Storage Soup

June 2012

Storage management and analytics

  • Storage licensing issues add up to confusion, frustration

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 25 Jun 2012
  • One of the most frequent questions that I get is how the licensing for a particular storage feature or software application is handled. The variations from different vendors have left IT ...

  • X-IO's hybrid storage gets thumbs up at TechEd

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Jun 2012
  • When X-IO won two Best of Microsoft TechEd awards last week, it was the second time in two months that X-IO CTO Steve Sicola felt that his technology was validated at a vendor show. X-IO’s Hyper ...

  • Will Bitcasa be su casa for files?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 Jun 2012
  • Bitcasa took in $7 million in Series A funding to enter the cloud storage market this week. The startup also launched an open beta for its consumer file storage cloud and declared plans to expand ...

  • Panzura snaps up $15 million in Series C funding

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 19 Jun 2012
  • Startup Panzura Inc. this week announced it closed a $15 million Series C funding, making it a total of $33 million the cloud NAS filer company has raised since September 2008. Venture capital ...

  • Caringo adds erasure codes, multi-tenancy for private storage clouds

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Jun 2012
  • Caringo is strengthening its hand for cloud storage with three new software products built on its CAStor object-based storage software. The Elastic Content Protection (ECP), CloudScaler and Indexer ...

  • Fundamental changes in data protection underway

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 18 Jun 2012
  • Data protection is probably the most fundamental requirement in Information Technology (IT), and is generally aligned with storage overall. But, data protection is perceived as overhead -- a tax on ...

  • NetApp jumping through Hadoops

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Jun 2012
  • NetApp is embracing Hadoop with a converged system combining its two major storage platforms with compute and networking from partners. The vendor also broadened its partnerships with Apache Hadoop ...

  • Violin, Microsoft play NAS flash duet

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Jun 2012
  • Violin Memory is providing a window into its roadmap this week at Microsoft TechEd. Violin and Microsoft are demonstrating what the vendors call a NAS “cluster-in-a-box” with Windows Server 2012 ...

  • Real-time compression brings real benefits

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 11 Jun 2012
  • Compression of data on primary storage has taken center stage in the storage wars now with IBM’s release of Real-Time Compression on the Storewize V7000 and the SAN Volume Controller. Although not ...

  • EMC charges HP with duplicitous dedupe claims

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Jun 2012
  • EMC’s backup and recovery team says Hewlett-Packard is playing games with its numbers in claiming its B6200 backup system with StoreOnce Cataylst software is significantly faster than EMC Data ...

  • IBM incorporates compression into storage arrays

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Jun 2012
  • For all of its talk about smart storage this week at IBM Edge, Big Blue’s storage announcements amounted to mostly cosmetic changes. The lone exception was the addition of real-time inline ...

  • EMC buys Watch4net with eye on cloud services

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 01 Jun 2012
  • After seven years of partnering with Montreal-based Watch4net, EMC this week bought the software company to bolster its IT infrastructure management capabilities. Watch4net describes its APG ...