Storage Soup:

October, 2008

October 30, 2008  4:31 PM

Rackable to build cloud hardware to order

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage

Rackable Systems added another prong to its storage line today, after revealing its intention to divest in the RapidScale clustered file system it bought with TeraScale in 2006 and

October 30, 2008  8:06 AM

Brocade gets discount on Foundry

Posted by: Dave Raffo

 When Foundry Networks delayed its shareholders meeting last week to vote on the proposed Brocade deal, there was speculation that A) Brocade wanted to renegotiate the price, or B) it had problems...

October 29, 2008  2:41 PM

NetApp’s Dave Hitz says Sun ‘dragging its feet’ in patent lawsuit

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

About three weeks ago, Sun general counsel Mike Dillon posted about the results of some pre-trial maneuvering between his company and NetApp over the patent-infringement...

October 29, 2008  12:26 PM

IDC: Unstructured data will become the primary task for storage

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
NAS, software as a service, Storage managed service providers, Storage market research reports, storage technology research

According to a new IDC Enterprise Disk Storage Consumption Model report released this week, transaction-intensive applications are giving way as the main segment of enterprise data to an expanded range of apps as well as a tendency to create more copies of data and records for business analytics...

October 28, 2008  4:01 PM

STORServer gives C-suite a forklift upgrade

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Data protection appliance vendor STORServer has a new management team, replacing president and CEO John Pearring with a president and a separate CEO, both promoted from inside the company. Chief operating officer Laura Buckley takes over as president and Bob Antoniazzi moves up from VP of...

October 28, 2008  8:56 AM

NetApp cancels user conference, releases dedupe VTL

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences

NetApp was supposed to hold its first-ever user conference, called NetApp Accelerate, in February, but yesterday put out a press release saying the conference has been cancelled.

"We had more...

October 27, 2008  6:19 PM

IBM takes on Mac backup

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup

IBM and partner Effigent have released a co-developed product for backing up Mac desktops and laptops. Called CDP4Mac, an Apple OS X version of IBM's CDP for Files desktop /

October 24, 2008  3:52 PM

Foundry delays vote on Brocade deal

Posted by: Dave Raffo

Foundry Networks today abruptly postponed its shareholders vote on its pending acquisition by Brocade, raising questions about whether the $3 billion deal will go through. Brocade said on July 21 it...

October 24, 2008  1:24 PM

Dell prepares for converged networks, FCoE and iSCSI

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
SAN, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI), Strategic storage vendors

During a conference call with storage reporters today to discuss the future for data center networking, Dell senior storage manager Eric Endebrock pointed to the convergence of Ethernet and Fibre Channel as inevitable. "Change is afoot," he said. "FCoE is a more straightforward management...

October 24, 2008  9:23 AM

Is dedupe recession-proof?

Posted by: Dave Raffo

With the global economy crumbling, Data Domain is the rare company that not only exceeded its financial expectations for last quarter but actually raised its forecast for this quarter. Data Domain's third-quarter revenue of $75 million was up 134 percent from last year, and earned the company...

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