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Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ computing accessories, today announced the appointment of David MacLeod as Director of Sales and Marketing at ACCO Brands Canada. As such, he will be responsible for channel sales, marketing and product management for the Kensington Computer Products division. The position was newly created within Kensington's Canadian office as a strategic business unit inside ACCO Brands Canada. MacLeod will report to Bob Hodan, President and General Manager of ACCO Brands Canada. MacLeod brings proven sales leadership to Kensington, with 20 years of experience building long-term opportunities and relationships within a global sales, marketing, and business development capacity. "We are extremely fortunate to have someone with MacLeod's expertise and depth of experience taking on this important new role within ACC... (more)

How Symantec Broke Backup Exec

By Nick Mueller, Zetta.net Symantec's Backup Exec 2012, released in February of this year, is causing a lot of frustration in the IT community and a lot of backup admins want to go back to the previous version. Assuming, of course, they don't look elsewhere for a backup solution. Here's a summary of the changes' causing frustration with Backup Exec 2012: Changing From a "Job-Centric" to a "Server-Centric" Approach Going from a "job-centric" approach to a "server-centric" one isn't inherently bad, but it's a mismatch for how backups were being done, by a lot of people. Specifically... (more)

Where Is My Disk Space?

by Nick Mueller, Zetta.net Hello new users! The file system visualizer can be found at wheresmydiskspace.com - continue reading to learn more about the development of the tool and the visualization options. Before buying more storage space it's a good idea to make sure your existing space isn't filled with redundant or old data - or hundreds of downloaded cat videos. Disk capacity is increasing and while prices continue to drop, those savings are offset by demands for new capacity to store more and larger files. Not only does this mean more primary disk space, but 2x that amount... (more)

ATTO’s Celerity Fibre Channel Host Adapters Enable Mac Connectivity for EMC Storage Systems

ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that its 4Gb/s Celerity Fibre Channel Host Adapters have been qualified by EMC Corporation as E-Lab tested for use with the EMC® CLARiiON® and EMC Symmetrix® networked storage systems. ATTO's 4Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs provide high performing SAN connectivity and robust multipathing and failover/failback functionality for EMC storage systems in Mac® OS X environments. With E-Lab qualification, Mac users can now use ATTO HBAs and EM... (more)

The Zetta Founders’ Story: From Netscape to Cloud Storage

It was at Netscape, in the early days of the internet, when co-founders Lou Montulli and Jeff Whitehead first worked together and began to notice how the amount of their data was constantly growing, but the process for adding storage and protecting that data wasn't improving over time. "Zetta is a company that's trying to revolutionize storage," is what Lou says at the beginning of the video above - but what does a revolution in storage look like? The three things that make Zetta unique: 1. Recovery Optimized Backup Data that's backed up to Zetta is ready to be restored at a moment... (more)