Industry News and Analysis

Guest blog: SSDs on the cusp of the next big storage trend – By Jerome M. Wendt, DCIG
December 31, 2009 -- Guest blog: SSDs on the cusp of the next big storage trend – By Jerome M. Wendt, DCIG
Recent announcements from:
December 30, 2009 -- MicroNet Technology, OCZ Technology Group, Pelco, Pivot3 and WhipTail Technologies.
The top 5 storage technologies of 2009 (and 2010?)
December 29, 2009 -- Choosing a Top Anything requires a bit of dart throwing and calculated guesswork, but here are our editors' picks for the storage technologies that generated the most end-user interest - and vendor hype - in 2009.
Join the InfoStor Group on LinkedIn!
December 24, 2009 -- Join the InfoStor Group on LinkedIn!
Recent announcements from:
December 23, 2009 -- CommVault, DataCore Software, Group Logic, Iron Mountain and Scale Computing.
The state of the iSCSI market
December 21, 2009 -- The IT world is driven by change in the various technologies that affect the overall environment: networking, servers, storage systems, operating systems and applications. These can be seen as accelerators, which in turn are moderated by the conservatism of the IT profession: "Don't break something that's working." Clearly, the past decade has been one of tumultuous change.
Who are the (perceived) leaders in storage virtualization?
December 21, 2009 -- Who are the (perceived) leaders in storage virtualization?
EMC: Storage Virtualization Leader
December 17, 2009 -- EMC: Storage Virtualization Leader
EMC adds 8Gbps Fibre Channel, FICON support to Symmetrix V-Max
December 17, 2009 -- EMC has added new features to its high-end Symmetrix V-Max systems for the second time is as many weeks with the announcement of 8Gbps Fibre Channel host and FICON connectivity, new thin provisioning features and replication enhancements.
Dell, KOM Networks are turning old storage into food
December 17, 2009 -- Dell, KOM Networks are turning old storage into food
Unitrends lowers DP costs with 'No Limits' licensing
December 16, 2009 -- In a departure from capacity- and client-based licensing, Unitrends this week introduced a series of data protection appliances with a No Limits licensing model that is independent of the amount of capacity or systems being protected.
Recent announcements from:
December 16, 2009 -- Enhance Technology, LSI, Nasuni, Point Software & Systems and Virtual Instruments.
Startup Gridstore addresses 'NAS sprawl'
December 15, 2009 -- Tackling the problems associated with NAS silos, which lead to storage sprawl, startup Gridstore is prepping software and storage node building blocks that can pool NAS devices in a grid configuration.
Can Citrix, Microsoft put a dent in VMware? (and is storage the hammer?)
December 14, 2009 -- Can Citrix, Microsoft put a dent in VMware? (and is storage the hammer?)
EMC brings replication monitoring to Data Protection Advisor
December 14, 2009 -- EMC today announced a round of upgrades to the EMC Data Protection Advisor backup monitoring and analysis tool, including new support for replication software.
Gluster upgrades open-source clustered storage
December 11, 2009 -- Storage startup Gluster has become the latest vendor to develop an open-source storage platform that scales to hundreds of petabytes in a single volume across commodity storage nodes.
F5 targets midrange with file virtualization appliance
December 11, 2009 -- File virtualization hardware and software vendor F5 Networks is beefing up its product line with a new midrange file virtualization appliance and enhanced support for Microsoft/CIFS storage environments.
Seven10 archiving software integrates with EMC Atmos
December 11, 2009 -- Seven10 Storage Software this week announced that its StorFirst EAS file system-based archiving and disaster recovery software is now integrated with the EMC Atmos cloud storage platform.
Storage Performance in a Flash - How Storage Affects Performance in a Virtualized Evironment
December 11, 2009 -- Storage Performance in a Flash - How Storage Affects Performance in a Virtualized Evironment Originally Broadcast: Dec 11, 2009 Overview: This Webcast will address how Sun Microsystems’ various storage offerings provide the very latest cutting edge solutions for getting storage performance up to speed with virtualized servers.
Dell ships 10GbE EqualLogic arrays, networking gear
December 10, 2009 -- Dell continues to beat the drum for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) as the underlying fabric for next generation data centers with today's debut of 10GbE networking products, a pair of new EqualLogic disk arrays, and infrastructure management software.
Recent announcements from:
December 9, 2009 -- 3PAR, Atempo, Axxana, EMC, Emulex, Enhance Technology, Hitachi Data Systems, LaCie, Microsoft, NetApp, QLogic, Symantec and Verari.
Seagate enters the enterprise SSD market
December 9, 2009 -- The world's largest hard disk drive (HDD) manufacturer has finally entered the solid-state disk (SSD) drive market with its first line of enterprise SSDs aimed at blade servers and general-purpose servers.
We’re looking for end-user bloggers
December 9, 2009 -- We’re looking for end-user bloggers
EMC delivers automated storage tiering with FAST
December 8, 2009 -- EMC is making good on its promise to automate storage tiering across Fibre Channel, SATA and solid-state disk (SSD) storage with today's debut of the company's fully automated storage tiering (FAST) technology for use across all of EMC's primary storage platforms.
Cloud storage predictions for 2010
December 7, 2009 -- Cloud storage predictions for 2010
Symantec upgrades Storage Foundation, supports SSDs
December 7, 2009 -- Symantec announced a slew of product enhancements today with its sights set on boosting the performance and management of solid-state disk (SSD) drives, improving failover processes, and rounding out its thin provisioning strategy.
Gartner: External disk storage market recovering
December 4, 2009 -- Gartner: External disk storage market recovering
Flexibility is a prerequisite to avoiding storage cloud lock-in
December 2, 2009 -- Flexibility is a prerequisite to avoiding storage cloud lock-in
Recent announcements from:
December 2, 2009 -- Aptare, Avnet Technology Solutions, Fujitsu Storage Systems, Hitachi Data Systems, Index Engines, the Planet, STEC and StoredIQ.
EMC virtualizes, aggregates Centera archives
December 2, 2009 -- EMC today took the wraps off the Centera Virtual Archive, a new technology that ties multiple Centera content addressed storage (CAS) systems together as a single virtual archive.
How many terabytes do you manage?
December 1, 2009 -- How many terabytes do you manage?
Scale Computing upgrades scale-out architecture
December 1, 2009 -- Storage startup Scale Computing today unveiled version 2.0 of its Intelligent Clustered Storage (ICS) architecture with a new set of "StarterSAN" product configurations for building scale-out storage clusters.