Storage Soup

March 2012

  • Cloud can be game-changer for DR

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Mar 2012
  • Disaster recovery in the cloud is improving by the day. At least three vendors upgraded services in the past week, concentrating on faster recovery for small enterprises and SMBs. EVault added a ...

  • Atlantis unveils ILIO for Citrix XenApp

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 27 Mar 2012
  • Atlantis Computing today launched Atlantis ILIO for Citrix XenApp, which helps reduce I/O and latency problems often associated with application virtualization. The product runs on a VMware vSphere ...

  • Startup Basho heads for the cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Mar 2012
  • Basho today launched an object storage application for service providers and large organizations who want to build Amazon S3-type storage clouds. According to the vendor, Riak CS lets customers ...

  • DataDirect adds ‘mini’ array for big data

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Mar 2012
  • DataDirect Networks (DDN) launched two storage systems for people who want to start small in their approach to “big data.” DDN is known for storage systems that deliver extreme performance and ...

  • Why storage has a short lifespan

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 26 Mar 2012
  • How long does an organization keep a storage system? That depends on a few things. For disk systems, there are several driving factors: • The length of the warranty period and the cost of a service ...

  • Which storage cloud is fastest?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Mar 2012
  • Do you ever wonder how long it would take to move a dozen terabytes from one cloud provider to another, or even between two accounts in the same cloud? Probably not, if you’re sane. But maybe you ...

  • TCO vs. ROI: Remember transition costs

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 19 Mar 2012
  • While talking to value added resellers (VARs) recently about selling storage systems, I noticed their presentations about vendor products featured return on investment (ROI) calculations. These ROI ...

  • Dell offers deals for EMC, NetApp customers

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Mar 2012
  • Dell is trying to bolster flagging storage sales with a trade-in program that offers cash credits and improved lease terms to EMC and NetApp customers. The Dell Storage Swap program launched today ...

  • Amazon, Google, Microsoft slash storage cloud prices

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Mar 2012
  • When Microsoft Windows Azure dropped pricing for its cloud service last Friday, it marked the third cloud price cut of the week. Google and Amazon also dropped prices for storing data on their ...

  • Western Digital, Hitachi GST make it official

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Mar 2012
  • Western Digital’s $4 billion-plus acquisition of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) officially closed today – a year and two days after the hard drive vendors first declared their intention ...

  • Risks from IT changes are real

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 07 Mar 2012
  • There is a great hesitancy on the part of IT in data center optimization initiatives due to the risks involved. IT pros are aware of the problems that can occur and almost everyone has painful ...

  • Storage sales growth slows, perhaps because of cloud, dedupe

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Mar 2012
  • Although S\storage systems revenue grew during the fourth quarter of 2011 and for the entire year, that growth slowed compared to previous periods. According to IDC’s worldwide quarterly disk ...

  • Storage users spared downtime from Microsoft Azure crash

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 01 Mar 2012
  • The good news for Microsoft Windows Azure cloud storage customers was found in the last sentence of the third paragraph of the blog update about its “Leap Year outage” Wednesday: “Windows Azure ...

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