Storage Soup

September 2013

Storage vendors

  • Violin Memory completes IPO, shares drop

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Sep 2013
  • Violin Memory finished its first day as a public company today, $146 million richer and with a day of disappointing trading behind it. Violin completed its initial public offering Thursday night, ...

  • Brocade CEO calls Whiptail deal a mistake for Cisco

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Sep 2013
  • Don’t expect Brocade to follow its Fibre Channel SAN switch rival Cisco into the world of flash storage arrays. During Brocade’s Analyst Day Wednesday, Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney said Cisco’s ...

  • VCE sees Cisco's Whiptail as server-side flash play

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 Sep 2013
  • When the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition began four years ago, the products its three founding company brought to the table were clearly defined and unique. Cisco contributed servers ...

  • Can this storage cloud be saved?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Sep 2013
  • U.K.-based Aorta Cloud is trying to rescue its soon-to-be-defunct cloud storage provider partner Nirvanix, and has apparently enlisted the help of IBM. The provider is also asking if Nirvanix ...

  • HP schedules EVA's funeral

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Sep 2013
  • Hewlett-Packard (HP) has officially killed its Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) SAN platform, telling customers it will stop selling the two remaining models next January. HP is steering customers ...

  • Nirvanix prepares to close, tells customers to stop using its cloud

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 17 Sep 2013
  • The speculation about troubled cloud storage vendor Nirvanix was true: today the company took steps to begin closing its doors. Nirvanix did not comment on its future, but advised customers to stop ...

  • Quantum prepares next rev of StorNext software

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Sep 2013
  • Quantum this week took the wraps off its latest StorNext data management file system, adding performance, scalability and flexibility. StorNext 5 represents a substantial re-write of the software ...

  • Overland still without profits, and without Tandberg

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Sep 2013
  • The losses keep coming for Overland Storage, which reported its revenue dropped and losses grew last quarter and for the last fiscal year. And there is no tangible progress on its proposed merger ...

  • VMworld Storage Recap Part II: WD, Syncsort, Kingston and Pivot3

    Rich Castagna - Vice President of Editorial 04 Sep 2013
  • As noted in a previous Storage Soup post, when data storage companies launch products at industry gatherings like the recent VMworld tech fest, there's often an interesting back story or related ...

  • EMC uncages ViPR, jumps into the Nile for private clouds

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Sep 2013
  • While EMC's belated VNX2 launch was no surprise today, the storage vendor did throw in a few unexpected twists. First, it revealed the first version of its ViPR software-defined storage platform ...