Storage Soup

May 2010

Data storage strategy

  • Reports indicate we'll see no more Seanodes; is Parascale next?

    Beth Pariseau - Community Member 28 May 2010
  • According to a press release circulated this morning by Storage Newsletter, storage software startup Seanodes has sold off its assets to a French VMware distributor called Deletec after filing for ...

  • An open source clustered NAS deep dive

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 May 2010
  • Yesterday I met with execs from a company called Gluster, which is developing an open-source, software-only, scale out NAS system for unstructured data. As we discussed their market, products and ...

  • HDS: storage sales up, USP down

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 May 2010
  • Hitachi Data Systems’ latest earnings results show a modest year-over-year increase as the recession fades. They also show an interesting shift in HDS sales towards services and software. Remember ...

  • EMC pays up to settle Justice Dept. lawsuit

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 May 2010
  • The Justice Dept. today said EMC paid $87.5 million to settle a lawsuit that charged the vendor with false pricing claims and taking part in a kickback scheme with consulting firms who do business ...

  • HP to resell DataDirect Networks for HPC

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 21 May 2010
  • Hewlett-Packard Co. added another scale-out NAS system to its portfolio yesterday when it announced DataDirect Networks (DDN)'s S2A9900 disk array will be bundled with the Lustre File System resold ...

  • S3 adds Tier 2 for 10 cents per GB

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 20 May 2010
  • Amazon Web Services today added a new offering for its Simple Storage Service (S3) called Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS). RRS offers users the ability to choose fewer "hops" of object replication ...

  • Double-Take to be acquired by Vision Solutions

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 May 2010
  • Double-Take Software's executives and directors have agreed to be acquired by Vision Solutions in a deal valued at $242 million, pending approval of the company's shareholders. Vision Solutions is ...

  • Quantum's survived, now seesk to thrive

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 May 2010
  • When EMC’s Data Domain took the first step towards global deduplication with its Global Deduplication Array (GDA) last month, it left Quantum as the only major disk data deduplication backup target ...

  • EMC World Reporter’s Notebook and Photos

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 May 2010
  • This attendee (actually one of the Universal Studios performers who would play the Blues Brothers on the show floor) is wearing one of the blue-horned Brumhilde helmets that were given out at the ...

  • VCE flips the switch on Cisco Fibre Channel sales

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 May 2010
  • The VCE alliance between EMC, Cisco and VMware seems to have made Cisco’s MDS Fibre Channel switches more popular in data centers. During Cisco’s earnings call Wednesday night, CEO John Chambers ...

  • CommVault plans deduplication across all tiers

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 May 2010
  • CommVault CEO Bob Hammer says his customers can’t get enough of data deduplication, and the vendor will give them a lot more of it when its next version of Simpana launches later this year. During ...

  • EMC World Day 2: Backup and Unisphere

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 May 2010
  • Big day on tap at EMC World -- we were just given press releases for several announcements going out today: Data Domain software called DD Boost, integrated today with NetBackup and Backup Exec and ...

  • EMC's Tucci: "we're taking a virtualized approach"

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 10 May 2010
  • Joe Tucci vs. the paparazzi in the press briefing room Monday morning at EMC World.  EMC CEO Joe Tucci officially kicked off EMC World 2010 with a keynote speech this morning that included an ...

  • EMC releases VPlex "active-active" storage

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 10 May 2010
  • This morning's big announcement at EMC World is called VPlex, which EMC says will allow for federation of data over geographic distance. VPlex was first publicly discussed at last year's VMWorld ...

  • 05-06-2010 Storage Headlines

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 07 May 2010
  • [display_podcast] (0:24) Data Robotics CEO: Drobo makes RAID data storage easier (1:49) SMB data storage hardware competition heats up with Iomega ix12-300r (3:31) CA adds disk backup application ...