Storage Soup

September 2008

  • Last stand for NetApp’s DataFort?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Sep 2008
  •  In his latest blog, NetApp chief marketing officer Jay Kidd waxes enthusiastic about Brocade’s new encryption devices:  Brocade has new blindingly fast Fibre Channel switches and director blades ...

  • Seagate lets its services stand alone

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Sep 2008
  • Seagate is creating a new umbrella company for the services businesses the disk drive vendor has been accumulating over the last few years. In 2006, Seagate acquired ActionFront Data Recovery Labs, ...

  • Much ado about virtual desktop data storage

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 22 Sep 2008
  • Last week at VMWorld, IBM announced the Virtual Storage Optimizer (VSO), ESX-based software that reduces virtual desktop storage by creating a "golden image" of the desktop's operating system and ...

  • Further news and reading from VMWorld

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Sep 2008
  • A couple of additional storage announcements not captured in our VMWorld preview wrap: EMC Corp. said EMC Control Center (ECC)  6.1 will now support reporting on thin-provisioned volumes within ...

  • VMWorld in Pictures

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Sep 2008
  • As far as I could tell, they did not actually serve liquid genius here. A busy - and vast - show floor. Psst...roadmap stuff over here... Some of the storage roadmap stuff. Still undecided whether ...

  • Riverbed preps primary storage dedupe device

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Sep 2008
  • Riverbed took the wraps off what it previously described as its "data center product" Monday, unveiling its Atlas primary data deduplication device at its financial analyst conference well before ...

  • Sun’s “Thor” finds a new green friend

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Sep 2008
  • A startup called greenBytes emerged from stealth today, bringing with it modifications to Sun Microsystems' ZFS file system that will add power-saving features to the SunFire X4540 "Thor" storage ...

  • Vmworld: Hope Springs Eternal!

    Tory Skyers - The Sasha Company 15 Sep 2008
  • I've been on an emotional roller coaster recently. I've had a slim chance of making it out to Vmworld in Las Vegas this week and I got really excited. Then ... crushing blow I couldn't go, then the ...

  • HP to EMC: Drop the SPC smoke screen

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Sep 2008
  • Heweltt-Packard has fired the latest shot at EMC in the battle over performance benchmarks. HP this week posted records for megabytes per second and price performance in SPC-2 performance benchmark ...

  • Rackable to replace RapidScale with NetApp

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 Sep 2008
  • On August 14, Rackable disclosed it was selling its RapidScale clustered NAS business, which was derived from its acquisition of Terrascale last April. Company executives said they were trying to ...

  • Ocarina will pay you 10 grand to beat it at data compression

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 10 Sep 2008
  • Ocarina Networks, which came out of stealth in April, claims its compression appliance will reduce file data on primary storage systems. Its main competitor, StorWize, applies standard ...

  • Sun CEO dons rose-colored storage glasses

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Sep 2008
  • The political conventions are over, but Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz is spinning Sun storage in a way that would make any candidate proud. In his latest blog, Schwartz points to recent figures from ...