Storage Soup:

October, 2007


October 31, 2007  1:36 PM

Just in case you thought Sun and NetApp were kidding around



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Sun has launched yet another set of countersuits against NetApp, this time in California. "Sun was legally obligated to respond in Texas to the initial suit brought on September 5, 2007 by Network Appliance to forestall competition from the free ZFS technology," Sun said in a statement emailed to...

October 26, 2007  7:41 AM

Quantum’s balancing act



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Of all the storage companies competing to sell data deduplication, Quantum is unique. That's because it is primarily a tape vendor and data deduplication was developed to replace tape. Look at some the other vendors involved in what Data Domain CEO Frank Slootman calls a "land grab" for...


October 24, 2007  3:57 PM

Another day, another unencrypted backup tape lost



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Storage backup

I have yet to get a letter from an institution with which I do business that starts like this:

Dear Current or Former PEIA, WVCHIP, or AccessWV Member: We are writing to you...


October 24, 2007  2:48 PM

Hitachi GST claims 40 percent power reduction in desktop drives



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, storage technology research

Hitachi GST is back at it again this week with another update to its disk drives, this time with a redesign of its desktop SATA and PATA drives for power...


October 24, 2007  8:24 AM

SNW’s winners and losers



Posted by: mwright16
Storage conferences

Last week, I met with more vendors and was briefed on more new technologies than I thought possible in a 3-day period at Storage Networking World (SNW) in Dallas, TX. However, now that I am back in the comforts of Omaha, NE, (if one can ever call Omaha comfortable), here are some of the briefings...


October 22, 2007  3:34 PM

SAS vs SATA: SATA on the ropes.



Posted by: Tskyers
disk drives

Not sure if I mentioned this before, but I'm a geek. I like blinking lights and shiny things. I do math and physics for fun. I'd chose a good computer magazine over Maxim. . .well, maybe not THAT much of a geek, but you get the point. So what's provoked my geekitude this time? SAS...


October 22, 2007  9:50 AM

SNW Notebook



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage conferences

Notes from last week's Fall Storage Networking World. . . . LSI's Engenio was the first systems vendor to make the jump from 2 Gbit to 4 Gbit Fibre Channel in late 2005. But LSI won't have 8-gig systems when HBAs become available from the likes of Brocade, Emulex and QLogic around the middle of...


October 17, 2007  2:01 PM

The Cisco kids?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler

The AP has reported that execs in Cisco's Brazilian business unit have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling and tax fraud....


October 15, 2007  8:42 AM

Hitachi GST aims to pack 4 TB on disk drives by 2011



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives

Hitachi GST says it anticipates that by the year 2011, it will be able to pack 4 TB of data onto a SATA drive and 1 TB of data onto a 1.8" notebook hard drive. The drive maker is basing these predictions on a new drive-head design, which it is unveiling at the 8th annual Perpendicular Magnetic...


October 12, 2007  8:33 AM

Xyratex subtracts power conversions from new array



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

Xyratex might not be a company known to many end users -- their major business is selling storage subsystem hardware to OEMs. But, if you're concerned about the power draw on your storage system, you might want to start paying attention to who's under the covers. Xyratex has announced a new version...


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