Storage Soup

March 2011

Data storage strategy

  • Storage tiering draws interest, with good reason

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 21 Mar 2011
  • Storage tiering has generated a good amount of interest lately, largely because of the performance improvements it can bring to organizations using solid state drives (SSDs) in their storage ...

  • Nirvanix says cloud can ease data concerns in Japan

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Mar 2011
  • Cloud proponents look at the disasters in Japan and say even the most horrific incidents don’t have to cause people to lose data. By cloud proponents, I mean people who sell cloud products and ...

  • Dell set to roll out NAS, dedupe across storage platform

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Mar 2011
  • Now that Dell has closed on its Compellent acquisition, the next steps in its storage product expansion will be to add Exanet scalable NAS and Ocarina primary data deduplication to its two main ...

  • IT Pulse shows importance of storage in IT

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 16 Mar 2011
  •   I’m always looking at how storage is perceived by the IT industry and its customers. It’s obvious to me that storage is critical for successful IT, but that understanding seems to wax and wane ...

  • Better MLCs should help enterprise SSD adoption

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Mar 2011
  • When it became evident that solid state drives (SSDs) were still moving at a trickle into the enterprise about a year ago, industry experts said it would take two things to push their adoption. One ...

  • Non-compliance = big fines, bad rep

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 10 Mar 2011
  • The Department of Health and Human Services has levied a hefty fine of $4.3 million against Maryland health care provider Cignet Health for HIPAA violations. This is a significant event for ...

  • NetApp bags LSI's Engenio storage group for $480 million

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Mar 2011
  • NetApp CEO Tom Georgens acquired his old company today, when he said NetApp will buy LSI Corp.’s Engenio storage business for $480 million.   No storage acquisition should be considered a surprise ...

  • Fusion-io flashes IPO filing

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Mar 2011
  • NAND flash start-up Fusion-io is looking to go public, thanks to early success that it owes in a large part to Facebook. Fusion-io filed a registration form for an initial public offering (IPO) ...

  • Western Digital to buy Hitachi GST for $4.3 billion

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Mar 2011
  • Western Digital today said it intends to buy Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) for $4.3 billion, reducing the number of drive vendors to four and making Western Digital a larger force in ...

  • Big data storage systems rallied in 2010

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Mar 2011
  • High end storage systems are back in style, at least according to the latest storage revenue numbers from IDC. IDC’s worldwide quarterly disk storage tracker research shows that storage systems ...

  • What's next for unified storage?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 01 Mar 2011
  • Unified storage has gone from a specialty item to something offered from nearly every storage vendor in recent years. In the beginning, vendors such as NetApp took added block capability to their ...