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Storage Enters the Age of Erasure Coding
Data storage vendors are getting serious about erasure coding as the limitations of RAID become more pronounced.
Flash and RAID: User Tips
How well does RAID work with flash data storage? Are standard RAID configurations the best bet?
EMC Changes Reflect Storage Industry Changes
Why is EMC focusing so much on software when its roots lie in selling hardware? (Hint: think ‘software defined storage’.)
SGI and Scality Team for Storage Migration and Tiering
The companies integrate their respective storage management technologies to help businesses quickly move massive amounts of data to cost-effective tiers of storage.
LSI's Latest Nytro MegaRAID Card Doubles Up on Flash
Targeting Web hosts and cloud companies, the company kicks off a new card with 1.6 TB of flash storage.
Doubts about Gartner's Analysis of Enterprise Arrays
The methodology behind the research firm’s analysis of enterprise arrays is decidedly unclear.
Backblaze Debuts Open Source Storage Pod 4.0
Cloud backup company cracks open the case on its faster, cheaper open source storage system.
Data Storage Mysteries: What Happened to MAID?
The technology behind massive array of idle drives never took off, despite massive hype. Its failure offers a lesson for today's storage admins.
Hybrid Flash Storage Arrays: When and Where?
Hybrid flash storage arrays are more expensive than other options, but in certain scenarios they are clearly the best choice.
Nexenta Previews NexentaStor 4.0 Updates
Storage management software provider announces a bevy of new features that are set to arrive in 2Q with NexentaStor 4.0.
The Many Variations of RAID Storage
A look at current RAID data storage technology, examining issues like RAID groups and the rebuild conundrum.
Helium Drives: Big Questions
Data storage vendors are offering helium drives, yet this technology may not be right for your data center.
Sanbolic Releases Flash-Enabling Melio 5.5
Company eyes broader enterprise flash adoption with new SSD-aware features and automated tiering capabilities.
RAID Remains Relevant, Really!
While some RAID systems may be outdated, RAID technology continues to be a key element in enterprise data storage.
Skyera: RAID 5 Kills SSD Arrays
Enterprise flash storage startup warns about using traditional RAID configurations on all-flash arrays.
Amplidata Looks Beyond RAID for Large, Unstructured Data
Startup pitches reliability advantages and cost savings in object-based storage technology as an alternative to RAID deployments.
SnapServer Claims New Storage Appliance Needs No Provisioning
Overland Storage  unveils SnapServer DX, a new unified NAS and iSCSI SAN device that leverages RAID technology to eliminate the need to provision storage capacity.
Promise Ships RAID Product for Audio/Video Storage
Promise Technology brings out a RAID solution that promises to speed storage and access of audio and video on Max systems.
LSI augments 6Gbps SAS/SATA controllers
LSI claims 465,000 IOPS in an SSD configuration.
Nexsan introduces mid-range disk arrays
E-Series has high density, power savings and support for multiple drive types (SAS, SATA, SSD).
Automated tiering: Evaluating the criteria
Storage tiering is gaining traction because it provides real value to users by lowering the administrative burden, improving performance, and reducing costs. 
Drobo RAID arrays aimed at SMBs
Drobo is pushing further into the SMB space, and beyond its consumer roots, with the introduction of three new arrays.
Xiotech unveils Hybrid ISE (HDD + SSD)
Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) blades combine hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state disk (SSD) drives.
EMC announces 41 new products
Headliner is VNX unified storage line, which unites Clariion and Celerra  
PMC-Sierra ships 6Gbps SAS controllers
Series 6 RAID controllers  combine technology found in Adaptec’s Series 5 cards with PMC-Sierra’s multi-core SRC 8x6G chips.