Storage Soup

November 2008

Storage vendors

  • No solace for Quantum

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Nov 2008
  • Like the rest of corporate America, storage companies will spend the holiday season implementing cost-cutting measures to get through the current financial crisis. Quantum today kicked off ...

  • 10GigE still seeking killer app

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 Nov 2008
  • Although proponents of 10 Gigabit Ethernet point to virtual servers, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) as reasons it will catch on in storage, it has yet to do so. But vendors continue ...

  • Copan follows the big guys, slashes staff

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Nov 2008
  • With large storage vendors - and other corporations - laying off and struggling these days, where does that leave the little guys? Today's economy doesn't bode well for startups that rely on ...

  • Asigra offers free I/O benchmarking tool for disk-based backup

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Nov 2008
  • Backup software vendor Asigra is looking to "hold storage vendors' feet to the fire" with a new free tool it will be offering to customers to validate IOPS on disk-based backup hardware. According ...

  • What’s to become of Sun’s STK business?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Nov 2008
  • Many in the storage industry are wondering about the fate of the Sun StorageTek business following Sun's revelation of its umpteenth restructuring last week. In a press release issued Friday, Sun ...

  • Symantec CEO Thompson to step down

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Nov 2008
  • At the end of a busy Monday, Symantec revealed that John Thompson is giving up his CEO post and "retiring" to the role of Chairman of the Board, with COO Enrique Salem taking over as CEO. I was ...

  • Nirvanix lands on The Planet

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Nov 2008
  • The Planet, which hosts servers and applications for its customers, is adding a cloud-based storage service to its offerings based on a new partnership with cloud storage provider Nirvanix. ...

  • EMC forms new subsidiary to house Mozy, Pi

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 17 Nov 2008
  • Can you hear the Decho? That's what EMC's calling its newly launched subsidiary, Decho (short for Digital Echo) Corp. Decho will be a combination of two formerly separate EMC businesses: Mozy Inc. ...

  • Recommended reading about EMC Atmos

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 Nov 2008
  • Since I've been in the storage industry, I can't think of another product that generated as much hype and interest for as long as EMC's "Maui," now rechristened Atmos for its general release. ...

  • Startup looks to become ‘lingua franca’ of the cloud

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 Nov 2008
  • Most of the time when concepts come along like the cloud, they're discussed first from a 30,000 foot, theoretical point of view. As they take shape, though, pragmatic nuances come into play. After ...

  • Self-healing disk array maker Atrato names new CEO

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 05 Nov 2008
  • Atrato Inc. made a splash earlier this year with its no-maintenance disk array (which was quickly followed to market by Xiotech's somewhat similar ISE product) and has been relatively quiet since ...

  • You know things are bad for Sun when…

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 04 Nov 2008
  • ...someone goes to the trouble of creating puppet theater to express the depths of their angst about the company's most recent earnings reports (and open-source business model). I've only been in ...

  • Overland’s backed up against the wall

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Nov 2008
  •  Overland Storage is running out of time in its attempt to transform itself from a tape vendor to a disk system vendor.  Overland has been losing money for years, and last quarter's loss of $6.9 ...