Stories by Deni Connor

EMC storage gear getting major upgrades

EMC on Monday is expected to announce enhancements to its major storage systems that will include higher capacities, greater energy efficiency, and additional security and availability features.

EMC's VMware announces IPO

VMware, a subsidiary of EMC, is going public, and it hopes to raise as much as US$740 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10: IT jargon you just love to hate

IT jargon is flooding your mailbox, laced liberally in sales presentations from vendors and in meetings with your CIO. Some of the jargon you understand, some you don't have a clue about and the other terms mean just the opposite of what you think they should. We spoke to a collection of IT managers, architects and network managers and asked them which IT jargon bugs them the most.

Five things you don't know about EMC

You may think you know all you want about EMC and its Symmetrix, Clariion and the other offerings. It would be a surprise, however, if you know what product EMC first introduced, how it makes use of a swimming pool on its property and how too much wine at a Passover seder contributed to EMC acquisition RSA Security's first product. To learn more, read on.

The top network inventors of all time

Although boxing legend George Foreman, a judge on the second-year CBS reality show American Inventor, has yet to invent a network device, his Lean Mean Grilling Fat-Reducing Machine has been used by countless techies to quickly cook sandwiches and hamburgers after a long day in the data center.

Diligent CTO demystifies data deduplication

Diligent Technologies is among the pioneers of data deduplication technology, which helps enterprises reduce redundant copies of data and, in turn, shrink storage requirements and shorten backup times. Neville Yates, Diligent's CTO, talked with Network World Senior Editor Deni Connor about the varying deduplication technologies used with today's virtual tape libraries (VTL).

What SMBs expect from backup software

Small and midsize businesses would rather chew tin foil, an industry pundit says, than spend money on enterprise backup software that is little suited to their needs. Senior Editor Deni Connor recently talked to George Symons, CEO of <a href="">Yosemite Technologies</a>, about what SMBs really need in backup software. This is an edited transcript.

Diligent offers midsize virtual tape storage packages

Diligent Technologies, which has over the past two years focused selling to enterprise-sized businesses, rolled out the ProtecTIER Mid-range Entry Package and the Mid-range Standard Package, two hardware- software-based appliances that let customers perform disk-to-disk backup and deduplication of redundant data.

Storage grid standards: heralding an end to proprietary storage management

The Open Grid Forum, a standards organization focused on Grid Computing, counts EMC, HP, IBM, Intel and Microsoft among its members. Mark Linesch has taken leave from HP, where he had been vice president of the adaptive enterprise program, to head the organization. He discussed advances in storage-grid standards, the differences between storage grids and clusters, and the convergence of server and storage grids with Deni Connor.

Free virtualization tools worth noting

More and more IT shops are validating the benefits of desktop and server virtualization, from energy efficiency to better resource utilization. But if you're still leery of forking over big dollars for the technology, there are some low-cost and no-cost ways to give virtualization a try.