Storage Soup:

March, 2009


March 31, 2009  9:49 PM

Kodak: Buy dead trees, or get off our SaaS



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage Software as a Service

As someone who once upon a time signed up to become a Kodak EasyShare Gallery Member (probably in order to view someone's photos), I got an interesting message yesterday from Kodak regarding their online photo storage terms of service. According to the notice, those who store their photos on...

March 30, 2009  10:06 PM

WD dives in to SSDs



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, solid state drives, Strategic storage vendors

Drive maker Western Digital is looking to hop on to the solid-state drive bandwagon by paying $65 million for a company that has the technology.

WD today completed a cash acquisition of SiliconSystems, Inc. of Aliso Viejo, Calif., a supplier of solid-state drives for the embedded...


March 30, 2009  5:48 PM

Fujitsu reorganizes in North America



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Three Fujitsu entities are consolidating into a new company called Fujitsu America, the better to align sales according to customer segment rather than specific products.

Fujitsu Consulting, Fujitsu Computer Systems and Fujitsu Transaction Solutions, a retail-equipment business unit,...


March 27, 2009  6:18 PM

03-26-2009 Storage Headlines



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Podcasts

[display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:25) Dell officially launches PS6000 iSCSI SANs (2:33)


March 25, 2009  8:18 PM

Analysts see EMC/Dell relationship fading



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

Despite both companies' protestations to the contrary last year, analysts on Wall Street and in the storage industry still see the coziness between the two companies trending down in the wake of Dell's PS6000 Series launch today. As part of its announcement today, Dell noted that...


March 24, 2009  6:21 PM

Carbonite sues Promise Technology for unreliable storage



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Online Backup

Online backup service provider Carbonite is suing Promise Technology, claiming that the storage vendor's arrays did not perform to specifications and prevented Carbonite users from restoring their files.

The lawsuit, as reported by the


March 23, 2009  3:29 PM

Compellent picks STEC solid state drives



Posted by: Dave Raffo
disk arrays, solid state drives

Compellent today filled in details about its solid state drive strategy, revealing it will offer 146 GB ZeusIOPS SSDs from STEC for its Storage Center systems.

Compellent will preview the SSD drives at its C-Drive user conference May 3-7, but hasn’t disclosed pricing or availability....


March 20, 2009  3:08 PM

03-19-2009 Storage Headlines



Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Hmmm...what could our top story be this week?

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In case you missed 'em:

(0:25) IBM reportedly wants Sun for $6.5B
(1:45)


March 19, 2009  6:01 PM

Would SunBM leave NetApp users in the lurch?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

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March 17, 2009  5:43 PM

StoneFly makes SSD iSCSI SANs a trend



Posted by: Dave Raffo
iSCSI SAN, solid state drives

It turns out Dell/EqualLogic isn’t the only vendor with an all-iSCSI SAN system that supports solid state drives...

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