Storage Soup

May 2008

  • Storage experts pan report on tape archiving TCO

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 May 2008
  • The disk vs. tape debate that has been going on for years is heating up again, given technologies like data deduplication that are bringing disk costs into line with tape. Or, at least, so some ...

  • EMC shares vision of AI storage arrays

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 22 May 2008
  •   "Project Futon" demo area on the show floor at EMC World. Complete with actual futon. EMC has made a habit of opening the kimono lately, especially at this year's EMC World where execs divulged ...

  • Archiving news spans the globe

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 May 2008
  • Busy week for archiving. While EMC was detailing its archiving roadmap in Las Vegas this week at EMC World, IBM was opening an archiving solutions center in Mexico, and U.K.-based Plasmon was ...

  • Another approach to self-healing storage

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 20 May 2008
  • Over the last several weeks, I've been writing about the self-healing storage arrays announced by startup Atrato Inc. and a more seasoned company, Xiotech Corp. Seeing this, another company stuck ...

  • EMC’s Maui “conspicuous by its absence” at EMC World

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 20 May 2008
  • Celerra Man: just one of the many attractions at this week's EMC World. There's plenty going on out here in Vegas with EMC World in full swing. It seems like there are attendees, press, analysts ...

  • SME backup products in the spotlight

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 May 2008
  • Backup software vendors BakBone and CommVault share the same code base -- both platforms came out of work done at the Unix Systems Laboratory when it was owned by AT&T. But in the past week, ...

  • Grass on the roof and data center cooling

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 16 May 2008
  • (Photo courtesy 416style on Flickr) Heard a story on the news yesterday and couldn't help but wonder if it might have implications for green data centers.  It was a report on green roofs, an ...

  • Diligent is ready for its blue wash

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 May 2008
  • IBM hasn't said much about its roadmap plans for Diligent Technologies since buying the VTL dedupe vendor last month, but Diligent CEO Doron Kempel filled me in on some details this week at Storage ...

  • EDS acquisition makes HP Avis to IBM’s Hertz

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 May 2008
  • HP announced this morning that it will pay $13.9 billion for IT services company Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in a transaction expected to close in the second half of the year. EDS will remain a ...

  • VendorFights: Data Deduplication Edition

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 May 2008
  • With data deduplication in the news today, I recommend checking out the responses to Jon Toigo's questionnaire for data deduplication vendors. I found his questions about backing up deduped data to ...

  • Kazeon and Clearwell square off in e-discovery price prizefight

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 May 2008
  • I need to start a category on this blog called "Vendorfights." Today's squabble comes from two e-discovery players. In this corner: Kazeon, which recently announced that they can do your data ...

  • Isilon sells more, loses more

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 May 2008
  • Isilon had mixed financial results last quarter, reporting higher revenue ($24.1 million) than expected while losing more money ($10.1 million) than in any quarter last year. But the most important ...

  • IT angst

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 07 May 2008
  • Is it just me, or is there a bit of a sour mood going around? Must be the economy. But angst makes for good blogging - it's a time-honored formula. Below is a grab bag of some of edgy IT blog posts ...

  • Sun still going down in storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 May 2008
  • When Sun revealed its open source storage push this week, some industry observers wondered about its business model. In other words, how can Sun make money on open source storage products? Then Sun ...

  • CEO says Compellent benefits from Dell / EqualLogic fallout

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 01 May 2008
  • Compellent joined other storage companies including EMC and Data Domain in reporting a strong first quarter despite a down economy. The company's revenues more than doubled year over year to $18.3 ...