Stephen LawsonSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage, and networking technologies for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

Ethernet's 400-Gigabit challenge is a good problem to have

As it embarks on what's likely to be a long journey to its next big increase in speed, Ethernet is in some ways a victim of its own success.

Backup starts to scale out along with storage, data growth

Backup and recovery is starting to get some of the same capabilities as primary storage systems to handle the rising floods of data with less management overhead.

Building blocks are snapping together virtually to handle big storage

Easy expansion, lower costs and cloud-like internal services are common themes in storage today, and startup Coho Data is playing all three with a "micro-array" architecture that it's introducing on Tuesday.

Hadoop, Web 2.0 get a path to tape for cheap long-term storage

Spectra Logic's BlackPearl appliance is designed to easily move big data into tape libraries.

Verizon showcase room

In a room with no cell service, Verizon works on the future of mobile

A radio-shielded lab is part of an expanded S.F. Innovation Center for helping startups.

VM-based storage platform scales out to multiple sites

Businesses that want their storage organized around virtual machines will get more hardware options and greater scalability later this year from Tintri, a startup that specializes in VM-based storage.

Backupify opens up its cloud-to-cloud backup to more SaaS vendors

Backupify, a cloud-based backup service offered for SaaS platforms including Salesforce and Google Apps, may expand to many other SaaS platforms through a developer kit designed for quick and easy integration.

Next generation of carrier systems going virtual

The latest version of Nokia Solutions and Networks software for running mobile carriers is virtualized, pointing toward a future of fully cloud-based systems that could help operators run even more efficiently and roll out new services more quickly.

Bluetooth Smart going into wireless device chargers

The low-power wireless technology will help to manage wireless charging, thanks to a partnership between the Alliance for Wireless Power and the backers of Bluetooth.

Faded satellite star LightSquared headed for auction block in November

Dish Network looks like the most likely candidate to buy the bankrupt would-be LTE carrier LightSquared.

Seagate hard drive

Seagate, TDK show off HAMR tech designed to jam more data into hard drives

Seagate Technology will demonstrate HAMR, a technology it's counting on to fit more data onto hard disk drives, at the Ceatec show this week.

ibm servers

EMC bets big on flash storage

The vendor gets aggressive about enterprise flash arrays, but faces challenges in the data center.

Iran accused of hacking into U.S. Navy computers

Hackers backed by Iran have penetrated an unclassified U.S. Navy network in one of the most serious incidents of cybercrime yet by the Middle East nation, according to a report Friday.

Stock prices plunge for flash storage vendor Violin

Shares of solid-state storage vendor Violin Memory raised just over $160 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange, which the company will use primarily to expand its global sales and marketing capabilities.

Verizon and AT&T should face a bigger mobile rival, Sprint CFO says

Sprint's CFO says it's a problem that Sprint and T-Mobile US are so much smaller than the top two carriers.

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