Storage Soup

January 2014

Storage management and analytics

  • Impediments to innovation

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 23 Jan 2014
  • The computer storage industry seems interesting to many on the outside. Fellow engineers I associate with who are in different disciplines often ask pointed questions when we get together. The most ...

  • Cloud storage needs to be programmable

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 21 Jan 2014
  • Kenneth Hui, open cloud architect at Rackspace, isn't a big fan of the term software-defined storage -- especially when discussing the cloud. He prefers "programmable storage" to describe capacity ...

  • QLogic adopts Brocade's adapters

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Jan 2014
  • Brocade last week revealed it is getting out of the adapter business, and it has sold off those products to QLogic. It’s easy to see why Brocade made this move. Despite being the Fibre Channel ...

  • SGI buys Starboard assets, engineering but not its arrays

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Jan 2014
  • The saga of Starboard Storage ended this week when SGI bought the intellectual property of the hybrid unified storage company. SGI will use the technology in its Active Archiving platform, but will ...

  • Convergence startup Nutanix makes investors hyper, pulls in $101 million in funding

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Jan 2014
  • Nutanix released numbers this week that establish the startup as the far-away leader in the young hyperconverged storage market. The big news is it closed a massive $101 million funding round, ...

  • Spanning poised to extend cloud-to-cloud backup capabilities

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Jan 2014
  • Spanning Cloud Apps CEO Jeff Erramouspe predicts 2014 will be a big year for cloud-to-cloud backup. That, of course, would be a good thing for his company, which provides backup for Google Apps and ...

  • The truth about encryption

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 02 Jan 2014
  • When talking to IT professionals about encryption, I often notice a lack of understanding about information security. It often comes as a surprise that encryption inside of a disk storage system ...