Doubling Down on Scale-out Storage

NetApp's move to acquire Bycast this week was just the latest investment by a major systems provider in scale-out storage -- but are they really ready to ride the commodity hardware cost curve embraced by large web and cloud providers?…

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Why Both EMC & NetApp Want Data Domain

The $1.5 billion offer for de-duplication leader Data Domain from NetApp, which has its own de-duplication technology, was an indicator of just how far ahead of the game Data Domain is. And now rival EMC, sensing blood, is outbidding NetApp with its own cash offer. So what is it that makes Data Domain so hot?…

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Storage Startups Turn Cache Into Cash

Other than the availability of bigger boxes it’s hard to point to big changes in the way we store our stuff. But much like the physical storage industry, which has seen slight innovations in recent years, business-class data storage is quietly making its own incremental improvements — with support from venture capitalists.…

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