Storage Soup

October 2013

Storage management and analytics

  • CommVault CEO tells rivals, ‘Bring it on’

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Oct 2013
  • CommVault went against the grain and reported better-than-expected financial results last quarter. That makes the backup software vendor “public enemy number one” to its larger competitors, ...

  • Data reduction a key feature in solid-state storage

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 28 Oct 2013
  • The premise of doing data reduction of stored information is that more data can be put in the available physical space. Storing more data in a fixed amount of space drives down the price of storing ...

  • Quantum drops revenue, gains 'viability'

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 Oct 2013
  • Although Quantum’s revenue declined over last year, CEO Jon Gacek said the backup vendor is in much better shape than it was 12 months ago. Quantum this week reported revenue of $131.4 million, ...

  • NetApp, HGST play roles in Verizon Cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 Oct 2013
  • Since the beta program for the Verizon Cloud Compute and Cloud Storage began earlier this month, Verizon Terremark has been pulling back the curtains on the storage used for those services. Over ...

  • Seagate puts Kinetic object storage plan in motion

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Oct 2013
  • If you need more proof that object storage is picking up steam, there is the Kinetic Open Storage Platform unveiled by Seagate this week. If it flies, the architecture can provide a huge boost to ...

  • Product of the Year competition highlights the top storage products again

    Rich Castagna - Vice President of Editorial 23 Oct 2013
  • We're just a week or so away from the deadline for filing an entry in the Storage magazine/ Products of the Year competition. If you're a storage vendor and you rolled out ...

  • Government shutdown slammed EMC storage sales

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Oct 2013
  • The U.S. federal government shutdown and cautious IT spending caused EMC to miss its revenue goals last quarter and lower expectations for the year. The storage market leader reported revenue of ...

  • Syncsort divorces itself

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Oct 2013
  • Syncsort is splitting up. The company revealed this week that the data protection business spun off to form a company separate from the data integration business. The data integration side will ...

  • Nimble follows Violin's lead, files for IPO

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Oct 2013
  • Nimble Storage is trying to become the next public storage company after filing its S-1 form for an initial public offering today. Nimble is right on time with its IPO plans. When the startup ...

  • Will object replace file?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 17 Oct 2013
  • I keep hearing this question, and I keep responding “not anytime soon,” rather than with a flat “no.” I can understand why some may consider replacing file storage with object storage given ...