Storage Soup

September 2010

Storage vendors

  • HP sees 3PAR as a three-gap product

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Sep 2010
  • Now that Hewlett-Packard has closed its $2.35 billion 3PAR acquisition, HP executives are looking for 3PAR’s InServ storage systems to fill three spots in its product lineup. HP's GM of enterprise ...

  • Oracle's eye is on NetApp

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Sep 2010
  • Does Larry Ellison want NetApp, or does he only want the large chunk of customers who use NetApp systems to store Oracle databases? The Oracle CEO appeared envious of NetApp when addressing ...

  • Will Dell buy Brocade on the rebound?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Sep 2010
  • Brocade has been the subject of acquisition rumors for about a year now, despite denials from its CEO Mike Klayko that it is for sale. No acquisition talk came up Wednesday during the vendor’s ...

  • NetApp, Oracle call ZFS truce

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Sep 2010
  • NetApp and Oracle today dropped their lawsuits against each other, ending their three-year legal scuffle over patents related to ZFS. NetApp issued a release saying both sides agreed to dismiss ...

  • The mysterious EMC NX3e

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Sep 2010
  • EMC executives have been touting the low-end midrange storage system they intend to launch early next year, talking it up on the company’s last earnings call last month and at an investors’ ...

  • Dell backs out, leaving 3PAR to HP

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Sep 2010
  • So, Dell’s latest offer for 3PAR turned out to be a last-chance hope to land a haymaker rather than an indication of Dell being in the chase for the long haul. About an hour after 3PAR revealed it ...

  • Dell, HP still going toe-to-toe for 3PAR

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Sep 2010
  • Now it looks like the battle for 3PAR will turn into an old-fashioned 15-round bout between Hewlett-Packard and Dell. Neither 3PAR suitor backed down today, as they each made their fourth bid for ...

  • EMC’s ‘one in a billion’ glitch cripples government agencies

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 01 Sep 2010
  • “The journey to the cloud begins here,” says the sign on the giant EMC booth at VMworld. But Virgina residents these days see EMC as more of an inhibitor of travel than an enabler of journeys. The ...