Storage Soup

May 2008

  • EMC shifts Cisco WAAS to services group

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 29 May 2008
  • Despite rumors that pop up from time to time, Cisco has not taken its Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) product off the market. Cisco is still developing and selling WAAS, and its storage ...

  • Storage experts pan report on tape archiving TCO

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 May 2008
  • The disk vs. tape debate that has been going on for years is heating up again, given technologies like data deduplication that are bringing disk costs into line with tape. Or, at least, so some ...

  • How should tech companies do business in China?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 May 2008
  • The Chinese technology market isn't up-and-coming anymore, it's already here. And with a billion-plus people looking to participate in a capitalist experiment, combined with cheap (though rising) ...

  • EMC shares vision of AI storage arrays

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 22 May 2008
  •   "Project Futon" demo area on the show floor at EMC World. Complete with actual futon. EMC has made a habit of opening the kimono lately, especially at this year's EMC World where execs divulged ...

  • Archiving news spans the globe

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 May 2008
  • Busy week for archiving. While EMC was detailing its archiving roadmap in Las Vegas this week at EMC World, IBM was opening an archiving solutions center in Mexico, and U.K.-based Plasmon was ...

  • Good quarter for HP storage not good enough for CEO Hurd

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 May 2008
  • Hewlett-Packard's storage division has taken its share of heat in recent years. It has often underachieved from a revenue standpoint, been knocked by competitors and analysts for lack of ...

  • The incredible Hulk and more: photos from EMC World

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 21 May 2008
  • Tuckered out after a long couple of days of learning about information-centric data centers. Plenty more where that came from, after the jump.   Celerra man returns, this time as Elvis. I don't ...

  • Another approach to self-healing storage

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 20 May 2008
  • Over the last several weeks, I've been writing about the self-healing storage arrays announced by startup Atrato Inc. and a more seasoned company, Xiotech Corp. Seeing this, another company stuck ...

  • EMC’s Maui “conspicuous by its absence” at EMC World

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 20 May 2008
  • Celerra Man: just one of the many attractions at this week's EMC World. There's plenty going on out here in Vegas with EMC World in full swing. It seems like there are attendees, press, analysts ...

  • SME backup products in the spotlight

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 May 2008
  • Backup software vendors BakBone and CommVault share the same code base -- both platforms came out of work done at the Unix Systems Laboratory when it was owned by AT&T. But in the past week, ...

  • Grass on the roof and data center cooling

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 16 May 2008
  • (Photo courtesy 416style on Flickr) Heard a story on the news yesterday and couldn't help but wonder if it might have implications for green data centers.  It was a report on green roofs, an ...

  • Diligent is ready for its blue wash

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 May 2008
  • IBM hasn't said much about its roadmap plans for Diligent Technologies since buying the VTL dedupe vendor last month, but Diligent CEO Doron Kempel filled me in on some details this week at Storage ...

  • Brocade off to great start in ‘08 — but only in services

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 May 2008
  •  Brocade is off to a great start in 2008 ... if the vendor's goal is to morph into a services company. Brocade reported revenue from last quarter of $354.9 million Wednesday night. That's up 3 ...

  • EDS acquisition makes HP Avis to IBM’s Hertz

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 May 2008
  • HP announced this morning that it will pay $13.9 billion for IT services company Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in a transaction expected to close in the second half of the year. EDS will remain a ...

  • VendorFights: Data Deduplication Edition

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 May 2008
  • With data deduplication in the news today, I recommend checking out the responses to Jon Toigo's questionnaire for data deduplication vendors. I found his questions about backing up deduped data to ...