Storage Soup

November 2008

  • No solace for Quantum

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Nov 2008
  • Like the rest of corporate America, storage companies will spend the holiday season implementing cost-cutting measures to get through the current financial crisis. Quantum today kicked off ...

  • 10GigE still seeking killer app

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 Nov 2008
  • Although proponents of 10 Gigabit Ethernet point to virtual servers, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) as reasons it will catch on in storage, it has yet to do so. But vendors continue ...

  • Copan follows the big guys, slashes staff

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Nov 2008
  • With large storage vendors - and other corporations - laying off and struggling these days, where does that leave the little guys? Today's economy doesn't bode well for startups that rely on ...

  • Storage vendors debate Flash as cache

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 20 Nov 2008
  • By now it's clear that all major storage vendors will support flash in their systems. But the debate rages over whether flash should be as cache or as persistent storage. Earlier this month NetApp ...

  • Storage Soup is moving

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Nov 2008
  • Within the next few weeks, Storage Soup is moving to IT Knowledge Exchange, a TechTarget site where IT pros can ask or answer technical questions or follow dozens of IT blogs hosted there. We're ...

  • Asigra offers free I/O benchmarking tool for disk-based backup

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Nov 2008
  • Backup software vendor Asigra is looking to "hold storage vendors' feet to the fire" with a new free tool it will be offering to customers to validate IOPS on disk-based backup hardware. According ...

  • What’s to become of Sun’s STK business?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Nov 2008
  • Many in the storage industry are wondering about the fate of the Sun StorageTek business following Sun's revelation of its umpteenth restructuring last week. In a press release issued Friday, Sun ...

  • Symantec CEO Thompson to step down

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Nov 2008
  • At the end of a busy Monday, Symantec revealed that John Thompson is giving up his CEO post and "retiring" to the role of Chairman of the Board, with COO Enrique Salem taking over as CEO. I was ...

  • Nirvanix lands on The Planet

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Nov 2008
  • The Planet, which hosts servers and applications for its customers, is adding a cloud-based storage service to its offerings based on a new partnership with cloud storage provider Nirvanix. ...

  • EMC forms new subsidiary to house Mozy, Pi

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Nov 2008
  • Can you hear the Decho? That's what EMC's calling its newly launched subsidiary, Decho (short for Digital Echo) Corp. Decho will be a combination of two formerly separate EMC businesses: Mozy Inc. ...

  • CA goes SaaS route with DR

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Nov 2008
  • CA jumped into the software as a service (SaaS) game by launching three offerings at CA World. The SaaS offerings include a disaster recovery/business continuity service called CA Instant Recovery ...

  • Recommended reading about EMC Atmos

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 Nov 2008
  • Since I've been in the storage industry, I can't think of another product that generated as much hype and interest for as long as EMC's "Maui," now rechristened Atmos for its general release. ...

  • Startup looks to become ‘lingua franca’ of the cloud

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 Nov 2008
  • Most of the time when concepts come along like the cloud, they're discussed first from a 30,000 foot, theoretical point of view. As they take shape, though, pragmatic nuances come into play. After ...

  • Harvard Law School offers clarifications on lost backup tape

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 06 Nov 2008
  • The Boston Globe reported this morning that an unencrypted backup tape containing personal information on some 21,000 clients of the school's legal clinic has been lost. According to the newspaper, ...

  • What if the cloud is really a brain?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 06 Nov 2008
  • The idea that the human race has a global brain or a composite consciousness isn't a new one. It's at least as old as the Transcendentalist movements of the 1800's, and the rise of computer ...