Storage Soup

October 2010

  • Oracle makes Virtual Storage Manager bigger, SAS-friendly

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Oct 2010
  • Oracle this week made its first enhancement to the StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) since it acquired Sun, adding a second disk tier option to the mainframe virtual tape library (VTL). The ...

  • Quantum still digging out of dedupe hole left by EMC

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 28 Oct 2010
  • Quantum has aggressively chased the data deduplication disk backup market over the past year with a complete product refresh of systems beginning with SMBs and stretching to the high end of the ...

  • Compellent plans to pump up Storage Center

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Oct 2010
  • Compellent is preparing a major refresh of its SAN systems by the end of the quarter, CEO Phil Soran said Tuesday on the vendor’s earnings report conference call. Soran didn’t give specifics on the ...

  • Isilon reports strong quarter, perhaps its last

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 Oct 2010
  • If Isilon is for sale as many believe, then the scale-out NAS vendor’s most recent financial results likely made it more valuable to a suitor. The third quarter of 2010 was Isilon’s most profitable ...

  • CommVault looks to go beyond backup with Simpana 9

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Oct 2010
  • While Simpana 9 gained attention mostly for its source data deduplication and array-based snapshot features when it launched earlier this month, CommVault is also looking to increase its presence ...

  • Is Isilon the next acquistion target?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Oct 2010
  • Nobody knows if Isilon Systems will be the next storage vendor to get acquired, but it’s clear that Isilon executives want to be the next. The scale-out NAS vendor has hired a firm to explore a ...

  • Iomega plans SSDs for NAS

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Oct 2010
  • Iomega is getting into high-performance Flash. The first step is a portable drive for consumers and SMBs it will begin shipping next month. The next step is adding solid state drives (SSDs) to its ...

  • Oracle-EMC deal unlikely

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Oct 2010
  • EMC and Oracle shared a lot of headlines this week. Two days ago, EMC brought out its Greenplum Data Computing Appliance that will take on Oracle’s Exadata system. Then Thursday, the companies were ...

  • Overland snaps up MaxiScale for mini-price

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Oct 2010
  • Overland Storage today picked up the intellectual property of failed clustered file system startup MaxiScale, and Overland CTO Geoff Barrall said the technology will enable the vendor to deliver ...

  • QLogic flexes its converged network muscles

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Oct 2010
  • QLogic this week sought to raise the bar for network convergence products. The vendor launched its third-generation 10-Gigabit Ethernet converged network adapter (CNA) and NIC, and its first ...

  • IBM brings out new midrange, enterprise storage arrays

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Oct 2010
  • IBM launched two new storage systems today. The Storwize V7000 is a brand new midrange array and the DS8800 is an upgrade from its DS8700 high-end enterprise SAN system. IBM will hold a live event ...

  • 3PAR's Scott to head HP storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Oct 2010
  • Hewlett-Packard picked up a new storage leader as well as a new lead storage platform from its $2.35 billion 3PAR acquisition. HP today named former 3PAR CEO Dave Scott senior vice president and ...

  • IBM seeds the clouds with XIV, Storwize, SONAS

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Sep 2010
  • Like other large storage vendors, IBM gets criticized for having too many storage platforms and for not making it clear which products are best for certain markets. But IBM is looking to clarify ...