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October 25, 2013  3:22 PM

NetApp, HGST play roles in Verizon Cloud



Posted by: Dave Raffo
netapp, Storage

Since the beta program for the Verizon Cloud Compute and Cloud Storage began earlier this month, Verizon Terremark has been pulling back the curtains on the storage used for those...

September 4, 2013  7:35 PM

VMworld Storage Recap Part II: WD, Syncsort, Kingston and Pivot3



Posted by: Rich Castagna
Arkeia, backup appliances, backup software, netapp, solid state, solid state drives, Syncsort, VDI storage, Western Digital

As noted in a previous Storage Soup post, when data storage companies launch products at industry gatherings like the recent VMworld tech fest, there's often an interesting back story or related information. Vendors are typically willing to share some insights that provide context for the product...


October 10, 2012  9:54 AM

NetApp, Cisco steer reference architectures into ‘express’ lane



Posted by: Dave Raffo
flexpod, netapp

NetApp and Cisco are expanding their FlexPod reference architecture concept to SMBs with the introduction of ExpressPod. The best way to think of ExpressPod is as FlexPod’s little brother. FlexPod, which has been on...


August 9, 2012  8:17 AM

NetApp embraces CDMI standard in its object storage



Posted by: Dave Raffo
netapp, object storage, Storage

With its release of StorageGRID 9 object storage software today, NetApp becomes the first major storage vendor to support the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) standard. CDMI is a Storage...


June 14, 2012  3:03 PM

NetApp jumping through Hadoops



Posted by: Dave Raffo
hadoop, netapp

NetApp is embracing Hadoop with a converged system combining its two major storage platforms with compute and networking from partners. The vendor also broadened its partnerships with Apache Hadoop companies...


May 24, 2012  8:00 PM

NetApp keeps flash plans under wraps



Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, flash, flash cache, netapp, xtremio

Like EMC, NetApp executives say they expect to offer flash in many areas of their storage systems. But NetApp so far only sells flash as a cache in storage arrays (Flash Cache), and solid state drives (SSDs)...


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...


February 16, 2012  9:21 AM

NetApp developing server-side flash software



Posted by: Dave Raffo
hard-drive shortage, netapp, server-side flash, vfcache

NetApp CEO Tom Georgens says he expects server-side flash to become a key part of his vendor’s flash strategy. However, NetApp will take a different approach than its rival EMC. Asked about EMC’s


November 28, 2011  4:39 PM

NetApp’s backup plan examined again



Posted by: Dave Raffo
CommVault, data deduplication, data domain, netapp, Quantum

NetApp’s failed attempt to buy Data Domain in 2009 brought a lot of speculation that the storage systems vendor would shift its attention to another backup vendor. NetApp executives played down the speculation. They said they didn’t need a backup platform, but they wanted Data Domain because...


November 17, 2011  10:17 AM

Thailand floods have NetApp treading water



Posted by: Dave Raffo
hard-drive shortage, netapp, Thailand floods

NetApp executives admit they are concerned about how the hard drive shortage caused by floods in Thailand will affect their sales over the next few months. Those...


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