Storage Soup

September 2013

  • Violin Memory completes IPO, shares drop

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Sep 2013
  • Violin Memory finished its first day as a public company today, $146 million richer and with a day of disappointing trading behind it. Violin completed its initial public offering Thursday night, ...

  • Brocade CEO calls Whiptail deal a mistake for Cisco

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Sep 2013
  • Don’t expect Brocade to follow its Fibre Channel SAN switch rival Cisco into the world of flash storage arrays. During Brocade’s Analyst Day Wednesday, Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney said Cisco’s ...

  • VCE sees Cisco's Whiptail as server-side flash play

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 Sep 2013
  • When the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition began four years ago, the products its three founding company brought to the table were clearly defined and unique. Cisco contributed servers ...

  • Can this storage cloud be saved?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Sep 2013
  • U.K.-based Aorta Cloud is trying to rescue its soon-to-be-defunct cloud storage provider partner Nirvanix, and has apparently enlisted the help of IBM. The provider is also asking if Nirvanix ...

  • HP schedules EVA's funeral

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Sep 2013
  • Hewlett-Packard (HP) has officially killed its Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) SAN platform, telling customers it will stop selling the two remaining models next January. HP is steering customers ...

  • Solving ‘big storage’ problems requires new approaches

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 18 Sep 2013
  • Dealing with information in IT operations includes delivering the resources to store and retrieve information as well as all the management and security requirements. Continued capacity demand ...

  • Nirvanix prepares to close, tells customers to stop using its cloud

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 17 Sep 2013
  • The speculation about troubled cloud storage vendor Nirvanix was true: today the company took steps to begin closing its doors. Nirvanix did not comment on its future, but advised customers to stop ...

  • Oracle optimizes its storage to optimize its databases

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Sep 2013
  • Oracle launched two new ZFS-based storage appliances this week, gave them a new name and released benchmarks that the vendor claims show it is the fastest file storage system on the market. The new ...

  • Quantum prepares next rev of StorNext software

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Sep 2013
  • Quantum this week took the wraps off its latest StorNext data management file system, adding performance, scalability and flexibility. StorNext 5 represents a substantial re-write of the software ...

  • Storage revenues decline again, suggesting a buyer's market

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Sep 2013
  • Worldwide external disk storage system revenue came in at $5.9 billion for the second straight quarter for the period ending in June, according to IDC. The revenue also declined year-over-year for ...