Storage Soup:

July, 2008


July 31, 2008  3:06 PM

Symantec storage revenues stay solid, while channel unrest continues



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

According to Symantec's earnings call last night, updates to NetBackup announced at Symantec Vision in June helped keep its storage business strong this quarter. Storage and services revenue increased 20% year over year to $616 million, which COO Enrique Salem attributed in part to new NetBackup...

July 30, 2008  3:51 PM

Sepaton promises 40:1 dedupe, or your next disk’s on them



Posted by: Dave Raffo
data backup, data deduplication

Just about all data deduplication vendors make claims about the dedupe ratios their systems provide, with the caveat that the ratios vary by data type and backup frequency. Sepaton today says it's willing to guarantee its ratio for Exchange. The VTL vendor said if customers don't get a 40:1 ratio...


July 30, 2008  1:29 PM

Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!



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

Oh, snap. NetApp has struck back in the ongoing catfight with EMC - this time in the form of a T-shirt.

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July 30, 2008  12:26 PM

In a down economy, the rich get richer and the poor go broke



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

In an economic downturn, not everybody makes it through in one piece. Though the storage market has fared better than many (apparently the list of things in life you can count on has been expanded to three: death, taxes and data growth), it isn't without its casualties. Ciprico and Agami are the...


July 30, 2008  11:25 AM

Marc Farley, citing allergies, bolts Dell/EqualLogic



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
SAN, Strategic storage vendors

The turnover that often occurs when a large company buys a smaller one has begun at Dell/EqualLogic, about seven months after Dell closed its $1.4 billion acquistion of the iSCSI SAN vendor. The most visible of these departures was delivered via vlog by


July 29, 2008  11:43 AM

Another archiving alliance — Atempo and Permabit



Posted by: Dave Raffo
data compliance and archiving

 

Atempo has been busy lately working its archiving story. Over the last six weeks, the backup software vendor has released an email archiving...

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July 28, 2008  1:37 PM

HP settles EDS shareholder lawsuit



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler

Last week I noted that EDS shareholders had filed suit to delay the closing of HP's acquisition of the IT services company. The Wall Street Journal has since reported that HP and EDS will...

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July 28, 2008  1:35 PM

Bad week for cloud storage



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, small business storage, software as a service

Last week, we saw a good bit of rain falling on cloud storage's parade. First there was another Amazon outage. Then it came to light that a cloud storage site called


July 24, 2008  3:23 PM

Be immune to e-discovery requests and avoid having to archive emails



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving

Want to avoid having to archive your emails? All you have to do is get elected President. Or, at least, be President Bush. The overseer of unprecedented government snooping tactics on private citizens has taken umbrage at the suggestion that his email correspondence be similarly...


July 23, 2008  12:44 PM

Did Brocade buy the right company in Foundry?



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

That's the question I've heard asked in the wake of Brocade's blockbuster $3 billion acquisition of Foundry this week. Some have suggested that Juniper Networks, which is much more competitive with Cisco in the Internet router market, might have been a better choice. To get a better sense of where...


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