Storage Soup

June 2009

  • HDS says it beat up EMC in 2008

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 10 Jun 2009
  • As a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) earnings and revenue numbers often get lost in its parent company’s extensive reports. But HDS execs strutted their financial stuff for ...

  • EMC’s Tucci to Data Domainers: You’ll like it here

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Jun 2009
  • EMC CEO Joe Tucci reached out again to Data Domain today – not to increase his company’s offer but in an open letter telling Data Domain employees they are better off with EMC than rival NetApp. ...

  • VCs and IT execs discuss IT's brave new world in Boston

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 08 Jun 2009
  • Panel moderator Andrew Williamson of Alexander Dunham Capital Group Inc. leads a discussion about IT industry consolidation and innovation at The BD Event on Monday afternoon. Venture capitalists ...

  • Voltaire unveils new 10 GbE switch

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 08 Jun 2009
  • There's a new Ethernet switch vendor on the market as lines are being drawn in the sand about the future of data center networks. Voltaire, previously focused mainly on InfiniBand switches, today ...

  • Proofpoint buffs up email archiving SaaS

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 08 Jun 2009
  • Email archiving SaaS vendor Proofpoint is adding compliance features to its services today in an effort to reach more enterprise users. The company that bought email archiving SaaS provider Fortiva ...

  • IDC: Storage spending fell off a cliff in first quarter

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 05 Jun 2009
  • This had been apparent from the earnings reports of the major storage vendors, but it's still startling to see the numbers all lined up at once: analyst firm IDC released its worldwide quarterly ...

  • Scenes from a bidding war for Data Domain

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Jun 2009
  • NetApp and EMC have filed forms with the SEC detailing the timelines of their negotiations with Data Domain, which has accepted NetApp’s $1.9 billion offer while EMC’s $1.8 billion offer remains on ...

  • 06-03-2009 Storage Headlines

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 04 Jun 2009
  • Early podcast this week for scheduling reasons. There's already been plenty of news, anyway. [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:25) EMC wants to buy Data Domain for $1.8 billion to dominate ...

  • Broadcom to Emulex investors: Let’s meet

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Jun 2009
  • Broadcom today again called on Emulex shareholders to call a special meeting, where they can discuss Broadcom’s unsolicited $764 million offers to buy the HBA vendor. Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor ...

  • Data Domain accepts NetApp's offer -- again *UPDATED*

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Jun 2009
  • Data Domain accepted NetApp’s latest offer worth $1.9 billion today, while EMC claimed its bid is still superior to NetApp’s. NetApp accelerated the bidding war over the data deduplication ...