Storage Soup

October 2010

Storage management and analytics

  • CommVault looks to go beyond backup with Simpana 9

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Oct 2010
  • While Simpana 9 gained attention mostly for its source data deduplication and array-based snapshot features when it launched earlier this month, CommVault is also looking to increase its presence ...

  • Is Isilon the next acquistion target?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Oct 2010
  • Nobody knows if Isilon Systems will be the next storage vendor to get acquired, but it’s clear that Isilon executives want to be the next. The scale-out NAS vendor has hired a firm to explore a ...

  • Oracle-EMC deal unlikely

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Oct 2010
  • EMC and Oracle shared a lot of headlines this week. Two days ago, EMC brought out its Greenplum Data Computing Appliance that will take on Oracle’s Exadata system. Then Thursday, the companies were ...

  • Overland snaps up MaxiScale for mini-price

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Oct 2010
  • Overland Storage today picked up the intellectual property of failed clustered file system startup MaxiScale, and Overland CTO Geoff Barrall said the technology will enable the vendor to deliver ...

  • QLogic flexes its converged network muscles

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Oct 2010
  • QLogic this week sought to raise the bar for network convergence products. The vendor launched its third-generation 10-Gigabit Ethernet converged network adapter (CNA) and NIC, and its first ...

  • IBM brings out new midrange, enterprise storage arrays

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Oct 2010
  • IBM launched two new storage systems today. The Storwize V7000 is a brand new midrange array and the DS8800 is an upgrade from its DS8700 high-end enterprise SAN system. IBM will hold a live event ...

  • 3PAR's Scott to head HP storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Oct 2010
  • Hewlett-Packard picked up a new storage leader as well as a new lead storage platform from its $2.35 billion 3PAR acquisition. HP today named former 3PAR CEO Dave Scott senior vice president and ...

  • IBM seeds the clouds with XIV, Storwize, SONAS

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Sep 2010
  • Like other large storage vendors, IBM gets criticized for having too many storage platforms and for not making it clear which products are best for certain markets. But IBM is looking to clarify ...