Storage Soup

January 2008

Storage vendors

  • Georgens next in line at NetApp

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 31 Jan 2008
  • When Network Appliance hired Tom Georgens to run its enterprise storage systems group in 2005, many storage insiders suspected it was grooming him to succeed Dan Warmenhoven as CEO. NetApp sent a ...

  • Xiotech predicts storage crisis, will tell us how to solve it later

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 31 Jan 2008
  • Xiotech put out an intriguing press release yesterday, headlined "IT MANAGERS EXPRESS CONCERN ABOUT STORAGE SCALABILITY AND CAPACITY." It discusses survey results from end users establishing that ...

  • EMC slaps its logo on the Boston Red Sox

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Jan 2008
  • As a storage reporter who's also a fanatical Red Sox fan, I'm in good position to comment on EMC's latest marketing move: the agreement with the Boston Red Sox to place a small patch with the EMC ...

  • Symantec shines spotlight on Backup Exec 12

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Jan 2008
  • Symantec updated its NetBackup enterprise backup product last year with version 6.5, and now is preparing to upgrade its Windows-based Backup Exec software. CEO John Thompson said Backup Exec 12 is ...

  • If EMC releases solid-state drives in a forest…

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 16 Jan 2008
  • As soon as EMC's announcement that it had added support for solid-state drives (SSDs) to Symmetrix crossed the wire, guess who called? If you've been watching the storage space, you know it had to ...

  • Reyes draws 21 months

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Jan 2008
  •  Former Brocade CEO Greg Reyes received a 21-month sentence and $15 million fine for his role in backdating options given employees of the SAN switch vendor. Reyes won't do jail time yet. U. S. ...

  • EMC overshoots SMBs again

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Jan 2008
  • If EMC set out to improve its Clariion AX150, then it succeeded with the AX4 it launched today. But if it wants to offer a system optimized for SMBs, then it still has some work to do. The AX4 ...

  • Storage analyst goes to the Dell Side

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 04 Jan 2008
  • The industry's been abuzz this week with rumors that ESG analyst Tony Asaro is headed to Dell, and today Asaro confirmed that's the plan. He's going to join Dell as a director of product marketing; ...