Storage Soup:

August, 2008

August 29, 2008  11:36 AM

IBM’s got some ’splainin to do in storage

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

IBM. What to make of them these days when it comes to storage? It's a question I've heard asked a lot this week in my conversations with industry watchers and in my blog reading. Much of it came in the...

August 28, 2008  10:11 AM

Cisco executive found shot to death

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler

Detroit police are investigating the Aug. 19 death of Cisco marketing executive Benjamin Goldman, 42, who was found fatally shot outside a strip club called the Penthouse on Detroit's Eight Mile,...

August 27, 2008  1:57 PM

Event Horizon: CERN mega-collider coming to life

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler

This was originally scheduled for May, but after some delays the CERN Large Hadron Collider, which some believe will

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August 25, 2008  10:58 AM

Symantec says C-level execs not involved enough in DR

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center disaster recovery planning

Symantec Corp. released the results of its survey of 1000 IT managers and decision makers about disaster recovery for 2008 today. Among its findings was a decrease in C-level executive involvement in DR planning compared to the results for the 2007 survey, which Symantec officials said they found...

August 22, 2008  8:41 AM

Friday Storage and Technology Reading

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler

My Google Reader isn't quite as busy as Robert Scoble's, but it gets a decent workout each week. Between that, the wires and all the different pitches I get - not to mention the interesting stories I come...

August 21, 2008  12:01 PM

Legal battle Pivots on vendor names

Posted by: Dave Raffo

Even smaller private storage companies are keeping their lawyers busy these days. Pivot3's legal motion filed with the U.S. Trademark and Patent office against PivotStor this week is the second time in less than two weeks that...

August 19, 2008  11:50 AM

Forrester urges users to avoid overkill with email archiving

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving

Everyone and their brother has an email archiving story to tell you these days, or so it seems. But Forrester Research analyst Jo Maitland told Forrester clients in a teleconference titled "Email Archiving Mistakes to Avoid" to keep things simple in their selection of a product and setting of...

August 18, 2008  1:48 PM

EMC’s Maui surfaces, then disappears

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
NAS, Storage and server virtualization, Storage managed service providers, Strategic storage vendors

EMC blogger Storagezilla posted an interesting Flash animated video this morning about Maui, titled CloudFellas, in a post that has since been whacked. In the original post, 'zilla alluded to 'getting too far out in front of the boss', so maybe that's what happened (the post has been deleted...

August 18, 2008  9:28 AM

Rackable follows clustered NAS divestiture with management changes

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Rackable Systems continues to adjust its business in the wake of its announcement last week that it plans to divest the clustered NAS business it acquired with Terrascale two years...

August 15, 2008  9:57 AM

NetApp expert says pNFS not necessarily VMware solution

Posted by: Beth Pariseau

After my article the other day about storage pros hoping for a VMware performance boost from pNFS, part of the new NFS 4.1 standard currently being ratified by IETF, I came across a response from

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