Storage Soup

December 2008

  • NetApp brushes up change management tool

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 22 Dec 2008
  • On the heels of the addition of a change management tool to Symantec's CommandCentral SRM software, NetApp last week released version 5.0 of SANScreen, the change management application it acquired ...

  • W. Curtis Preston let go by GlassHouse

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 Dec 2008
  • I have just spoken with backup guru Curtis Preston, who confirmed that GlassHouse let him go at 9:30 this morning.  He said there was talk of a drive toward profitability and cutting costs. But I'm ...

  • Avid’s approach to video storage

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 Dec 2008
  • Bill Moren, senior product manager, storage for Avid Technology Inc., with a whiteboard schematic of Unity ISIS 2.0. I don't hear from Avid much, mainly because the vendor is mostly focused on ...

  • NFSv4.1 approved as proposed standard

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 Dec 2008
  • NFS 4.1, which contains the specs for parallel NFS (pNFS), has officially been approved as a proposed standard, according to a blog post by NetApp senior technical director Michael Eisler today. ...

  • Brocade acquires Foundy, but not its CEO

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Dec 2008
  • Brocade finally closed on its $2.6 billion acquisition of Foundry Networks today, and added more Ethernet expertise by hiring a new CTO and senior VP of products and offerings from outside Foundry. ...

  • Sun repackages data center products and services

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Dec 2008
  • Yesterday I met with Amy O'Connor, who has recently been named VP of services for Sun Microsystems. She told me about new product and services packages Sun would launch today. We also had an ...

  • Storage spending slowing already

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Dec 2008
  • The spending slowdown most storage industry people are expecting to hit in 2009 has already begun, according to new research from TheInfoPro (TIP). TIP interviewed 65 senior executives at large ...

  • Brocade set to close Foundry acquisition

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Dec 2008
  • Brocade cleared its final hurdle to its $2.6 billion acquisition of Ethernet networking firm Foundry Networks today when Foundry's shareholders approved the deal. In Brocade's release announcing ...

  • Everything you always wanted to know about data backup but were afraid to ask

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 16 Dec 2008
  • Who you gonna call when your computer's toast? Originally uploaded on Flickr by alexmuse  Guess which IT discipline the experts expect to be the most resilient in the face of the recession? You ...

  • Latest addition to the storage swag collection

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Dec 2008
  • A while back I did a riveting post for this blog covering my collection of storage s.w.a.g. (stuff we all get) picked up in my travels through the storage industry. I thought I'd follow up with a ...

  • Deduping slows but doesn’t stop data growth

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Dec 2008
  • While most organizations are likely planning to trim their IT budgets next year, a lot of them are also no doubt finding that cutting storage capacity will be difficult if not impossible. Take ...

  • HDS adds solid-state drives to USP disk arrays

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Dec 2008
  • Bringing up the rear among major vendors pledging support for solid-state drives (SSD), Hitachi Data Systems today said it would ship SSDs in its enterprise Universal Storage Platform and midrange ...

  • Shoah Foundation tames 8 PB with tape and automation

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 Dec 2008
  • Add this as a point in the 'tape' column if you're scoring the ancient debate at home. The Shoah Foundation, founded by Stephen Spielberg to preserve Holocaust survivors' narratives after ...

  • The vagaries of disaster recovery, cont’d

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 Dec 2008
  • Last week, Tory Skyers wrote a post about the unforeseen complexities of disaster recovery after his PC's motherboard fried. This week, I had an interesting discussion with somebody working with a ...

  • NetApp discontinues replication app

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Dec 2008
  • NetApp today quietly pulled the plug on its SnapMirror for Open Systems (SMOS) heterogeneous data replication software, acquired from startup Topio for $160 million in 2006. In a press release ...