Storage Soup

June 2009

Storage vendors

  • EMC’s Tucci to Data Domainers: You’ll like it here

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Jun 2009
  • EMC CEO Joe Tucci reached out again to Data Domain today – not to increase his company’s offer but in an open letter telling Data Domain employees they are better off with EMC than rival NetApp. ...

  • Voltaire unveils new 10 GbE switch

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 08 Jun 2009
  • There's a new Ethernet switch vendor on the market as lines are being drawn in the sand about the future of data center networks. Voltaire, previously focused mainly on InfiniBand switches, today ...

  • Scenes from a bidding war for Data Domain

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Jun 2009
  • NetApp and EMC have filed forms with the SEC detailing the timelines of their negotiations with Data Domain, which has accepted NetApp’s $1.9 billion offer while EMC’s $1.8 billion offer remains on ...

  • 06-03-2009 Storage Headlines

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 04 Jun 2009
  • Early podcast this week for scheduling reasons. There's already been plenty of news, anyway. [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:25) EMC wants to buy Data Domain for $1.8 billion to dominate ...

  • Broadcom to Emulex investors: Let’s meet

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Jun 2009
  • Broadcom today again called on Emulex shareholders to call a special meeting, where they can discuss Broadcom’s unsolicited $764 million offers to buy the HBA vendor. Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor ...

  • Data Domain accepts NetApp's offer -- again *UPDATED*

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Jun 2009
  • Data Domain accepted NetApp’s latest offer worth $1.9 billion today, while EMC claimed its bid is still superior to NetApp’s. NetApp accelerated the bidding war over the data deduplication ...

  • BakBone repackages Asempra

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 02 Jun 2009
  • Fresh from its fire-sale acquisition of Windows CDP partner Asempra Inc., BakBone Software Inc. has released a new series of software-only versions of Asempra's Business Continuity Appliance dubbed ...

  • Google beefs up Search Appliance - will e-Discovery search follow?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 02 Jun 2009
  • Google Inc.'s Search Appliance (GSA) got a facelift today with the release of version 6.0. The focus of the release was adding scalability. Google claims that racks full of the modular appliances ...

  • EMC wants Data Domain for $1.8 billion

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 01 Jun 2009
  • EMC today moved to outbid NetApp for Data Domain, offering $30 per share for the data depulication backup specialist – less than two weeks after NetApp offered $25 per share. EMC’s offer is worth ...

  • Emulex: Broadcom’s not an ‘honest enterprise’ UPDATED

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 01 Jun 2009
  • It’s been clear from the start that Emulex management was dead set against accepting Broadcom’s $764 million to acquire the HBA and converged adapter vendor. But now it’s clear that Emulex ...