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IBM Splits with NetApp in Pursuit of Homegrown Software Defined Storage
May 28, 2014 -- The tech giant ends its OEM partnership with NetApp to focus on its own data center storage solutions.
EMC Changes Reflect Storage Industry Changes
May 27, 2014 -- Why is EMC focusing so much on software when its roots lie in selling hardware? (Hint: think ‘software defined storage’.)
Kaminario Eyes Midrange Market with 5th Gen Flash Arrays
May 20, 2014 -- At a $2 per GB of usable SSD capacity, Kaminario makes a play for the midrange storage market with its latest K2 arrays company.
Silver Peak Offers More WAN-Optimized Data Replication Options
April 17, 2014 -- Customers looking to upgrade their VRX software and transfer backup data over wide area networks faster can now take an intermediate step before committing to the company's high-end product.
Dell Debuts Flashy Fluid Cache for SAN
April 16, 2014 -- The server maker targets enterprise cloud and VDI environments with a new data-prioritizing product based on the company's PCI Express Flash SSDs.
VMware Leverages VSAN for Horizon 6 VDI Suite
April 10, 2014 -- The company aims to shatter the divisions between desktop, mobile and the cloud for enterprise application users, with a little help from its server-side storage tech.
Tips on Future-Proofing Your Fibre Channel Assets
March 24, 2014 -- Despite many competing technologies emerging in the data center, Fibre Channel can maintain its place.
SolidFire Continues Its All-SSD Push into the Enterprise
March 13, 2014 -- The storage company upgrades its all-flash lineup with new data protection features and Fibre Channel support.
VMware's Virtual SAN Finally Ships
March 12, 2014 -- Company jumps into the server-side storage fray by announcing the general availability of its Virtual SAN product.
Rackspace Taps Brocade for Leaner, Greener Cloud SANs
March 4, 2014 -- The cloud computing company manages growth with Brocade's efficient Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN technology.
A3CUBE Shatters Storage Bottlenecks with PCIe-Inspired Networking Tech
February 25, 2014 -- Big Data beware. The storage startup's RONNIEE Express platform extends PCIe's memory-mapping capabilities to keep server processors swimming in data.
Software Defined Storage: So Many Definitions
February 24, 2014 -- Software defined storage is a red hot buzzword, even as its definition remains decidedly unclear.
NetApp Unveils Cloudy New FAS8000 Storage Line
February 19, 2014 -- The company rolls out a new product line that the company bets will emerge as a storage platform for cloud-enabled enterprise workloads.
VMware VSAN Gathers Support, Launch Imminent
February 12, 2014 -- The virtualization pioneer gears up for the official release of its virtual storage area networking technology.
Pure Storage Announces Forever Flash Maintenance Model
February 7, 2014 -- The all-SSD storage array provider combats "Maintenance Extortion" with a new business model.
Tegile Targets SQL Server Performance with FlashVols
February 5, 2014 -- New feature "pins" SQL workloads to SSDs within the company's hybrid storage arrays.
Nutanix Banks $101M for SAN-less Data Centers
January 14, 2014 -- Hyperconvergence company completes a big round of financing thanks to tech that helps data center operators skip the SAN.
Data Storage in 2014: Cloud, Virtual SANs, Big Data
December 18, 2013 -- Seven key trends will dramatically shape the data storage sector in the year ahead.
Dell and Dropbox Team for Enterprise Cloud Storage
December 17, 2013 -- In a bold play for the enterprise, Dropbox begins offering cloud storage and backup on Dell devices, systems and services offerings.
Avago Eyes Data Center Storage with $6.6B LSI Buy
December 16, 2013 -- LSI tech gives the semiconductor specialist from Singapore a shot at the enterprise storage market.
Storage Software Market Nears $3.5B in Q3
December 11, 2013 -- Backup and recovery software helped the storage industry increase software sales last quarter.
Storage Startups to Watch in 2014
November 15, 2013 -- Driven by complexity and high costs, the data storage market is fertile ground for new companies offering cheaper, simpler alternatives.
Maxta Exits Stealth with MxSP Storage Software
November 12, 2013 -- Software startup announces a server-side shared storage platform that is optimized for virtualized environments.
Emulex Unveils Flash Services Upgrades for its FC HBAs
October 30, 2013 -- New tech improves virtualized workloads and big databases on flash-filled SANs.
Emulex's Fifth-Generation FC Tech Selected for EMC VMAX
October 21, 2013 -- EMC's enterprise-grade VMAX arrays will benefit from end-to-end, Gen 5 Fibre Channel connectivity courtesy of Emulex's silicon.