Storage Soup

May 2012

Data storage strategy

  • EMC World: Proof of how vendor events are changing

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 29 May 2012
  • Last week’s EMC World would have to be viewed as a major success for EMC. There were customers, press, analysts, resellers, and even other vendors there with something around 20,000 people – ...

  • NetApp keeps flash plans under wraps

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 May 2012
  • Like EMC, NetApp executives say they expect to offer flash in many areas of their storage systems. But NetApp so far only sells flash as a cache in storage arrays (Flash Cache), and solid state ...

  • EMC World 2012 Wrap: Sneak peaks at Projects X and Thunder

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 May 2012
  • LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- EMC was stingy with details of its pet flash projects during most of EMC World 2012, but offered glimpses of early versions of "Project X" and "Project Thunder" Tuesday during ...

  • Hitachi Data Systems, EMC divided about federation

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 May 2012
  • EMC’s new Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) for VMAX arrays allows customers to run other EMC platforms or competing storage systems behind VMAX, much like Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has virtualized ...

  • HP gives EVA SSDs, 3 TB SATA

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 May 2012
  • Hewlett-Packard keeps upgrading its EVA line, although 3PAR is its high-growth midrange and high end storage platform. HP this week rolled out two new EVAs, the P6350 and P6550, with incremental ...

  • Confusion over storage consolidation

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 15 May 2012
  • Storage consolidation seems to be a simple concept. If you reduce the number of storage systems, you benefit from fewer devices to manage, less space required, and less power/cooling demands. Yet ...

  • Quantum partners with Amplidata for object storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 May 2012
  • Quantum will add object storage as a tier on top of its StorNext file system with the help of an OEM deal with startup Amplidata. Quantum revealed the OEM deal Wednesday, and said it will have a ...

  • EMC confirms XtremIO acquisition

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 May 2012
  • EMC today confirmed the poorly kept secret that it is buying flash array startup XtremIO. EMC did not disclose the price, but Israeli business publication Globes -– which first reported a deal was ...

  • Pivot3 pivots more toward VDI, View

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 May 2012
  • By Todd Erickson, News and Features Writer Pivot3 is continuing its push in the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) space by working closer with VMware. Last week, Pivot3 announced that its ...

  • Advent of modern storage

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 06 May 2012
  • Storage systems are undergoing important changes. New systems are becoming available that are both sophisticated and make storage “simple.” Simple is mainly a euphemism for automating many ...