Storage Soup

November 2013

Storage management and analytics

  • Symantec plans to ditch Backup

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 26 Nov 2013
  • Symantec Corp. has put its channel partners and managed service providers (MSPs) on notice that it is shutting its backup cloud service, known as Symantec Backup, effective on Jan. 6, ...

  • Say farewell to SNW

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 25 Nov 2013
  • Last month’s Storage Networking World (SNW) conference in Long Beach, Calif., was the swan song for the semi-annual industry event in the United States. Computerworld/IDG and SNIA, which launched ...

  • EMC consolidates VMAX, VNX resources, but not products

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 Nov 2013
  • EMC has merged its VMAX, VNX and VNXe development teams into one group. According to a blog by EMC president and COO David Goulden, this move will not result in any platform changes. Development ...

  • Violin struggles in first public quarter

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Nov 2013
  • Violin Memory’s first quarter as a public company was rocky, and the second quarter doesn’t look much better for the flash array vendor. Violin reported earnings Thursday for the first time as a ...

  • EMC bosses see Amazon as the real threat

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 Nov 2013
  • Despite all the established and emerging storage startups on the scene, EMC’s top executives say cloud giant Amazon is the competitor that worries them the most. At the UBS Global Technology ...

  • EMC, NetApp allege startups stole company secrets

    Todd Erickson - Features Editor 20 Nov 2013
  • Two of the storage startups with large bankrolls will have to spend a big piece of their cash lawsuits rather than business. EMC Inc. fired a legal salvo at all-flash startup Pure Storage Inc. and ...

  • NetApp upgrades flash, high performance E-Series arrays

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Nov 2013
  • NetApp unveiled a controller and memory upgrade to its EF all-flash array system today, less than a week after EMC finally made its XtremIO flash platform generally available. The EF550 replaces ...

  • Federal government shutdown takes bite out of NetApp business, too

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Nov 2013
  • As expected, NetApp took a big financial hit from the U.S. federal government shutdown in October.  That hit caused the vendor to miss its revenue target for the quarter and the continued ...

  • Negative associative sales

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 11 Nov 2013
  • “We missed you at the [name deleted] Institute for Sports Medicine.” This was the title of an email I received, reminding me of when I blew out a knee skiing years ago, and the subsequent rehab ...

  • Fusion-io founder Flynn rounds up funding for Primary Data

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Nov 2013
  • David Flynn, who built Fusion-io into the early market leader in PCI flash storage and left abruptly in May, this week pulled in $50 million in funding for his new software startup Primary Data. ...