Storage Soup

December 2011

  • Seagate-Samsung close hard drive deal eight months later

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Dec 2011
  • One of two pending multibillion dollar hard drive vendor acquisitions closed today when Seagate Technology wrapped up its $1.4 billion transaction with Samsung Electronics. Seagate is acquiring ...

  • EMC, customers stung by hard drive shortages from Thailand floods

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Dec 2011
  • EMC has notified partners and customers that it will raise the list prices of its hard drives by up to 15% beginning Jan. 1 due to shortages caused by Thailand floods. The increases are expected to ...

  • HDS sharpens file capabilities for the cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Dec 2011
  • Hitachi Data Systems added a few more lanes to its cloud storage on-ramp today. HDS brought out the Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI) caching appliance a year ago, calling it an “on-ramp to the cloud” ...

  • Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure top performers in Nasuni stress tests

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 14 Dec 2011
  • Nasuni is in the business of connecting its customers’ cloud NAS appliances to cloud service providers in a seamless and reliable fashion. So the vendor set out to find which of those service ...

  • Apple eyes flash startup Anobit

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Dec 2011
  • Anobit might be the next solid-state storage vendor to get scooped up. Israeli publication Calcalist reports that Apple is in “advanced negotiations” to acquire Anobit for around $400 million to ...

  • Why we keep data

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 09 Dec 2011
  • I’ve attended two conferences recently where a speaker talked about storage efficiency and the growing capacity demand problem. The speaker said that a part of the problem is we don’t throw data ...

  • Symantec enlists partners for Backup Exec beta testing

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 08 Dec 2011
  • Symantec Corp. is ready to roll out the Backup Exec 2012 beta, which includes better capabilities for protecting virtual machines, a new user interface and more granular recovery. Backup Exec 2012, ...

  • EMC adds cloud, big data certifications

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 07 Dec 2011
  • EMC Corp. is building up its training and certifications program by adding new levels of curricula for IT professionals who want to deepen their skills in the cloud, virtualization and data ...

  • Aptare expands storage management software

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Dec 2011
  • Storage software vendor Aptare is branching out to managing file storage. The vendor today launched Aptare StorageConsole File Analytics, which helps discover and analyze unstructured data. Or, as ...

  • Archiving software gains ground, according to IDC

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Dec 2011
  • Archiving and storage and device management pushed storage software revenue up 9.7% last quarter over the third quarter of 2010, according to IDC. IDC said archiving software revenue grew 12.2% and ...

  • Physical, virtual backup still mostly a two-headed beast

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Dec 2011
  • We received a couple of reminders this week about how important backing up virtual machines is in an organization’s data protection strategy. First, virtual server backup specialist Veeam released ...

  • Business critical applications drive storage requirements

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 01 Dec 2011
  • Discussions for buying storage typically begin with determining the company's requirements,  and usually focus on meeting the needs of business critical applications -- also known as tier 1 ...