Storage Soup

November 2010

Storage vendors

  • Largest InfiniBand vendors merge; eye converged networks

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Nov 2010
  • There is one less InfiniBand vendor following today’s merger of the market leaders Mellanox and Voltaire. There is also one larger player to watch in the converged storage and networking space. The ...

  • Embattled Overland offers free storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Nov 2010
  • Overland Storage is giving customers extra disk and tape storage for no charge as part of a holiday season promotion, while Nasdaq is threatening to bring the vendor a lump of coal for Christmas. ...

  • EMC had no serious rivals for Isilon

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Nov 2010
  • Unlike Data Domain and 3PAR, clustered NAS vendor Isilon received a $2 billion-plus acquisition offer without benefit of a bidding way. EMC made the only offers for Isilon leading to the $2.25 ...

  • IBM shares peek at shared-nothing cluster technology

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Nov 2010
  • IBM won the Supercomputing 2010 HPC Storage Challenge this week with a technology designed for signifcantly improvement performance of running analytics and queries for large data sets as well as ...

  • Dell loses ground in storage, despite EqualLogic success

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Nov 2010
  • Last quarter was a rocky one for Dell’s storage business. Dell lost its protracted bidding war against Hewlett-Packard for 3PAR – upsetting its storage partner EMC – and its revenue growth for the ...

  • BridgeStor looks to optimize SMB storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Nov 2010
  • Startup BridgeStor came out of stealth today with a series of application-aware appliances that perform data deduplication, compression, encryption and thin provisioning for primary and secondary ...

  • Violin adds NFS cache with Gear6 software

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Nov 2010
  • Violin Memory today rolled out caching software based on its acquisition of Gear6 assets, adding a NAS acceleration product to go with its Flash-based SAN memory arrays. Violin’s vCache uses ...

  • EMC grabs Isilon for $2.25 billion

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Nov 2010
  • Following a month of speculation, EMC today said it has agreed to acquire Isilon for $2.25 billion and pegged the scale-out NAS vendor’s portfolio as a key addition to its cloud storage strategy. ...