Storage Soup

December 2010

  • i365 involved in New Orleans backup failure

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Dec 2010
  • New Orleans is no stranger to natural disasters that emphasize the need for a good disaster recovery plan. But people in the city are struggling to deal with a business continuity situation ...

  • IBM, STEC seek to make MLC solid state an enterprise play

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Dec 2010
  • IBM is bringing STEC multi-level cell (MLC) solid state drives into the enterprise, and the word from STEC is that others will follow soon. SSD supplier STEC today said IBM is using its ZeusIOPS ...

  • Sepaton prepares enterprise cloud backup model

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Dec 2010
  • Backing up to the cloud started mainly as an option for smaller companies, but enterprise backup vendors see it moving up into the enterprise. CommVault and Symantec have made their backup software ...

  • Dell says it wants Compellent for $876 million

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Dec 2010
  • Dell today said it is serious about buying Compellent Technologies for $876 million. I guess it’s really serious if the companies already have a price. Any storage acquisition under $2 billion ...

  • Fusion-io sees comfort level rising in PCIe-based SSDs

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Dec 2010
  • While the enterprise solid state drive (SSD) is still growing slowly and no method of using SSDs has moved to the forefront, Fusion-io CEO David Flynn said his company’s Flash-based PCIe cards are ...

  • Storage revenues: NetApp, EMC, Ethernet on the rise

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Dec 2010
  • The latest external storage system revenue numbers are in from IDC and Gartner, showing that trends we saw in the first half of 2010 continued into last quarter. Those include the rise of Ethernet ...

  • Forrester lists objections to object storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Dec 2010
  • While storage vendors are paying a lot of attention to object storage these days, a new report from Forrester Research points to limitations that make the technology the wrong choice for many ...