Storage Soup:

June, 2009


June 18, 2009  2:49 PM

HDS disk array failure suspected in Barclays outage; where’s the HAM?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center disaster recovery planning

According to reports out of the U.K. yesterday, Barclays ATM machines stopped working Tuesday because of a fault with one of its disk arrays. The exact nature of the problem has not been specified, but the company is

June 16, 2009  4:28 PM

Bocada resurfaces, plans backup reporting updates



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data protection, Data storage management

I'm still digesting all the vendor meetings I had last week at the BD Event. One of the company executives I met with last week was Nancy Hurley, CEO of Bocada Inc. for a little over a year...


June 15, 2009  2:20 PM

Data Domain tells EMC to take a hike (or make a better offer) *UPDATED*



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors; data deduplication

Not surprisingly, Data Domain management today recommended its shareholders reject EMC’s offer to buy the deduplication vendor “at this time” in favor of an offer from NetApp. The reason it’s not surprising is that EMC’s June 1 cash bid of $30 per Data Domain share was


June 15, 2009  1:43 PM

IDC: HDS market share numbers not accurate



Posted by: Beth Pariseau

Last week, after meeting with Hitachi Data Systems at the BD Event in Boston, I posted about some of the things we discussed about HDS's 2008 performance, which included some market share...


June 12, 2009  2:44 PM

06-11-2009 Storage Headlines



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Podcasts

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June 10, 2009  11:26 AM

HDS says it beat up EMC in 2008



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Strategic storage vendors

As a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) earnings and revenue numbers often get lost in its parent company’s extensive reports. But HDS execs strutted their financial stuff for press at the BD Event in Boston Tuesday, saying fiscal 2008 financial results show HDS taking market...


June 9, 2009  3:23 PM

EMC’s Tucci to Data Domainers: You’ll like it here



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage vendors; mergers and acquisitions; data deduplication

EMC CEO Joe Tucci reached out again to Data Domain today – not to increase his company’s offer but in an open letter telling Data Domain employees they are better off with EMC than rival NetApp. EMC sought to outbid NetApp for dedupe specialist Data Domain last week with a


June 9, 2009  2:18 AM

VCs and IT execs discuss IT’s brave new world in Boston



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage conferences, Strategic storage vendors

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Panel moderator Andrew Williamson of Alexander...


June 8, 2009  1:03 PM

Voltaire unveils new 10 GbE switch



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data center, storage networking

There's a new Ethernet switch vendor on the market as lines are being drawn in the sand about the future of data center networks. Voltaire, previously focused mainly on InfiniBand switches, today unveiled its entree into the data center Ethernet market, the Voltaire Vantage 8500. The Layer 2...


June 8, 2009  12:39 PM

Proofpoint buffs up email archiving SaaS



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data compliance and archiving, Storage Software as a Service

Email archiving SaaS vendor Proofpoint is adding compliance features to its services today in an effort to reach more enterprise users. The company that bought email archiving SaaS provider Fortiva last year is building new enterprise search and e-Discovery features into its service based on a...


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