Storage Soup:

August, 2008


August 29, 2008  11:36 AM

IBM’s got some ’splainin to do in storage

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: 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

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: 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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