Storage Soup

April 2009

Data storage strategy

  • FCoE infrastructure coming together

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Apr 2009
  • Cisco provided more details of its Unified Computing System today, including pieces of its FCoE strategy. The UCS building blocks include 6100 Series Fabric Interconnects, which Cisco calls “FCoE ...

  • EMC V-Max: V stands for bigger

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Apr 2009
  • Long before today’s official launch, just about anybody who cares about enterprise storage knew EMC would roll out its new Symmetrix system today during a series of webcasts. Yet EMC never used the ...

  • EMC launches Symmetrix V-Max, may add spin-down

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 14 Apr 2009
  • EMC Corp. had a virtual press conference this morning to announce the new Symmetrix V-Max high-end disk array. DMX-4 will remain on the market, but the new distributed architecture and software ...

  • NetApp to pay $128 million to settle GSA probe

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 14 Apr 2009
  • In an SEC filing Monday, NetApp disclosed it has paid $128 million to the federal government to settle a Department of Justice probe into its contracting activity with the General Services ...

  • SpiderOak offers discount to Carbonite users, says SLAs on the way

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Apr 2009
  • When consumer backup SaaS provider Carbonite sued its storage vendor, Promise, for systems Carbonite alleges lost customer data, ESG founder and analyst Steve Duplessie wrote a blog post urging ...

  • Sights and bites from SNW

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 09 Apr 2009
  • A band entertains at the SNW welcome reception Monday night. SNW Orlando 2009 wraps up today, and the economic downturn was the elephant in practically every room at the show. It was the main topic ...

  • Fusion-io shovels in $47.5M in fresh funding

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Apr 2009
  • How does a startup get $47.5 million in funding in today’s economy? “By being a leader in a pretty hot sector,” says David Flynn, CTO and one of the founders of Fusion-io, which closed its whopping ...

  • Isilon cuts staff, switches sales VPs

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Apr 2009
  • Isilon Systems finally took Wall Street’s advice about slashing staff today, revealing it would reduce its worldwide workforce by approximately 10%. Isilon had 394 employees at the end of 2008. The ...

  • 3PAR brings 4 controllers to midrange, skips SSD for now

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Apr 2009
  • 3PAR’s new F Class midrange systems that launched today look a lot like its T-Class enterprise systems, only smaller. So the F-Class inherits its share of enterprise features as well as the gap in ...

  • Double-Take repackages products after emBoot acquisition

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 06 Apr 2009
  • Double-Take is consolidating its server-based replication, TimeData CDP, GeoGluster software for Microsoft stretched clusters, LiveWire bare-metal restor, and emBoot's netboot iSCSI boot-from-SAN ...

  • 04-02-09 Storage Headlines Podcast

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 03 Apr 2009
  • [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:25) IDC expects greater declines in storage spending (2:02) EMC overhauls data archiving product line (3:41) Rackable snaps up SGI in $25 million fire sale ...

  • SourceOne stokes Symantec-EMC archiving rivalry

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Apr 2009
  • EMCers are talking up their SourceOne archiving platform today, and their rivals at Symantec are doing the same. But while EMC extols the virtues of its EmailXtender replacement, Symantec is giving ...

  • Storage podcast: SRM CEO sees boon in down economy

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 02 Apr 2009
  • As we reported yesterday, Aptare Inc. upgraded and expanded its StorageConsole storage resource management (SRM) suite this week, adding products to manage resources in VMware virtual server and ...

  • Rackable snaps up SGI in $25 million fire sale

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 01 Apr 2009
  • UPDATED Rackable Systems acquired he assets of high-performance computing (HPC) systems vendor Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) for just $25 million today, coinciding with SGI's filing for Chapter 11 ...