Storage Soup

September 2008

Storage vendors

  • Staples to rebrand Mozy online backup service, EMC drops Fortress name

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 25 Sep 2008
  • Office supplies giant Staples is adding a rebranded version of EMC's Mozy online backup service to its Thrive online backup services, which already include a rebranded version of i365's EVault for ...

  • Last stand for NetApp’s DataFort?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Sep 2008
  •  In his latest blog, NetApp chief marketing officer Jay Kidd waxes enthusiastic about Brocade’s new encryption devices:  Brocade has new blindingly fast Fibre Channel switches and director blades ...

  • Seagate lets its services stand alone

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Sep 2008
  • Seagate is creating a new umbrella company for the services businesses the disk drive vendor has been accumulating over the last few years. In 2006, Seagate acquired ActionFront Data Recovery Labs, ...

  • Sun’s “Thor” finds a new green friend

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Sep 2008
  • A startup called greenBytes emerged from stealth today, bringing with it modifications to Sun Microsystems' ZFS file system that will add power-saving features to the SunFire X4540 "Thor" storage ...

  • Vmworld: Hope Springs Eternal!

    Tory Skyers - The Sasha Company 15 Sep 2008
  • I've been on an emotional roller coaster recently. I've had a slim chance of making it out to Vmworld in Las Vegas this week and I got really excited. Then ... crushing blow I couldn't go, then the ...

  • HP to EMC: Drop the SPC smoke screen

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Sep 2008
  • Heweltt-Packard has fired the latest shot at EMC in the battle over performance benchmarks. HP this week posted records for megabytes per second and price performance in SPC-2 performance benchmark ...

  • Rackable to replace RapidScale with NetApp

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 Sep 2008
  • On August 14, Rackable disclosed it was selling its RapidScale clustered NAS business, which was derived from its acquisition of Terrascale last April. Company executives said they were trying to ...

  • Sun CEO dons rose-colored storage glasses

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Sep 2008
  • The political conventions are over, but Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz is spinning Sun storage in a way that would make any candidate proud. In his latest blog, Schwartz points to recent figures from ...

  • Plasmon, in need of funding, recommends $25 million private equity offer

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 05 Sep 2008
  • Optical archiving vendor Plasmon revamped its management team last December and has since rolled out a new marketing strategy focusing on offering multi-tier archiving packages with partner NetApp ...

  • Overland’s latest step towards disk

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Sep 2008
  • Companies like to try and bury bad news by disclosing it on a Friday, so it's no surprise that Overland Storage issued a press release about layoffs on the day before the three-day Labor Day ...