Storage Soup

July 2010

  • Quantum still taking its lumps

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 30 Jul 2010
  • Quantum’s strategy for breaking its sales slump is to think small. That means a large steady stream of smaller deals rather than relying on a handful of big deals. Quantum CEO Rick Belluzzo says ...

  • IBM grabs Storwize for primary compression

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 29 Jul 2010
  • IBM made its long-rumored acquisition of primary data compression vendor Storwize today. Word first got out more than a month ago that IBM would pay $140 million for the privately held Storwize as ...

  • Startup targets laptop backup

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 28 Jul 2010
  • Druva Software is in the process of moving headquarters from India to the U.S. with designs on conquering the laptop backup world. Druva last week released its inSync 4.0 backup software, which the ...

  • Oracle makes first Sun tape library upgrade

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 26 Jul 2010
  • In April, Oracle executives promised their largest Sun StorageTek tape customers enhancements that would help them scale their enterprise libraries to keep up with rapid data growth. Today they ...

  • Overland adds tape library, SnapServer NAS

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 22 Jul 2010
  • Overland Storage today took the next steps in its rejuvenation plan by rolling out larger versions of its LTO tape library and SnapServer multiprotocol storage system. The NEO 8000e scales to 3 PB ...

  • Zetta counts on replication driving cloud adoption

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 21 Jul 2010
  • Zetta added disaster recovery to its enterprise NAS on-demand service by opening a second data center and giving customers the option of replicating between the two. Zetta launched its On-Demand ...

  • Newcomer Actifio targets 'unified protection,' data management

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 20 Jul 2010
  • Remember AppIQ, the SRM startup that Hewlett-Packard acquired in 2005? Well, AppIQ’s founders Ash Ashutosh and David Chang are back with another startup. This time, they’re looking to help manage ...

  • Dell buys Ocarina, plans dedupe across its storage portfolio

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 19 Jul 2010
  • Dell bought its primary deduplication OEM partner Ocarina Networks today before it even integrated Ocarina’s technology into Dell storage. Dell last month hinted at an OEM deal with Ocarina when a ...

  • Does Nimble dedupe?

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 19 Jul 2010
  • Nimble Storage Thursday came out of stealth with a storage system that the startup’s executives said combines primary storage with deduplication for backup in the same device. It makes sense that ...

  • CommVault says its sales took a hit last quarter

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 13 Jul 2010
  • After a couple of strong quarters with its Simpana backup and storage management software fueled by data deduplication, CommVault sales tumbled last quarter. CommVault today gave preliminary ...

  • Coraid pulls Z-Series NAS after NetApp threatens lawsuit

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 06 Jul 2010
  • Coraid has suspended its recently launched EtherDrive Z-Series NAS appliance after receiving a legal threat from NetApp, which claims the Z-Series infringes on NetApp's ZFS patents. In a letter to ...

  • The Cloud goes to Washington

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 06 Jul 2010
  • Last week’s Congressional hearing on cloud computing served as a condensed version of the cloud debate that has been ongoing for about two years now. Congress heard definitions of different types ...

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