Storage Soup

March 2008

Storage vendors

  • Startup Fusion-io flashes its card

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 31 Mar 2008
  • Fusion-io came out of stealth today with a PCIe flash card designed to give off-the-shelf servers SAN-like performance. Fusion-io calls its product the ioDrive, and it's NAND-based storage that ...

  • CERN black hole flak headed to court?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Mar 2008
  • Last August I wrote about Swiss research facility CERN and its plan to store petabytes of data from its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) device on commodity NAS and in tape silos for scalability and ...

  • Sun fires another shot at NetApp

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Mar 2008
  • Although NetApp fired the first volley in its ZFS lawsuit against Sun Microsystems, Sun has been the aggressor since NetApp's initial strike. Following NetApp's lawsuit last September charging that ...

  • Joe Tucci’s game of catch

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Mar 2008
  • As a fanatical Red Sox fan and a storage reporter, the whole EMC-logo-on-Red-Sox-uniforms thing has been a matter of some, er, ambivalence for me. It's also been the source of some trash talk ...

  • NetApp’s slogan snafu

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 26 Mar 2008
  • Oopsie. The UK's Channel Register broke the story yesterday that NetApp's new slogan, 'Go Further, Faster,' is kind of, um, already taken. By, er, Halliburton. Eh, no worries. Not like that company ...

  • Another storage analyst defects to a vendor

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 25 Mar 2008
  • Barry Murphy, formerly of Forrester Research, has been named the new director of product marketing for Mimosa, tasked with "expanding the company's eDiscovery and content management partner ...

  • The economy and technology innovation

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 24 Mar 2008
  • I love listening to NPR. I listen to, watch and read many news sources, but I find the stories they choose and the nuances they bring to their reporting refreshing. I was listening to NPR this ...

  • Mendocino Software, R.I.P.

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Mar 2008
  • Not all storage startups either went public or got acquired for big bucks over the past two years. Mendocino Software sold little of its  continuous data protection (CDP) software and found no ...

  • User response about NetApp and FC LUN snapshots - UPDATED

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 Mar 2008
  • Last week, I blogged about discussions I've recently had with NetApp and NetApp customers about the company's messaging and products. One of the focal points of the debate was what users ...

  • EMC Centera exec leaves for CAS startup

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Mar 2008
  • EMC's Centera has been something of a question mark for many in the industry over the last 6-8 months. Rumors seem to continually swirl around a major overhaul or replacement for the first ...

  • QLogic president quietly slips away

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Mar 2008
  • QLogic opened last week by declaring it has 8-Gbit/s HBAs and switches available, and ended the week by quietly disclosing the resignation of its president and COO Jeff Benck. The connection ...

  • NetApp’s messaging and users’ experiences

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Mar 2008
  • NetApp has been on the radar screen more than usual this week, with the announcement of its rebranding campaign followed by its Analyst Day 24 hourse later. When I've written about NetApp over the ...

  • NetApp really DOES have a heart

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 10 Mar 2008
  • My fellow children of the 80's will remember an anti-smoking PSA by C3PO and R2D2 from back in the day that ends with plaintive line from C3PO, "R2? Do you really think I don't have a heart?" That ...

  • Japanese bank sues IBM over ‘difficult’ computer system

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 06 Mar 2008
  • It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with storage, but I got a chuckle out of this story from Reuters UK today about a lawsuit filed against IBM: A small Japanese bank has slapped ...

  • Brocade buys data center expertise

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Mar 2008
  • Brocade today said it intends to buy private professional services firm Strategic Business Systems, Inc. (SBS) today, a reflection of how services have become a big piece of large storage ...