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March, 2007

March 21, 2007  12:38 PM

EMC tries to squash price list

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

In this hilarious post over at, an EMC lawyer issues a "cease and desist" order over the recent publication on the site of an EMC price list, calling it a "trade secret." He uses some ominous language indeed in his missive, which is...

March 20, 2007  12:04 PM

Backups are great. Restores are better!

Posted by: JoMaitland
Storage backup

The Alaskan Department of Revenue has just learned the hard way that your backups are only as good as your restores.


March 19, 2007  11:42 AM

“Never understimate the bandwidth of a station wagon driving down the Jersey Turnpike”

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management

Jonathan Schwartz has an interesting post up right now that calculates the relative transfer power of Internet networks vs. a sailboat. The sailboat wins. Quoth Schwartz:

"Now you understand why tape based storage has such a lasting appeal to so many enterprises recording, compiling,...

March 12, 2007  1:05 PM

Long-awaited encrypted Seagate drive ships

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Seagate is finally shipping its self-encrypting laptop drive, the Momentus 5400 FDE.2. We

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March 9, 2007  2:37 PM

Balance in news reporting

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Editorial process

An Amazon spokesperson sent us this email in response to our story, Users rethink Amazon S3 after performance issues:

"If you call this story balanced, then I was misled by your...

March 7, 2007  9:54 AM

Skepticism on IDC “Digital Universe” report

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management

Silicon Valley Watcher and its commenters have an interesting reaction to IDC's report yesterday (commissioned by EMC) that we're generating more data than we can...

March 6, 2007  3:05 PM

Intel in the, er, soup over lost e-mail

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management

The friendly folks at Zantaz Inc. wanted to make sure that we were aware of the news that Intel now stands accused of deleting emails material to ongoing litigation between it and rival chip maker AMD....

March 6, 2007  10:34 AM

Digital Universe

Posted by: JoMaitland
Data storage management

EMC has sponsored a report by IDC, out today, on the exploding growth of data. It attempts to perform a census of the amount of digital information created/copied in the world and project its growth rates. Here it is:

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March 6, 2007  10:18 AM

Another EMC defection

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

McAfee has announced that Dave DeWalt, EMC Corp.'s current head of customer relations, will become its new CEO, effective April 2. DeWalt is replacing George...

March 5, 2007  1:58 PM

Welcome to our home: Won’t you stay?

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Welcome to Storage Soup, the official editorial blog of Consider it a new appetizer for the tasty main courses we'll continue to bring you in the other sections of the site. Consider also the fable of "

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