Storage Soup

August 2011

  • VMWorld is a major storage event

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 28 Aug 2011
  • More than 70 storage hardware and software vendors will be exhibiting at VMWorld. That number verifies that VMWorld has become one of the major storage events where storage vendors choose to show ...

  • VMware and the importance of storage

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 24 Aug 2011
  • With VMWorld approaching, vendors have already made announcements regarding storage and VMware with many to follow after the show begins next week. These announcements come mostly from storage ...

  • Dell adds 2.5-inch SAS, MLC SSDs to EqualLogic

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 22 Aug 2011
  • Dell revamped its EqualLogic iSCSI SAN hardware today, adding new entry-level and midrange platforms with support for 2.5-inch SAS drives and multi-level cell (MLC) solid state drives (SSDs) for ...

  • Political, economic uncertainty hits storage

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 19 Aug 2011
  • The debt ceiling crisis and market uncertainty have impacted storage sales – particularly in the government and financial services markets – leaving storage executives wondering if the buying ...

  • Brace yourself for storage announcement season

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 18 Aug 2011
  • Starting in late August, storage vendors will be making more product announcements than usual. These launches represent updates, next generations, or completely new products. Some announcements are ...

  • Xiotech changes name, improves ISE

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 17 Aug 2011
  • Xiotech is changing its name to X-IO (pronounced X-I-O) Technologies as part of an overhaul that really started in 2008 when it launched its ISE architecture and accelerated with the appointment of ...

  • Zerto closes funding round to chase virtual machine replication

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 16 Aug 2011
  • The founders of Zerto are hoping to replicate the success they had with Kashya Networks, and they have $15 million in new funding to help fuel their plans. Zerto was founded by the Kedem brothers, ...

  • InMage changes CEO, cultivates partner-friendly image

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 15 Aug 2011
  • InMage Systems has a new boss. He’s the same as its first boss. InMage founder Kumar Malavalli moved back into the CEO role today, replacing John Ferraro at the helm of the disaster recovery ...

  • How to evaluate storage products from startups

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 10 Aug 2011
  • Startup companies will often innovate and bring a unique product to market that can have high value for customers. The product may fit a specific need or solve a problem in a unique and economical ...

  • Does Brocade slump mean a drop in storage sales?

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 08 Aug 2011
  • Brocade last Friday said its earnings last quarter fell short of its forecast, leading to questions about whether this is a sign of an overall slump in storage sales. Brocade is the market leader ...

  • Fusion-io picks up SSD caching startup IO Turbine

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 04 Aug 2011
  • Fusion-io just completed it's first quarter as a public company, and already its acting like a grown-up vendor. The PCI-based solid state storage vendor today acquired caching software startup IO ...

  • VDI benchmarks for storage

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 01 Aug 2011
  • As we see more companies begin Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments, we spend more time explaining storage issues related both to server virtualization and VDI. VDI deployments depend ...

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