Storage Soup

January 2008

Data storage strategy

  • Slowdown could push VMware into storage market

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 30 Jan 2008
  • It seems crazy, and in many ways it is. The company that essentially created the hottest market in IT has said it will grow 50% over the next year, and the company that owns it has projected $15 ...

  • Who’s going to pay for digital preservation?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 30 Jan 2008
  • I can hardly call myself a storage geek--I don't know a MAC address from a Macintosh and couldn't operate a CLI with a gun to my head. So it's rare I take a personal interest, the way Tory does, in ...

  • EMC slaps its logo on the Boston Red Sox

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Jan 2008
  • As a storage reporter who's also a fanatical Red Sox fan, I'm in good position to comment on EMC's latest marketing move: the agreement with the Boston Red Sox to place a small patch with the EMC ...

  • Symantec shines spotlight on Backup Exec 12

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Jan 2008
  • Symantec updated its NetBackup enterprise backup product last year with version 6.5, and now is preparing to upgrade its Windows-based Backup Exec software. CEO John Thompson said Backup Exec 12 is ...

  • If EMC releases solid-state drives in a forest…

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 16 Jan 2008
  • As soon as EMC's announcement that it had added support for solid-state drives (SSDs) to Symmetrix crossed the wire, guess who called? If you've been watching the storage space, you know it had to ...

  • Reyes draws 21 months

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Jan 2008
  •  Former Brocade CEO Greg Reyes received a 21-month sentence and $15 million fine for his role in backdating options given employees of the SAN switch vendor. Reyes won't do jail time yet. U. S. ...

  • Storage and VMware walk virtual tightropes

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 16 Jan 2008
  • It all started with a pretty run-of-the-mill partnership agreement. FalconStor announced its storage virtualization, snapshot and replication software will support Virtual Iron's virtual servers ...

  • The eBay effect on storage

    Tory Skyers - The Sasha Company 11 Jan 2008
  • Have you ever heard of the "butterfly effect"? In essence, it is a way to conceptualize the possibility that the flapping of butterfly wings in the Amazon Jungle can be the catalyst for a hurricane ...

  • What’s up with CDP for 2008

    Maggie Sullivan - SEO/Content Specialist 10 Jan 2008
  • Some analysts touted CDP as being the dark horse technology for corporate adoption in 2007. As we all know, that didn't occur and the multitude of CDP technologies ended up confusing analysts, ...

  • EMC overshoots SMBs again

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Jan 2008
  • If EMC set out to improve its Clariion AX150, then it succeeded with the AX4 it launched today. But if it wants to offer a system optimized for SMBs, then it still has some work to do. The AX4 ...

  • Storage analyst goes to the Dell Side

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 04 Jan 2008
  • The industry's been abuzz this week with rumors that ESG analyst Tony Asaro is headed to Dell, and today Asaro confirmed that's the plan. He's going to join Dell as a director of product marketing; ...

  • A cluster of clusters to begin the year

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 04 Jan 2008
  • Storage vendors are always looking for the next big thing, and they bang the drums loudly when they think they've found it -- often long before customers are ready to buy. Now they are making a lot ...