Storage Soup:

April, 2009


April 9, 2009  5:03 PM

Sights and bites from SNW



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences

Photobucket A band entertains at the SNW welcome reception Monday...

April 7, 2009  7:30 PM

Fusion-io shovels in $47.5M in fresh funding



Posted by: Dave Raffo
solid state drives

How does a startup get $47.5 million in funding in today’s economy?

“By being a leader in a pretty hot sector,” says David Flynn, CTO and one of the founders of Fusion-io, which closed its whopping Series B round today.

That hot sector is flash technology, which is rapidly...


April 6, 2009  4:02 PM

Isilon cuts staff, switches sales VPs



Posted by: Dave Raffo
NAS, storage vendors

Isilon Systems finally took Wall Street’s advice about slashing staff today, revealing it would reduce its worldwide workforce by approximately 10%.

Isilon had 394 employees at the end of 2008. The clustered NAS vendor is also changing its chief of sales, brining in NetApp and Quantum...


April 6, 2009  3:24 PM

3PAR brings 4 controllers to midrange, skips SSD for now



Posted by: Dave Raffo
disk arrays, storage system

3PAR’s new F Class midrange systems that launched today look a lot like its T-Class enterprise systems, only smaller. So the F-Class inherits its share of enterprise features as well as the gap in the T-Class platform

The enterprise features includes the ability to scale to four...


April 6, 2009  12:50 PM

Double-Take repackages products after emBoot acquisition



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
remote data protection, Strategic storage vendors, Virtualization strategies

Double-Take is consolidating its server-based replication, TimeData CDP, GeoGluster software for Microsoft stretched clusters, LiveWire bare-metal restor, and emBoot's netboot iSCSI boot-from-SAN and sanFly iSCSI target products into four titles:

  • Double-Take Move - will support the...


  • April 3, 2009  8:07 PM

    04-02-09 Storage Headlines Podcast



    Posted by: Beth Pariseau
    Podcasts

    [display_podcast] Stories referenced: (0:25) IDC expects greater declines in storage spending (2:02)


    April 2, 2009  6:12 PM

    SourceOne stokes Symantec-EMC archiving rivalry



    Posted by: Dave Raffo
    data compliance and archiving

    EMCers are talking up their SourceOne archiving platform today, and their rivals at Symantec are doing the same. But while EMC extols the virtues of its EmailXtender replacement, Symantec is giving...


    April 2, 2009  3:48 PM

    Storage podcast: SRM CEO sees boon in down economy



    Posted by: Beth Pariseau
    Data storage management

    As we reported yesterday, Aptare Inc. upgraded and expanded its StorageConsole storage resource management (SRM) suite this week, adding products to manage resources in VMware virtual server and...


    April 1, 2009  1:35 PM

    Rackable snaps up SGI in $25 million fire sale



    Posted by: Beth Pariseau
    NAS

    UPDATED

    Rackable Systems acquired he assets of high-performance computing (HPC) systems vendor Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) for just $25 million today, coinciding with SGI's filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    According to a press release put out by


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