|Sun's Future Lies in Oracle|
April 20, 2009 - Oracle
an agreement to acquire Sun
Microsystems for approximately $7.4 billion.
Nimbus Offers Drive Agnostic iSCSI
San Francisco, CA -
February 9, 2009 - Nimbus Data Systems today announced the H-class
RH100 quad port 10GbE unified storage system.
It offers up to 60x
hot-swappable SATA (terabyte HDDs supported), SAS (450GB HDDs), or SSD drives
(7.7TB capacity if populated by supported 128GB SSDs). Drives can be mixed
within the same enclosure. The RH100 includes no-additional-charge snapshot,
cloning, and replication software, built-in
iSCSI SAN and
NAS capabilities. The
RH100 has a 4GB cache and 60Gbps internal bandwidth. Nimbus says it can be up
and running in just 20 minutes. ...Nimbus profile,
CEO "Unhappy" with 19% Year over Year Revenue Growth|
N.J. - February 4, 2009 - CommVault today announced $60.1 million
revenue for the 3rd quarter ended December 31, 2008 - effectively 19%
year on year revenue growth.
But this was also a decrease of 5% over the prior
"We achieved 19% year over year growth in total revenues"
said CommVault's chairman, president and CEO N. Robert Hammer. "This is
not a growth rate we were happy with especially since our underlying business
and pipeline growth is strong. The major issue that negatively impacted our
reported results was big deal slippage. The outlook for our business continues
to be good and we are really excited about the announced introduction of Simpana
8. Specifically, on
26, 2009, we announced the launch of our next generation software release,
the CommVault Simpana 8 software suite - which will enable our customers to
reduce costs and improve operating efficiencies. We believe it will enable us to
further strengthen our position in the data and information management market to
sustain our track record of innovation and double digit growth." ...CommVault profile
comments:- when I compiled the list of the
Fastest Growing Storage
Companies in 2007-2008 - 34% was the minimum entry requirement and
there were several companies in the 200-300% region.
effects of the recession you may doubt if any company this year will reach
those dizzy heights. You would be wrong. I'll be running more stories about
those in upcoming articles and news bulletins. From them we can learn a lot
about what the storage market will look like in the future.
Storage Software Market Maintains Growth - says IDC
Editor:- December 8, 2008 - IDC
has published 2 reports recently about the Storage Market in Q308.
to IDC the worldwide storage
software market grew 11.6% year-over-year with revenues of $3.1
And IDC says the worldwide external disk storage systems
market grew 8.8% year-over-year reaching $4.9 billion.
IDC surveys of IT users suggest that storage is one of a few hardware categories
where buyers are reluctant to cut spending independent of the economic situation"
said Natalya Yezhkova, at IDC. "At the same time, current market conditions
and tightening budgets are leading to longer purchasing cycles for storage
systems and to the adoption of technologies designed to optimize storage
utilization and/or reduce total cost of ownership." ...IDC profile,
Is Deduplication of Data safe? - and More Deduplication FAQs
Editor:- September 22,
2008 - StorageSearch.com has published a new article - on the subject
of - "Data Deduplication."
Its author Philip Turner,
UK Regional Director at Data
Domain described his article as the "Ultimate Deduplication FAQs".
But it's more than mere FAQs - as the paper combines multiple mini essays on
this subject in an easy to read guide. ...read the article
O&O Improves Defrag Control Granularity
Berlin, Germany -
September 15, 2008 - O&O Software GmbH says Version 11 of its
Defrag Professional and Server Edition is now available.
first time ever, O&O Defrag 11 lets you defragment individual files and
folders as well as partitions and entire hard disks by simply right-clicking.
The new File Status View is based on the already familiar Block View, which has
itself been improved and extended in the new version. The File Status View
displays the most heavily fragmented files as well as their number and level of
Building Solaris Servers in Hours not Days
Cork Ireland - July 24, 2008 - Tapasol Ltd
is looking for resellers / integrators / partners for its new bare metal server
Tapasol supports the Solaris OS (on both SPARC &
X86/64 architectures) and Redhat Enterprise Linux . Tapasol say that their
technology reduces installation time by upto 85% and this can be done
from a single piece of media or from another server, without needing skilled
engineers. For more info contact Managing Director,
Dan Hayes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SPARC T2 Gets Carrier Grade Linux
SAN JOSE, CA - April
16, 2008 - Wind River Systems, Inc. today announced it will port its
Carrier Grade Linux and Workbench development suite to Sun's
UltraSPARC T2 processor.
This will be the first carrier grade
Linux for Sun's CMT processors. Sun's Netra Carrier Grade rack servers and ATCA
blades will be the first CMT systems to run Wind River Carrier Grade Linux.
for SPARC servers
Computer Joins Oracle PartnerNetwork|
California - July 31, 2007 - Themis has joined the Oracle
Themis' Quorum appliance is an availability and
dynamic workload manager. It can automate the management of Service Level
Agreements, applications and hardware resource in real-time, mission critical
distributed systems. Standards-based, Quorum supports a wide variety of industry
standard platforms including Solaris, Linux, AIX, and Microsoft Windows
servers, as well as various network switches and SMI-compliant
"We are very pleased to bring Quorum appliance and software to
the Oracle PartnerNetwork," stated William E. Kehret, president of Themis
Computer. "Themis' Quorum helps CIOs and IT managers drive down total cost
of ownership for mission critical IT resources and infrastructure. We also
realized the need to provide standards driven APIs for enhanced application
monitoring and control. Quorum uniquely addresses this market need and
integrates well with other managers in a heterogeneous, multi-vendor
Trust Your Flash SSD's Specs & Benchmarks?|
|No - sadly you
can't! There are many intrinsic technical reasons why you
can't believe most published benchmarks for flash SSDs
(whether done by magazines or vendors) and why even the
tests you carefully do yourself don't give reliable
results which correlate with how the SSD will perform in
real-life applications. |
We warned you of it this
problem here on StorageSearch.com last year - and now other
publications and vendors are starting to take it seriously
Tape: Can You Afford to Ignore It? - article by MaXXan Systems|
connected disk to disk backup systems for the enterprise have come a long way
since the first pioneering products started to appear in the pages of
STORAGEsearch.com in the late 1990s.
Some of the growing
sophistication in the market can be seen by the way that the marketing
terminology has morphed from the early D2d (let's kill tape backup), via D2D2T
(let's be friends with tape / peaceful coexistence) to the current VTL (Virtual
Tape Library - let's just see if they notice that it's more reliable and works
faster - and don't tell them that there isn't a tape in the box) type of
But if you think that speed, reliability and cost are the
only things you need to know about the "virtual" versus "real"
tape library argument - take a look at this comprehensive article from MaXXan
Systems which shows there are a lot more benefits than that. ...read the article,
Disk to disk backup
Digital Vaults? - article by Cyber-Ark Software|
Vaults enable users across the internet to share access to sensitive information
in a simple secure way. This article by Cyber-Ark gives a brief overview on
digital vaults and looks at why they are growing in popularity.