Storage Soup:

March, 2012


March 29, 2012  8:01 AM

Cloud can be game-changer for DR



Posted by: Dave Raffo
cloud DR, instant recover

Disaster recovery in the cloud is improving by the day. At least three vendors upgraded services in the past week, concentrating on faster recovery for small enterprises and...

March 27, 2012  5:54 PM

Atlantis unveils ILIO for Citrix XenApp



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Atlantis Computing, Citrix XenApp

Atlantis Computing today launched Atlantis ILIO for Citrix XenApp, which helps reduce I/O and latency problems often associated with application virtualization. The product runs on...


March 27, 2012  3:11 PM

Startup Basho heads for the cloud



Posted by: Dave Raffo
amazon S3, basho, Cloud storage, object storage, riak CS

Basho today launched an object storage application for service providers and large organizations who want to build Amazon S3-type


March 27, 2012  8:07 AM

DataDirect adds ‘mini’ array for big data



Posted by: Dave Raffo
big data storage, DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks (DDN) launched two storage systems for people who want to start small in their approach to “big data.”


March 26, 2012  7:59 AM

Why storage has a short lifespan



Posted by: Randy Kerns
data migration, storage system lifespan

How long does an organization keep a storage system? That depends on a few things. For disk systems, there are several driving factors: • The length of the warranty period and the cost of a service contract after the warranty period. • The depreciation period on the system. These...


March 20, 2012  2:57 PM

Which storage cloud is fastest?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, data migration

Do you ever wonder how long it would take to move a dozen terabytes from one cloud provider to another, or even between two accounts in the same cloud? Probably not, if you’re sane. But maybe you do if you have data in the cloud and think you might want to switch one day for performance or...


March 19, 2012  7:57 AM

TCO vs. ROI: Remember transition costs



Posted by: Randy Kerns
non-disruptive data migration, return on investment, total cost of ownership

While talking to value added resellers (VARs) recently about selling storage systems, I noticed their presentations about vendor products featured return on investment (ROI) calculations. These ROI calculations focused...


March 14, 2012  8:43 AM

Dell offers deals for EMC, NetApp customers



Posted by: Dave Raffo
compellent, dell storage, emc, equallogic, netapp

Dell is trying to bolster flagging storage sales with a trade-in program that offers cash credits and improved lease terms to EMC and NetApp customers.

The Dell Storage Swap program launched today promises price breaks for organizations willing to...


March 12, 2012  9:56 AM

Amazon, Google, Microsoft slash storage cloud prices



Posted by: Dave Raffo
cloud storage gateways, cloud storage pricing, cloud storage providers

When Microsoft Windows Azure dropped pricing for its cloud service last Friday, it marked the third cloud price cut of the week.


March 9, 2012  8:33 AM

Western Digital, Hitachi GST make it official



Posted by: Dave Raffo
enterprise hard drives, solid state drives

Western Digital’s $4 billion-plus acquisition of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) officially closed today – a year and two days after the hard drive vendors first declared their intention...

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