Storage Soup:

August, 2007

August 31, 2007  12:32 PM

IBM reports atomic storage progress

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

IBM has reported two discoveries in its ongoing work in nanotechnology, both of which have implications for data storage of almost unimaginably tiny proportions.

According to a Reuters report,...

August 31, 2007  12:20 PM

Storage vendors planning to bask in VMworld spotlight

Maggie Wright Profile: mwright16

It is not often that a non-storage conference distracts from the normal round of storage conferences such as Storage Decisions and Storage Networking World, but that may be the case when VMworld kicks off on September 11. What makes this event unique is that multiple storage vendors are planning...

August 29, 2007  11:31 AM

Seagate: We are not for sale

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

A recent New York Times report touched off speculation last week that Seagate was about to be bought out by a Chinese company, rumored to be Lenovo, "raising concerns among American government officials about the risks to national security in transferring high technology to China,"...

August 23, 2007  7:51 AM features ILM

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Our esteemed colleague and zeitgeist-chaser extraordinaire, Alex Howard of, has put together a nice post, including podcast, about that most time-honored and...

August 21, 2007  8:36 AM

Here comes the digital media bullet

Maggie Wright Profile: mwright16

Businesses and their storage departments have so far largely dodged the digital media bullet – other than maybe workers tying up network bandwidth while watching video over the Internet. It certainly has not resulted in massive storage growth and management problems though that is already...

August 17, 2007  11:47 AM

Iron Mountain’s CEO, users, debate data security

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

A report surfaced last week in ComputerWorld that Iron Mountain will be adding a security system called InControl to its delivery trucks that are carting around sensitive data. This week, I've talked to some users about how they feel about the program and also caught up with Iron...

August 13, 2007  10:38 AM

Summer reading

Karen Guglielmo Karen Guglielmo Profile: Karen Guglielmo

Summertime is the best, obviously. BBQs, swimming and generally lounging around can't be beat. Unfortunately, the weekend's over and we're all back at our computers pecking away. Jo Maitland and I recently put together a...

August 13, 2007  8:52 AM

SATA takes on a life of its own

Maggie Wright Profile: mwright16

Companies tend to focus on the positive aspects of using SATA disk drives for a growing portion of their enterprise storage needs but as some companies are finding out, managing thousands or tens of thousands of SATA disk drives can take on a life of its own. Recently, I spoke to Lawrence...

August 8, 2007  3:31 PM

SNIA archiving task force springs into action

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) released the results of a survey of its members on long-term archiving, which indicated that yes, there is an archiving problem in the industry: of 276 "long-term archive practitioners" who responded to the survey, 80 percent said they have...

August 8, 2007  12:53 PM

Reyes verdict offers peace of mind

JoMaitland Jo Maitland Profile: JoMaitland

Greg Reyes, the former CEO of Brocade, was found guilty of securities fraud yesterday in the first criminal case involving the backdating of stock options. For IT users, the result should offer some peace of mind that when you spend millions of dollars with a company, it is not going to get away...

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