Storage Soup:

September, 2011

September 30, 2011  2:25 PM

Storage Headlines for September 30, 2011

Posted by: Mkellett
storage headlines


Check out our Storage Headlines podcast, where we review the top stories of the past week from and Storage Soup.

Here are the stories we covered in today’s podcast

September 29, 2011  1:35 PM

QLogic takes another whack at converged storage networks

Posted by: Dave Raffo
16 Gbps Fibre Channel, converged networks, fcoe, storage networking

QLogic is taking the stance that having multiple personalities is the sane way to approach converged storage networking. With Fibre Channel (FC) remaining the dominant protocol and

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September 28, 2011  12:43 PM

Arkeia adds dedupe, SSDs to backup appliances

Posted by: Dave Raffo
Arkeia, backup appliance, cloud backup, data deduplication, disaster recovery

Arkeia Software CEO Bill Evans has watched Symantec roll out a steady stream of backup appliances over the last year, and he asks, “What took so...

September 27, 2011  3:50 PM

FalconStor founder Huai found dead

Posted by: Dave Raffo
falconstor, reijane huai

FalconStor founder ReiJane Huai, who stepped down as CEO last year after disclosing accusations of improper payments to a customer, was found dead from a gunshot Monday...

September 20, 2011  12:51 PM

DataDirect Networks discusses new system, IBM relationship

Posted by: Dave Raffo
big data, DataDirect Networks, HPC

DataDirect Networks (DDN) today launched a new member of its Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) family of high-performance computing (HPC) arrays, and quickly pointed out a large customer deal involving the new system and IBM’s General Parallel File System (GPFS). DDN claims the SFA10000-X can...

September 19, 2011  12:25 PM

Vendors should focus on customers, not competitors

Posted by: Randy Kerns
storage products, storage vendors

Competitive pressures often cause companies to lose focus when adopting product marketing strategies. These pressures come from executives and boards, and can be intense. They can also cause a vendor to pay attention to the wrong things, instead of putting the attention on the customer. Vendor...

September 16, 2011  1:15 PM

Storage Headlines for September 16, 2011

Posted by: Mkellett
storage headlines

September 13, 2011  2:34 PM

Changing definitions for storage systems

Posted by: Randy Kerns
enterprise storage, virtual storage appliance

At an alumni event recently I spoke with several friends who are also engineers but in different disciplines (power systems, chemical engineering, and geology). They commented about how the price of storage had declined so significantly over time, and talked about storage they had just seen in a...

September 12, 2011  2:25 PM

Are you ready for SSD sprawl?

Posted by: Mkellett
ibm, SSD

IBM is talking up the results of a recent survey Zogby International did on its behalf. There are some not-so-surprising results—most of the IT pros are concerned about

September 7, 2011  9:51 PM

Hitachi Data Systems snaps up BlueArc

Posted by: Brein Matturro
bluearc, Hitachi, NAS, OEM, storage acquisitions

By Sonia Lelii, Senior News Editor

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