Storage Soup:

March, 2009


March 16, 2009  9:15 PM

Cisco pushes into servers; storage’s role undefined



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI), storage vendors, unifield storage

Cisco execs led by CEO John Chambers spent 90 minutes today on a webcast telling groups spread around the world what most of the IT world already knew – it is getting into the server business. But...

March 16, 2009  8:20 PM

Dell/EqualLogic prepares SSD IP SAN



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

Dell is about to add solid state drive (SSD) support to its EqualLogic iSCSI SANs in a new PS6000 model. As first reported on ChannelWeb last Friday, the PS6000 will also have four Ethernet ports, one more than EqualLogic PS5000 arrays have....


March 13, 2009  5:04 PM

STEC set to ride enterprise SSD wave



Posted by: Dave Raffo

While most storage vendors have tempered expectations for early 2009, STEC is predicting a healthy expansion of its solid state drive (SSD) business for enterprise storage arrays.

STEC Thursday predicted its ZeusIOPS product for enterprise storage will command more revenue for the...


March 13, 2009  4:35 PM

Storage Headlines for 03-12-2009



Posted by: Beth Pariseau

You know the drill--some stories you may have missed this week: [display_podcast] Stories referenced:


March 11, 2009  8:01 PM

Sanrad to add QoS to storage virtualization products



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
storage virtualization, Strategic storage vendors

Sanrad, maker of the iSCSI storage virtualization gateway V-Switch and virtual server HA storage subsystem V-Stor, is adding a new quality of service feature to both its products. Sanrad VP of product management Allon Cohen, "Storage-intensive I/O can be a barrier to virtualization of some...


March 11, 2009  6:36 PM

Riverbed contemplates SSDs, dedupe



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

Photobucket Eric Wolford with his lobster...


March 10, 2009  6:17 PM

Analysts: demand more from your storage vendor in virtual environments



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage and server virtualization

A recent report by Andrew Reichman at Forrester Research showed that among 124 surveyed IT decision-makers, incumbent vendors and Fibre Channel still dominate the in-use storage systems supporting VMware deployments. But, according to Reichman and another analyst specializing in VMware, the Burton...


March 9, 2009  7:10 PM

Consumers feel enterprise-grade storage pain



Posted by: Beth Pariseau

According to a notice posted on Facebook's official blog, a group of disk drives (a RAID group?) on what sounds like a clustered storage systems failed en masse over the weekend, causing 10 to 15% of user-uploaded photos to...


March 6, 2009  6:22 PM

Storage Headlines for 03-05-2009



Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Here are some stories you may have missed this week: [display_podcast]   Stories referenced:

  • (0:25) Storage budgets shrink as capacity grows

  • March 6, 2009  3:44 PM

    IDC: storage sales down, especially Fibre Channel



    Posted by: Dave Raffo

    IDC’s storage tracker numbers released today shows an 0.5% year-over-year decline in worldwide external storage sales in the fourth quarter of 2008.

    This was the first time external disk sales declined in more than five years, yet it's hardly a surprise. Everybody knows spending...


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