Storage Soup:

February, 2014


February 28, 2014  6:17 PM

Nexenta enhances its open storage platform



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
open source storage, Storage

Nexenta this week enhanced its open source ZFS-based

February 28, 2014  11:24 AM

Nimble Storage avoids damage from IT spending cuts



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

In its first quarter as a public company, Nimble Storage sidestepped the IT spending slowdown that its larger competitors say have hampered sales. Nimble reported $41.7...


February 25, 2014  4:10 PM

Astute Networks adds support for NFS, OpenStack cloud



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
cloud, NAS, Storage

Flash appliance vendor Astute Networks today announced the latest version of its ViSX G4 operating system that now supports NFS and


February 20, 2014  11:22 AM

QLogic broadens Ethernet technology with Broadcom assets



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

QLogic’s acquisition of Ethernet controller assets from Broadcom this week won’t have much immediate effect on storage, but it could become important in a few years. The $147 million deal will...


February 19, 2014  8:53 AM

Rise of solid state changes storage lifespan strategies



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

Based on a review of all-solid state storage systems, it may be time for IT professionals to re-think their strategy regarding the lifespan of storage systems. The storage system lifespan is a critical part of a storage strategy for scheduling replacements, planning acquisition costs, and in...


February 14, 2014  10:21 AM

Tintri expects funding to fuel path to IPO in 2015



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Tintri CEO Ken Klein says the vendor will use its $75 million funding haul collected this week to grow the company substantially in hopes of going public next year. Tintri, which sells arrays


February 13, 2014  2:09 PM

NetApp forecast: cloudy with a chance of flash



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

NetApp’s earnings report this week was similar EMC’s report last month. Like EMC, NetApp’s revenue a tad below expected while its forecast missed by a larger margin. The...


February 13, 2014  10:27 AM

PernixData extends flash hypervisor platform



Posted by: Todd Erickson
Storage

Server-flash aggregation software provider PernixData Inc. this week added native support for VMware Inc. vSphere 5.5 and the vSphere web client with its newest product release at the VMware Partner Exchange 2014 in San Franciso, Calif. The startup also launched the PernixDrive technology storage...


February 11, 2014  5:42 PM

Nex-gen Fibre Channel will do 128-gig in the fast lane(s)



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Storage

With an eye on hyper-scale virtualization and solid-state storage, the Fibre Channel Association (FCIA) today laid out the roadmap for the Gen 6 Fibre Channel (FC) industry standard protocol that...


February 11, 2014  4:52 PM

Something’s wrong when storage vendors pitch speeds and feeds



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

I’m surprised to hear from IT people that storage vendors are still using “speeds and feeds” in their sales pitches. Salesmen for these companies talk about how fast and how big the storage systems could be. When I asked what specific details were being emphasized, the list...


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