Analysts weigh in on HP-Cisco breakup February 26, 2010
-- The IT industry is a week removed from the not-so-sudden end to HP's strategic relationship with Cisco, and now consultants are weighing in with a look at how it could affect customers and the IT world.
Dot Hill arrays support 8Gb FC, iSCSI, 6Gb SAS February 24, 2010
-- Dot Hill today introduced the 3000 Series of RAID arrays, which support 8Gbps Fibre Channel and 1Gbps iSCSI connections and, by mid-year, 10Gbps iSCSI connections and 6Gbps SAS drives.
Toshiba rolls out 600GB, 6Gbps SAS drives February 18, 2010
-- Toshiba has completed its acquisition of Fujitsu's HDD unit and is rolling out a line of enterprise-class, small form factor 6Gbps SAS drives with self-encryption capabilities.
Recent announcements from: February 17, 2010
-- Brocade, GlassHouse Technologies, Intel, McAfee, Mellanox Technologies, ParaScale, Promark Technology, Scale Computing, Voxell dot Net and Xiotech.
HP refreshes entry-level, LeftHand SANs February 17, 2010
-- HP is slapping a new naming scheme on its entry-level MSA and midrange LeftHand SANs in conjunction with a round of hardware and software upgrades that improve performance, scalability and capacity utilization.
Overland debuts iSCSI array February 16, 2010
-- Overland Storage today announced the SnapServer SAN S2000, Overland's first pure iSCSI SAN array.
EMC intros GeoProtect, new hardware for Atmos February 16, 2010
-- EMC today announced a round of hardware and software upgrades to its Atmos cloud storage platform with faster processors, higher-capacity disk drives, and more options for protecting data over distances.
Exar to acquire Neterion February 12, 2010
-- Exar this week announced that it plans to acquire Neterion, which specializes in 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapters for virtualized environments, servers and storage devices. The deal is expected to close next month at an estimated purchase price of $10 million to $11 million.
Symantec OpenStorage February 11, 2010
-- This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of consolidated management and automated data protection services across multiple sites and diverse storage technologies using Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage.
IBM debuts SONAS scale-out NAS system February 11, 2010
-- IBM is making its bid for the scale-out NAS market with the debut of the Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) system, an appliance-based platform that combines IBM's General Parallel File System (GPFS), Systems Software and NAS hardware to create a system that scales up to 14.4PB.
Does MLC flash belong in enterprise SSDs? February 11, 2010
-- There's a good bit of debate about whether or not enterprise-class SSDs can use multi-level cell (MLC) flash technology, as opposed to single-level cell (SLC) technology, which is currently the dominant technology for enterprise SSDs.
Recent announcements from: February 10, 2010
-- Asigra, CA, Chelsio Communications, Double-Take Software, Emulex, Laurus Technologies, LSI, NEC, NetApp, NTP Software, RES Software, Siemens Business Services and Xsigo Systems.
Riverbed adds SSDs to WAN optimization appliances February 10, 2010
-- Riverbed Technology has announced availability of the Steelhead 7050 WAN optimization appliance with SSDs, 10GbE connectivity and better performance than previous models for disaster recovery environments.
Startup Nasuni puts primary NAS in the cloud February 9, 2010
-- Storage startup Nasuni today debuted a VMware-based virtual NAS file server that, according to the company, consolidates NAS clusters by putting primary storage data in the cloud.
Guidelines for FCoE deployment February 8, 2010
-- Network convergence will enable enterprises to preserve their existing investments in Fibre Channel storage, reduce data center costs and complexity, and simplify network management.
Disk imaging for physical and virtual machines February 5, 2010
-- Paragon's Drive Backup 10 Server software leverages disk imaging tools to simplify storage management issues, from consolidation to disaster recovery protection, in both physical and virtual environments.
ProStor adds backup to InfiniVault appliances February 2, 2010
-- ProStor Systems' InfiniVault appliances, which are based on RDX removable disk drives, are typically used for archiving. But this week the company added the ability to use the appliance as a backup target in addition to an archive platform.
SAN management user case study, part 4 February 1, 2010
-- The last installment in our series illustrates the inadequacy of traditional SAN management tools in large, heterogeneous storage networks.
MLC lowers enterprise SSD prices February 1, 2010
-- Virtually every storage analyst and editor (including me) put solid-state disk (SSD) drives on their Top Technologies of 2009 list, despite miniscule unit shipments.