the storage they use.

GE develops optical disc material to hold 500GB of data

GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Co. said Monday it has made a breakthrough in holographic optical disc storage, saying its researchers have developed material that can support as much as 500GB of capacity on a single standard DVD-sized disk.

EMC suffers Q1 drops in profits, revenue

Citing a "a very tough economy," EMC Thursday reported first-quarter earnings that showed a 23 per cent drop in profits and a 9.2 per cent fall in revenue.

Western Digital unveils 1TB TiVo external drive

Western Digital Corp. Wednesday said that its TiVo-enabled My DVR Expander external hard drive is now available with a capacity of 1TB capacity. The external drive can store up to 600 hours of standard definition television or 140 hours of high-definition programs, the company said.

Seagate announces new green desktop drives

Seagate Corp. Tuesday announced a new family of lower-power 3.5-in desktop hard-disk drives the company said have the highest performance and best power efficiency in their class.

Review: OCZ's high-capacity SSD 'a solid choice'

In my quest to test all of the latest high-capacity consumer solid-state disk (SSD) drives, I came upon OCZ Technology's Apex SATA II SSD and was impressed not so much with its performance -- though you will see a boost when using it -- as with its price.

Schooner intros SSD appliance that replaces 8 servers

Schooner Information Technology Inc. emerged from its development stage this month to launch the first two products in its family of flash-based data center servers: the Schooner Appliance for MySQL Enterprise applications and the Schooner Appliance for Memcached distributed memory caching systems.

Falling budgets force IT to update storage systems

Information technology managers are hoping that moves to expand the use of virtual technologies and so-called green products can help them better cope with decreasing IT budgets.

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EMC introduces x86-based Symmetrix array for cloud storage

EMC Corp. Tuesday unveiled a high-end Symmetrix storage array that is based on Intel Corp.'s x86 quad-core processors and integrates VMware's APIs to automate the provisioning of storage for virtual machines across multiple tiers of disk drives, from solid-state to SATA.

Intel offers firmware upgrade for SSD performance problem

Intel Corp. has released a firmware upgrade for its consumer solid-state disk drive, the X25-M, which suffers from fragmentation issues resulting in performance degradation over time.

Processor technology promises big boost to consumer SSDs

SandForce Inc. announced today a new family of solid-state disk (SSD) processors that the company claims will allow lower-cost, commodity NAND flash memory to be used in data center operations. The disks will also be faster and more reliable for use in mobile applications, the company said.