Storage Soup

May 2014

  • EMC’s Tucci still flexible about retirement plans

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 May 2014
  • EMC CEO and chairman Joe Tucci this week left open the door to remaining as CEO past next February, and slammed it shut on the possibility of selling off VMware. Tucci spoke Thursday at Sanford C. ...

  • Violin dumps PCIe products, as flash revenue falls

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 May 2014
  • Violin Memory sold off its fledgling PCIe flash business to SK hynix for $23 million this week as it tries to dig out of the financial hole it fell into late last year. The sale gives Violin ...

  • Nimble CEO sees no need for all-flash array

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 May 2014
  • Surrounded by large and small storage competitors diving into the all-flash array market, Nimble Storage CEO Suresh Vasudevan said his company is at least three years away from taking such a step. ...

  • Unitrends buys startup Yuruware for cloud backup

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 May 2014
  • Unitrends today added cloud backup technology to its data protection product line, which already includes physical backup (Unitrends integrated appliances), virtual backup (PHD Virtual) and ...

  • dinCloud offers no transfer fees with its new cloud service

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 27 May 2014
  • Cloud service provider dinCloud is taking on Amazon, hoping to lure customers away with its own dinStorage S3 full-service cloud storage that is based on the Amazon S3 open APIs and can be used for ...

  • X-IO switches CEOs, focuses on virtualization

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 May 2014
  • Brian Owen today moved into a well-worn – and well-warmed – seat as CEO of X-IO Technologies. Owen becomes the vendor’s ninth CEO in less than 12 years. His job will be to help X-IO find a secure ...

  • NetApp sales down; OEM sales way down

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 May 2014
  • NetApp is having the same problems as the other large storage vendors these days – more data going into the cloud, elongated sales cycles, declines in federal spending and new innovative vendors ...

  • Veeam adds new suite, support for EMC's DD Boost

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 May 2014
  • When I spoke with Veeam Software CEO Ratmire Timashev a few weeks ago, he said the virtual machine data protection specialist is working on beefing up its data availability capabilities. Today, ...

  • Is the term elastic storage a new category, or a stretch?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 19 May 2014
  • EMC and IBM recently launched storage products with the term “elastic” in their names. These announcements were significant for the companies and for the IT community in understanding a direction ...

  • Sphere 3D buys Overland Storage for $81 million

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 May 2014
  • Overland Storage is going away as an independent company. The storage vendor will become a wholly owned subsidiary after its merger with Sphere 3D is completed. Overland’s products will live on, ...