Storage Soup:

September, 2012

September 27, 2012  7:47 AM

Don’t let your data center turn into a storage museum

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Did you ever have a visitor to your data center say, “I didn’t know any of these systems were still around?” The implication here is that your data center is one step away from being a museum. Having “museum worthy” systems is not a badge of honor. It means that the systems in the data...

September 25, 2012  12:43 PM

Red Hat CEO calls storage interest red hot

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Red Hat’s storage platform is still mostly in the testing stage, but CEO Jim Whitehurst said the company took its first six-figure order last quarter and sees a bright future for its software-based clustered NAS. Whitehurst talked up storage throughout Red Hat’s earnings call Monday,...

September 24, 2012  7:35 AM

SimpliVity receives $25M to push its converged OmniCube

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

SimpliVity closed a $25 million funding round today, giving the startup ammunition to market its OmniCube converged storage stack due to ship later this year. SimpliVity came out...

September 20, 2012  3:03 PM

Flash startup Virident pockets $26M and storage-savvy CEO

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

PCIe flash card startup Virident Systems closed a $26 million funding round this week, and hired a CEO that signals the vendor is entering a new phase. Former BlueArc CEO Mike Gustafson is Virident’s new boss,...

September 20, 2012  8:35 AM

Dell says having one IT vendor simplifies storage

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Despite recent market trends to the contrary, Dell storage executives maintain customers want to buy storage and servers from the same vendor. To make this case, they point to a recent survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and sponsored by Dell. That survey of around 800 IT leaders and...

September 14, 2012  8:08 AM

Evaluating storage performance requires credible information

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Almost every conversation about storage includes performance. That’s because storage system performance is important for the responsiveness of applications. Most vendors go to great...

September 12, 2012  11:15 PM

HGST prepares helium-based hard drives to increase density

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Western Digital's Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) intends to ship its first 3.5-inch, helium-based hard disk drive in 2013. A technology that’s been under development...

September 12, 2012  9:49 PM

Amplidata gets $6 million in funding and a new CEO

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Object-storage startup Amplidata today unveiled its new CEO and another...

September 11, 2012  7:03 PM

Shameless Plug: Storage Decisions 2012 NYC

Rich Castagna Rich Castagna Profile: Rich Castagna

Normally, I'd feel a little creepy making a pitch about one of our own conferences, but there are two reasons—really good reasons, in fact—why I feel just fine about making a shameless plug for the 2012 fall edition of our

September 10, 2012  11:24 PM

EMC still leads the pack in storage

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

EMC continues to be the top dog in the storage market. The vendor was the only major storage company to experience year-over-year market share growth for the second quarter of 2012, according to the latest revenue reports from research firms IDC and Gartner. IBM, NetApp, Hewlett-Packard (HP),...

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