Stories by Brian Fonseca

Oracle users fear forced migration from acquired products

Although most companies using products acquired by Oracle plan to keep running them as long as support is available, many also fear that Oracle will ultimately force them to migrate to Oracle-built software, according to a survey of 449 members of the Oracle Applications Users Group.

WordPress boosts free blog storage to 3GB

Automattic plans to boost the free storage capacity available to users of its WordPress blog-hosting site from 50MB to 3GB, according to a blog post by company founder Matthew Mullenweg.

CES - Seagate partners show off 60GB wireless drive

Seagate Technology moved one step closer to launching its Digital Audio Video Experience wireless storage device Sunday by introducing partners who have agreed to integrate the technology into various products.

Hitachi denies that sale of hard-drive business is near

Hitachi Friday denied reports that it plans to sell its hard disk drive business. The statement came in response to news reports earlier Friday that the manufacturer was actively engaged in talks with a US investment firm about selling off a significant chunk of its hard-drive unit.

Iomega adds disaster protection to eSATA desktop drives

Iomega said it will package its new Never Down software for system backup and instant recovery with the launch of the company's second generation of External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (eSATA) interface desktop hard drives.

Intel open-source package aims to ease managing data centers

Intel Tuesday unveiled software that it said will enable developers to build and test Fibre Channel over Ethernet offerings on Linux-based systems. This would allow IT administrators simplify storage area network (SAN) infrastructure in the datacenter, Intel said.

Apple seeks patent for system that protects storage devices

The US Patent and Trademark Office Tuesday published an Apple request for a patent of a system designed to protect falling storage devices by enabling sensors within the devices to enact a temporary safety protocol if any subtle change in gravity or acceleration is detected.