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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
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NAS Market Research - Technology In Depth

In 2003, if one trend is emerging in NAS, it is that it has become a diverse, increasingly robust technology platform for enterprise storage. We believe the NAS market is at the early stages of several broad-based pushes in functionality that will bring this technology base into every corner of the data center, from easily deployed and manageable departmental filers to enterprise class appliances and file services atop SANs.

 

Publish date: 09/01/03
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ExaGrid Debuts Grid Protected Storage - Product Profile

ExaGrid, a startup located in Westborough, MA, announced on November 17, 2003 an architecture for storing and managing files that combines a variety of technologies to essentially create a self managing, self healing NAS product that scales simultaneously in the dimensions of capacity and performance and offers built in data protection. The product based on this architecture will be delivered in Q1, 2004. We think the architecture has considerable merit and the product will have a serious positive impact on the customer.

 

Publish date: 11/01/03
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Delivering NAS on the SAN: Critical Requirements - Technology Brief

One of the more discussed topics of the past two years in the storage industry has been the viability and desirability of converging of NAS on the SAN fabric in the enterprise data center. The working hypothesis: consolidate file and block services and you will increase your storage ROI through previously untapped efficiencies in your storage management and total capacity utilization.

 

Publish date: 11/01/03
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ONStor Announces SANfiler - Product Profile

Taneja Group believes that if end user desire alone were the determining factor, NAS on SAN convergence would already be widespread. Alas, the onus is on vendors to create solutions that are truly interoperable, ready for mission-critical deployment and designed to leverage the SAN environment.

 

Publish date: 12/01/03
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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
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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
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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
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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
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EMC Gets Serious With Midrange NAS - Opinion

On August 30th, EMC made a significant product announcement regarding the expansion of their mid-range NAS strategy. While announcements that result in greater breadth of choice at better price/performance levels for customers are always welcomed, the most interesting insight from this announcement is what it implies at the macro-level regarding EMC’s NAS strategy. Taneja Group believes that EMC has just crossed a very critical—but little heralded—threshold.

 

Publish date: 09/01/04
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EMC Centera And The New Era of Disk Archival - 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: 10/01/04
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Montilio RapidFile: Redefining File Server Price/Performance - Company Profile

General purpose file servers and integrated Network-Attached Storage (NAS) appliances have become a mainstay in today’s enterprise IT environments. As companies increasingly rely on these solutions for the storage of their critical data, many end-users are running into operational challenges. With massive data growth, scaling up file server I/O performance in line with back-end storage capacity can be incredibly difficult.

 

Publish date: 01/01/05
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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
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Business Continuity for Exchange: Protecting Your Email Infrastructure - Solution Profile

Today, if you are an IT manager or architect in any organization, email is undoubtedly one of the high priority applications on your watch. In many ways, email has emerged as a strategic IT pillar in the organization. Making your email environment bulletproof and developing a comprehensive business continuity strategy is no longer simply a “nice to have” but now a somber responsibility.

 

Publish date: 05/01/05
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A Slim, Trim Midsize Centera - Opinion

On May 9th, 2005, EMC Corporation announced the availability of a four-node version of Centera with a 2.2 TB usable capacity aimed at midsized enterprises. This new lower capacity Centera configuration is ideally suited to pick up small footprint customers ready for the move into CAS-based archiving.

 

Publish date: 05/01/05
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Quantum’s SDLT 600A with DLTxchange: Extending the DLT Platform for the Video Market


Quantum’s DLT tape technology has become a mainstay data protection platform in the enterprise. The vendor has continuously extended the DLT feature set by introducing enhancements in manageability, diagnostics, and data reliability. Now Quantum is looking to tackle the unique challenges of the professional video market with its SDLT 600A with DLTxchange product, an extension of its SDLT 600 offering.

 

Publish date: 08/01/05
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BakBone Software: A Rising Star in Data Protection - Company Profile

The data protection market is undergoing a major transformation. The introduction of cost-effective disk-based data protection technologies, combined with new regulatory requirements and greater internal business focus on backup and data recovery has created what Taneja Group calls a “perfect storm” in the marketplace.

 

Publish date: 08/01/05
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Symantec/Veritas Merger Bears Fruit - Opinion

Last week Symantec announced the first joint solution born out of the merger of Veritas and Symantec. If this is an example of other solutions to arrive from the new company, we think the merger will pay off big time.

 

Publish date: 09/01/05
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EMC Offers Practical Approach to Integrated Data Protection and Archiving - Solution Profile

Today backup and recovery consume substantial operational and capital resources and are frequently slow, cumbersome and unreliable. The Taneja Group research suggests that customers should take a step back and look more holistically at several intersecting technologies and processes that impact each other; specifically, backup, recovery, replication and archiving.

 

Publish date: 09/01/05
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EMC’s Active Archive Solution for Oil & Gas - Solution Profile

The challenge of building a high-performance, reliable storage infrastructure in the energy services industry has never been greater. Growth rates have exploded to create capacity and device complexities, as well as limited visibility into project data. Additionally, we see many IT teams becoming highly frustrated with the limitations of traditional NAS and tape infrastructures.

 

Publish date: 10/01/05