Storage Soup

October 2008

  • IDC: Unstructured data will become the primary task for storage

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 29 Oct 2008
  • According to a new IDC Enterprise Disk Storage Consumption Model report released this week, transaction-intensive applications are giving way as the main segment of enterprise data to an expanded ...

  • STORServer gives C-suite a forklift upgrade

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Oct 2008
  • Data protection appliance vendor STORServer has a new management team, replacing president and CEO John Pearring with a president and a separate CEO, both promoted from inside the company. Chief ...

  • NetApp cancels user conference, releases dedupe VTL

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Oct 2008
  • NetApp was supposed to hold its first-ever user conference, called NetApp Accelerate, in February, but yesterday put out a press release saying the conference has been cancelled. "We had more ...

  • IBM takes on Mac backup

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Oct 2008
  • IBM and partner Effigent have released a co-developed product for backing up Mac desktops and laptops. Called CDP4Mac, an Apple OS X version of IBM's CDP for Files desktop / laptop data backup ...

  • Foundry delays vote on Brocade deal

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Oct 2008
  • Foundry Networks today abruptly postponed its shareholders vote on its pending acquisition by Brocade, raising questions about whether the $3 billion deal will go through. Brocade said on July 21 ...

  • Dell prepares for converged networks, FCoE and iSCSI

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 24 Oct 2008
  • During a conference call with storage reporters today to discuss the future for data center networking, Dell senior storage manager Eric Endebrock pointed to the convergence of Ethernet and Fibre ...

  • Is dedupe recession-proof?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Oct 2008
  • With the global economy crumbling, Data Domain is the rare company that not only exceeded its financial expectations for last quarter but actually raised its forecast for this quarter. Data ...

  • Plasmon to be taken private

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 23 Oct 2008
  • Several weeks after recommending to investors that they approve a bid by a private equity company to take over the struggling maker of optical storage media, Plasmon has been bought by an ...

  • Sun denies reports that co-founder Bechtolsheim is leaving

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 23 Oct 2008
  • The New York Times and BusinessWeek are reporting today that Sun Microsystems co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim is leaving the company (for a second time) to serve as chairman and chief development ...

  • EMC CEO hints at trouble in paradise with Dell

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 22 Oct 2008
  • Although EMC executives said sales of midrange Clariion systems were strong last quarter -- up 12 percent from last year -- the Clariion discussion wasn't all hearts, roses and strong margins ...

  • No massive spending slowdown for storage. . .yet

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Oct 2008
  • Early results are in, and they indicate no massive spending slowdown for storage last quarter but vendors are bracing for one this quarter. EMC hit expectations for last quarter while indicating ...

  • Sun flashes storage blade

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 Oct 2008
  • Sun is following Hewlett-Packard and IBM into the storage blade market with a disk module for the Sun Blade 6000. The disk module holds up to 1.2 TB of storage in the form of eight 73 GB or 146 GB ...