Storage Soup:

May, 2008


May 29, 2008  4:39 PM

EMC shifts Cisco WAAS to services group



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage managed service providers, WAN Optimization / WAFS

Despite rumors that pop up from time to time, Cisco has not taken its Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) product off the market. Cisco is still developing and selling WAAS, and its storage partner EMC sells it too, although there has been a change there. Instead of selling WAAS directly, EMC...

May 28, 2008  11:47 AM

Storage experts pan report on tape archiving TCO



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
tape data storage

The disk vs. tape debate that has been going on for years is heating up again, given technologies like data deduplication that are bringing disk costs into line with tape. Or, at least, so some people believe.

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May 27, 2008  10:15 AM

How should tech companies do business in China?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, Strategic storage vendors

The Chinese technology market isn't up-and-coming anymore, it's already here. And with a billion-plus people looking to participate in a capitalist experiment, combined with cheap (though rising) labor costs and a less regulated manufacturing industry, it's a force to be reckoned with. American...


May 22, 2008  8:47 AM

EMC shares vision of AI storage arrays



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage technology research

Photobucket  "Project Futon" demo area on the show floor at...


May 21, 2008  1:36 PM

Archiving news spans the globe



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Busy week for archiving. While EMC was detailing its archiving roadmap in Las Vegas this week at EMC World, IBM was opening an archiving solutions center in Mexico, and U.K.-based Plasmon was launching...


May 21, 2008  10:04 AM

Good quarter for HP storage not good enough for CEO Hurd



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Hewlett-Packard's storage division has taken its share of heat in recent years. It has often underachieved from a revenue standpoint, been knocked by competitors and analysts for lack of innovation, and been reorganized internally. Now it's led by


May 21, 2008  9:08 AM

The incredible Hulk and more: photos from EMC World



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences

Photobucket Tuckered out after a long couple of...


May 20, 2008  12:00 PM

Another approach to self-healing storage



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Over the last several weeks, I've been writing about the self-healing storage arrays announced by startup Atrato Inc. and a more seasoned company, Xiotech Corp. Seeing this, another company stuck its hand up to say, "Hey, we have that too!" This other company is Data Direct Networks, and their...


May 20, 2008  9:41 AM

EMC’s Maui “conspicuous by its absence” at EMC World



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Photobucket Celerra Man: just one of the many...


May 19, 2008  8:39 AM

SME backup products in the spotlight



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup

Backup software vendors BakBone and CommVault share the same code base -- both platforms came out of work done at the Unix Systems Laboratory when it was owned by AT&T. But in the past week, I've heard different stories from both companies.

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