Storage Soup

November 2010

Data storage strategy

  • EMC had no serious rivals for Isilon

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Nov 2010
  • Unlike Data Domain and 3PAR, clustered NAS vendor Isilon received a $2 billion-plus acquisition offer without benefit of a bidding way. EMC made the only offers for Isilon leading to the $2.25 ...

  • IBM shares peek at shared-nothing cluster technology

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Nov 2010
  • IBM won the Supercomputing 2010 HPC Storage Challenge this week with a technology designed for signifcantly improvement performance of running analytics and queries for large data sets as well as ...

  • Dell loses ground in storage, despite EqualLogic success

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Nov 2010
  • Last quarter was a rocky one for Dell’s storage business. Dell lost its protracted bidding war against Hewlett-Packard for 3PAR – upsetting its storage partner EMC – and its revenue growth for the ...

  • BridgeStor looks to optimize SMB storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Nov 2010
  • Startup BridgeStor came out of stealth today with a series of application-aware appliances that perform data deduplication, compression, encryption and thin provisioning for primary and secondary ...

  • Violin adds NFS cache with Gear6 software

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Nov 2010
  • Violin Memory today rolled out caching software based on its acquisition of Gear6 assets, adding a NAS acceleration product to go with its Flash-based SAN memory arrays. Violin’s vCache uses ...

  • EMC grabs Isilon for $2.25 billion

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Nov 2010
  • Following a month of speculation, EMC today said it has agreed to acquire Isilon for $2.25 billion and pegged the scale-out NAS vendor’s portfolio as a key addition to its cloud storage strategy. ...

  • Nirvanix CEO: We’re the cloudiest of them all

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 11 Nov 2010
  • Nirvanix picked up $10 million in funding this week and hired a new CEO, who said his new company’s biggest selling point is its sole focus is on cloud storage. Nirvanix CEO Scott Genereuxsaid ...