Storage Soup:

April, 2011


April 25, 2011  5:36 PM

Flash SSD systems redefine storage tiers

Posted by: Randy Kerns
storag tiering; flash; solid state storage

The popularity of storage systems that support tiering within the box, driven primarily by NAND Flash solid state drives (SSDs), has created confusion about...

April 19, 2011  8:35 PM

Is it raining on the cloud storage parade?

Posted by: Dave Raffo
cloud storage; hybrid cloud storage; cloud storage gateways

Last week was a dark one for cloud storage vendors. The week began with confirmation that Iron Mountain had closed its

April 19, 2011  1:35 PM

Seagate pushes deeper into SSDs with Samsung acquisition

Posted by: Dave Raffo
hard drives, samsung, seagate, solid state drives

Seagate’s $1.375 billion acquisition of Samsung’s hard drive business today also strengthens Seagate’s solid state drive (SSD) hand by extending the NAND flash partnership...

April 18, 2011  7:51 PM

Processors for storage systems follow server/PC roadmap

Posted by: Randy Kerns
storage processors; storage systems

Recent storage system launches – such as EMC’s Isilon roll-out last week – included new generations of Intel processors that...

April 13, 2011  1:02 PM

SNW – The New, the Popular, and the Next

Posted by: Randy Kerns
cloud storage; solid state drives; storage management


April 11, 2011  5:11 PM

Cloud evaporates over Iron Mountain

Posted by: Dave Raffo
iron mountain; cloud storage; virtual file store

Iron Mountain today confirmed it will end its Virtual File Store (VFS) and Archive Service Platform (ASP) cloud storage services because of “modest levels of adoption.” Iron Mountain released a statement confirming what Gartner first disclosed in a report last week. According to Gartner,...

April 8, 2011  3:43 PM

Dell puts storage to use in bundled stacks

Posted by: Dave Raffo
dell; compellent; equalLogic; vStart

Dell’s entry into the integrated stack game this week provides another reason why it switched its storage strategy to developing its own rather than reselling EMC’s products. While Dell will partner for some pieces of its data center and cloud strategy – mainly networking hardware and...

April 6, 2011  12:24 PM

Storage buying requires an application perspective

Posted by: Randy Kerns
storage buying; applicatio-centric storage

Much information provided about storage systems reflects details about the specifications of the storage systems – known as speeds and feeds. This has been the norm, and if that information was not presented prominently, many would think the vendor is trying to focus attention away from flaws in...

April 4, 2011  11:46 PM

Belluzzo takes Quantum leap from CEO job; COO Gacek steps up

Posted by: Dave Raffo
quantum; rick belluzzo; jon gacek; data deduplication; tape backup

Backup vendor Quantum switched CEOs today. Rick Belluzzo stepped down after nine years and Jon Gacek stepped up from his role as COO and president...


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