Storage Soup:

November, 2008

November 24, 2008  10:55 AM

No solace for Quantum

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Like the rest of corporate America, storage companies will spend the holiday season implementing cost-cutting measures to get through the current financial crisis. Quantum today kicked off Thanksgiving week by disclosing it is chopping 180 jobs - about 8% of its workforce - and people inside the...

November 21, 2008  3:54 PM

10GigE still seeking killer app

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Although proponents of 10 Gigabit Ethernet point to virtual servers, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) as reasons it will catch on in storage, it has yet to do so. But vendors continue to build out the infrastructure in hopes of making 2009 - or 2010 at the latest - the year of 10...

November 20, 2008  6:04 PM

Copan follows the big guys, slashes staff

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

With large storage vendors - and other corporations - laying off and struggling these days, where does that leave the little guys? Today's economy doesn't bode well for startups that rely on venture funding to survive. Take Copan Systems for example. At the start of 2008, Copan CEO Mark Ward...

November 20, 2008  3:11 PM

Storage vendors debate Flash as cache

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

By now it's clear that all major storage vendors will support flash in their systems. But the debate rages over whether flash should be as cache or as persistent storage. Earlier this month NetApp revealed plans to support

November 20, 2008  1:34 PM

Storage Soup is moving

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Within the next few weeks, Storage Soup is moving to IT Knowledge Exchange, a TechTarget site where IT pros can ask or answer technical questions or follow dozens of IT blogs hosted there. We're moving our blog there to bring you...

November 18, 2008  3:21 PM

Asigra offers free I/O benchmarking tool for disk-based backup

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Backup software vendor Asigra is looking to "hold storage vendors' feet to the fire" with a new free tool it will be offering to customers to validate IOPS on disk-based backup hardware. According to Asigra executive vice president Eran Farajun, sometimes customers end up buying systems to support...

November 18, 2008  1:00 AM

What’s to become of Sun’s STK business?

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Many in the storage industry are wondering about the fate of the Sun StorageTek business following Sun's revelation of its umpteenth restructuring last week. In a press release issued Friday, Sun said...

November 17, 2008  6:06 PM

Symantec CEO Thompson to step down

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

At the end of a busy Monday, Symantec revealed that John Thompson is giving up his CEO post and "retiring" to the role of Chairman of the Board, with COO Enrique Salem taking...

November 17, 2008  12:43 PM

Nirvanix lands on The Planet

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

The Planet, which hosts servers and applications for its customers, is adding a cloud-based storage service to its offerings based on a new partnership with cloud storage provider Nirvanix. Nirvanix came out of stealth last fall, claiming it could offer better performance than established cloud...

November 17, 2008  12:13 PM

EMC forms new subsidiary to house Mozy, Pi

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

Can you hear the Decho? That's what EMC's calling its newly launched subsidiary, Decho (short for Digital Echo) Corp. Decho will be a combination of two formerly separate EMC businesses: Mozy Inc. and Pi Corp. Decho will continue to offer consumers and businesses Mozy-branded online backup...

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