Storage Soup

April 2014

Data storage strategy

  • EMC storage sales slip, IT landscape 'not for faint of heart'

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Apr 2014
  • While EMC exceeded its overall revenue forecast for last quarter, its storage revenue was a bit disappointing. EMC’s storage revenue made up $3.68 billion of the company’s $5.5 billion (counting ...

  • Pure Storage vacuums up $225 million in fresh funding

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Apr 2014
  • When Pure Storage pocketed $150 million in funding last August, CEO Scott Dietzen said that gigantic round would fuel rapid growth for the all-flash array vendor in the face of increasing ...

  • Micron introduces higher endurance SSDs

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 23 Apr 2014
  • Micron Technology unveiled the M500DC SATA solid state drive (SSD) that is targeted for both mission-critical storage and cloud-based Web 2.0 storage as the company tries to grab more of the data ...

  • Object storage as common denominator

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 21 Apr 2014
  • Conversations at the recent National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference led me to the conclusion that object storage is becoming a common denominator between block and file storage within ...

  • Splunk's app for VMware deepens NetApp support

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 21 Apr 2014
  • Data analytics and security vendor Splunk made it easier to use its software with NetApp and VMware with the latest version of its Splunk App for VMware. The San Francisco-based Splunk’s software ...

  • IBM, VMware add options for cloud DR

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Apr 2014
  • The cloud has been a boon for disaster recovery, bringing the technology to smaller companies while allowing vendor newcomers such as Axcient, Zetta, Zerto and Quorum to make names for themselves. ...

  • Poor storage sales give IBM the blues

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Apr 2014
  • IBM storage revenue declined for the 10th straight quarter, yet the results disclosed Wednesday night were hardly business as usual for Big Blue. IBM’s 23 percent year-over-year decline in storage ...

  • Data’s growth spurt still gaining steam

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 11 Apr 2014
  • IDC released its annual EMC-sponsored report this week that tries to quantify and forecast the amount of digital data generated in the world. The report includes the usual facts – some fun and ...

  • Dell upgrades AppAssure; promises more data protection news

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Apr 2014
  • Dell is planning to make a series of rollouts around its data protection products, beginning with today’s launch of AppAssure 5.4. The AppAssure release is the first major release of the backup and ...

  • LSI doubles the flash capacity on its Nytro cards

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 04 Apr 2014
  • LSI Corp. introduced the latest model to its Nytro product family, the Nytro MegaRAID 8140-8e8i card that accelerates application performance and provides RAID data protection for direct attached ...

  • Open Source Storage hits the comeback trail

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Apr 2014
  • An early open-source storage player is back, seven years after going out of business mainly because it was ahead of its time. Open Source Storage (OSS) re-launched in January with an undisclosed ...

  • Which storage features add value?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 01 Apr 2014
  • Looking at advanced features is always a critical step when reviewing storage systems because of the value these features bring.  There are a large number of storage system-based features, and ...