Storage Soup

April 2008

  • RenewData takes a single swipe at tapes

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 30 Apr 2008
  • Even as we continue to debate whether or not tape is dead, indicating at least that its salad days are probably behind it, some of the most interesting innovations in tape technology I've seen are ...

  • IBM starts showing its cloud arsenal

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Apr 2008
  • Hardly a day goes by without a new storage service rolling out. On Monday, it was IBM's turn to launch two storage services as part of its portfolio of services for midsized customers - ...

  • Inside PiWorx

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 29 Apr 2008
  • Until now, all we've known about Pi Corp., the startup EMC purchased in February, were that it was still in stealth, and that its software was meant to provide access to content on multiple types ...

  • Nexsan the brave

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 Apr 2008
  •  In a bit of a Friday surprise, storage systems vendor Nexsan Technologies today filed for an initial public offering (IPO) with the SEC. The move is surprising not because of Nexsan's financial ...

  • Primary storage still means one vendor

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 Apr 2008
  • The term "vendor lock-in" is rarely used in a good way by storage buyers. It usually means you're stuck with products from one vendor, making it difficult to switch if you're unhappy or something ...

  • EMC, IBM, thin provisioning and wild animals

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 24 Apr 2008
  • My daily rounds of the storage industry web this morning brought me to The Storage Anarchist, a blog by an EMCer that I often find interesting. As it turns out, one of my articles was in his sights ...

  • Gloves come off in the storage cloud

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 23 Apr 2008
  • HP Upline crashed this week, just a few days after it was launched. As Chris Rock once said, "Grand opening, Grand closing." The crash of such a brand-new service isn't as impactful on end users as ...

  • Data deduplication: no lifeguard on duty?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 21 Apr 2008
  • In the course of a conversation today with a new SRM vendor, ArxScan, CEO Mark Fitzsimmons mentioned a use case for the startup's product that had me raising my eyebrows: basically, keeping data ...

  • Data dedupe dance cards filling up

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Apr 2008
  • IBM's acquisition of Diligent Technologies today will alter several relationships of major vendors as they look to add data deduplication to their VTLs. Until now, IBM's VTL partner was FalconStor ...

  • Storage in high places

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Apr 2008
  • Two press releases caught my eye this week that aren't exactly earth-shattering, but got me thinking about the way the storage market is changing and widening. First, SanDisk revealed that its ...