Stories by Channelworld staff

Efficiency demand drives deduplication adoption

Increasing demand by IT buyers for greater storage efficiencies will drive adoption of deduplication solutions over the next 12 months.
According to new survey results from IDC, over 60 percent of respondents are either in the process of deduplicating or have plans to deduplicate their primary, backup, or archive data in the coming year.

Symantec Filestore manages private and public clouds

Symantec has announced the introduction of Symantec FileStore, a new solution enabling organisations to build scalable, high-performance file-based storage services for their enterprise, including private and public clouds.
Now available, FileStore can manage and protect critical information, maximise system performance and scale performance and capacity non-disruptively as application needs change, the company says.

Oracle: Sun losing US $100 million a month

Sun is losing about US$100 million a month as European regulators delay approving Oracle's $7 billion purchase of the company, says Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle, according to a Reuters report.

Nortel Ethernet Switches

Even as its future hangs in the air, Nortel continues to release new products. It has extended its Ethernet series of data solutions by unveiling the new Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch 5600 family for enterprises.

D-Link and Tomizone Join Hands

D-Link and Tomizone have announced that Tomizone has joined D-Link's Global Alliance Program (GAP) for Solution Partner to integrate Tomizone's Wi-Fi hotspot software into select D-Link router models.

SaaS growing steadily in Asia-Pacific region

Business users in the Asia-Pacific region have emerged as key influencers in SaaS (Software as a service) purchase decisions, according to a servey by Springboard Research. According to Springboard's report, titled "Software-as-a-Service in APAC: The Momentum Continues", the SaaS market in APAC (excluding Japan) in 2007 was an estimated US$274 million (NZ$405 million). That market is expected to register a compounded annual growth rate of 59% during 2007-2011, reaching an estimated US$1.8 billion by 2011.

Oracle unveils BEA's role in product strategy

Oracle President Charles Phillips and Oracle Fusion Middleware Senior Vice President Thomas Kurian has outlined Oracle's middleware strategy, which combines the best products from BEA and Oracle Fusion Middleware and provides continuity and investment protection for both customer bases.

Microsoft selects VeriSign to provide secure log-in

VeriSign has announced that it has been selected by Microsoft as an OpenID provider for users of HealthVault, a free service that enables consumers to store and manage their health information online. HealthVault's acceptance of VeriSign OpenIDs will begin later.

New SanDisk card

SanDisk is doubling the capacity of its CompactFlash 5000 flash memory cards for industrial markets.