Storage Soup

April 2011

Data storage strategy

  • Flash SSD systems redefine storage tiers

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 25 Apr 2011
  • The popularity of storage systems that support tiering within the box, driven primarily by NAND Flash solid state drives (SSDs), has created confusion about the meaning of storage tiering. While ...

  • Is it raining on the cloud storage parade?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Apr 2011
  • Last week was a dark one for cloud storage vendors. The week began with confirmation that Iron Mountain had closed its file and archiving cloud services and ended with news that startup Cirtas laid ...

  • Seagate pushes deeper into SSDs with Samsung acquisition

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Apr 2011
  • Seagate’s $1.375 billion acquisition of Samsung’s hard drive business today also strengthens Seagate’s solid state drive (SSD) hand by extending the NAND flash partnership between the two vendors. ...

  • Processors for storage systems follow server/PC roadmap

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 18 Apr 2011
  • Recent storage system launches – such as EMC’s Isilon roll-out last week – included new generations of Intel processors that provide greater processing power and increased performance. This has ...

  • SNW – The New, the Popular, and the Next

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 13 Apr 2011
  •   Storage Networking World always provides a chance to see what vendors want to inform the world about from their product perspective. It also includes presentations focused on education and ...

  • Cloud evaporates over Iron Mountain

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 11 Apr 2011
  • Iron Mountain today confirmed it will end its Virtual File Store (VFS) and Archive Service Platform (ASP) cloud storage services because of “modest levels of adoption.” Iron Mountain released a ...

  • Dell puts storage to use in bundled stacks

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Apr 2011
  • Dell’s entry into the integrated stack game this week provides another reason why it switched its storage strategy to developing its own rather than reselling EMC’s products. While Dell will ...

  • Storage buying requires an application perspective

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 06 Apr 2011
  • Much information provided about storage systems reflects details about the specifications of the storage systems – known as speeds and feeds. This has been the norm, and if that information was not ...

  • Belluzzo takes Quantum leap from CEO job; COO Gacek steps up

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Apr 2011
  • Backup vendor Quantum switched CEOs today. Rick Belluzzo stepped down after nine years and Jon Gacek stepped up from his role as COO and president to replace him. Belluzzo remains chairman of ...