Storage Soup

December 2009

  • Exanet gets money, seeks buyer

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 23 Dec 2009
  • Clustered NAS vendor Exanet has received a lifeline of cash intended to keep it alive long enough to get acquired, according to Israeli business newspaper Globes. Globes reports Exanet’s ...

  • Overland's woes continue

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 22 Dec 2009
  • Struggling tape vendor Overland Storage is battling to keep its listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market despite missing its Dec. 14 deadline to get its minimum value of shares above $15 million. ...

  • The storage industry's holiday wish list

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 21 Dec 2009
  • Last Friday we published our annual "What to buy a geek for the holidays" story, which included advice from a panel of geek experts on what types of gadgets non-technical types can impress them ...

  • Rumblings about problems with Dell/MessageOne -- UPDATE 2

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Dec 2009
  • This morning, analyst David Ferris of Ferris Research sent out a note to subscribers of his Ferris News Service relating rumors that "something is rotten in Denmark" with Dell's SaaS email ...

  • Adaptec's on the block

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 18 Dec 2009
  • After more than two years of trying to push out Adaptec CEO Sundi Sundaresh, minority investor Steel Partners finally succeeded Thursday. Sundaresh resigned and Steel Partners installed its ...

  • 12-17-2009 Storage Headlines

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Dec 2009
  • [display_podcast] Last podcast before the holiday break. Hope everybody has a safe and happy holiday and a great New Year! (0:24)EMC upgrades Symmetrix V-Max arrays, thin provisioning EMC adds ...

  • Virtual Instruments offers SOS-4-SAN service

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Dec 2009
  • Virtual Instruments, a spinoff from optic communication and test and measurement equipment maker Finisar, is packaging its VirtualWisdom and NetWisdom tools into an "emergency SAN troubleshooting ...

  • Broadcom jumps into FCoE fray, without Emulex

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 14 Dec 2009
  • Broadcom, which failed in its bid to buy Emulex for its Fibre Channel over Etherenet (FCoE) stack earlier this year, is planning to demonstrate FCoE functionality on its 10GbE NetXtreme II ...

  • HP and HDS say automated tiered storage is on the way in 2010

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 Dec 2009
  • It's that time of year again, the time when we take stock of the past 12 months and look ahead to what's coming in the New Year. This week, a topic on many minds was automated tiered storage in the ...

  • 12-10-2009 Storage Headlines

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 Dec 2009
  • [display_podcast] (0:22) EMC releases first version of FAST for automated tiered storage (1:21) Seagate's Pulsar enters solid-state drive market for servers  (2:51) Symantec Veritas Storage ...

  • Dell prepares for 10-gig iSCSI, FCoE

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 10 Dec 2009
  • Dell is adding support for 10-Gigabit Ethernet and making other enhancements to its EqualLogic iSCSI SAN arrays as part of today’s launch of 10-GigE products throughout its networking and storage ...

  • IBM finds a slot for Fusion-io

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 10 Dec 2009
  • Weeks after rolling out solid-state drive (SSD) support in its SAN Volume Controller (SVC) based on SSDs from STEC, IBM has confirmed official support for Fusion-io -- the partner it first worked ...

  • NetApp and Microsoft buddy up

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 09 Dec 2009
  • Continuing a trend of alliances among large IT vendors this year, NetApp Inc. and Microsoft Corp. this week revealed a "formalization" of their strategic partnership, with a strong focus on ...

  • Clearpace becomes RainStor

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 08 Dec 2009
  • A startup that deduplicates and archives structured data to the cloud has a new name and new home. Clearpace Software today changed its name to RainStor and moved its headquarters from the U.K. to ...

  • IDC numbers show some third quarter storage recovery

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 07 Dec 2009
  • Recent market research shows the storage industry began a rebound in the third quarter after two quarters of steep declines. The first indications of this came from publicly traded storage vendors' ...

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