Storage Soup:

April, 2012


April 30, 2012  11:36 AM

Storage product rollouts are more spread out these days



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage conferences, storage products

Last week two major storage vendors made significant system announcements. Hitachi Data Systems rolled out its Hitachi Unified...

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April 27, 2012  9:55 AM

Catching up with dedupe



Posted by: Dave Raffo
data deduplication, dedupe for flash, flash storage arrays, primary deduplication

It’s been a slow news year for data deduplication. The data reduction technology has yet to make its big splash for


April 26, 2012  9:09 AM

Will Google Drive cloud storage adoption or IT headaches?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, google drive, Imation, IT consumerization, nasuin, online file sharing, ovum, panzura, spideroak

Just because Google Drive is aimed at SMBs and consumers doesn’t mean the cloud storage service will have no impact on enterprises.


April 25, 2012  10:45 AM

Symform grabs funding, seeks partners for peer storage cloud



Posted by: Dave Raffo
cloud backup, Cloud storage, peer to pper cloud, symform

Startup Symform has a peer-to-peer cloud storage and backup model that seems a bit whacky at first – its cloud consists of disk space from users’ PCs, servers and NAS...


April 24, 2012  11:19 AM

Symantec backup sales slip, hopes appliances will help



Posted by: Dave Raffo
backup appliances, Backup Exec, Net Backup, Symantec

Symantec today said its sales for last quarter came in below expectations, impacted in part by customers waiting for its Backup Exec refresh. But while its storage...


April 23, 2012  8:01 AM

EMC ready to pounce on XtremIO?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, flash storage arrays, solid-state drives (SSDs), xtremio

Last week, EMC CEO Joe Tucci repeated the storage giant’s commitment to all types of flash. During the company’s earnings report, Tucci pointed...


April 19, 2012  9:13 AM

EMC says new VMAX and Thunder coming soon, HDD price hikes staying



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, emc, flash, hard-drive shortage, solid state storage

EMC executives today said the price increase for hard drives put into place late last year will continue for most of this year. They also...


April 19, 2012  7:08 AM

NAB shows storage plays a big role in media/entertainment



Posted by: Randy Kerns
media and entertainment storage, NAB

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas this week drew a large number of storage vendors vying for the growing media and entertainment storage market. I’ve attended this conference the last five...


April 16, 2012  8:11 AM

Amplidata bulks up hardware with 3 TB drives



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
amplidata, amplistor XT, erasure codes, object storage

Two weeks after optimizing its object-based storage software, Amplidata is making its appliance denser to hold more data and use less power. The...


April 12, 2012  10:58 PM

Oracle provides tape analytics for StorageTek libraries



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
health metrics, STorageTek, tape

Oracle has introduced its StorageTek Tape Analytics, a software that monitors, manages the health and proactively captures the performance of StorageTek libraries that are located across the world from a single pane of glass. The software resides outside the library, in a dedicated server...


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