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  • EMC, Lenovo offer SMB backup service

    Lenovo and EMC on have announced an effort to free small businesses from the hassles of data backup by offering a no-limits storage service for Lenovo's SL series laptops based on EMC's Mozy backup product.

  • EMC targets SMBs

    EMC is targeting small businesses and branch offices with a new low-end Celerra storage product.

  • EMC aims for customers' living rooms

    While EMC's CEO, Joe Tucci, has acknowledged in the past that he wants to begin selling products to the small office, home office and consumer marketplace, at the recent EMC World conference he began revealing specifics on how the company plans to execute on that strategy.

  • Disk libraries, deduplication unveiled at conference

    EMC has announced two new disk arrays for the SMB space, as well as upgrades to its existing enterprise-class virtual tape library (VTL) that include policy-based data deduplication and disk power-down capability.

  • EMC predicts lower flash storage prices

    EMC executives predict that flash storage technology will be nearly as inexpensive as high-end disk drives within two years. Most disk drives will continue to offer lower prices than flash, though, ensuring a long life for disk technology, they say.

  • Microsoft vs VMware: the hypervisor wars

    As Microsoft readies Hyper-V, the new hypervisor software that forms the foundation for virtualisation in Windows Server 2008, VMware is finally facing some real competition in the Windows server virtualisation market. Unfortunately, Microsoft has followed in VMware's footsteps by creating its own, proprietary way of doing things, and VMware doesn't want to play along. The result: IT departments face a choice between two virtualisation options that are incompatible.

  • Iomega may add glitz to EMC

    What a difference a week makes. Earlier this month, Iomega's board rejected EMC's takeover bid and was planning its own acquisitions. A week later, Iomega was making plans to join the EMC family. So now that it appears Iomega REV and EGO hard drives will be sold alongside EMC Clariion and Symmetrix storage systems, will small businesses and consumers buy into what EMC is selling?

  • Users better off with independent Iomega

    I am not sure who the bigger winner is after Iomega's rejection of EMC's takeover bid: Iomega or customers. Based on EMC's past attempts to enter the consumer storage market space, one would think that consumers are better off because Iomega remained independent.

  • EMC acquires Infra

    EMC has acquired Infra, a privately held maker of helpdesk and IT service management software, for an undisclosed sum.

  • EMC unveils new VTL

    EMC has released the EMC Disk Library for mainframe (EMC DLm), a virtual tape library (VTL) system for IBM's zSeries mainframes.

  • Whitaker joins EMC

    Former IBM executive Robin Whitaker has been appointed NZ country sales manager of EMC.

  • IBM buy brings ex-EMC storage guru into fold

    The man who built EMC's Symmetrix storage systems will now help IBM try to one-up EMC's technology. At the end of last year, IBM acquired Israeli storage vendor XIV, whose chairman is Moshe Yanai, who was EMC's head of engineering and the chief architect behind Symmetrix.

  • Another buy for EMC

    EMC has agreed to buy Document Sciences, a developer of software for personalising bulk emails and other communications. The acquisition will allow EMC to extend its offering in the field of transactional content management, which it sees as the fastest-growing part of the enterprise content management market.

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