Storage Soup

November 2011

Data storage strategy

  • NetApp's backup plan examined again

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 28 Nov 2011
  • NetApp’s failed attempt to buy Data Domain in 2009 brought a lot of speculation that the storage systems vendor would shift its attention to another backup vendor. NetApp executives played down the ...

  • Efficient storage systems and data management add value

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 23 Nov 2011
  • Although IT professionals and vendors often think of storage efficiency in different ways, there are usually two main methods of handling it. One is through efficient storage systems that maximize ...

  • Brocade: 16-gig Fibre Channel switches moving fast

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Nov 2011
  • Brocade executives say the 16 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) switches they rolled out earlier this year have been an immediate hit in the market, with customers upgrading at a faster pace than they did ...

  • Thailand floods have NetApp treading water

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Nov 2011
  • NetApp executives admit they are concerned about how the hard drive shortage caused by floods in Thailand will affect their sales over the next few months. Those concerns prompted the vendor to ...

  • Crossroads launches LTFS StrongBox

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 16 Nov 2011
  • Crossroads Systems this week said in December it will start shipping its NAS-based StrongBox data vault that supports Linear Tape File System (LTFS) to provide disk-like access capabilities across ...

  • Dell storage revenue tumbles after changes

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Nov 2011
  • Dell CEO Michael Dell likes to refer to his company as a hot storage startup because it is overhauling its storage technology through acquisitions and internally developed products. And like most ...

  • Making storage simple isn't easy

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 16 Nov 2011
  • IT managers want storage systems that are simple to administer. They measure ease of installation in time and the number of steps it takes. Ongoing administration is viewed as a negative – “Just ...

  • TwinStrata delivers cloud SANs

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 15 Nov 2011
  • TwinStrata is extending the capabilities of its CloudArray gateway device, adding support for on-premise SAN, NAS , direct attached storage devices and private clouds. TwinStrata launched ...

  • Fusion-io braces for competition with bigger, faster PCIe flash device

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Nov 2011
  • Fusion-io has been one of the early successes in solid-state storage, turning its early lead in PCIe flash cards into an IPO this year after winning large deals with customers Facebook and Apple. ...

  • Symantec speeds up failover for Windows apps

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 14 Nov 2011
  • Symantec Corp. today launched Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0 for Windows, designed for faster failover of Windows server applications and recovery of Windows Server Hyper-V ...

  • DataDirect Networks re-architects HPC storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 11 Nov 2011
  • DataDirect Networks has added performance to its top-end high-performance computing (HPC) platform. DDN this week launched its SFA12K series, which will replace the SFA10K product that the vendor ...

  • Virident ready to make flash move with MLC card, funding

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 Nov 2011
  • PCIe flash startup Virident Systems released its first multi-level cell (MLC) solid state card today and hauled in $21 million in funding. Virident, whose main competitor is Fusion-io, picked up an ...

  • Nexsan adds petabyte NAS

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 08 Nov 2011
  • Nexsan today launched its E5510 Network Attached Storage (NAS) system that can scale to just over a petabyte. That makes it the highest capacity member of the vendor's E5000 Flexible Storage ...

  • Atkinson steps down as X-IO CEO

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Nov 2011
  • Less than three months after changing its name, X-IO is changing its leader. Alan Atkinson is leaving as CEO after two years on the job to become chairman, and Oak Investment Partners general ...

  • CommVault considers backup on the edge the next frontier

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Nov 2011
  • Among the sales last quarter that helped CommVault surpass its revenue expectations was a large organization that became the first production customer for CommVault’s mobile backup technology. ...