There have been a few press reports recently suggesting that one newcomer on the enterprise storage scene, Huawei Symantec, is more than meets the eye. According to a Washington Times story, a sale of the company's storage products to a supercomputing lab was blocked after allegations that the Chinese government or military would use the platform as a Trojan horse for spying. … [Read more...] about Is Huawei Symantec Spying For the Chinese?
It was a busy week, with Tech Field Day 5 posts coming fast and furious. Now we are on to planning Wireless Field Day, coming in mid-March! This regular series features highlights from the week. Tech Field Day related One of the biggest announcements at Tech Field Day was Druva, launched at our event. Their presentation drew quite a bit of attention! Can Druva … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, February 18, 2011
Note: This didn't happen. It was merely a rumor. The stock market was alive with rumors that Seagate might be bought by an unnamed Chinese company, as reported in the New York Times, among others. This comes after a week of insider whispers about a possible tieup between Seagate and memory-makers, Micron or SanDisk, itself a Seagate spin-off. It seems that the hot disk drive … [Read more...] about Seagate Going to China?
Yes, folks, China is rising in storage industry. A while back, my good friend Marc Staimer suggested that Huawei might become the next great storage vendor. Well, Huawei’s joint venture with 3Com has now become 3Com’s unit in China, H3C. That’s right, Bob Metcalfe’s old company bought Huawei out of the venture this year in an attempt to regain the number two market position … [Read more...] about Storage from behind the great wall