Storage software


  • CA Channel In New Hands
    Computer Associates' approach to the SMB market took two surprising turns last week when the software vendor announced changes to its channel management and launched a direct-sell Web site.
  • EMC Builds On ILM Portfolio
    To many pundits, information life-cycle management (ILM) is a bunch of hype. But don't try telling that to someone who has to be able to pull lost e-mail or files from tape archives several times a week.
  • Stressing The Importance Of SMB Backup
    Enterprise organizations usually install network backup hardware before they even open for business. But because of cost constraints, many small to midsize businesses often start out with a bare minimum of hardware, leaving a backup solution as an afterthought.
  • Storage Gear Takes The Spotlight
    Storage titans IBM, Dell, McData and Brocade are among the vendors showing their newest hardware and software at Storage Networking World this week.
  • Quantum's Move To Acquire Certance Could Reshape Landscape Of Tape Market
    Challenged to grow revenues and profits, Quantum is betting on a technology it once shunned. The company plans to acquire Certance, a firm spun off from Seagate Technology in 2000. Quantum will pay $60 million for privately held Certance, also a provider of tape and disk-based data-protection solutions.
  • Kroll Ontrack Backs Up Its 'You've Got Mail' Promise
    Kroll Ontrack's PowerControls 3.0 is a software-based mailbox recovery software utility, which can search, copy and restore message-level or individual mailbox items from any previous full backup, unmounted databases and Information Store files.
  • WinServer 2003 SP RC1, Update Services Beta Due In 4Q
    On its slow march towards better security, Microsoft said it would provide a release candidate of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and a beta version of Windows Update Services patch management server for Windows server this quarter. Both were due for delivery last year, but are now promised for completion during the first half of 2005.
  • EMC Goes Dantzing
    EMC scored big with last week's acquisition of Dantz Development, a small developer of data backup and restore software sold under the Retrospect brand.
  • EMC Makes SMB, Channel, Macintosh Play With Dantz Acquisition
    EMC scored a triple-play with the acquisition of Dantz Development, a small developer of data backup and restore software under the Retrospect brand. Under the deal, which EMC officials on Tuesday said will cost the company less than $50 million cash, EMC brings under its wing a new entry-level backup and recovery software tool for small businesses, a new group of solution providers, and leadership in the Apple Macintosh backup space.
  • Microsoft Plots Assault On Backup And Replication Market
    In case you haven't heard, there's a new player priming to enter the backup and recovery space. And unlike the plethora of other vendors peddling backup and data replication software, this entrant could really upset the balance of power. The vendor, of course, is Microsoft, and its foray into the backup market will come next year in the form of the Data Protection Server (DPS).

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