Storage Soup

February 2012

  • Amplidata gets funding from Intel, others for object storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Feb 2012
  • Object-storage startup Amplidata picked up $8 million in funding and a new strategic investor today. New investor Intel Capital joins previous Amplidata investors Swisscom Ventures, Big Bang ...

  • Data protection in transition

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 28 Feb 2012
  • The increase in data capacity demand makes it difficult for Information Technology to continue with existing data protection practices. Many organizations have realized their protection methods are ...

  • Backup vendors take cloud cover

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Feb 2012
  • Backup vendors are paying especially close attention to the cloud these days. Asigra, Imation and CA launched backup products and services this week with various degrees of cloud connectivity. ...

  • Dell expands its backup plan with AppAssure

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Feb 2012
  • Dell made its fifth storage acquisition in a little over four years today when it acquired AppAssure and its backup and replication software for virtual and physical machines. Dell did not disclose ...

  • For HP storage, there's 3PAR and subpar

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Feb 2012
  • Despite good results with its 3PAR SAN arrays, Hewlett-Packard (HP)’s storage sales are sinking. HP’s earnings report Wednesday was filled with poor results, and storage was no exception. HP said ...

  • Symantec set to hop on Hadoop, tackle 'big data'

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Feb 2012
  • Symantec will jump into the “big data” market this year with an application designed to make Hadoop MapReduce more enterprise-ready. Don Angspatt, VP of product management for Symantec’s storage ...

  • Organization structures need optimization

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 21 Feb 2012
  • One of the most important parts of optimizing the data center involves improving storage efficiency. And that requires more than implementing the latest technologies. While working with IT ...

  • HDS enhances non-disruptive data migration to VSP

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 17 Feb 2012
  • Hitachi Data Systems Corp. has added a non-disruptive data migration capability to its flagship Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) that minimizes downtime for hosts and applications when moving data ...

  • Actifio banks on IBM giving it a PAS with service providers

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Feb 2012
  • IBM and Actifio struck up a partnership this week that startup Actifio hopes will bring its Protection and Availability (PAS) platform to the cloud and IBM sees as a way to fill data protection ...

  • HP goes all-flash with new LeftHand iSCSI system

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Feb 2012
  • Hewlett-Packard today quietly launched an all solid-state drive (SSD) version of its LeftHand iSCSI SAN array. Unlike the server and services announcements HP made at its Global Partner Conference, ...

  • NetApp developing server-side flash software

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Feb 2012
  • NetApp CEO Tom Georgens says he expects server-side flash to become a key part of his vendor’s flash strategy. However, NetApp will take a different approach than its rival EMC. Asked about EMC’s ...

  • SanDisk acquires FlashSoft to accelerate flash performance

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Feb 2012
  • One by one, solid-state flash vendors are adding caching software to enhance their products. SanDisk picked up startup FlashSoft today in a move designed to make applications run faster with ...

  • Today’s data growth requires new management approaches

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 15 Feb 2012
  • Information Technology storage professionals are looking at a grim situation. The amount of capacity they need to store their organizations’ data is beyond the scope of what they can deal with ...

  • IBM wants EMC's storage customers

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 14 Feb 2012
  • IBM Corp. is gunning for EMC with its XIV storage system, and "Big Blue" claims it is making a dent in EMC's lead. IBM last week added a multi-level cell (MLC) solid-state drive (SSD) cache to its ...

  • Is Starboard Storage a startup or Reldata 2.0?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Feb 2012
  • Starboard Storage Systems launched today, portraying itself as a brand new startup with a new technology and architecture for unified storage. But Starboard is in many ways a re-launch of Reldata, ...