Storage Soup:

January, 2011


January 27, 2011  1:31 AM

Quantum upgrades dedupe software, while sales miss mark



Posted by: Dave Raffo
data deduplication; quantum

Quantum today said it is doubling the speed of its data deduplication software, at the same time it admitted sales of large disk backup devices with dedupe last quarter were...

January 25, 2011  5:13 PM

Cloud storage gateway startup Cirtas gets funding, new CEO



Posted by: Dave Raffo
cloud storage; Cirtas

Three multi-billion dollar storage acquisitions over the past two years have made storage a hot target for venture capitalists, especially startups who deal with moving data to the


January 24, 2011  4:11 PM

Hosts vs. servers in open systems storage



Posted by: Randy Kerns
open systems storage

While working on a product analysis for the recently launched EMC VNX multiprotocol storage systems, I picked up on something I’ve also seen in other recent vendor presentations. I’m seeing the...


January 21, 2011  8:19 PM

Data miner strikes gold with DRAM storage appliance



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Kaiminario; solid state storage

We’ve seen that these are still early days for solid-state and Flash adoption in enterprise storage, and people are...


January 18, 2011  5:39 PM

Dell to resell EMC VNX, not VNXe



Posted by: Dave Raffo
dell, emc, vnx

There has been a lot of speculation as to whether Dell will offer EMC's newly launched VNX and VNXe unified storage systems. The


January 18, 2011  2:08 PM

EMC beefs up VMAX and Data Domain while launching VNX



Posted by: Dave Raffo
EMC; VNX; VNXe; Data Domain; VMAX

EMC made its big product launch today, and while the VNX and VNXe systems were no surprises, the vendor did roll out a few other new products that had been kept secret. Those included new Data Domain data deduplication backup arrays and an archiving product, and software enhancements for the...


January 17, 2011  1:46 PM

Storage specialists giving way to IT generalists



Posted by: Randy Kerns
IT staffing, storage specialist

When I meet with IT personnel or speak at events, I always try to find out what people are doing in their positions in IT. Finding out what their daily work entails gives a good barometer on what is happening in IT and helps to identify where the problems are. One trend I notice is there are fewer...


January 17, 2011  1:43 PM

HP dumps EVA Cluster, SVSP storage virtualization



Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage virtualization; Hewlett-Packard; EVA

Hewlett-Packard has scrapped the StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP) that it sold through an OEM deal with LSI, as well as the


January 12, 2011  8:27 PM

Slootman leaves as EMC backup boss for Greylock VC firm



Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc; data domain: backup; data deduplication; Frank Slootman

Today marked the end of an era in storage when Frank Slootman stepped down as president of


January 12, 2011  1:39 PM

DataDirect Networks called No. 1 among private storage vendors



Posted by: Dave Raffo
DataDirect Networks; NAS; high performance computing

After all the acquisitions of 2011, which is the largest private storage vendor still standing? According to IDC, it’s DataDirect Networks. An IDC report issued last month ranked DDN as the largest private storage company by revenue. Of course, it helps DDN that


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