Stories by Lucas Mearian

PC makers should 'brace' for drive shortages

With operations disrupted at more than a dozen hard disk drive (HDD) factories due to flooding in Thailand, PC manufacturers should prepare for significant supply shortages, market research firm IDC said Thursday.

Carbonite launches bare metal backups, file versioning

Cloud storage provider Carbonite this week announced enhancements to its small office, home office online backup service, which now offers bare metal backups and file versioning, making a new copy of a file each time it's changed.

HDS to release converged computing platform for SAP

Hitachi Data Systems announced a new converged platform alongside SAP that will help users manage and analyze massive amounts of critical data, while improving business decisions and insight based on instant access to that data.

Hospital electronic records adoption jumps, but still low

New research from a healthcare industry organization reported an increase of 16 percentage points, from 25% to 41%, in the number of hospitals being well-positioned to meet the first stage of meaningful use of electronic medical records (EMRs).

Brocade once again for sale?

Two years after attempting to find a suitable buyer, storage switch and router maker Brocade Communications may again be looking to sell itself to the highest bidder.

LSI to buy flash controller maker SandForce

Fabless semi-conductor maker LSI Corp. today announced it will acquire SandForce, the leading maker of flash memory controllers for enterprise-class and consumer flash cards and SSDs. The buyout catapults LSI into the leadership position in SATA SSD controllers.

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