Storage Soup

March 2008

  • Startup Fusion-io flashes its card

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 31 Mar 2008
  • Fusion-io came out of stealth today with a PCIe flash card designed to give off-the-shelf servers SAN-like performance. Fusion-io calls its product the ioDrive, and it's NAND-based storage that ...

  • CERN black hole flak headed to court?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Mar 2008
  • Last August I wrote about Swiss research facility CERN and its plan to store petabytes of data from its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) device on commodity NAS and in tape silos for scalability and ...

  • Sun fires another shot at NetApp

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Mar 2008
  • Although NetApp fired the first volley in its ZFS lawsuit against Sun Microsystems, Sun has been the aggressor since NetApp's initial strike. Following NetApp's lawsuit last September charging that ...

  • Joe Tucci’s game of catch

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Mar 2008
  • As a fanatical Red Sox fan and a storage reporter, the whole EMC-logo-on-Red-Sox-uniforms thing has been a matter of some, er, ambivalence for me. It's also been the source of some trash talk ...

  • NetApp’s slogan snafu

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 26 Mar 2008
  • Oopsie. The UK's Channel Register broke the story yesterday that NetApp's new slogan, 'Go Further, Faster,' is kind of, um, already taken. By, er, Halliburton. Eh, no worries. Not like that company ...

  • Another storage analyst defects to a vendor

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 25 Mar 2008
  • Barry Murphy, formerly of Forrester Research, has been named the new director of product marketing for Mimosa, tasked with "expanding the company's eDiscovery and content management partner ...

  • Tape is dead, long live tape

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 24 Mar 2008
  • Ever since I started covering storage, I've been hearing the disk vs. tape debate, usually including proclamations that tape is dead or dying. There are good reasons to make that assertion. ...

  • The economy and technology innovation

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 24 Mar 2008
  • I love listening to NPR. I listen to, watch and read many news sources, but I find the stories they choose and the nuances they bring to their reporting refreshing. I was listening to NPR this ...

  • Mendocino Software, R.I.P.

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Mar 2008
  • Not all storage startups either went public or got acquired for big bucks over the past two years. Mendocino Software sold little of its  continuous data protection (CDP) software and found no ...

  • User response about NetApp and FC LUN snapshots - UPDATED

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 Mar 2008
  • Last week, I blogged about discussions I've recently had with NetApp and NetApp customers about the company's messaging and products. One of the focal points of the debate was what users ...

  • Are storage vendors squeezing dedupe?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Mar 2008
  • As the first vendor to make data deduplication a key piece of the backup picture, Data Domain has benefitted most from the dedupe craze. And now it has the most at stake when deduplication becomes ...

  • EMC Centera exec leaves for CAS startup

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Mar 2008
  • EMC's Centera has been something of a question mark for many in the industry over the last 6-8 months. Rumors seem to continually swirl around a major overhaul or replacement for the first ...

  • QLogic president quietly slips away

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Mar 2008
  • QLogic opened last week by declaring it has 8-Gbit/s HBAs and switches available, and ended the week by quietly disclosing the resignation of its president and COO Jeff Benck. The connection ...

  • Interesting tidbits from around the storage blogosphere

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 14 Mar 2008
  • The storage market is a vibrant one right now, and as social networking concepts like blogs become more popular in the corporate world, the storage industry has a lively, varied blogosphere to ...

  • NetApp’s messaging and users’ experiences

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Mar 2008
  • NetApp has been on the radar screen more than usual this week, with the announcement of its rebranding campaign followed by its Analyst Day 24 hourse later. When I've written about NetApp over the ...