Storage Soup

October 2014

Data storage strategy

  • Flash vendor Pure Storage makes OpenStack push

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 31 Oct 2014
  • In advance of the OpenStack Summit in Paris next week, flash array vendor Pure Storage is throwing its weight behind the open source cloud operating system. Pure this week joined the OpenStack ...

  • Quantum expects video to fast-forward StorNext adoption

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 31 Oct 2014
  • Quantum turned a small profit last quarter, and its CEO said he is confident the vendor has turned the corner thanks to its StorNext technology. Quantum’s $135.1 million revenue was at the high end ...

  • FalconStor prepares FreeStor for flash, clouds

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Oct 2014
  • After another quarter of declining revenue, FalconStor CEO Garry Quinn says the troubled company will focus on delivering storage software for flash array vendors and cloud service providers. ...

  • Quorum aims for one-click disaster recovery

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 29 Oct 2014
  • Quorum if offering a one-click disaster recovery product that gives customers the ability to prioritize restores. The company recently announced OnQ Flex solution so customers can designate which ...

  • CommVault slump continues

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Oct 2014
  • CommVault CEO Bob Hammer insists his company isn’t broken, although he has a plethora of fixes lined up. The backup software vendor Tuesday reported rocky results for last quarter (it’s third ...

  • EMC takes control of VCE, Tucci willing to delay retirement

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Oct 2014
  • EMC, under pressure to spin off assets or merge with another large company, today spun in one of its assets – its VCE joint venture with Cisco. EMC CEO and chairman Joe Tucci would not comment on ...

  • Cleversafe grabs an HP reseller deal, too

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Oct 2014
  • Hewlett-Packard isn’t tied to one object storage product, not even its own. Days after revealing a reseller deal with Scality for its Ring software, HP and Cleversafe today said HP would also ...

  • Calculating capacity utilization can be challenging

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 20 Oct 2014
  • The capacity utilization for storage is one area where storage vendors have made a lot of improvements. Advanced features such as storage pooling, thin provisioning, and storage virtualization have ...

  • OpenStack Juno release adds storage policies for Swift clusters

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 17 Oct 2014
  • The most prominent storage feature made available yesterday with the 10th release of OpenStack cloud software -- known as Juno -- gives users the ability to control how and where they want to ...

  • Symantec halts Backup Exec appliance, vultures circle

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Oct 2014
  • At least one Symantec backup product will no longer be in the lineup by time the vendor splits apart its security and backup businesses in a little more than a year from now. While many in the ...

  • HP and Scality officially tie the knot

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Oct 2014
  • Object storage vendor Scality has scored a reseller deal with Hewlett-Packard, which the private company’s CEO said will greatly expand its global reach. Scality and HP have worked together closely ...

  • Druva moves from endpoint to server backup

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 10 Oct 2014
  • Druva is taking its enterprise endpoint backup software and moving it into backup for small businesses and remote and branch office backup. The company this week launched Druva Phoenix, a ...

  • A look at access methods for open systems and mainframes

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 10 Oct 2014
  • The term access method is frequently used to identify types of I/O in open systems. Many who use it probably don't understand the historical context for what has been known as an access method for ...

  • Symantec follows HP down breakup path

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Oct 2014
  • The divorce rate for IT vendors spiked this week. Hewlett-Packard and Symantec said they are separating into pieces, and it might take a marriage counselor to keep EMC together. Symantec today ...

  • EMC claims products work better together despite a call for breakup

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Oct 2014
  • EMC has issued two responses to the letter that investor Elliott Management made public Wednesday calling for the vendor to spin off VMware and/or explore a merger with other large companies. EMC ...