Boom! Seagate just responded to Western Digital's acquisitions of Hitachi's Global Storage Technologies subsidiary by acquiring LaCie. The â‚¬49 million transaction solidifies Seagate's presence in the retail space, especially on the Apple side of things. In this way, Seagate will use LaCie to offset Western Digital's G-Tech offerings. To me, this acquisition is all … [Read more...] about Personal Storage Just Got More Interesting: Seagate Acquires LaCie
As I mentioned earlier, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show is one of my favorites, with the wonderful variety of companies and products in attendance. Everything from professional video and broadcast equipment to IT infrastructure gear to celebrities (including the cast of Arrested Development) are on display at NAB. But what were the highlights? Here are my … [Read more...] about NAB Show 2012: My Initial Thoughts
People like me who bought a 2011 MacBook Pro are eager to explore the new Thunderbolt interface. Although no peripherals are available yet, there was much excitement about the interface at the recent NAB Show in Las Vegas, and many pre-production products were on display. It appears that LaCie will be first to market with a Thunderbolt storage device, but Promise will follow a … [Read more...] about The First Thunderbolt Peripherals On Display At NAB Show
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (hereafter referred to as HGST) just bought Fabrik, the company that produces and distributes consumer storage devices as SimpleTech and pro/AV storage using the G-Technology name. We in the enterprise storage sector are all too familiar with the epic battles between Hitachi Data Systems (let's call them HDS) and EMC, both providers of … [Read more...] about Does Hitachi+SimpleTech = EMC+Iomega?