Stories by Sharon Fisher

IBM to resell NetApp 'hybrid' array

Continuing its strategy of licensing network-attached storage products from Network Appliance, IBM has announced its intention to resell NetApp's FAS3070 hybrid array.

SNW - EMC to buy Avamar for $165M

EMC announced at Storage Networking World this week that it is acquiring data backup and deduplication software vendor Avamar Technologies and is looking to help customers cut their use of tape backup.

User pain may be eased by EMC realignment

Users frustrated by EMC's somewhat disjointed sales and service process may get relief in a new project aimed at streamlining more than a score of businesses the storage giant has acquired in recent years.

VMware server backup becomes easier

Companies running virtual servers will soon find them easier to back up as the list of software vendors supporting VMware grows, but the cost to backup could vary significantly depending on whether vendors charge a fee based on virtual or physical servers.

Seven new processors promise cheaper, faster storage

Emulex and Intel will announce Wednesday a family of processors that includes support for multiple storage protocols in one device, which could result in less expensive, more flexible storage devices by the first half of next year.

Microsoft releases beta of new Data Protection Manager

Microsoft yesterday made available on its website a public beta of a new version of its System Center Data Protection Manager backup and recovery software that includes more advanced integrated support of Microsoft applications and tape backup.

Fujitsu petabyte-size disk array to include encryption

Fujitsu Computer Systems Tuesday plans to announce a petabyte-size storage array with native encryption, but some users with high security needs said they are uneasy about the possibility of losing access to their data once it is encrypted.

EMC, NetApp unveil data classification tools

EMC this week brought out software that it says can help users manage unstructured files. The new tool can help users in efforts to comply with government regulations like the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and HIPAA,. EMC said.