Storage Soup:

February, 2011

February 23, 2011  7:08 PM

Scale-out vs. scale-up: the basics

Posted by: Randy Kerns
scale-out storage, scale-up storage

There's been a lot of talk about scale-out and

February 23, 2011  2:34 PM

Dell closes Compellent, opens new storage era

Posted by: Dave Raffo
compellent, dell, emc, storage systems

When Dell closed its $800 million acquisition of

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February 22, 2011  3:11 PM

Alternatives available for HPC shops lacking Lustre support

Posted by: Dave Raffo
lustre; HPC storage; storage file systems

With Oracle showing a lot less love for open source storage software than Sun did, high performance computing (HPC) shops are...

February 17, 2011  12:19 PM

NetApp can’t keep up with FAS3200 demand

Posted by: Dave Raffo
storage arrays; netapp; fas3200


If you want to buy a NetApp

February 15, 2011  4:38 PM

Anatomy of poor IT buying decisions

Posted by: Randy Kerns
IT decsion-making


I had an interesting conversation about IT decision-making while attending an education foundation meeting that was...

February 10, 2011  5:28 PM

Take a hard (and soft) look at storage project ROI benefits

Posted by: Randy Kerns
storage efficiency: storage ROI

While working on a project for the IT organization of a large company recently, I began questioning the information it included in its Return On Investment (ROI) calculations. The organization used ROI as a measurement to buy storage as part of a

February 9, 2011  2:10 PM

EMC prepares block-level primary deduplication

Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc; primary deduplication

Although it may have seemed like it, EMC didn’t actually upgrade its entire product portfolio during its much-hyped product launch last month. During an investors’ event...

February 7, 2011  7:49 PM

Violin gets funding from Toshiba, Juniper; HP too?

Posted by: Dave Raffo
Violin Memory; solid state storage; flash memory; Juniper Networks; Toshiba; hewlett-Packard

Flash memory array startup Violin Memory today said it received $35 million in funding, naming NAND flash maker Toshiba America and networking vendor Juniper Networks as investors. There were other investors not...

February 3, 2011  6:36 PM

New WhipTail CEO anticipates rise of solid state, demise of spinning disk

Posted by: Dave Raffo
whiptail; solid state storage

Solid state storage startup

February 2, 2011  6:34 PM

Mozy customers balk at cloud backup price increase

Posted by: Dave Raffo
mozy; cloud backup; price increase

When EMC’s Mozy told customers this week it was raising prices on its home cloud backup service, company execs said the hike for most customers would be $1 per month. That would come to $5.99...

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