Storage Soup

August 2008

Storage vendors

  • IBM’s got some ’splainin to do in storage

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 29 Aug 2008
  • IBM. What to make of them these days when it comes to storage? It's a question I've heard asked a lot this week in my conversations with industry watchers and in my blog reading. Much of it came in ...

  • Cisco executive found shot to death

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Aug 2008
  • Detroit police are investigating the Aug. 19 death of Cisco marketing executive Benjamin Goldman, 42, who was found fatally shot outside a strip club called the Penthouse on Detroit's Eight Mile, ...

  • Symantec says C-level execs not involved enough in DR

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 25 Aug 2008
  • Symantec Corp. released the results of its survey of 1000 IT managers and decision makers about disaster recovery for 2008 today. Among its findings was a decrease in C-level executive involvement ...

  • Friday Storage and Technology Reading

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 22 Aug 2008
  • My Google Reader isn't quite as busy as Robert Scoble's, but it gets a decent workout each week. Between that, the wires and all the different pitches I get - not to mention the interesting stories ...

  • Legal battle Pivots on vendor names

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 Aug 2008
  • Even smaller private storage companies are keeping their lawyers busy these days. Pivot3's legal motion filed with the U.S. Trademark and Patent office against PivotStor this week is the second ...

  • EMC’s Maui surfaces, then disappears

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Aug 2008
  • EMC blogger Storagezilla posted an interesting Flash animated video this morning about Maui, titled CloudFellas, in a post that has since been whacked. In the original post, 'zilla alluded to ...

  • Rackable follows clustered NAS divestiture with management changes

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Aug 2008
  • Rackable Systems continues to adjust its business in the wake of its announcement last week that it plans to divest the clustered NAS business it acquired with Terrascale two years ago. According ...

  • NetApp CEO is cool with new VMware boss

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Aug 2008
  • NetApp has a strong working relationship with VMware, despite counting VMware's parent EMC as its storage archrival. So NetApp CEO Dan Warmenhoven didn't know what to make of the news when he heard ...

  • Brocade increases revenue, market share

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Aug 2008
  • Brocade's earnings report today made it clear it is gaining market share in the Fibre Channel switch competition against Cisco. No surprise there. Cisco's earnings last week disclosed its SAN ...

  • Rackspace racks up IPO

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Aug 2008
  • Rackspace Holdings became the first company to complete an IPO since March when it priced its shares at $12.50 Thursday (the price fell to $10.01 Friday on the first day of trading). The hosting ...

  • Small guys rap EMC on innovation

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Aug 2008
  •  While EMC generally received high marks in the storage industry for brining thin provisioning, MAID, and solid state disk into its midrange arrays, the CEOs of smaller competitors 3Par and ...

  • Google Search Appliance bulks up

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 06 Aug 2008
  • Google has revamped the hardware and some aspects of the software for the Google Search Appliance, which can now support 10 million files in a single box, up from 3 million in the previous version. ...

  • Law firm settles backdating suit with Brocade for $9.5 million

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 05 Aug 2008
  • Former Brocade outside counsel Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has agreed to pay Brocade $9.5 million to settle a lawsuit the company is bringing against 11 of its former board members and ...