Storage Soup

June 2008

Storage vendors

  • Brocade still a fan (not FAN) of software

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Jun 2008
  • Although Brocade has a lot on its connectivity plate these days as it transitions to 8-Gbps FC switches, plots its move to FCoE and gets into the HBA game, it still has plans for its fledgling ...

  • Litigation update: Sun 1, NetApp 0

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 26 Jun 2008
  • According to a blog posted today by Sun's general counsel Mike Dillon, at least one of the patent-infringment counts is off the table in court, after the US Patent Office (PTO) granted a ...

  • Yahoo, I hardly knew ye

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 23 Jun 2008
  • I've watched the story unfold about Microsoft and Yahoo, but from a removed perspective because it has little to do with the storage industry and when it comes to most things Web-based and search ...

  • Symantec’s SwapDrive: $500 a year for 2 GB?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 23 Jun 2008
  • I wasn't convinced at first when an alert blog reader flagged an error in my previous posts about Symantec and SwapDrive: a comment from  "kataar" pointed out that yearly, SwapDrive actually ...

  • Xiotech dumps Daticon to embrace Emprise

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Jun 2008
  • I had a technology demo Tuesday with Xiotech, where they showed off their new baby, the Emprise storage system. A technology demo might seem like a worse fate than death to most, but I appreciate ...

  • Dell says 2.5-inch SAS drives will reinvigorate DAS

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Jun 2008
  • The march of 2.5-inch SAS drives into networked storage took another step today when Dell launched its PowerVault MD1120 storage expansion enclosure. The enclosure is designed with the small form ...

  • Photos from Robotics Competition at Symantec Vision

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Jun 2008
  • It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is sometimes to turn grown men into kids again. IT geeks gathered at the robotics competition at Symantec Vision actually giggled with delight at the ...

  • Copan gives its MAID more cache

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Jun 2008
  • Copan has enhanced its Revolution 300 Series to beef up its virtual tape library capabilities (VTL) and try and keep distance between the MAID pioneers and those who have followed with disk ...

  • Q&A with Symantec about SwapDrive

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Jun 2008
  • After Symantec confirmed its acquisition of backup SaaS partner SwapDrive on Wednesday, I sent out some questions to Symantec. Here are the responses I got back from a spokesperson: How will ...

  • Symantec execs talk strategy

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 Jun 2008
  • Symantec's keynote stage Warp Drive In keynotes and 1:1 executive briefings at Symantec Vision this week, Symantec officials have opened the kimono about plans for future integration of their ...