Storage Soup:

June, 2008


June 16, 2008  10:35 AM

Dell says 2.5-inch SAS drives will reinvigorate DAS



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

The march of 2.5-inch SAS drives into networked storage took another step today when Dell launched its PowerVault MD1120 storage expansion enclosure. The enclosure is designed with the small form factor drives. The MD1120 expansion closure isn't a SAN, but a JBOD that connects to Dell's PowerEdge...

June 13, 2008  2:23 PM

Photos from Robotics Competition at Symantec Vision



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences

It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is sometimes to turn grown men into kids again. IT geeks gathered at the robotics competition at Symantec Vision actually giggled with delight at the mechanical violence.


June 13, 2008  12:10 PM

Copan gives its MAID more cache



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Copan has enhanced its Revolution 300 Series to beef up its virtual tape library capabilities (VTL) and try and keep distance between the MAID pioneers and those who have followed with disk spin-down products. The most interesting Revolution enhancements involve data deduplication that Copan added...


June 13, 2008  9:53 AM

Symantec to build clustered NAS for cloud computing



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

At a Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server roadmap session at Vision on Thursday, a Symantec exec revealed it will be coming out with its own clustered NAS system, based on the next generation of its Storage Foundation Scalable File Server. This will be accomplished by layering a NAS...


June 13, 2008  9:44 AM

Q&A with Symantec about SwapDrive



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

After Symantec confirmed its acquisition of backup SaaS partner SwapDrive on Wednesday, I sent out some questions to Symantec. Here are the responses I got back from a spokesperson: How will Symantec integrate SwapDrive into Symantec Protection Network? SwapDrive offerings are...


June 12, 2008  8:37 AM

Symantec execs talk strategy



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences, Strategic storage vendors

Photobucket Symantec's keynote stage Warp...


June 11, 2008  4:51 PM

Symantec’s SwapDrive acquisition draws glares from EMC



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

According to a statement issued by Symantec today,

Symantec has acquired SwapDrive, a privately-held online storage company to strengthen the services offerings in the Norton consumer portfolio and to help consumers manage data across their devices. This was a small, targeted...


June 11, 2008  11:22 AM

Incipient offers data migration without storage virtualization



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

While IBM is upgrading its SAN Volume Controller (SVC) virtualization platform, Incipient is taking one of the major features of its storage virtualization product -- data migration -- and spinning it...


June 10, 2008  8:52 PM

SSDs vs. 20,000 rpm drives: Who wins? I do!



Posted by: Tskyers
disk drives

It's been a while since I've been able to spend some quality time behind the keyboard, I've been suffering from a gigantic "honey-do" list and it was difficult for me to use some huge work emergency to weasel out of it! In the time I haven't been blogging there's been some major storage news: Sun...


June 6, 2008  11:50 AM

Dell moves to top of growing iSCSI SAN market



Posted by: Dave Raffo
SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

IDC confirmed Dell's claim that it has moved into the No. 1 spot in iSCSI SAN market share following its $1.4 billion acquisition of EqualLogic. According to the IDC quarterly storage numbers for...


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