Storage Soup:

June, 2008

June 27, 2008  10:50 AM

Brocade still a fan (not FAN) of software

Posted by: Dave Raffo
Data storage management

Although Brocade has a lot on its connectivity plate these days as it transitions to 8-Gbps FC switches, plots its move to FCoE and gets into the

June 26, 2008  1:53 PM

Litigation update: Sun 1, NetApp 0

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

According to a blog posted today by Sun's general counsel Mike Dillon, at least one of the patent-infringment counts is off the table in court, after the US Patent Office (PTO) granted a re-examination request filed by...

June 25, 2008  4:01 PM

Nirvanix readying cloud-based NAS

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving, NAS, Storage managed service providers, Storage Software as a Service

Startup Nirvanix today unveiled CloudNAS, which will combine Nirvanix software agents with Linux or Windows servers at the customer site to offer standard NAS storage in the cloud. Until now, Nirvanix and most other cloud storage services such as Amazon's S3 required API integration between...

June 25, 2008  12:17 PM

The enterprise and open-source storage

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Strategic storage vendors

Jesse at SanGod wrote an interesting post the other day entitled "Enterprise storage vs....not."

I have a cousin. Very well-to-do man, owns a company that does something with storing and providing stock data to other users....

June 23, 2008  3:48 PM

Yahoo, I hardly knew ye

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, software as a service

I've watched the story unfold about Microsoft and Yahoo, but from a removed perspective because it has little to do with the storage industry and when it comes to most things Web-based and search or email related, I'm a Google user. Still, it's been a good story to sit back with some popcorn and...

June 23, 2008  10:36 AM

Symantec’s SwapDrive: $500 a year for 2 GB?

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
software as a service, Storage backup, Storage managed service providers, Storage Software as a Service, Strategic storage vendors

I wasn't convinced at first when an alert blog reader flagged an error in my previous posts about Symantec and SwapDrive: a comment from  "kataar" pointed out that yearly, SwapDrive actually charges $500 (five hundred) for 2 GB, not $50 (fifty). That couldn't possibly be right, I thought. I...

June 19, 2008  10:17 AM

Users rebel against e-Discovery liabilities

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving

Tory Skyers' post about dedupe and the law jogged my memory about recent conversations I've had with users about data compliance and archiving. It's become a big topic for this industry, and as stewards...

June 19, 2008  8:46 AM

Compression, dedupe and the law

Posted by: Tskyers
data compliance and archiving

Data deduplication is the poster child of 2008. Everyone is rushing to add this capability to just about everything that could possibly ever sit on a network--I thought I saw an ad for a cable tester with de-dupe built in! On the face of it, de-dupe looks like the savior it's made out to be (except...

June 18, 2008  8:02 AM

Xiotech dumps Daticon to embrace Emprise

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, Strategic storage vendors

I had a technology demo Tuesday with Xiotech, where they showed off their new baby, the Emprise storage system. A technology demo might seem like a worse fate than death to most, but I appreciate the...

June 17, 2008  8:29 AM

Email archiving latecomer Atempo sweetens deal with file archiving integration

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving

Better late than never. Backup software vendor Atempo has ventured into the email archiving market by coming out with the first full integration into its product line of intellectual property it acquired with Lighthouse Global Technologies in February. Obviously, the release of an email...

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