Storage Soup

October 2015

Data storage strategy

  • IBM storage still dropping, looking for a save from flash

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Oct 2015
  • Storage received a lot of attention on the IBM earnings call Monday night. And not in a good way. IBM systems storage revenue decreased 19% year-over-year last quarter, which isn’t unusual over the ...

  • Imation buys Connected Data

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Oct 2015
  • Did you hear about the storage acquisition this week? No, I don’t mean Dell-EMC. Everyone knows about that one. But you might have missed Imation’s acquisition of file sharing vendor Connected Data ...

  • By the way, EMC's storage revenue shrunk last quarter

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Oct 2015
  • Almost lost in the noise around Dell’s estimated $67 billion acquisition of EMC this week was another down sales quarter for EMC storage. EMC reported preliminary revenue totals Monday on the call ...

  • Dell grabs EMC for $67 billion

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Oct 2015
  • Dell and EMC made it official this morning – Dell intends to acquire EMC for an expected $67 billion price tag in the largest technology transaction ever. The deal makes EMC a private company, ...

  • Microsoft Azure strengthens its backup and recovery services

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 09 Oct 2015
  • Microsoft Azure is strengthening its backup portfolio. The company now offers backups of Micosoft SQL Server, Hyper-V virtual machines, SharePoint Server, Microsoft Exchange and Windows clients in ...

  • OpenStack Manila project leader previews Liberty, Mitaka releases

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 09 Oct 2015
  • The OpenStack Manila file share service is growing up. During a Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)-sponsored webcast this week, Ben Swartzlander, a NetApp architect who is the project ...

  • Big deals make hyper-convergence a bigger deal

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Oct 2015
  • Partnerships with large hardware vendors are paying off for hyper-converged pioneers Nutanix and SimpliVity. Dell this week disclosed a $28 million deal with the Federal Bureau of Investigation ...