Storage Soup:

January, 2012


January 30, 2012  8:38 AM

Storage efficiency and data center optimization



Posted by: Randy Kerns
data center optimization, storage efficiency

Optimizing the data center is a major initiative for most IT operations. Optimization includes using resources more effectively, adding more efficient systems with greater capabilities and consolidating systems using virtualization and advanced technologies. The goals for optimization are...

January 27, 2012  8:20 AM

Quantum closing in on cloud backup



Posted by: Dave Raffo
cloud backup, Quantum DXi, vmPro

Quantum over the coming months will offer cloud backup through a combination of its DXi deduplication appliances,


January 26, 2012  11:29 AM

LSI accelerates Project Lighting into Warp speed



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

EMC is set to officially launch its VFCache (code-name Project Lighting) product Feb. 6, but...


January 24, 2012  9:24 AM

EMC’s Tucci: I’m sticking around



Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc succession plan, Joe Tucci

EMC CEO Joe Tucci has changed his mind about retiring at the end of the year. During EMC’s earnings conference call today, Tucci said he has agreed with a request from EMC’s board to stay on as chairman and CEO into 2013. He said when he does step down, his replacement will come from EMC’s...


January 23, 2012  9:03 AM

SMBs need disaster recovery plans, too



Posted by: Randy Kerns
disaster recovery, dr plan, SMB DR

I was asked to do a disaster recovery review for a small non-profit corporation recently. While larger organizations regularly bring in somebody to review their preparedness for disasters,...


January 20, 2012  1:07 PM

Nexenta gets $21 million in funding, seeks world domination with open storage



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Dell Compellent zNAS, nexenta, open source storage, VDI storage, zfs

Nexenta scored a $21 million funding round this week, and the open-source ZFS-based software vendor will use the money to expand globally and market its...


January 19, 2012  5:40 PM

All-flash storage array startup WhipTail secures funding



Posted by: Dave Raffo
flash array, solid state storage, WhipTail

WhipTail, the all-flash storage array vendor tucked away in Whippany, N.J., closed a Series B funding round and revealed a high-profile customer this week. Although WhipTail failed to disclose the amount of its funding, but industry sources say it was about $9.5 million. That’s not in the same...


January 18, 2012  6:56 PM

Symantec gobbles up LiveOffice for $115 million



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Clearwell, e-Discovery, Facebook, LiveOffice, social media, Symantec, Twitter

Symantec Corp. plans to use its newly acquired LiveOffice, a cloud-based archiving service, to provide end users with better search and data analysis capabilities for legal documents stored in the cloud. Symantec announced on Monday it acquired LiveOffice for $115 million, a transaction that...


January 18, 2012  7:58 AM

Tuning storage and cars



Posted by: Randy Kerns
auto tiering, SSD caching, storage tuning

There are similarities to the advances in storage systems and the advances we’ve seen in automobiles. When you’ve spent most of your life working on both, the similarities become noticeable. Storage systems today have a focus on improving simplicity. That’s simplicity from the standpoint...


January 17, 2012  6:59 AM

EMC gives Project Lightning a name



Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, PCIe flash, Project Lightning

EMC failed to push its Project Lightning server-based PCIe solid-state flash product out the door by the end of 2011 as the vendor pledged, but industry sources...


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