Storage Soup

October 2007

  • Just in case you thought Sun and NetApp were kidding around

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 31 Oct 2007
  • Sun has launched yet another set of countersuits against NetApp, this time in California. "Sun was legally obligated to respond in Texas to the initial suit brought on September 5, 2007 by Network ...

  • Quantum’s balancing act

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Oct 2007
  • Of all the storage companies competing to sell data deduplication, Quantum is unique. That's because it is primarily a tape vendor and data deduplication was developed to replace tape. Look at some ...

  • Another day, another unencrypted backup tape lost

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 24 Oct 2007
  • I have yet to get a letter from an institution with which I do business that starts like this: Dear Current or Former PEIA, WVCHIP, or AccessWV Member: We are writing to you because of a recent ...

  • Hitachi GST claims 40 percent power reduction in desktop drives

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 24 Oct 2007
  • Hitachi GST is back at it again this week with another update to its disk drives, this time with a redesign of its desktop SATA and PATA drives for power efficiency. Hitachi claims the updates to ...

  • SNW’s winners and losers

    Maggie Sullivan - SEO/Content Specialist 24 Oct 2007
  • Last week, I met with more vendors and was briefed on more new technologies than I thought possible in a 3-day period at Storage Networking World (SNW) in Dallas, TX. However, now that I am back in ...

  • SAS vs SATA: SATA on the ropes.

    Tory Skyers - The Sasha Company 22 Oct 2007
  • Not sure if I mentioned this before, but I'm a geek. I like blinking lights and shiny things. I do math and physics for fun. I'd chose a good computer magazine over Maxim. . .well, maybe not THAT ...

  • SNW Notebook

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Oct 2007
  • Notes from last week's Fall Storage Networking World. . . . LSI's Engenio was the first systems vendor to make the jump from 2 Gbit to 4 Gbit Fibre Channel in late 2005. But LSI won't have 8-gig ...

  • The Cisco kids?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Oct 2007
  • The AP has reported that execs in Cisco's Brazilian business unit have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling and tax fraud. Yikes. Add this to the "storage / networking police blotter" over the ...

  • Hitachi GST aims to pack 4 TB on disk drives by 2011

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Oct 2007
  • Hitachi GST says it anticipates that by the year 2011, it will be able to pack 4 TB of data onto a SATA drive and 1 TB of data onto a 1.8" notebook hard drive. The drive maker is basing these ...

  • Xyratex subtracts power conversions from new array

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 Oct 2007
  • Xyratex might not be a company known to many end users -- their major business is selling storage subsystem hardware to OEMs. But, if you're concerned about the power draw on your storage system, ...

  • Carly Fiorina: FOX’s newest business anchor

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 Oct 2007
  • Do not attempt to adjust your sets -- former HP CEO Carly Fiorina will be coming to a FOX television news broadcast near you. FOX is launching a new business channel, FOX Business Network, and ...

  • Amazon S3 offers new SLA

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 Oct 2007
  • Responding to pressure from newcomers to the storage SaaS market, Amazon announced yesterday that its S3 online storage service will offer a monthly uptime SLA of 99.9%, effective from Oct. 1. This ...

  • Will dedupe get its day in court?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 Oct 2007
  • Data deduplication has been much discussed in the data center for the past year or so, and now is gaining attention in legal circles. Quantum announced Tuesday that it filed suit against Riverbed ...

  • Rivals eyeing EMC for VMware?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 10 Oct 2007
  • The "Somebody's gonna buy EMC!" talk is rearing its head again recently in the marketplace. This is a perennial conversation. In fact, we already covered it...two years ago. This time, though, ...

  • The budget category conundrum

    Maggie Sullivan - SEO/Content Specialist 10 Oct 2007
  • Successful patterns of behavior are repeated. That adage is as good a reason as any as to why storage managers are reluctant to change their storage buying or management practices. Yet fundamental ...