Storage Soup

November 2010

Storage management and analytics

  • Largest InfiniBand vendors merge; eye converged networks

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Nov 2010
  • There is one less InfiniBand vendor following today’s merger of the market leaders Mellanox and Voltaire. There is also one larger player to watch in the converged storage and networking space. The ...

  • Object storage newcomer Scality looks to conquer the cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Nov 2010
  • A new object storage vendor has thrown its hat in the ring to compete as a cloud storage enabler. Actually, it’s thrown its Ring in the ring. Scality’s Ring technology is targeted at service ...

  • EMC had no serious rivals for Isilon

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Nov 2010
  • Unlike Data Domain and 3PAR, clustered NAS vendor Isilon received a $2 billion-plus acquisition offer without benefit of a bidding way. EMC made the only offers for Isilon leading to the $2.25 ...

  • IBM shares peek at shared-nothing cluster technology

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Nov 2010
  • IBM won the Supercomputing 2010 HPC Storage Challenge this week with a technology designed for signifcantly improvement performance of running analytics and queries for large data sets as well as ...

  • Dell loses ground in storage, despite EqualLogic success

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Nov 2010
  • Last quarter was a rocky one for Dell’s storage business. Dell lost its protracted bidding war against Hewlett-Packard for 3PAR – upsetting its storage partner EMC – and its revenue growth for the ...

  • Violin adds NFS cache with Gear6 software

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Nov 2010
  • Violin Memory today rolled out caching software based on its acquisition of Gear6 assets, adding a NAS acceleration product to go with its Flash-based SAN memory arrays. Violin’s vCache uses ...

  • EMC grabs Isilon for $2.25 billion

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Nov 2010
  • Following a month of speculation, EMC today said it has agreed to acquire Isilon for $2.25 billion and pegged the scale-out NAS vendor’s portfolio as a key addition to its cloud storage strategy. ...

  • Nirvanix CEO: We’re the cloudiest of them all

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 11 Nov 2010
  • Nirvanix picked up $10 million in funding this week and hired a new CEO, who said his new company’s biggest selling point is its sole focus is on cloud storage. Nirvanix CEO Scott Genereuxsaid ...