Storage Soup

November 2007

  • Tape is the only option

    Maggie Wright 30 Nov 2007
  • Just when I think that I have heard every reason for keeping data on tape, new arguments keep emerging. Now the latest is that tape is more energy efficient than disk. My first real insight into ...

  • Beware of old disk drives

    Maggie Wright 30 Nov 2007
  • In doing some research recently on the problems associated with recovering data from old tapes, I found out that a similar set of problems exist when trying to recover data stored on old ...

  • HP’s shopping list

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 20 Nov 2007
  • As Dell proved when it decided to drop $1.4 billion on EqualLogic earlier this month, large storage acquisitions have not gone away just because startups have found a lucrative IPO path and EMC is ...

  • Photos from EMC Innovation Day

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Nov 2007
  • It was a treat for natives of the Boston area to go to the Museum of Science--most of us who hail from Massachusetts agreed the place is a staple of our childhoods. I haven't been there in about 15 ...

  • ‘Tis the season to flush.

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 15 Nov 2007
  • Storage vendors look forward to the fourth quarter of every year because customers need to spend the rest of their annual budget, so they buy a lot of storage products. At this time of year you ...

  • Riverbed strikes back

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 14 Nov 2007
  •  Riverbed is going on the offensive in its patent lawsuit infringement battle against Quantum by filing its own claim against the backup vendor. In response to Quantum's patent infringement suit ...

  • Tech’s tangled Web in China

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Nov 2007
  • Disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert in international politics. That said, let me dive right in to that subject. We know this much is true: China is a force in the world to be reckoned with, ...

  • Google’s millionaire masseusse

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Nov 2007
  • Imagine you're a down-on-her-luck new divorcee looking to get back on her feet. The year is 1999. You manage to find a job as an in-house masseusse at a little Silicon-Valley dotcom startup for ...

  • Bandwidth of station wagon on New Jersey Turnpike fails real-life test

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 08 Nov 2007
  • Some people will do anything to avoid data migration. You can't inhabit the storage industry for longer than a week without becoming intimately acquainted with how painful data migration is. Whole ...

  • NetApp drives zombie truck in desert race

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 08 Nov 2007
  • "Boss". Photo courtesy of TartanRacing.org. Nope, nobody slipped anything into my morning coffee--this did actually happen. NetApp was a member of the Tartan Racing Team, a group comprised of ...

  • Another former Veritas exec defects from Symantec

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 07 Nov 2007
  • Executive holdovers from Veritas are growing fewer and farther between at Symantec, following the disclosure by Symantec in an SEC filing this week that Kris Hagerman,  president of the Data Center ...

  • Dell-EqualLogic-EMC: three’s a crowd

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 05 Nov 2007
  • For years, Dell has made noise about pushing deeper into storage outside of its partnership with EMC - all the while maintaining that partnership. Until now, that strategy consisted of baby steps ...

  • The Storage “Killer App”

    Tory Skyers - The Sasha Company 02 Nov 2007
  • I know, I know ... whenever I see "killer app" I roll my eyes too, but I've been shown the light, or indoctrinated, whichever way you want to look at it. So here is my take: I've found storage's ...

  • Three emerging storage ‘mega-trends’

    Maggie Wright 01 Nov 2007
  • It may be a little early in 2007 to start prognosticating about what is going to occur in 2008 and beyond. However, there are some major trends -- I would almost classify them as "mega-trends" -- ...

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