Industry News and Analysis

HP Adds KVM Support to StoreVirtual VSA
August 22, 2014 -- HP updates StoreVirtual to include supports for the three top hypervisors and unveils a new entry-level all-flash array.
Nexenta Enables File Services on VMware VSAN
August 20, 2014 -- Company's software adds NAS capabilities to VMware's Virtual SAN platform and expands its software-defined storage ecosystem.
Zetta.net Cloud Makes Way for Full Windows Server Backups
August 18, 2014 -- Company's DataProtect 4.5 product with WAN acceleration now accommodates Windows Server images over fast Internet connections.
Storage Latency Times: Google vs. Yahoo vs. Dropbox
August 18, 2014 -- Comparing the latency of Google, Yahoo and Dropbox suggests that not all data should be stored in the cloud.
Hitachi Snaps up Backup Specialist Sepaton
August 14, 2014 -- The conglomerate's Hitachi Data Systems subsidiary will work Sepaton's backup platform into its data center offerings.
Nimble Boosts Hybrid Array Speeds
August 13, 2014 -- Intel's high-performance processors help the company's new CS300 and CS500 arrays deliver a 50 percent improvement over their predecessors.
CacheAdvance Software Accelerates Apps with a Dash of Flash
August 11, 2014 -- Application-centric storage software from CacheBox leverages a server-side flash to give business applications a big performance boost.
Hitachi Data Systems: Measuring Up to Transformational Trends
August 6, 2014 -- While HDS's key focus is storage, it's broadening its approach to take a “data-driven view.”
Diablo Narrows the Performance Gap Between Flash and DRAM
August 6, 2014 -- The company's latest DIMM-based flash storage solution features DDR4 support and a new software layer that enables it to act more like DRAM.
IBM's FlashSystem V840 Array Puts the Squeeze on Big Data
August 5, 2014 -- Big Blue unveils an all-flash array with real-time compression to tackle big data and enterprise-grade workloads.
HGST Intros FlashMAX III PCIe SSDs and ServerCache Software
August 4, 2014 -- The company debuts new a PCIe application acceleration card, ServerCache storage management software and the "world's fastest SSD."
Cisco Debuts 'Pay as You Grow' 16GB FC Switch for SMB SANs
July 31, 2014 -- Company's storage networking refresh includes high-performance switches for starter SANs and new high-end, director-class hardware.
Vaultize Blends Enterprise File Sharing and MDM
July 30, 2014 -- Already offering mobile-friendly features, the file sharing and sync company takes the next logical step into mobile device management.
HGST Debuts Next-Gen 1.6 TB Ultrastar SSD
July 28, 2014 -- The Western Digital company offers new drives targeting high-performance servers and storage systems.
Needed: Easy to Use Storage Encryption
July 28, 2014 -- Protecting our data with storage encryption needs to be much simpler and easier than it is with current systems.
Intel Targets Security-Conscious Businesses with Pro 2500 SSDs
July 24, 2014 -- New solid-state drives feature built-in encryption protection that doesn't penalize performance.
Flash, Cloud Computing Boost EMC's Q2 Earnings
July 23, 2014 -- EMC reports brisk demand for its flash and SDS offerings, as drama swirls around its VMware subsidiary.
Western Digital Gets NAS-ty with New Red Pro HDDs
July 22, 2014 -- The hard drive maker releases new drives for enterprise NAS systems and 6 TB model for SMB networked file storage environments.
SanDisk's Q2 Lifted by Enterprise Flash Storage
July 17, 2014 -- High-end SSDs for data centers help the flash storage provider grow from its consumer roots.
Data Storage: What is Cold Storage?
July 16, 2014 -- An attempt to clear up the confusion in the storage industry about the oft-used term cold storage.
Dell Launches DL1000 and DR2000v Backup Appliances
July 16, 2014 -- Company ships new data protection offerings with SMBs and remote office environments in mind.
NetApp Taps Microsoft Azure, Equinix for Private Hybrid Cloud Storage
July 15, 2014 -- New offering provides fast, secure links to Microsoft Azure that enables enterprise-grade data management, security and protection for cloud-based data.
Optical Storage for Archive?
July 14, 2014 -- Is Blu-Ray technology truly suitable for archiving for long periods of time? Facebook appears to think so.
Amazon Entices Enterprises with Zocalo Cloud File Storage
July 11, 2014 -- The cloud computing giant unveils a low-cost file storage, sync and share service to help businesses move beyond the inbox.
Panzura Sets Its Cloud Storage Gateway 'Free'
July 10, 2014 -- The cloud storage company starts offering its cloud gateway software for free, a move the company hopes will help commoditize enterprise cloud storage.