Storage Soup

October 2011

  • Mastering DR is a critical skill for storage pros

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 31 Oct 2011
  • When working with storage professionals, I always try to understand where storage fits in their organization’s strategic initiatives. The business environment they work in and how they interact ...

  • LSI accelerates its move into flash

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Oct 2011
  • LSI, which left the storage systems business this year, is going full bore into the enterprise flash business. LSI acquired flash controller chip vendor SandForce for $322 million Wednesday, seven ...

  • Index Engines revs its discovery appliance

    Brein Matturro - TechTarget 27 Oct 2011
  • By Todd Erickson, News and Features Writer Index Engines is giving its e-discovery platform a facelift with a new look and new features. Index Engines renamed its products, bringing them all under ...

  • Violin tunes up for Big Data analytics

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Oct 2011
  • Violin Memory CTO of software Jonathan Goldick sees solid state playing a key role in storage for Big Data, and he’s not talking about scale-out NAS for large data stores. Goldick says solid-state ...

  • Who makes the call on archiving?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 26 Oct 2011
  • Data archiving makes sense when primary storage gets filled up with data that is no longer active. Data growth on primary storage – the highest performing storage with the most frequent data ...

  • HDS rolls out private cloud services, eyes Big Data

    Brein Matturro - TechTarget 25 Oct 2011
  • By Sonia R. Lelii, Senior News Writer Hitachi Data Systems is putting technology from its BlueArc and Parascale acquisitions to work in its private storage cloud and Big Data plans. HDS today ...

  • Quantum adds SMB NAS and backup, eyes the cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Oct 2011
  • Quantum today took a break from upgrading its DXi data deduplication platform, and rolled out its first Windows-based NAS systems and expanded its RDX removable hard drive family. The SMB products ...

  • EMC changes the channel on Dell sales

    Brein Matturro - TechTarget 24 Oct 2011
  • By Sonia R. Lelii, Senior News Writer EMC president Pat Gelsinger said EMC had already moved on by the time Dell officially ended their storage partnership last week after a 10-year relationship. ...

  • Symantec expands FileStore's dedupe, DR features

    Brein Matturro - TechTarget 19 Oct 2011
  • By Sonia R. Lelii, Senior News Writer Symantec Corp. today upgraded its FileStore N8300 clustered network-attached storage (NAS) appliance, adding deduplication for primary storage, ...

  • Dell pulls the plug on EMC relationship

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Oct 2011
  • Dell today officially ended its 10-year partnership with EMC, saying it would no longer sell EMC products after making a series of storage acquisitions over the past four years. Customers who ...

  • Storage tiering and caching bring different values, costs

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 17 Oct 2011
  • We hear a lot these days about tiering and caching in storage systems. These are not the same thing. Some systems implement tiering across types of media, while others cache data into a solid-state ...

  • FCoE still lacking support

    Brein Matturro - TechTarget 14 Oct 2011
  • By Sonia R. Lelii, Senior News Writer Brocade showcased its 1860 Fabric Adaptor at Storage Networking World (SNW) in Orlando, Fla., this week, which gives customers the option to implement 16 Gbps ...

  • Sepaton sets its sights on Big Data

    Brein Matturro - TechTarget 13 Oct 2011
  • By Sonia R. Lelii, Senior News Writer Sepaton is looking to move beyond its data protection specialty into Big Data. At Storage Networking World in Orlando, Fla., this week, new Sepaton CTO Jeffrey ...

  • Dell adds Ocarina compression to object storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Oct 2011
  • Dell today revealed the first product it will release using data reduction technology from its Ocarina acquisition 15 months ago: The DX6000G Storage Compression Node (SCN) for its DX object ...

  • IBM Global Services picks Nirvanix for cloud storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Oct 2011
  • IBM Global Services unveiled a cloud storage service for archived and infrequently accessed data today, based on technology from Nirvanix. The OEM deal with Nirvanix provides IBM with the storage ...