Storage Soup

July 2009

  • 07-30-2009 Storage Headlines

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 31 Jul 2009
  • [display_podcast] (0:34) Managing enterprise data storage more efficiently (1:31) Quantum CEO: We'll compete with EMC in data deduplication (2:52) IBM lets ProtectTier data deduplication appliances ...

  • Alliance pumps new life into Plasmon

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Jul 2009
  • Alliance Storage Technologies Inc. (ASTI), the Colorado company that bought Plasmon’s assets last January, says it is selling the Plasmon product line whole and hopes to significantly expand its ...

  • Cisco makes mainframe move

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Jul 2009
  • Cisco is adding performance and security features to its MDS 9000 Fibre Channel SAN director platform to make it more palatable to mainframe shops. The enhancements will speed replication on ...

  • HP acquires scale-out NAS vendor Ibrix

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Jul 2009
  • Hewlett-Packard today acquired its clustered file system partner Ibrix, which is best known for selling its Fusion software through partners to studios that make animated movies. HP did not ...

  • 07-16-2009 Storage Headlines

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Jul 2009
  • It's that time of the week again... [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:28) IBM adds thin provisioning to DS8000, asynchronous mirroring to XIV Storage System (2:26) DataCore Software debuts ...

  • Copan CEO spins out after rocky year

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Jul 2009
  • Mark Ward has stepped down as CEO of Copan Systems after three-and-a-half year on the job, but the executive team says it’s “business as usual” for the MAID pioneer and archiving vendor. A Copan ...

  • Widespread IT staffing cuts this year, according to new survey

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Jul 2009
  • A new survey of some 200 IT executives across a dozen vertical markets by IT research firm Computer Economics found that 46% of respondents plan to reduce headcount this year, while 27% plan to ...

  • 3PAR blames poor sales on tight budgets

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Jul 2009
  • If 3PAR’s results are an indication, storage spending failed to show any signs of a rebound last quarter. 3Par Tuesday afternoon said its revenue for last quarter was below its previous forecast, ...