Storage Soup

June 2011

Storage vendors

  • BlueArc files for IPO, again

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Jun 2011
  • Following a year of large storage acquisitions, it looks like 2011 might be more IPO-friendly for storage vendors. Two weeks after solid-state storage vendor Fusion-io went public, clustered NAS ...

  • Too much air time for Tucci?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Jun 2011
  • EMC CEO Joe Tucci isn’t publicity shy, but he almost certainly wishes he could have avoided his front-page exposure in the Wall Street Journal this week. The Journal Thursday led a story on ...

  • Lustre as a real storage system

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 16 Jun 2011
  • In the high performance computing (HPC) world, Lustre serves as a clustered file system meeting needs for extremely large numbers of files and extremely large file sizes. The problem is, Lustre has ...

  • Vendors’ Battling Business Units hurt customers most

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 15 Jun 2011
  • Understanding storage technology can be difficult enough without vendors adding to the problem with odd product positioning. Yet vendors often make things worse when talking to customers or ...

  • Best of need vs. best of breed

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 10 Jun 2011
  • I was recently teaching a class on storage technology and systems to a group of IT professionals. I’m always interested in finding out what they know about storage products and what they hear about ...

  • EMC ready to roll out Symmetrix VMAXe against 3PAR, XIV

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Jun 2011
  • EMC is preparing to launch a baby Symmetrix VMAX system called the VMAXe, which lacks mainframe connectivity and fills the gap between the vendor’s midrange VNX unified storage platform and the ...

  • Is it time for Dell to scoop up Brocade?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Jun 2011
  • Whenever there is talk of storage acquisitions – which is just about all the time these days – the name of Brocade comes up. The switch vendor was believed to be high on Hewlett-Packard’s shopping ...