Storage Soup

March 2009

Data storage strategy

  • Kodak: Buy dead trees, or get off our SaaS

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 31 Mar 2009
  • As someone who once upon a time signed up to become a Kodak EasyShare Gallery Member (probably in order to view someone's photos), I got an interesting message yesterday from Kodak regarding their ...

  • WD dives in to SSDs

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 30 Mar 2009
  • Drive maker Western Digital is looking to hop on to the solid-state drive bandwagon by paying $65 million for a company that has the technology. WD today completed a cash acquisition of ...

  • Fujitsu reorganizes in North America

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 30 Mar 2009
  • Three Fujitsu entities are consolidating into a new company called Fujitsu America, the better to align sales according to customer segment rather than specific products. Fujitsu Consulting, ...

  • 03-26-2009 Storage Headlines

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Mar 2009
  • [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:25) Dell officially launches PS6000 iSCSI SANs (2:33) Quantum DXi users report slow restores after power loss (3:29) Seagate introduces BlackArmor NAS boxes ...

  • Analysts see EMC/Dell relationship fading

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 25 Mar 2009
  • Despite both companies' protestations to the contrary last year, analysts on Wall Street and in the storage industry still see the coziness between the two companies trending down in the wake of ...

  • Carbonite sues Promise Technology for unreliable storage

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 24 Mar 2009
  • Online backup service provider Carbonite is suing Promise Technology, claiming that the storage vendor's arrays did not perform to specifications and prevented Carbonite users from restoring their ...

  • Compellent picks STEC solid state drives

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 23 Mar 2009
  • Compellent today filled in details about its solid state drive strategy, revealing it will offer 146 GB ZeusIOPS SSDs from STEC for its Storage Center systems. Compellent will preview the SSD ...

  • 03-19-2009 Storage Headlines

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 20 Mar 2009
  • Hmmm...what could our top story be this week? [display_podcast] In case you missed 'em: (0:25) IBM reportedly wants Sun for $6.5B (1:45) Dell/EqualLogic prepares SSD IP SAN (2:57) Cisco pushes into ...

  • Would SunBM leave NetApp users in the lurch?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 Mar 2009
  • IBM and Sun--East Coast meets West Coast? It's the talk of the IT industry this week, whether you're in servers, software, or storage--the Wall Street Journal report that IBM is in talks to acquire ...

  • StoneFly makes SSD iSCSI SANs a trend

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 17 Mar 2009
  • It turns out Dell/EqualLogic isn’t the only vendor with an all-iSCSI SAN system that supports solid state drives (SSDs). StoneyFly actually beat Dell to its official announcement of the PS6000 ...

  • Cisco pushes into servers; storage’s role undefined

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 16 Mar 2009
  • Cisco execs led by CEO John Chambers spent 90 minutes today on a webcast telling groups spread around the world what most of the IT world already knew – it is getting into the server business. But ...

  • Dell/EqualLogic prepares SSD IP SAN

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 16 Mar 2009
  • Dell is about to add solid state drive (SSD) support to its EqualLogic iSCSI SANs in a new PS6000 model. As first reported on ChannelWeb last Friday, the PS6000 will also have four Ethernet ports, ...

  • STEC set to ride enterprise SSD wave

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 13 Mar 2009
  • While most storage vendors have tempered expectations for early 2009, STEC is predicting a healthy expansion of its solid state drive (SSD) business for enterprise storage arrays. STEC Thursday ...

  • Storage Headlines for 03-12-2009

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Mar 2009
  • You know the drill--some stories you may have missed this week: [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:27) Pillar adds solid-state disks to Axiom arrays (1:17) HP puts solid state in EVA storage ...

  • Sanrad to add QoS to storage virtualization products

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 Mar 2009
  • Sanrad, maker of the iSCSI storage virtualization gateway V-Switch and virtual server HA storage subsystem V-Stor, is adding a new quality of service feature to both its products. Sanrad VP of ...