Storage Soup

January 2009

Data storage strategy

  • Storage Headlines for 01-29-09

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 30 Jan 2009
  • Here are some stories you may have missed this week: [display_podcast] Stories referenced: EMC braces for IT spending declines Editor's note: The Symmetrix numbers in this story have been corrected ...

  • Analyst: e-Discovery to get worse in 2009

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 29 Jan 2009
  • IT pros may find themselves in a Catch-22 this year when it comes to e-Discovery and data management for compliance, according to a new report released this week by Forrester Research Analyst Brian ...

  • The Internet cries foul over Carbonite Amazon reviews

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Jan 2009
  • A story from a New York Times blog by David Pogue has ignited the tinderbox that is the Internet, and the flames are being directed at online backup service Carbonite. The conflagration is over ...

  • Overland puts Snap veteran Kelly in charge

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 28 Jan 2009
  • It took him awhile, but Eric Kelly is running the Snap Appliance business again. Kelly today became CEO of Overland Storage, which acquired the Snap business from Adaptec last June. He replaces ...

  • WD launches 2 TB desktop drive

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Jan 2009
  • Like their 1 TB brethren before them, 2 TB drives are showing up first at the desktop -- beginning with the shipment this week of a 2 TB version of Western Digital's Caviar Green 3.5-inch SATA ...

  • Welcome to Storage Soup's new home on IT Knowledge Exchange

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Jan 2009
  • I'd like to take a moment to introduce you to some of our new blog features and also some of the features on IT Knowledge Exchange. Instead of a long list of categories, we now have a Tag Cloud. ...

  • Storage vendors put together ESX iSCSI cookbook

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 26 Jan 2009
  • Just came across a pretty interesting resource on EMC'er Chad Sakac's Virtual Geek blog (first brought to my attention by Stephen Foskett). It's a guide to ESX and iSCSI co-developed by, among ...

  • Storage Headlines Podcast for 01-23-09

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 23 Jan 2009
  • Stories referenced: Seagate's new CEO faces declining sales, faulty drives Nexsan offers SAS, SATA, spin-down in one box Dot Hill rolls out 2.5-inch SAS, SSD systems Symantec to integrate ...

  • EMC eyes primary dedupe for NAS

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Jan 2009
  • EMC is preparing an upgrade to its Celerra NAS platform, including built-in deduplication for file systems. Internally, at least, EMC refers to this as primary deduplication although it is ...

  • Seagate 1 TB Barracuda users report failures

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Jan 2009
  • More than 20 users have posted to a thread on Seagate's official Community Forums reporting that their 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda desktop drives have failed. The drives failed soon after ...

  • SSDs: Your mileage almost certainly will vary

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Jan 2009
  • Maybe this is what happens with any brand-new technology, but so far there's been such wide variability in the solid-state drives that have been announced for the enterprise since EMC added STEC ...

  • Storage Headlines for 01-14-2009

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Jan 2009
  • We're starting up a new weekly podcast, hosted by yours truly, to review the top stories of the last week you may have missed. Here's our first installment. [display_podcast] Stories referenced: ...

  • Pillar claims SPC-1 supremacy

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Jan 2009
  • Pillar Data Systems has published its first system test benchmarks for the Axiom 600 disk array via the Storage Performance Council (SPC). It tested a system with 42 total TB, including 10 TB used ...

  • Startup claims 50,000 random read IOPS on 1 TB SSD

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 Jan 2009
  • A company called pureSilicon came out of stealth last week at CES with new solid state drives in 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB capacities. The drives, expected to ship this summer, also include a ...

  • IBM changes storage chiefs, but says it’s routine

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 Jan 2009
  • IBM officials confirmed rumblings from last week that IBM veteran Curtis Tearte has replaced Andy Monshaw as its storage boss. Tearte takes over as GM of the Storage Systems and Technology Group, ...