Storage Soup

February 2009

  • Storage Headlines for 02-26-2009

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Feb 2009
  • Here are some stories you may have missed this week: [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:29) EMC adds file-level single instancing, Flash to Celerra (1:19) Iron Mountain opens file archiving ...

  • Online services bite the dust

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 26 Feb 2009
  • Two online data sharing services failed this week -- one from a computing giant, and the other a small social bookmarking website. That's the trouble in this wild and wooly world of the ...

  • EMC, NetApp clash over VMware

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 25 Feb 2009
  • There are lots of interesting donnybrooks going on in this industry at any one moment, but EMC-NetApp is like the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry: imbued with a sense of historical inevitability, and ...

  • Latest Sun/NetApp clash: SPEC SFS

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 24 Feb 2009
  • While one vendor's blogger came to bury SPEC SFS, another came to defend it. The clash of vendors as yet seems unresolved. The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) SFS benchmark ...

  • EMC releases Networker Fast Start virtual appliance

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 23 Feb 2009
  • A post by EMC's Storagezilla over the weekend spread the news that EMC's scaled-down version of its Networker backup product, Fast Start, is being made available as a virtual storage appliance ...

  • Storage Headlines for 02-19-2009

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 20 Feb 2009
  • Here are some stories you may have missed this week: [display_podcast] Stories referenced: Healthcare IT eyes medical record digitization hurdle Sun jumbles key management picture Mellanox builds ...

  • Seagate, STEC call off SSD battle

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 19 Feb 2009
  • Scuffling drive vendors Seagate and STEC have called a truce in their solid state drive (SSD) patent infringement battle, with both vendors saying today they have dropped their lawsuits against the ...

  • Emulex focuses on ‘Convergenomics’

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 19 Feb 2009
  • Emulex today disclosed its next round of convergence products – universal converged network adapters (UCNAs) and a management framework -- as well as encryption for its Fibre Channel HBAs. If you ...

  • iSCSI SAN software: riding the winds of change?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Feb 2009
  • Last week, Hewlett-Packard launched its first iSCSI SAN product based on its acquisition last year of LeftHand Networks. As part of that announcement, HP made it official that LeftHand's days as a ...

  • VMware reports glitch with SRM and NetApp systems

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Feb 2009
  • According to a note posted on VMware's KnowledgeBase website, the server virtualization software maker is recommending that users of NetApp's FAS arrays in a High Availability System Configuration ...

  • Fujitsu transfers hard drive, SSD business to Toshiba

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Feb 2009
  • Toshiba Corp. and Fujitsu Limited today made official what has been long rumored -- Toshiba will take over Fujitsu's hard disk and solid-state drive business. Toshiba will first take an 80% stake ...

  • Copan archives $18.5M in funding

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 17 Feb 2009
  • Copan Systems won its race against the clock, adding $18.5 million in funding to prove talk of its impending demise was exaggerated. Copan late last year laid off 15% of its staff, gave its CEO and ...

  • Storage Headlines for 02-12-2009

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Feb 2009
  • Here are some stories you may have missed this week: [display_podcast] Stories referenced: NetApp feels recession’s sting IBM unleashes updates for DS8000, XIV, deduplication and cloud SMBs go for ...

  • NetApp feels recession's sting

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 12 Feb 2009
  • Judging by NetApp's results, the spending slowdown storage vendors feared this year hit hard in January. Because NetApp’s last quarter ended Jan. 23 instead of at the end of December, it became the ...

  • Obama stimulus plan offers funding for storage, IT industries

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 Feb 2009
  • Although the Senate and House are still hammering out details of the economic stimulus package, the current plan includes provisions that would bring funding to the storage and IT industries. ...

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