CommVault is one of those enterprise IT companies that likes to go their own way. A spin-out of AT&T's famed Bell Labs, CommVault's Simpana software integrates many aspects of data management, from backup to e-discovery, under one umbrella. Last year, the company impressed me by adding cloud storage as a backup target equal in status to disk and traditional tape. Now the … [Read more...] about CommVault Simpana 9 Takes Backup To A New Level
Today is the (a?) day of reckoning in the 3Par saga, with Dell widely expected to make a counter-offer higher than HP's bid. But this mega deal, like the Data Domain war before it, sends a strong signal to the enterprise IT world: It's open season on data storage companies! But the rising superpowers are also likely looking at networking as an area of expansion. The game is … [Read more...] about The Enterprise IT Acquisition Game
If your family was like mine, Thanksgiving was a two-tiered affair: The adults sat at the fancy dining room table while the kids had to sit in the kitchen, some even using a card table and folding chairs. You knew you were grown up when you moved up to the adult table. I guess this American coming-of-age ritual is pretty common with other rituals, too. There's no formal … [Read more...] about CommVault Gives Cloud Storage A Seat At The Adult Table
Nth Generation Computing has a massive presence in the Southern California IT infrastructure community, and their annual Symposia are on the calendars of most in the area. That's why I'm very pleased to be able to attend and speak at this year's event, and I look forward to seeing my LA-based readers there, too! … [Read more...] about LA Folks: Come to the Nth Generation Symposium!
TechTarget's Storage magazine today announced the winners of their annual Products of the Year awards, and it's an impressive array of technologies. Although I did not contribute to the voting this year, I heartily endorse the outcomes! Overall, I was impressed with many of these products this last year, but certainly CommVault, HDS, ProStor, Xsigo, and Akorri (winners all) … [Read more...] about Reacting to TechTarget’s Storage Products of the Year