Storage Soup

June 2011

Storage vendors

  • Oracle buys Ellison's storage company, Pillar

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Jun 2011
  • Oracle CEO Larry Ellison today answered the question of what he will do with Pillar Data Systems, which he has invested hundreds of millions of dollars of his own money into. Oracle said it has ...

  • 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 ...