Storage Soup

April 2009

Storage management and analytics

  • HP poaches EMC's Donatelli *Updated*

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Apr 2009
  • You can scratch Dave Donatelli’s name off the list of possible successors to Joe Tucci at EMC. There are no signs that Tucci’s departure as CEO is imminent, but people in the storage world ...

  • Tandberg files for bankruptcy

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Apr 2009
  • Tandberg Data, the Norwegian company that sells tape libraries and removable disk drives, filed for bankruptcy in Norway and has been taken over by one of its creditors. Day-to-day operations ...

  • Behind the scenes at Carbonite's online backup service

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Apr 2009
  • Carbonite CEO David Friend in his Boston-area office "Do-it-yourself" infrastructure is a competitive differentiator among providers of storage services, I've learned in conversations with ...

  • Panasas adds solid state to NAS

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Apr 2009
  • Parallel clustered NAS vendor Panasas is the latest vendor to put solid state drives (SSDs) in it storage arrays. Panasas will includes SSD in the highest end of the three ActiveStor Series systems ...

  • LSI updates Engenio 7900, talks FCoE *Updated*

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 21 Apr 2009
  • LSI Corp. has updated its Engenio 7900 storage system sold by IBM and others with new support for 8 Gbps FC, boosted capacity, and Seagate's full-disk encryption  encryption services that include ...

  • Broadcom turns up the heat on Emulex

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 Apr 2009
  • Storage insiders predicted the Oracle-Sun deal would kick off a series of acquisitions, and now today chipmaker Broadcom is making a move on HBA vendor Emulex. Broadcom’s unsolicited offer of ...

  • 04-16-2009 Storage Headlines

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Apr 2009
  • All the news that's fit to read aloud for this week - [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:25) EMC clusters Symmetrix high-end disk arrays (2:00) Atrato adds solid state, smarter software ...

  • FCoE infrastructure coming together

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Apr 2009
  • Cisco provided more details of its Unified Computing System today, including pieces of its FCoE strategy. The UCS building blocks include 6100 Series Fabric Interconnects, which Cisco calls “FCoE ...

  • EMC V-Max: V stands for bigger

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Apr 2009
  • Long before today’s official launch, just about anybody who cares about enterprise storage knew EMC would roll out its new Symmetrix system today during a series of webcasts. Yet EMC never used the ...

  • EMC launches Symmetrix V-Max, may add spin-down

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 14 Apr 2009
  • EMC Corp. had a virtual press conference this morning to announce the new Symmetrix V-Max high-end disk array. DMX-4 will remain on the market, but the new distributed architecture and software ...

  • NetApp to pay $128 million to settle GSA probe

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 14 Apr 2009
  • In an SEC filing Monday, NetApp disclosed it has paid $128 million to the federal government to settle a Department of Justice probe into its contracting activity with the General Services ...

  • SpiderOak offers discount to Carbonite users, says SLAs on the way

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Apr 2009
  • When consumer backup SaaS provider Carbonite sued its storage vendor, Promise, for systems Carbonite alleges lost customer data, ESG founder and analyst Steve Duplessie wrote a blog post urging ...

  • Sights and bites from SNW

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 09 Apr 2009
  • A band entertains at the SNW welcome reception Monday night. SNW Orlando 2009 wraps up today, and the economic downturn was the elephant in practically every room at the show. It was the main topic ...

  • Isilon cuts staff, switches sales VPs

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Apr 2009
  • Isilon Systems finally took Wall Street’s advice about slashing staff today, revealing it would reduce its worldwide workforce by approximately 10%. Isilon had 394 employees at the end of 2008. The ...

  • 3PAR brings 4 controllers to midrange, skips SSD for now

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Apr 2009
  • 3PAR’s new F Class midrange systems that launched today look a lot like its T-Class enterprise systems, only smaller. So the F-Class inherits its share of enterprise features as well as the gap in ...