Storage Soup

May 2011

  • Symantec spends $390M for Clearwell, discovery

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 20 May 2011
  • Symantec took a big plunge into the e-discovery market Thursday night when it acquired Clearwell Systems for $390 million, giving it technology that will complement its Enterprise Vault email ...

  • Storage purchasing decisions should focus on functionality, economics

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 18 May 2011
  • This is the season for vendors of storage systems, servers, software and networking equipment to hold events to show off their products and discuss their strategies. EMC World and Symantec Vision ...

  • Quantum plans source-side dedupe for DXi, StorNext on appliance

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 18 May 2011
  • Quantum is preparing to add source-side data deduplication to its DXi disk backup platform, which currently performs target-side dedupe. Adding source-side dedupe will help Quantum take on EMC, ...

  • SanDisk acquires Pliant to tackle enterprise SSD market

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 16 May 2011
  • It’s no secret that there are more solid state drive (SSD) vendors in the market today than can possibly survive, and there is bound to be consolidation through acquisition and some companies ...

  • EMC World notebook

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 13 May 2011
  • LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Notes, quotes and anecdotes from EMC World 2011: All of EMC’s talk about the cloud this week brought up the inevitable questions about public trust in the cloud, especially after ...

  • Free storage features

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 11 May 2011
  • For years, storage systems have evolved with the addition of high value features. The features have become differentiating characteristics between the storage systems in many cases. They’ve also ...

  • EMC flashes lofty SSD plans *UPDATED*

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 09 May 2011
  • LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The first big storage product launch at EMC World is “Project Lightning,” code-name for a PCIe flash-based server cache device to accelerate performance of its storage systems. It ...

  • EMC's Tucci: It's all about the cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 09 May 2011
  • The early message from EMC executives at EMC World is, “If you’re not using a private cloud yet, you’re late.” That’s how EMC chief marketing officer Jeremy Burton opened the first day’s keynote ...

  • NetApp closes Engenio deal, launches three storage sytems

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 09 May 2011
  • NetApp closed its $480 million acquisition of LSI’s Engenio storage system division today and hit the ground running with three new systems based on Engenio technology. NetApp rechristened Engenio ...

  • Archiving's two primary use cases

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 05 May 2011
  • Data archiving is often incorrectly assumed to be an extension of backup. That’s mainly because earlier technology limitations necessitated the use of backup software to store data on devices. ...

  • Brocade, Emulex kick off 16-gig FC hype

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 04 May 2011
  • Ready or not, 16 Gbps Fibre Channel is coming. Emulex and Brocade this week said they have 16-gig FC devices being qualified by storage and server vendors, although there doesn’t appear to be any ...

  • HP prepares new EVA, vows to keep XP *Update*

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 03 May 2011
  • Hewlett-Packard today said it will launch its next-generation EVA midrange storage system in June, and denied that it will stop selling its Hitachi-manufactured P9500 XP enterprise platform. For ...

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