Stories by Lucas Mearian

Symantec snapshot of virtual tape libraries

On Tuesday Symantec released a native application programming interface (API) for the next version of NetBackup -- its enterprise-class back-up software -- that will allow it to manage leading virtual tape libraries (VTL) and other secondary storage devices, giving users a single view of their tiered back-up environment.

EMC's Tucci promises better security, more automation

EMC Corp. CEO Joe Tucci Monday told about 4,000 attendees at the company's annual user conference that EMC is focused on added security throughout its product stack, better overall datacenter systems management and automated migration of data for better information lifecycle management (ILM).

Customers tell Veritas, "Tidy your licence mess"

IT managers at Veritas' annual users conference complained the storage software company has done little to improve its licensing models, which they view as confusing and difficult to track. And many expressed concerns that those licenses could become even more difficult to manage with the buyout of Veritas by Symantec.

AT&T expands managed storage

AT&T introduced an email archiving service, joining other telecommunications companies that are trying to persuade corporate users to add outsourced and managed storage services to their voice and data contracts.