Storage Soup

January 2009

Storage vendors

  • Storage Headlines for 01-29-09

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 30 Jan 2009
  • Here are some stories you may have missed this week: [display_podcast] Stories referenced: EMC braces for IT spending declines Editor's note: The Symmetrix numbers in this story have been corrected ...

  • The Internet cries foul over Carbonite Amazon reviews

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Jan 2009
  • A story from a New York Times blog by David Pogue has ignited the tinderbox that is the Internet, and the flames are being directed at online backup service Carbonite. The conflagration is over ...

  • Overland puts Snap veteran Kelly in charge

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 28 Jan 2009
  • It took him awhile, but Eric Kelly is running the Snap Appliance business again. Kelly today became CEO of Overland Storage, which acquired the Snap business from Adaptec last June. He replaces ...

  • WD launches 2 TB desktop drive

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Jan 2009
  • Like their 1 TB brethren before them, 2 TB drives are showing up first at the desktop -- beginning with the shipment this week of a 2 TB version of Western Digital's Caviar Green 3.5-inch SATA ...

  • Welcome to Storage Soup's new home on IT Knowledge Exchange

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Jan 2009
  • I'd like to take a moment to introduce you to some of our new blog features and also some of the features on IT Knowledge Exchange. Instead of a long list of categories, we now have a Tag Cloud. ...

  • Storage vendors put together ESX iSCSI cookbook

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 26 Jan 2009
  • Just came across a pretty interesting resource on EMC'er Chad Sakac's Virtual Geek blog (first brought to my attention by Stephen Foskett). It's a guide to ESX and iSCSI co-developed by, among ...

  • Storage Headlines Podcast for 01-23-09

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 23 Jan 2009
  • Stories referenced: Seagate's new CEO faces declining sales, faulty drives Nexsan offers SAS, SATA, spin-down in one box Dot Hill rolls out 2.5-inch SAS, SSD systems Symantec to integrate ...

  • Seagate 1 TB Barracuda users report failures

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Jan 2009
  • More than 20 users have posted to a thread on Seagate's official Community Forums reporting that their 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda desktop drives have failed. The drives failed soon after ...

  • Storage Headlines for 01-14-2009

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Jan 2009
  • We're starting up a new weekly podcast, hosted by yours truly, to review the top stories of the last week you may have missed. Here's our first installment. [display_podcast] Stories referenced: ...

  • Pillar claims SPC-1 supremacy

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Jan 2009
  • Pillar Data Systems has published its first system test benchmarks for the Axiom 600 disk array via the Storage Performance Council (SPC). It tested a system with 42 total TB, including 10 TB used ...

  • Startup claims 50,000 random read IOPS on 1 TB SSD

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 Jan 2009
  • A company called pureSilicon came out of stealth last week at CES with new solid state drives in 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB capacities. The drives, expected to ship this summer, also include a ...

  • IBM changes storage chiefs, but says it’s routine

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 Jan 2009
  • IBM officials confirmed rumblings from last week that IBM veteran Curtis Tearte has replaced Andy Monshaw as its storage boss. Tearte takes over as GM of the Storage Systems and Technology Group, ...

  • Seagate drives out its CEO

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Jan 2009
  • Seagate sent its top two executives packing this morning, and they’ll be followed by 10% of the U.S. staff by the end of the month. The surprising moves are the latest sign that all is not well ...

  • Sun to meld identity management with storage

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 08 Jan 2009
  • Sun's Chief Identity Strategist Sachin Nayyar and I had an interesting discussion today about Sun's plans to bring together role-based access management with storage provisioning this year. Nayyar, ...

  • EMC says Q4 went well, but cuts staff

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Jan 2009
  • Going against the grain of tech companies, EMC says it met its revenue forecasts last quarter. Still, EMC is joining the legions of corporations who are laying off workers. EMC made both ...