Storage Soup

February 2009

Data storage strategy

  • Latest Sun/NetApp clash: SPEC SFS

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 24 Feb 2009
  • While one vendor's blogger came to bury SPEC SFS, another came to defend it. The clash of vendors as yet seems unresolved. The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) SFS benchmark ...

  • EMC releases Networker Fast Start virtual appliance

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 23 Feb 2009
  • A post by EMC's Storagezilla over the weekend spread the news that EMC's scaled-down version of its Networker backup product, Fast Start, is being made available as a virtual storage appliance ...

  • iSCSI SAN software: riding the winds of change?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Feb 2009
  • Last week, Hewlett-Packard launched its first iSCSI SAN product based on its acquisition last year of LeftHand Networks. As part of that announcement, HP made it official that LeftHand's days as a ...

  • Fujitsu transfers hard drive, SSD business to Toshiba

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Feb 2009
  • Toshiba Corp. and Fujitsu Limited today made official what has been long rumored -- Toshiba will take over Fujitsu's hard disk and solid-state drive business. Toshiba will first take an 80% stake ...

  • NetApp confirms 6% layoffs

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 09 Feb 2009
  • NetApp Inc. was at the center of some buzz over the weekend among publications that cover corporate financials, after a column in Barron's touched off speculation on Wall St. that NetApp might be ...

  • Storage Headlines for 02-05-2009

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 06 Feb 2009
  • Here are some stories you may have missed this week: [display_podcast] Stories referenced: NetApp discontinues SMB storage line IBM adds dedupe, DB2 integration to TSM LegalTech: Putting together ...

  • EMC expands Iomega NAS platform

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 05 Feb 2009
  • EMC Corp. rolled out a 4 TB home NAS box for the Iomega StorCenter line today, and an EMC official told Storage Soup about other software and hardware updates to come for EMC's SMB, SOHO and ...

  • Apple founder Wozniak joins solid-state drive company

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 05 Feb 2009
  • SSD maker Fusion-io announced today that Apple founder Steve Wozniak has joined it as Chief Scientist. According to a Fusion-io press release, "Wozniak will act as a key technical advisor to the ...

  • CommVault slides with economy

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Feb 2009
  • The economy took a bite out of CommVault last quarter, as the backup software vendor recorded lower sales than expected. CommVault’s $60.1 million in revenue was below its guidance of $63 million ...

  • A Q&A with NetApp founder Dave Hitz

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 03 Feb 2009
  • NetApp founder and current "Chief Philosophy Officer" has been on a media tour this month following the publication of his book about NetApp's rise from startup to billion-dollar company, How to ...

  • EMC officials mum on Israeli corruption story

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 02 Feb 2009
  • EMC was prominently featured in a story from Israeli news story about a recent secret investigation into corruption in the bidding process for Israeli government contracts, but company ...