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Do You Back Up Your Data?

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on May 18

Which came first: the data backup software, or the computer crash? If you’re like many consumers, the answer is obviously the computer crash. Despite the best efforts of hard drive…

Samsung Goes Hostile in Bid For Memory-Maker SanDisk

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on September 16

Consumer electronics giant Samsung Electronics is taking off the gloves in its bid to acquire flash-memory maker Milpitas (Calif.)-based SanDisk Corp. The company revealed it has made an unsolicited offer…

Seagate Gets More Savvy With External Drives

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on September 15

About 18 months ago, hard drive maker Seagate tried to make a big push to sell more external storage to consumers by introducing its FreeAgent line. They flopped. People hated…

Al Shugart, RIP

Posted by: Rob Hof on December 14

So sorry to see Al Shugart passed away. He was one of the icons of the old Silicon Valley, the guys like Andy Grove and Charlie Sporck who would tell…

Amazon’s Newest Product: Storage

Posted by: Rob Hof on March 13

Huh? That’s right, the online store with “Earth’s biggest selection” of everything from books to zithers will announce Tuesday morning that it’s adding a new and different kind of service:…

The Plot Thickens at Brocade

Posted by: Peter Burrows on February 17

There’s some very interesting developments over at Brocade Communications, the once high-flying storage networking company. And I’m not talking about its promising financial performance, announced on Feb. 17. Rather, I’m…

Dan Warmenhoven’s definition of “State of the Shelf”

Posted by: Peter Burrows on December 31

In a recent article on Network Appliance CEO Dan Warmenhoven, I talked about Warmenhoven’s “state-of-the-shelf” strategy for product development. This is the idea that NetApp relies on hardware components made…

Don’t bury the hard drive just yet

Posted by: Peter Burrows on November 22

There’s a reason drive-makers such as Seagate and Maxtor sell 500 gigabyte drives, and why they’ll soon be selling 800 gigabyte drives.

NetApp Goes to Washington

Posted by: Olga Kharif on October 25

I recently spoke with David Hitz, founder of storage maker Network Appliance, who spent much of last week in Washington, D.C. Chances are, more federal regulation around data protections will result in greater sales of NetApp’s software, services and gear.

Seagate’s Mirra Acquisition: Smart Move

Posted by: Olga Kharif on September 14

Seagate has just widened its consumer storage product line by acquiring a company called Mirra. That was a smart move, says BusinessWeek Online’s Arik Hesseldahl.


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