Storage Soup:

February, 2012


February 29, 2012  5:55 PM

Amplidata gets funding from Intel, others for object storage



Posted by: Dave Raffo
amplistor, object storage

Object-storage startup Amplidata picked up $8 million in funding and a new strategic investor today. New investor Intel Capital joins previous Amplidata investors Swisscom Ventures, Big Bang Ventures and Endeavour Vision to bring the vendor’s total funding to $14 million. Amplidata CEO Wim De...

February 28, 2012  9:22 AM

Data protection in transition



Posted by: Randy Kerns
data protection, storage efficiency

The increase in data capacity demand makes it difficult for Information Technology to continue with existing data protection practices. Many organizations have realized their protection methods are unsustainable, mainly because of...


February 24, 2012  5:23 PM

Backup vendors take cloud cover



Posted by: Dave Raffo
asigra, CA, cloud backup, Imation

Backup vendors are paying especially close attention to the cloud these days. Asigra, Imation and CA launched backup products and services...


February 24, 2012  10:48 AM

Dell expands its backup plan with AppAssure



Posted by: Dave Raffo
AppAssure, data protection, dell

Dell made its fifth storage acquisition in a little over four years today when it acquired AppAssure and its backup and replication software for virtual and physical machines. Dell did not...


February 23, 2012  9:00 AM

For HP storage, there’s 3PAR and subpar



Posted by: Dave Raffo
3PAR, HP storage, storage market share

Despite good results with its 3PAR SAN arrays, Hewlett-Packard (HP)’s storage sales are sinking. HP’s earnings report Wednesday was filled with poor results, and storage was no exception. HP...


February 22, 2012  4:19 PM

Symantec set to hop on Hadoop, tackle ‘big data’



Posted by: Dave Raffo
big data, hadoop, Symantec

Symantec will jump into the “big data” market this year with an application designed to make Hadoop


February 21, 2012  9:07 AM

Organization structures need optimization



Posted by: Randy Kerns
data center optimization, storage efficiency

One of the most important parts of optimizing the data center involves improving storage efficiency. And that requires more than implementing the latest technologies. While...


February 17, 2012  5:26 PM

HDS enhances non-disruptive data migration to VSP



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
data migration, hitachi data systems, Hitachi Universal Volume Manager, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform

Hitachi Data Systems Corp. has added a non-disruptive data migration capability to its flagship Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) that...


February 17, 2012  3:57 PM

Actifio banks on IBM giving it a PAS with service providers



Posted by: Dave Raffo
actifio, data protection, ibm storage

IBM and Actifio struck up a partnership this week that startup Actifio hopes will bring its Protection and Availability (PAS) platform to the...


February 16, 2012  4:42 PM

HP goes all-flash with new LeftHand iSCSI system



Posted by: Dave Raffo
iSCSI SAN, LeftHand, solid state storage

Hewlett-Packard today quietly launched an all solid-state drive (SSD) version of its LeftHand iSCSI SAN array. Unlike the server and services announcements HP made at its Global Partner Conference, HP made its storage news with little fanfare on a company


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