Storage Soup:

November, 2011


November 28, 2011  4:39 PM

NetApp’s backup plan examined again

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

NetApp’s failed attempt to buy Data Domain in 2009 brought a lot of speculation that the storage systems vendor would shift its attention to another backup vendor. NetApp executives played down the speculation. They said they didn’t need a backup platform, but they wanted Data Domain because...

November 23, 2011  8:46 AM

Efficient storage systems and data management add value

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Although IT professionals and vendors often think of

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November 22, 2011  8:45 AM

Brocade: 16-gig Fibre Channel switches moving fast

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Brocade executives say the 16 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) switches they rolled out earlier this year have been an immediate hit in the market, with...


November 17, 2011  10:17 AM

Thailand floods have NetApp treading water

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

NetApp executives admit they are concerned about how the hard drive shortage caused by floods in Thailand will affect their sales over the next few months. Those...


November 16, 2011  6:26 PM

Crossroads launches LTFS StrongBox

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Crossroads Systems this week said in December it will start shipping its NAS-based StrongBox data vault that supports Linear Tape File System (LTFS)...


November 16, 2011  11:41 AM

Dell storage revenue tumbles after changes

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Dell CEO Michael Dell likes to refer to his company as a hot storage startup because it is overhauling its storage technology through acquisitions and internally...


November 16, 2011  8:32 AM

Making storage simple isn’t easy

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

IT managers want storage systems that are simple to administer. They measure ease of installation in time and the number of steps it takes. Ongoing administration is viewed as a negative – “Just alert me when there is a problem and give me choices of what to do about it” is a familiar...


November 15, 2011  2:58 PM

TwinStrata delivers cloud SANs

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

TwinStrata is extending the capabilities of its CloudArray gateway device, adding support for on-premise SAN, NAS , direct attached storage devices and private clouds. TwinStrata

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November 15, 2011  2:17 PM

Fusion-io braces for competition with bigger, faster PCIe flash device

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Fusion-io has been one of the early successes in solid-state storage, turning its early lead in PCIe flash cards into an

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November 14, 2011  7:51 PM

Symantec speeds up failover for Windows apps

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Symantec Corp. today launched Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability 6.0 for Windows, designed for faster failover of Windows server...


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