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Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer Last week, several members of the Xiotech executive team discussed the company’s strategy and unveiled a new identity at TheBDEvent in Palo Alto.  Of course, was anyone in the Valley paying attention to anything other than Steve Jobs in the Moscone Center?  In case you were thawed from a cryogenic chamber this week, the iPad is now the coolest must-have gadget in the world and is on my toy wishlist. Back to work. Greg and VaNessa Duplessie put on a great show, with A-list content and a storage who’s-who present over the two days.  Of course, cocktail hours and hotel “lobby time” proved equally valuable.  The days were long but stimulating.  I particularly enjoyed meeting some of the industry Twitterati, including @sfoskett, @sunshinemug and @dvellante.  Always good to put a face to a @name, beyond the 70×70 pixel icon. The Xiotec... (more)

Clarifying Our Position on SSD & Other Items

Recently, a blog post appeared on the www.techopsguys.com talking about our technology and our position on SSDs. It’s a good post, and I’m very glad to hear our field team was engaged with the author of the post, but it contains some misperceptions that I’d like to clear up. First, the blog makes several points about our view of SSD that are based on some recent articles in the trade press. The articles were originally triggered as a result of my speaking at Flash Memory Summit back in July, and they drew the conclusion that Xiotech was integrating SSD into the Emprise line for ... (more)

2010 so far…

Well, the new year is off to quite a start here at Xiotech.   Year to date: 30,000 miles in the air, major new partnerships underway (watch this space for more details), national sales meeting in Vegas, partner summit in Vegas and Nerdfest in Colorado Springs.  Up next: the BD Event in Palo Alto.  Not a bad first 20 days of the year. For me, Vegas was the highlight so far.  It was just amazing to see around 400 people from the industry, our salesforce and our partners converge on Las Vegas.  As we unveiled our new logo and Web site, the excitement just built and built.  By the t... (more)

The Era of Application-Based Storage Begins Today

For far too long, data storage has been the single biggest bottleneck in the organizational IT environment.  For far too long, the world of technology has evolved as fast as Usain Bolt runs the 100 meters, while storage has been stuck in the cloud of smoke and dust back at the starting line.  Worst yet, for far too long storage consumers have accepted both of these cases as the status quo and have been content to slog along with systems that offer mediocre performance, do not keep pace with the needs of their applications, rack up sizable maintenance costs over time and often cre... (more)

Xiotech and Datastor Team Up

Today we announced a partnership with Datastor (NZ) Ltd., a subsidiary of Westcon Group, Inc. and a leading virtualization, storage, security, data protection and convergence distributor. Under the terms of the agreement, Datastor will be the exclusive Xiotech distributor in New Zealand. To read more, please visit: http://xiotech.com/press-release.php?id=179. ... (more)