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EMC Buys Legato - Opinion

EMC announced today their intention of buying Legato Corporation. The deal is valued at $1.3B, based upon yesterday’s closing price of $11.76 per share for EMC shares. It is expected to close before year-end 2003. We think this is a good deal for both sides.


Publish date: 07/01/03

Key Solutions for NAS on SAN - Opinion

As more end users seriously evaluate the deployment of NAS gateways or SAN filers in front of their SAN infrastructure, we need to better understand what drives their interest. Taneja Group believes that two general areas of solutions focus will drive NAS on SAN adoption in the near term: Storage consolidation efforts, and improved data protection for file data, and tiered storage strategies.


Publish date: 12/01/03

Legato NetWorker 7.0 & 7.1 - Product Profile

The continued growth in primary data coupled with shrinking backup windows and increasingly demanding recovery time objectives (RTO) have put tremendous pressure on IT administrators. Unfortunately, backup technology has not kept pace with the changing needs of today’s enterprise. Tape alone is no longer a sufficient backup medium for business critical applications.


Publish date: 01/01/04

EMC Acquires VMWare - Opinion

On December 15th, EMC announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire VMWare, a privately held software company based in Palo Alto, California, for $635M in cash. The deal represents EMC’s third, major software purchase in less than six months, the previous two being Legato and Documentum.


Publish date: 03/01/04

DCT Content Director - Product Profile

The first Belgian company to create an innovative Content Addressed Storage (CAS) solution was acquired by EMC Corporation, and eventually became the heart of the EMC Centera product line, a storage appliance aimed at the “fixed content” archiving market. Several years later, yet another software company with Belgian development roots, DataCenterTechnologies (DCT), is making its way in the CAS market with its new Content Director offering.


Publish date: 05/21/04

Taneja Group Field Adoption Report-Quantum DX-Series

In the third quarter of 2003, Taneja Group completed a comprehensive end user analysis of next generation data protection trends, focusing on disk-based backup and restore technologies. To collect our data, we conducted interviews with 235 North American IT executives and managers. This statistically significant survey enabled Taneja Group to develop the industry’s first glimpse into the overall landscape and future trajectory of disk-based data protection.


Publish date: 06/01/04

EMC Centera File Systems - Technology Brief

Disk-based archiving answers many challenges in the enterprise, but this strong new trend also creates many new questions for end users. Specifically, because of their distinct architectural approaches. Taneja Group sees some confusion regarding the question of whether to deploy a traditional file system or an object storage (e.g. Content Addressed Storage, or CAS) approach in support of an enterprise archival initiative.


Publish date: 06/11/04

Taneja Group Unitrends Product - Profile

For several decades, IT administrators have coped with the operational challenges of managing tape-based backup architectures. Unreliable backups and inability to perform restores have become facts of life that users have had no choice but to accept. As of late, however, appropriate and cost-effective disk-based alternatives to tape have become available to enterprises in a number of forms.


Publish date: 07/01/04

Taneja Group Avamar Product - Profile

The combination of continued data growth, shrinking backup windows and increasingly stringent recovery time objectives are pushing traditional tapecentric backup architectures to their breaking point. Staggering backup failure rates, reliability issues, and inability to hit backup windows have forced IT administrators to search for alternatives.


Publish date: 07/01/04

Actona Acquisition by Cisco - Opinion

On June 29th, Cisco Systems announced their intentions to acquire Actona Technologies, a leading emerging player in the Wide-Area File Services (WAFS) product category, for $82 million. Taneja Group has played an early and vocal role the emergence of this market, fully anticipating eventual M&A activity to hit WAFS players. But even we are surprised with the speedy evolution of this space represented by the Cisco-Actona deal.


Publish date: 08/01/04

Microsoft Data Protection Server: Bringing Data Protection to the Masses - Product Profile

Few will argue that over the past several years, Microsoft has had an enormous impact on the data storage industry. Its Windows-based NAS appliances, first brought to market as its Server Appliance Kit, and now packaged as Windows Storage Server have become prevalent across the enterprise. Last year, Microsoft shipped over 50% of the total NAS units sold in the market.


Publish date: 09/01/04

ExaGrid Advanstor: Redefining Data Storage for the Mid-Market - Product Profile

ExaGrid, an emerging storage company located in Westborough, MA, is bringing to market its Advanstor product. The Advanstor Self-Protection Storage solution is positioned for the mid-range and consists of a distributed architecture that provides NAS storage for primary use and integrates a combination of backup, site disaster recovery, and tiered storage functionality out of the box.


Publish date: 11/01/04

IBM’s Next Generation Storage Systems - Product Profile

In a recent announcement, IBM unveiled its next generation line of storage systems aimed at delivering on its promise of an OnDemand data center with modular infrastructure components, seamless scalability in capacity and performance, all managed with a common, global framework. The announcement was highlighted by the introduction of two new products, the IBM TotalStorage DS6000 modular enterprise class array and the IBM TotalStorage DS8000 high-end enterprise array.


Publish date: 10/01/04

EMC Legato NetWorker 7.2: Continued Leadership in Disk-Based Data Protection - Product Profile

The continued growth in primary data coupled with shrinking backup windows and increasingly demanding recovery time objectives (RTO) have put tremendous pressure on IT administrators. Unfortunately, backup technology has not kept pace with the changing needs of today’s enterprise. Tape alone is no longer a sufficient backup medium for business critical applications.


Publish date: 01/01/05

Information Lifecycle Management: Why Bother? - Published Article

Information lifecycle management may be the holy grail of the storage industry, but today it remains little more than a marketing push to sell storage hardware.


Publish date: 02/01/05

Seek and Chargeback: New EMC Centera Features - Opinion

On March 1st, 2005, EMC announced two new features for EMC Centera: application-independent metadata search capabilities (EMC Centera Seek) and corporate chargeback integration (EMC Centera Chargeback Reporter). Beyond serving as smart product line enhancements, Taneja Group believes both of these features provide strong indications that EMC intends to take Centera into new territory in the next 18 months.


Publish date: 03/01/05

Evaluating Network File Management Solutions: Rainfinity RainStorage 4.5 in Context

Over the past 18 months, Taneja Group has tracked the emergence of a new category of solutions that we christened “Network File Management” (NFM) offerings. These solutions exist for the explicit purpose of creating an infrastructure-wide control platform for NAS and file serving devices, offering a range of management improvements over historical device-level controls in the areas of capacity controls, data movement, storage tier management, performance optimization and data protection.


Publish date: 04/01/05

Asigra Televaulting: Enabling New Service Provider Opportunities - Solution Profile

The continued growth of remote office data continues to pose one of the greatest challenges to businesses. Now more than ever, companies must deliver high levels of data protection for all of their data whether it is central or remote. Many companies, however, lack the internal resources and personnel to go it alone and require external assistance.


Publish date: 07/01/05

Restore-Illuminator from Illuminator Inc. - Product Profile

In the past year, the data protection industry has started paying attention to two areas that have been largely ignored, historically: Applications and Recovery. The simple fact is that today, very few IT shops have insight into whether or not their applications are actually recoverable, despite millions spent on backup software.


Publish date: 09/01/05

WysDM Software: Managing Data Protection - Product Profile

Today, many enterprises harbor a dirty secret: Their data protection methods have quietly slid from a state that we might term “contained inefficiency” towards a vastly more dangerous one dominated by “uncontrolled unknowns”. In such situations, a company can be very close to a disastrous backup and recovery even and not even know it.


Publish date: 11/01/05