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.
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Western Digital announced that it has completed a us$65 million cash acquisition of SiliconSystems, a small California -based maker of solid-state drives.
Toshiba Corp. recently sent in its new 500GB USB external disk drive for review. While the 2.5-inch device is a slick-looking drive with its diminutive size and shiny-black plastic case, I took issue with a couple of things after using it.
The US Department of Justice last week disclosed that it has intervened in a 2006 lawsuit charging that EMC gave kickbacks to federal IT consultants and overcharged government agencies for hardware, software and services.
IDC's quarterly data storage sales report shows that quarterly revenue for worldwide storage systems was down 5.9% in the last quarter of 2008 compared to a year earlier. But the capacity shipped increased by 27.3% year-over-year to a total of 2.46 petabytes.
But tests yield slower read speeds than Samsung claims
Symantec will begin offering an online storage service targeted at consumers by the end of next month.
Seagate's <a href="http://forums.seagate.com/stx/board/message?board.id=ata_drives&thread.id=3668&view=by_date_ascending&page=1"> online support forum </a> has been riddled this week with complaints from owners of the 1.5TB Barracuda 7200.11 hard drive, which in recent months has already drawn complaints that the drive has been freezing up during data transfers.
Imation Wednesday announced the first 6x Blu-ray recordable (BD-R) and Blu-ray recordable double layer (BD-R DL) media for the US retail market.
EMC has announced that it is again moving down market with the latest iteration of its Celerra network attacked-storage (NAS) server, aiming it at the SMB space by basing its back-end storage on the entry-level Clariion AX4 storage array. The Celerra NX4 Unified Storage System, like > its predecessor the Celerra NS20 NAS array
IBM Wednesday announced it is spending US$300 million to expand its business continuity and disaster recovery business, adding 13 facilities around the world to address what it says is a surge in demand from businesses and governments.
Seagate Technology Thursday announced the industry's first 1.5TB desktop hard drive, as well as half-terabyte notebook hard drives based on PMR (perpendicular magnetic recording) technology.
Symantec's storage arm, Veritas, announced Tuesday that it has combined its online storage management software with Citrix Systems Xen Hypervisor to develop an x86 server virtualisation platform. The product is expected to be available this fall, according to Aaron Aubrecht, senior director of product management and engineering for Veritas' Storage Foundation group.
EMC plans to play a big role in forcing the price of solid state disk (SSD) drives down as it deploys the technology throughout its family of enterprise-class disk storage arrays.
<a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=EMC+Corporation">EMC</a> Monday announced two new disk arrays for the SMB space as well as upgrades to its existing enterprise-class virtual tape library (VTL) that includes policy-based data deduplication and disk power-down capability.
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