Storage Soup

October 2013

  • CommVault CEO tells rivals, ‘Bring it on’

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Oct 2013
  • CommVault went against the grain and reported better-than-expected financial results last quarter. That makes the backup software vendor “public enemy number one” to its larger competitors, ...

  • Data reduction a key feature in solid-state storage

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 28 Oct 2013
  • The premise of doing data reduction of stored information is that more data can be put in the available physical space. Storing more data in a fixed amount of space drives down the price of storing ...

  • NetApp, HGST play roles in Verizon Cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 Oct 2013
  • Since the beta program for the Verizon Cloud Compute and Cloud Storage began earlier this month, Verizon Terremark has been pulling back the curtains on the storage used for those services. Over ...

  • Seagate puts Kinetic object storage plan in motion

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Oct 2013
  • If you need more proof that object storage is picking up steam, there is the Kinetic Open Storage Platform unveiled by Seagate this week. If it flies, the architecture can provide a huge boost to ...

  • Product of the Year competition highlights the top storage products again

    Rich Castagna - Vice President of Editorial 23 Oct 2013
  • We're just a week or so away from the deadline for filing an entry in the Storage magazine/ Products of the Year competition. If you're a storage vendor and you rolled out ...

  • Government shutdown slammed EMC storage sales

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Oct 2013
  • The U.S. federal government shutdown and cautious IT spending caused EMC to miss its revenue goals last quarter and lower expectations for the year. The storage market leader reported revenue of ...

  • Will object replace file?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 17 Oct 2013
  • I keep hearing this question, and I keep responding “not anytime soon,” rather than with a flat “no.” I can understand why some may consider replacing file storage with object storage given ...

  • SimpliVity adds partners to bolster VDI peformance

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Oct 2013
  • Like a bunch of other startups, hyperconverged vendor SimpliVity is going after customers who struggle with storage for a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). SimpliVity today disclosed ...

  • Verizon jumps into cloud storage market

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Oct 2013
  • Verizon Terremark this week launched an object-based storage cloud that will compete directly with Amazon S3, Google Storage Cloud, Microsoft Windows Azure and others. Verizon Cloud Storage is part ...

  • Object storage can solve large capacity problems

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 03 Oct 2013
  • There have been reports that a social media firm has purchased 85 PB of object storage from EMC. This is significant for several reasons. Certainly it is a large amount of capacity in a single ...

  • Nirvanix files for bankruptcy

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Oct 2013
  • Failed cloud storage provider Nirvanix has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a statement posted Tuesday on the company’s web site. Nirvanix also posted a statement saying it is working ...