Storage Soup

March 2008

Storage management and analytics

  • CERN black hole flak headed to court?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Mar 2008
  • Last August I wrote about Swiss research facility CERN and its plan to store petabytes of data from its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) device on commodity NAS and in tape silos for scalability and ...

  • NetApp’s slogan snafu

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 26 Mar 2008
  • Oopsie. The UK's Channel Register broke the story yesterday that NetApp's new slogan, 'Go Further, Faster,' is kind of, um, already taken. By, er, Halliburton. Eh, no worries. Not like that company ...

  • Tape is dead, long live tape

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 24 Mar 2008
  • Ever since I started covering storage, I've been hearing the disk vs. tape debate, usually including proclamations that tape is dead or dying. There are good reasons to make that assertion. ...

  • Mendocino Software, R.I.P.

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Mar 2008
  • Not all storage startups either went public or got acquired for big bucks over the past two years. Mendocino Software sold little of its  continuous data protection (CDP) software and found no ...

  • User response about NetApp and FC LUN snapshots - UPDATED

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 Mar 2008
  • Last week, I blogged about discussions I've recently had with NetApp and NetApp customers about the company's messaging and products. One of the focal points of the debate was what users ...

  • Are storage vendors squeezing dedupe?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Mar 2008
  • As the first vendor to make data deduplication a key piece of the backup picture, Data Domain has benefitted most from the dedupe craze. And now it has the most at stake when deduplication becomes ...

  • EMC Centera exec leaves for CAS startup

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Mar 2008
  • EMC's Centera has been something of a question mark for many in the industry over the last 6-8 months. Rumors seem to continually swirl around a major overhaul or replacement for the first ...

  • QLogic president quietly slips away

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Mar 2008
  • QLogic opened last week by declaring it has 8-Gbit/s HBAs and switches available, and ended the week by quietly disclosing the resignation of its president and COO Jeff Benck. The connection ...

  • Interesting tidbits from around the storage blogosphere

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 14 Mar 2008
  • The storage market is a vibrant one right now, and as social networking concepts like blogs become more popular in the corporate world, the storage industry has a lively, varied blogosphere to ...

  • NetApp’s messaging and users’ experiences

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Mar 2008
  • NetApp has been on the radar screen more than usual this week, with the announcement of its rebranding campaign followed by its Analyst Day 24 hourse later. When I've written about NetApp over the ...

  • What’s your digital footprint?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Mar 2008
  • The other day I blogged about an update to the "Digital Universe" report EMC sponsored with IDC, which amended estimates of the size of said digital universe upward. Today while surfing around I ...

  • EMC/IDC report: in storage, corporations are getting personal

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 Mar 2008
  • EMC and IDC have published an update to their Digital Universe report, which met with skepticism when it was originally published last March. We're generally skeptical of vendor-sponsored analyst ...

  • NetApp really DOES have a heart

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 10 Mar 2008
  • My fellow children of the 80's will remember an anti-smoking PSA by C3PO and R2D2 from back in the day that ends with plaintive line from C3PO, "R2? Do you really think I don't have a heart?" That ...

  • Brocade buys data center expertise

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Mar 2008
  • Brocade today said it intends to buy private professional services firm Strategic Business Systems, Inc. (SBS) today, a reflection of how services have become a big piece of large storage ...