Storage Soup

January 2012

Data storage strategy

  • Storage efficiency and data center optimization

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 30 Jan 2012
  • Optimizing the data center is a major initiative for most IT operations. Optimization includes using resources more effectively, adding more efficient systems with greater capabilities and ...

  • Quantum closing in on cloud backup

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Jan 2012
  • Quantum over the coming months will offer cloud backup through a combination of its DXi deduplication appliances, vmPro virtual backup and … well, that’s all we know so far. Quantum CEO Jon Gacek ...

  • LSI accelerates Project Lighting into Warp speed

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Jan 2012
  • EMC is set to officially launch its VFCache (code-name Project Lighting) product Feb. 6, but LSI filled in one  detail about the server-side flash caching product Wednesday. LSI CEO Abhi Talwalkar ...

  • EMC's Tucci: I'm sticking around

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Jan 2012
  • EMC CEO Joe Tucci has changed his mind about retiring at the end of the year. During EMC’s earnings conference call today, Tucci said he has agreed with a request from EMC’s board to stay on as ...

  • SMBs need disaster recovery plans, too

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 23 Jan 2012
  • I was asked to do a disaster recovery review for a small non-profit corporation recently. While larger organizations regularly bring in somebody to review their preparedness for disasters, small ...

  • Nexenta gets $21 million in funding, seeks world domination with open storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Jan 2012
  • Nexenta scored a $21 million funding round this week, and the open-source ZFS-based software vendor will use the money to expand globally and market its new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) ...

  • All-flash storage array startup WhipTail secures funding

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Jan 2012
  • WhipTail, the all-flash storage array vendor tucked away in Whippany, N.J., closed a Series B funding round and revealed a high-profile customer this week. Although WhipTail failed to disclose the ...

  • Symantec gobbles up LiveOffice for $115 million

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 18 Jan 2012
  • Symantec Corp. plans to use its newly acquired LiveOffice, a cloud-based archiving service, to provide end users with better search and data analysis capabilities for legal documents stored in the ...

  • Tuning storage and cars

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 18 Jan 2012
  • There are similarities to the advances in storage systems and the advances we’ve seen in automobiles. When you’ve spent most of your life working on both, the similarities become noticeable. ...

  • EMC gives Project Lightning a name

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Jan 2012
  • EMC failed to push its Project Lightning server-based PCIe solid-state flash product out the door by the end of 2011 as the vendor pledged, but industry sources say it will officially launch soon ...

  • Dell upgrades Compellent's capabilities

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 11 Jan 2012
  • Along with launching a new backup deduplication appliance, Dell made other storage additions and enhancements today in London at its first Europe Dell Storage Forum. The biggest rollout, besides ...

  • OCZ grabs Sanrad for PCIe caching software

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 Jan 2012
  • Not surprisingly, the first storage acquisition of 2012 involved solid-state flash. That technology figured prominently in 2011 acquisitions, and the trend is certain to accelerate this year with ...

  • Life after RAID

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 05 Jan 2012
  • Recent developments point to a change in how we protect the loss of a data element on a failed disk. RAID is the venerable method used to guard against damage from a lost disk, but RAID has ...