Storage Soup

November 2008

Data storage strategy

  • Storage vendors debate Flash as cache

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 20 Nov 2008
  • By now it's clear that all major storage vendors will support flash in their systems. But the debate rages over whether flash should be as cache or as persistent storage. Earlier this month NetApp ...

  • Storage Soup is moving

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Nov 2008
  • Within the next few weeks, Storage Soup is moving to IT Knowledge Exchange, a TechTarget site where IT pros can ask or answer technical questions or follow dozens of IT blogs hosted there. We're ...

  • Asigra offers free I/O benchmarking tool for disk-based backup

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Nov 2008
  • Backup software vendor Asigra is looking to "hold storage vendors' feet to the fire" with a new free tool it will be offering to customers to validate IOPS on disk-based backup hardware. According ...

  • EMC forms new subsidiary to house Mozy, Pi

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Nov 2008
  • Can you hear the Decho? That's what EMC's calling its newly launched subsidiary, Decho (short for Digital Echo) Corp. Decho will be a combination of two formerly separate EMC businesses: Mozy Inc. ...

  • CA goes SaaS route with DR

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Nov 2008
  • CA jumped into the software as a service (SaaS) game by launching three offerings at CA World. The SaaS offerings include a disaster recovery/business continuity service called CA Instant Recovery ...

  • Startup looks to become ‘lingua franca’ of the cloud

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 Nov 2008
  • Most of the time when concepts come along like the cloud, they're discussed first from a 30,000 foot, theoretical point of view. As they take shape, though, pragmatic nuances come into play. After ...

  • Overland’s backed up against the wall

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Nov 2008
  •  Overland Storage is running out of time in its attempt to transform itself from a tape vendor to a disk system vendor.  Overland has been losing money for years, and last quarter's loss of $6.9 ...

  • ESX and SATA: So happy together?

    Tory Skyers - The Sasha Company 03 Nov 2008
  • I'm a big fan of SAS. I've professed my undying love and devotion to it (at least until solid-state disk becomes just a little more affordable). So why on earth would I be writing about putting ...