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SSD Makers Shipped 10 Exabytes of Capacity in Q1
May 23, 2016 -- New data from Trendfocus reveals an across-the-board increase in flash storage demand, even from the beleaguered PC market.
Dell Focuses on Flash with Storage Center Operating System 7
May 19, 2016 -- The update, three years in the making, includes enhancements to help data centers squeeze the most out of their flash arrays.
Maximizing SSD ROI
May 17, 2016 -- Ensuring SSD return on investment (ROI) is enabled by using a portfolio management approach. SSD ROI is always dependent on finding the correct role for flash in your data storage setup.
Western Digital Completes SanDisk Acquisition
May 12, 2016 -- It's a done deal. Western Digital has completed the $19 billion buy, bringing SanDisk's flash storage technology portfolio into the fold.
E8 Storage Lands $12 Million for NVMe-based Enterprise Storage
May 10, 2016 -- The Israeli storage startup, founded by ex-IBM XIV staffers, is banking on faster NVMe flash to deliver blazing business application performance to enterprises.
IBM Debuts All-Flash Arrays for Low-Latency Cloud Apps
May 2, 2016 -- The three new arrays feature IBM's hardware-based MicroLatency tech to boost cloud applications.
Seagate Begins Volume Shipments of 10TB Helium Enterprise HDD
April 27, 2016 -- The company's first foray into helium-filled hard drives is finally shipping in large enough quantities to start filling up cloud data centers.
Hyperconverged Storage Appliance Buying Guide
April 21, 2016 -- Vendors like HPE, Maxta, Scale Computing, Atlantis Computing, Gridstore, Promise Technology, Nutanix, Dell and SimpliVity offer appliances that combine compute, storage, networking and management software into one solution.
All Flash Array Buying Guide, Part Two
April 14, 2016 -- Continuing our survey of vendors offering All Flash arrays.
FalconStor Keeps Storage Admins in the Know with FreeStor Analytics
April 12, 2016 -- New predictive analytics capabilities help IT administrators keep an eye on the entirety of their storage environments, avoid looming issues and plan capacity upgrades.
Intel Embraces 3D NAND for Enterprise PCIe SSDs
April 1, 2016 -- Targeting the growing market for enterprise flash storage, Intel debuts new SSDs with 3D NAND flash chips.
Red Hat and SanDisk Partner for Flash-based Ceph Storage
March 29, 2016 -- Seeking to speed up OpenStack-based cloud workloads, SanDisk will deliver InfiniFlash arrays with Red Hat Ceph Storage software.
Backup Appliance Market Rises 4% in Q4 2015
March 23, 2016 -- Continued demand for data protection equipment helped makes 2015 a growth year for the industry.
Software-Defined Flash Improves SSD Performance
March 22, 2016 -- Intelligent storage systems that control SSDs' housekeeping functions will unleash the raw flash they contain.
Shareholders Approve Western Digital-SanDisk Acquisition
March 17, 2016 -- The deal to combine a major hard drive maker with a leading provider of flash storage clears a major hurdle.
Data Storage for Media and Entertainment
March 16, 2016 -- Given that the media and entertainment industries are voracious consumers of storage technology, the trends in these verticals are instructive across the enterprise.
All-Flash Array Buying Guide
March 14, 2016 -- These leading storage vendors offer AFAs.
Seagate Debuts OCP-Compliant 10 GB/s PCIe SSD
March 9, 2016 -- The unit is being billed as the "fastest-ever" solid-state flash drive, capable of making quick work out of demanding cloud workloads.
Samsung Ships Mammoth 15TB Enterprise SSD
March 4, 2016 -- Samsung sets the record for solid-state drive capacity by kicking off shipments of its PM1633a drive.
SanDisk and IBM Team for Cloud-Scale Enterprise Flash Storage
March 2, 2016 -- The companies are combining SanDisk's InfiniFlash arrays with IBM's Spectrum Scale filesystem for large-scale flash deployments.
EMC Launches All-Flash VMAX
February 29, 2016 -- Declaring 2016 as the "year of all-flash," EMC announces an SSD-packed version of its high-end VMAX arrays.
Toshiba Ships High-Capacity Enterprise SSDs with 15nm Flash Chips
February 24, 2016 -- Nearly reaching the 2 TB mark, Toshiba's new HK4 Series solid state drives are aimed at read-intensive workloads.
Dell Puts Toshiba's Enterprise SAS SSDs to Work
February 18, 2016 -- Dell becomes the first global server OEM to offer the Toshiba's PX04S series SAS SSDs in its hardware.
Buying Guide: Backup Appliances
February 17, 2016 -- Enterprises are emphasizing backup and deduplication software, the ability to tier or push data to the cloud, and the increasing commoditization of hardware.