Storage Soup

October 2012

Data storage strategy

  • Scale Computing wary of EMC's 'VMware trap'

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Oct 2012
  • Scale Computing will use the $12 million funding round it recently closed to market its HC3 “hyper-converged” platform that combines storage, virtualization and networking. That marketing job ...

  • Nasuni pulls in $20 milliion in a Series C funding

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 30 Oct 2012
  • Storage cloud provider Nasuni Corp. today announced it has secured $20 million in a Series C round from a new  anonymous invester. In total, the company has raised $43 million since its founding in ...

  • Per-TB licensing changes behavior, impacts efficiency

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 29 Oct 2012
  • Once again I’ve run into an information technology director faced with acquiring software for storage that was licensed on a per-terabyte basis. Like others I’ve talked to in that situation, he ...

  • Apple, Facebook still love Fusion-io

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 Oct 2012
  • Fusion-io CEO David Flynn said the server flash vendor is selling into more enterprises who want to speed database performance. But the bulk of its business continues to come from standbys Apple ...

  • Quantum spins up disk sales as tape withers

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 Oct 2012
  • Quantum might have turned the corner with its disk backup and storage software products last quarter, just as its tape sales took a big dip. Quantum reported $42.4 million in revenue from disk and ...

  • Seagate updates Savvio, Constellation hard drives

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 23 Oct 2012
  • Seagate Technology has refreshed three of its enterprise hard disk drives, the Savvio 10K.6 for enterprise-level performance, the Constellation ES.3 for bulk data storage and Constellation CS for ...

  • HP no longer plays duet with Violin

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Oct 2012
  • While preparing to go public, solid-state array vendor Violin Memory’s relationship with Hewlett-Packard (HP) is cooling. Violin was the subject of two Bloomberg stories last week. Last Wednesday, ...

  • SNW notebook: Fujitsu, Avere strike up a match

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Oct 2012
  • SANTA CLARA, Calif. – News and notes from this week’s Fall Storage Networking World (SNW): Avere and Fujitsu America have forged a “meet in the channel” partnership matching Avere’s NAS ...

  • When organizational issues inhibit IT progress

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 18 Oct 2012
  • Information technology (IT) must continue to adapt and change as new demands arise and new technology is introduced. The new demands include more capacity for storing information as well as changes ...

  • Microsoft strengthens cloud play with StorSimple acquisition

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 16 Oct 2012
  • Microsoft Corp. today announced it is acquiring StorSimple, a cloud integrated storage (CIS) provider that uses its appliances to consolidate primary storage, archiving, backup and disaster ...

  • Gridstore adds $12.5M to funding grid

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Oct 2012
  • Startup Gridstore today closed a $12.5 funding round to build out its sales channel and accelerate development of its scale-out NAS system. Gridstore uses virtual controllers that install on client ...

  • Amplidata adds denser, faster object storage nodes

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Oct 2012
  • Fresh off of a CEO change and funding round, object storage vendor Amplidata today added a larger capacity storage node and an operating system upgrade that supports 16 TB object sizes. The ...

  • Astute takes early lead in VDI benchmark scores

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Oct 2012
  • Astute Networks this month became the second vendor to publish VDI-IOmark benchmarking numbers, and the vendor promptly proclaimed itself the lowest-cost-per-virtual-desktop-storage option in the ...

  • NetApp, Cisco steer reference architectures into ‘express’ lane

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 Oct 2012
  • NetApp and Cisco are expanding their FlexPod reference architecture concept to SMBs with the introduction of ExpressPod. The best way to think of ExpressPod is as FlexPod’s little brother. FlexPod, ...

  • HP debuts news Ibrix scale-out NAS system

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 08 Oct 2012
  • Hewlett-Packard Co. recently announced a new enterprise scale-out network attached storage (NAS) system – the HP Ibrix X9730 – that scales  to 1.68 PB of capacity in a single system and 16 PB in a ...