Storage Soup

March 2007

  • Buying storage is like buying a car…

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 28 Mar 2007
  • Here's an interesting ancedote from a user requesting more storage at his company and likening the process to buying a car. At least storage guys don't wear those nasty shiny suits...

  • Yahoo to offer unlimited email storage

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Mar 2007
  • According to the New York Times, Yahoo! will offer subscribers unlimited email storage on their free webmail accounts starting in May. The company currently has a 1 GB mailbox limit; the move was ...

  • The dark side of data protection

    Maggie Wright 28 Mar 2007
  • As backup software vendors are discovering, being flexible is the name of the game when it comes to incorporating the management of some of today’s hottest storage technologies – CDP, data ...

  • HDS’s Yoshida: Storage headed for a “bust”

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Mar 2007
  • Hitachi Data Systems CTO Hu Yoshida has an interesting post up on his blog that predicts storage is headed for a "bust" period in terms of petabytes shipped per year. He's basing this in part on ...

  • Datacatch extends Google Desktop to thumb drives, CD-ROMs

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Mar 2007
  • Another software company riding the Google wave came to our attention this week--Datacatch, an Australian company which already markets an indexing tool for offline media written by Windows ...

  • Microsoft, EMC get closer

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 27 Mar 2007
  • EMC and Microsoft announced a partnership today under which Microsoft will integrate EMC's Smarts network discovery and modeling software into future versions of Microsoft's Systems Center ...

  • Storage security podcast

    Karen Guglielmo - Editor 26 Mar 2007
  • These days, its tough to ignore the ever-present coverage of security breaches and identity theft in the news. In this podcast, storage security expert Kevin Beaver offers practical answers to the ...

  • Analyst warns of “gotchas” with Google

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 22 Mar 2007
  • The Burton Group put out a press release this week warning of some "gotchas" with Google's software as a service (SaaS). Storage Soup caught up with Burton Group enterprise search and records ...

  • Teracloud is just giving it away

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 22 Mar 2007
  • TeraCloud has introduced a pay-as-you-go pricing model for its SRM software that includes the ability to run at least one level of the package for free--indefinitely. TSF Express, newly introduced ...

  • Some sweet specs on Google and Hubble

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 21 Mar 2007
  • Our story on Google's storage assistance to academic and research institutions focused on the Archimedes Palimpsest, but this article in Wired has some interesting further info on the Hubble ...

  • EMC tries to squash price list

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 21 Mar 2007
  • In this hilarious post over at StorageMojo.com, an EMC lawyer issues a "cease and desist" order over the recent publication on the site of an EMC price list, calling it a "trade secret." He uses ...

  • Backups are great. Restores are better!

    Jo Maitland - TechTarget 20 Mar 2007
  • The Alaskan Department of Revenue has just learned the hard way that your backups are only as good as your restores. A report by AP that was picked up Woonsocket Call, a local paper in Rhode ...

  • “Never understimate the bandwidth of a station wagon driving down the Jersey Turnpike”

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 Mar 2007
  • Jonathan Schwartz has an interesting post up right now that calculates the relative transfer power of Internet networks vs. a sailboat. The sailboat wins. Quoth Schwartz: "Now you understand why ...

  • Long-awaited encrypted Seagate drive ships

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 Mar 2007
  • Seagate is finally shipping its self-encrypting laptop drive, the Momentus 5400 FDE.2. We first covered the plans around these drives in July 2005, and covered it again last October, when Seagate's ...

  • Balance in news reporting

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 09 Mar 2007
  • An Amazon spokesperson sent us this email in response to our story, Users rethink Amazon S3 after performance issues: "If you call this story balanced, then I was misled by your reporter. She only ...

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