Storing Lots of Information -- and Fun -- in Orlando

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Storing Lots of Information -- and Fun -- in Orlando

This smart-aleck robot with glowing blue eyes greeted folks at the show at the JW Marriott at Grande Lakes in Orlando this week at Storage Networking World. Festooned with beads from well-wishers, the robot -- who also danced to rap songs like

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Storing Lots of Information -- and Fun -- in Orlando - Smart-Aleck Robot - 2

Heres a close-up look at the robot wise guy, who represented XioTech, of Eden Prairie, Minn., which makes data storage and discovery solutions.

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Storing Lots of Information -- and Fun -- in Orlando - Isilon\s Curtis Walters

Isilon field sales engineer Curtis Walters shows off the Seattle-based companys IQ 1900, 192TB clustered storage servers at his show booth.

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Storing Lots of Information -- and Fun -- in Orlando - Martini Salads

Salads in martini glasses were big hits as late afternoon snacks on the show floor.

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Storing Lots of Information -- and Fun -- in Orlando - Avamar\s Jed Yueh

Jed Yueh, founder of Avamar, had a good week. His storage and security software company, based in Irvine, Calif., was bought by EMC for $165 million and a number of Fortune 50 companies immediately started calling his office for information on how to b

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Storing Lots of Information -- and Fun -- in Orlando - Intel

Intel, of Santa Clara, Calif., had a quiet but noticeable presence on the show floor with this colorful exhibit.

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Storing Lots of Information -- and Fun -- in Orlando - FAST ESP

Oslo, Norway-based FAST ESP, which makes a highly advanced, OEM-specific enterprise search platform for storage and archiving, had a futuristic-looking booth.

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Storing Lots of Information -- and Fun -- in Orlando - Atto

Atto, based in Amherst, N.Y., had a bright idea; since theyre located near Buffalo -- home of hot Buffalo wings -- they decided to hand out free bottles of hot sauce.

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Storing Lots of Information -- and Fun -- in Orlando - 3Par

3Pars sign said it all for many of the 1,200 participants of the five-day conference.

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Storing Lots of Information -- and Fun -- in Orlando - OnStor\s Jon Toor

Jon Toor, marketing vice president of OnStor, based in Campbell, Calif., talks with a potential customer.

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