Storage Soup:

May, 2008

May 16, 2008  10:31 AM

Grass on the roof and data center cooling

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center energy efficiency

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May 15, 2008  1:59 PM

Diligent is ready for its blue wash

Posted by: Dave Raffo
data backup

IBM hasn't said much about its roadmap plans for Diligent Technologies since buying the VTL dedupe vendor last month, but Diligent CEO Doron Kempel filled me in on some details this week at

May 15, 2008  10:19 AM

Brocade off to great start in ‘08 — but only in services

Posted by: Dave Raffo

 Brocade is off to a great start in 2008 ... if the vendor's goal is to morph into a services company. Brocade reported revenue from last quarter of $354.9 million Wednesday night. That's up 3 percent from last year, and ahead of Brocade's guidance and Wall Street expectations. But the increase...

May 13, 2008  11:20 AM

EDS acquisition makes HP Avis to IBM’s Hertz

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

HP announced this morning that it will pay $13.9 billion for IT services company Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in a transaction expected to close in the second half of the...

May 12, 2008  3:33 PM

VendorFights: Data Deduplication Edition

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data deduplication

With data deduplication in the news today, I recommend checking out the responses to Jon Toigo's questionnaire for...

May 12, 2008  11:08 AM

Cisco data center exec calls it quits

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

According to a post on her corporate blog, Cisco's senior vice president of the Data Center, Switching and Security Technology Group, Jayshree Ullal, is leaving the company after 15 years....

May 12, 2008  10:35 AM

Kazeon and Clearwell square off in e-discovery price prizefight

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving

I need to start a category on this blog called "Vendorfights." Today's squabble comes from two e-discovery players. In this corner: Kazeon, which recently announced that they can do your data...

May 8, 2008  10:14 AM

Isilon sells more, loses more

Posted by: Dave Raffo

Isilon had mixed financial results last quarter, reporting higher revenue ($24.1 million) than expected while losing more money ($10.1 million) than in any quarter last year. But the most important item on Isilon's scoreboard these days doesn't have a hard number affixed to it. That's confidence...

May 7, 2008  3:44 PM

IT angst

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Is it just me, or is there a bit of a sour mood going around? Must be the economy. But angst makes for good blogging - it's a time-honored formula. Below is a grab bag of some of edgy IT blog posts from the last week or so.

May 6, 2008  10:54 AM

Mosso in the cloud, Monosphere in the dark

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Storage managed service providers, Strategic storage vendors

Two small vendors trying to make their way in markets dominated by storage giants made incremental yet interesting offerings this week.   Mosso, a division of Rackspace,  rolled out a cloud computing platform called the Hosting Cloud in February and followed with the release of MailTrust...

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