Storage Soup

May 2012

  • GreenBytes gets greenbucks for green tech

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 31 May 2012
  • Flash storage vendor GreenBytes closed a $12 million funding round this week, led by Al Gore’s venture capital firm. GreenBytes sells two platforms of hybrid arrays combining solid-state drives ...

  • EMC World: Proof of how vendor events are changing

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 29 May 2012
  • Last week’s EMC World would have to be viewed as a major success for EMC. There were customers, press, analysts, resellers, and even other vendors there with something around 20,000 people – ...

  • NetApp keeps flash plans under wraps

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 May 2012
  • Like EMC, NetApp executives say they expect to offer flash in many areas of their storage systems. But NetApp so far only sells flash as a cache in storage arrays (Flash Cache), and solid state ...

  • HP’s 3PAR passes EVA in sales

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 May 2012
  • Hewlett-Packard’s storage team maintains it remains committed to the EVA midrange platform, and continues to upgrade the product. But you have to wonder how long that commitment will remain as the ...

  • EMC World 2012 Wrap: Sneak peaks at Projects X and Thunder

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 May 2012
  • LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- EMC was stingy with details of its pet flash projects during most of EMC World 2012, but offered glimpses of early versions of "Project X" and "Project Thunder" Tuesday during ...

  • Hitachi Data Systems, EMC divided about federation

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 May 2012
  • EMC’s new Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) for VMAX arrays allows customers to run other EMC platforms or competing storage systems behind VMAX, much like Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has virtualized ...

  • Tucci invents a 'Name that creep contest’

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 May 2012
  • If the EMC World 2012 logo using the head with a cloud on top of one half and weird-looking tubes sticking out of the other half makes no sense to you, you’re not alone. EMC CEO Joe Tucci commented ...

  • EMC World 2012 Day One: Where's the flash?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 May 2012
  • By EMC’s count, the vendor made 42 product announcements on day one of EMC World 2012 today. At first glance, it appears only a handful at most were major product launches. EMC did no pre-briefings ...

  • HP gives EVA SSDs, 3 TB SATA

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 May 2012
  • Hewlett-Packard keeps upgrading its EVA line, although 3PAR is its high-growth midrange and high end storage platform. HP this week rolled out two new EVAs, the P6350 and P6550, with incremental ...

  • Confusion over storage consolidation

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 15 May 2012
  • Storage consolidation seems to be a simple concept. If you reduce the number of storage systems, you benefit from fewer devices to manage, less space required, and less power/cooling demands. Yet ...

  • Starboard brings new investor and $13 million on board

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 May 2012
  • A $13 million funding round will help accelerate the transition from Reldata to Starboard Storage Systems. Starboard closed the round today, three months after re-launching with a new name and ...

  • Quantum partners with Amplidata for object storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 May 2012
  • Quantum will add object storage as a tier on top of its StorNext file system with the help of an OEM deal with startup Amplidata. Quantum revealed the OEM deal Wednesday, and said it will have a ...

  • EMC confirms XtremIO acquisition

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 May 2012
  • EMC today confirmed the poorly kept secret that it is buying flash array startup XtremIO. EMC did not disclose the price, but Israeli business publication Globes -– which first reported a deal was ...

  • Pivot3 pivots more toward VDI, View

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 May 2012
  • By Todd Erickson, News and Features Writer Pivot3 is continuing its push in the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) space by working closer with VMware. Last week, Pivot3 announced that its ...

  • Advent of modern storage

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 06 May 2012
  • Storage systems are undergoing important changes. New systems are becoming available that are both sophisticated and make storage “simple.” Simple is mainly a euphemism for automating many ...