Storage Soup

February 2012

Data storage strategy

  • Amplidata gets funding from Intel, others for object storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Feb 2012
  • Object-storage startup Amplidata picked up $8 million in funding and a new strategic investor today. New investor Intel Capital joins previous Amplidata investors Swisscom Ventures, Big Bang ...

  • Data protection in transition

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 28 Feb 2012
  • The increase in data capacity demand makes it difficult for Information Technology to continue with existing data protection practices. Many organizations have realized their protection methods are ...

  • Backup vendors take cloud cover

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Feb 2012
  • Backup vendors are paying especially close attention to the cloud these days. Asigra, Imation and CA launched backup products and services this week with various degrees of cloud connectivity. ...

  • Dell expands its backup plan with AppAssure

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Feb 2012
  • Dell made its fifth storage acquisition in a little over four years today when it acquired AppAssure and its backup and replication software for virtual and physical machines. Dell did not disclose ...

  • Organization structures need optimization

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 21 Feb 2012
  • One of the most important parts of optimizing the data center involves improving storage efficiency. And that requires more than implementing the latest technologies. While working with IT ...

  • HDS enhances non-disruptive data migration to VSP

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 17 Feb 2012
  • Hitachi Data Systems Corp. has added a non-disruptive data migration capability to its flagship Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) that minimizes downtime for hosts and applications when moving data ...

  • NetApp developing server-side flash software

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Feb 2012
  • NetApp CEO Tom Georgens says he expects server-side flash to become a key part of his vendor’s flash strategy. However, NetApp will take a different approach than its rival EMC. Asked about EMC’s ...

  • SanDisk acquires FlashSoft to accelerate flash performance

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Feb 2012
  • One by one, solid-state flash vendors are adding caching software to enhance their products. SanDisk picked up startup FlashSoft today in a move designed to make applications run faster with ...

  • Today’s data growth requires new management approaches

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 15 Feb 2012
  • Information Technology storage professionals are looking at a grim situation. The amount of capacity they need to store their organizations’ data is beyond the scope of what they can deal with ...

  • IBM wants EMC's storage customers

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 14 Feb 2012
  • IBM Corp. is gunning for EMC with its XIV storage system, and "Big Blue" claims it is making a dent in EMC's lead. IBM last week added a multi-level cell (MLC) solid-state drive (SSD) cache to its ...

  • Is Starboard Storage a startup or Reldata 2.0?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Feb 2012
  • Starboard Storage Systems launched today, portraying itself as a brand new startup with a new technology and architecture for unified storage. But Starboard is in many ways a re-launch of Reldata, ...

  • Red Hat brings GlusterFS to Amazon cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 Feb 2012
  • Red Hat has been tweaking and expanding the NAS storage products it acquired from Gluster last October. This week Red Hat brought GlusterFS to the cloud with an appliance for Amazon Web Services ...

  • IBM puts SSD cache in XIV

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Feb 2012
  • EMC rolled out its VFCache (“Project Lightning”) server-side flash caching product to great fanfare this week. IBM made a quieter launch, adding a solid-state drive (SSD) caching option to its XIV ...

  • Beware of IT inertia

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 08 Feb 2012
  • In information technology, the part of Newton’s laws of motion regarding inertia where a body at rest tends to stay at rest is often prevalent. In IT, this law means changes are increasingly ...

  • EMC's Gelsinger: We don't want to sell servers

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Feb 2012
  • EMC executives say the storage vendor’s VFCache strategy is to work with server vendors, not to take their business. During Monday’s VFCache launch, EMC president of information infrastructure ...