Storage Soup:

November, 2008


November 17, 2008  4:43 AM

CA goes SaaS route with DR



Posted by: Dave Raffo
data backup, Data center disaster recovery planning, small business storage, Storage backup, Storage Software as a Service

CA jumped into the software as a service (SaaS) game by launching three offerings at CA World. The SaaS offerings include a disaster recovery/business continuity service called CA Instant Recovery On Demand, which...

November 12, 2008  6:31 PM

Recommended reading about EMC Atmos



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage

Since I've been in the storage industry, I can't think of another product that generated as much hype and interest for as long as EMC's "Maui," now rechristened Atmos for its general release. Now that...


November 11, 2008  11:02 AM

Startup looks to become ‘lingua franca’ of the cloud



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Cloud storage

Most of the time when concepts come along like the cloud, they're discussed first from a 30,000 foot, theoretical point of view. As they take shape, though, pragmatic nuances come into play. After looking at a map, you still have to get from point A to point B. The wider economy is dampening some...


November 6, 2008  2:26 PM

Harvard Law School offers clarifications on lost backup tape



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data backup, data security

The Boston Globe reported this morning that an unencrypted backup tape containing personal information on some 21,000 clients of the school's legal clinic has been...


November 6, 2008  1:41 PM

What if the cloud is really a brain?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, Cloud storage

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The idea that the human race has a...


November 5, 2008  12:41 PM

Self-healing disk array maker Atrato names new CEO



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Atrato Inc. made a splash earlier this year with its no-maintenance disk array (which was quickly followed to market by Xiotech's somewhat similar ISE product) and has been relatively...


November 5, 2008  11:55 AM

HP jumps into storage virtualization with midrange arrays



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

HP rolled out the StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP)  this morning, described in a press release as "a network-based storage platform that pools capacity across HP and non-HP storage...


November 4, 2008  4:45 PM

You know things are bad for Sun when…



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

...someone goes to the trouble of creating puppet theater to express the depths of their angst about the company's most recent...

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November 4, 2008  10:25 AM

Overland’s backed up against the wall



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

 Overland Storage is running out of time in its attempt to transform itself from a tape vendor to a disk system vendor.  Overland has been losing money for years, and last quarter's loss of $6.9 million left it with $5.4 million in cash. The vendor is betting its future on the


November 3, 2008  12:52 PM

ESX and SATA: So happy together?



Posted by: Tskyers
disk drives, VMware

I'm a big fan of SAS. I've professed my undying love and devotion to it (at least until solid-state disk becomes just a little more affordable). So why on earth would I be writing about putting VMware's ESX Server on SATA disks?

I was poking around on the...


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