Storage Soup

July 2011

Storage management and analytics

  • Quantum sputters, looks to new DXi launch for lift

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 28 Jul 2011
  • Quantum has a lot riding on its new DXi Accent deduplication software and DXi6701 and 6702 backup appliances that launched Wednesday. During the vendor’s earnings conference call Wednesday night, ...

  • Automated tiering: Enabler for storage consolidation

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 26 Jul 2011
  • Storage tiering, where data is automatically placed and migrated between different storage media, improves the performance of a system by exploiting the access characteristics of data. However, the ...

  • Gluster combines object and file storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Jul 2011
  • Object storage has been hailed as a better way to store files than traditional NAS, and perhaps even a long-term replacement for file storage. Now open-source software vendor Gluster has integrated ...

  • EMC big sellers: Isilon, FAST, flash

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Jul 2011
  • EMC’s earnings today revealed few surprises with revenue of $4.85 billion and income of $793 million at or slightly above expectations, but the results include a few interesting product trends: • ...

  • So much for Dell buying Brocade

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Jul 2011
  • Dell’s acquisition of Ethernet switch maker Force10 today should end the expectations that Dell will buy Brocade, which sells Fibre Channel and Ethernet gear. Financial analysts have speculated and ...

  • Technical innovation and the Department of Revenue Prevention

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 19 Jul 2011
  • All new storage technology doesn’t come from startups, although you might get that impression by reading about industry acquisitions. The reasons most often listed for acquisition of a start-up ...

  • IBM unveils next-gen XIV

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Jul 2011
  • While EMC formally launched its VMAXe enterprise storage system to compete with IBM’s XIV (as well as Hewlett-Packard’s 3PAR) this week, IBM was giving XIV an overhaul. IBM launched what it calls ...

  • Nimble adds storage system, grabs $25M in funding

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Jul 2011
  • Nimble Storage today added a smaller model of its combination primary storage/backup platform and $25 million in fresh funding. Nimble launched the CS210, a year after it came out of stealth with ...

  • VMware gets deeper into storage with vSphere 5

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Jul 2011
  • Storage played a big part in VMware’s vSphere 5 launch Tuesday, as the vendor introduced a new software product called vSphere Storage Appliance and made enhancements in the areas of storage ...

  • How CIOs obtain information – observations from the field

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 11 Jul 2011
  • When talking to CIOs, IT directors and managers, I’m sometimes surprised by what they know – and don’t know – about industry developments. During an education session I held recently, the IT people ...