Storage Soup

April 2008

  • Inside PiWorx

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 29 Apr 2008
  • Until now, all we've known about Pi Corp., the startup EMC purchased in February, were that it was still in stealth, and that its software was meant to provide access to content on multiple types ...

  • Gloves come off in the storage cloud

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 23 Apr 2008
  • HP Upline crashed this week, just a few days after it was launched. As Chris Rock once said, "Grand opening, Grand closing." The crash of such a brand-new service isn't as impactful on end users as ...

  • Data deduplication: no lifeguard on duty?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 21 Apr 2008
  • In the course of a conversation today with a new SRM vendor, ArxScan, CEO Mark Fitzsimmons mentioned a use case for the startup's product that had me raising my eyebrows: basically, keeping data ...

  • Data dedupe dance cards filling up

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Apr 2008
  • IBM's acquisition of Diligent Technologies today will alter several relationships of major vendors as they look to add data deduplication to their VTLs. Until now, IBM's VTL partner was FalconStor ...

  • Storage in high places

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Apr 2008
  • Two press releases caught my eye this week that aren't exactly earth-shattering, but got me thinking about the way the storage market is changing and widening. First, SanDisk revealed that its ...

  • Disk vs. tape, cont’d (ad nauseam)

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Apr 2008
  • Disk vs. tape is not a new argument, but over time it takes on different permutations, especially as disk-based backup in its various forms gains popularity and new technologies get introduced like ...

  • Oracle jumps into archiving; can Microsoft be far behind?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Apr 2008
  • Oracle is getting into the archiving game with the Oracle Universal Online Archive, which will archive email as well as unstructured files. The product will use Oracle's own database as the ...

  • Further thoughts on self-healing storage

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 Apr 2008
  • In case you're like me and can't get enough of the technical nitty-gritty on the new self-healing storage systems from Atrato and Xiotech, here are some tidbits from the cutting room floor so to ...

  • SAS storage on a Windows Vista desktop

    Tory Skyers - The Sasha Company 10 Apr 2008
  • This blog is about three months in the making. First, a bit of background. Several posts ago, I predicted the death of SATA in favor of SAS, which is only marginally more expensive (not talking the ...

  • EMC certifies Exchange competitor

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 09 Apr 2008
  • It's fairly routine for EMC to certify a multitude of different products as interoperable with its own, based on customer requests. But a recent press release about official compatibility between ...

  • Riverbed, Silver Peak offered third-party AutoCAD testing

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 08 Apr 2008
  • Wading into bickering between vendors is always fun. My most recent go-round with this has been the AutoCAD compatibility debate between Silver Peak and Riverbed. It began with the difficulties ...

  • EMC hashes out enterprise archiving SaaS

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 04 Apr 2008
  • If you've been following the data archiving and compliance markets, you've probably heard the consensus that the real boom in software as a service (SaaS) will come from small to midsized ...

  • Isilon ‘fesses up

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Apr 2008
  • We've know for a while that Isilon had disappointing sales results in its first year as a public company. Now we know the clustered NAS vendor inflated those lackluster sales numbers through ...