Storage Soup

December 2008

Data storage strategy

  • NetApp brushes up change management tool

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 22 Dec 2008
  • On the heels of the addition of a change management tool to Symantec's CommandCentral SRM software, NetApp last week released version 5.0 of SANScreen, the change management application it acquired ...

  • W. Curtis Preston let go by GlassHouse

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 Dec 2008
  • I have just spoken with backup guru Curtis Preston, who confirmed that GlassHouse let him go at 9:30 this morning.  He said there was talk of a drive toward profitability and cutting costs. But I'm ...

  • Avid’s approach to video storage

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 Dec 2008
  • Bill Moren, senior product manager, storage for Avid Technology Inc., with a whiteboard schematic of Unity ISIS 2.0. I don't hear from Avid much, mainly because the vendor is mostly focused on ...

  • Shoah Foundation tames 8 PB with tape and automation

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 Dec 2008
  • Add this as a point in the 'tape' column if you're scoring the ancient debate at home. The Shoah Foundation, founded by Stephen Spielberg to preserve Holocaust survivors' narratives after ...

  • NetApp discontinues replication app

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Dec 2008
  • NetApp today quietly pulled the plug on its SnapMirror for Open Systems (SMOS) heterogeneous data replication software, acquired from startup Topio for $160 million in 2006. In a press release ...

  • EMC and Dell extend partnership, add NAS

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Dec 2008
  • With sales of EMC storage systems sold through Dell on the decline, EMC CEO Joe Tucci declared last October "there's a lot more we could and should be doing together" to strengthen the EMC-Dell ...

  • Lessons learned from personal disaster recovery

    Tory Skyers - The Sasha Company 01 Dec 2008
  • I've recently been at the fuzzy end of the data recovery/data availability lollipop. I lost a motherboard due to some crazy unknown issue/interaction with my front-mounted headphone jack, the ...