HP P4000 with Citrix XenDesktop: Optimizing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure July 27, 2010
-- A growing number of organizations are using VDI to reduce the cost, complexity and risks associated with PC desktop management. This report documents hands-on testing of an HP P4000 SAN in a Citrix XenDesktop environment—focusing on ease of management, performance, storage efficiency, and availability.
MLC vs. SLC flash for enterprise SSDs July 26, 2010
-- Until recently, conventional wisdom dictated that SLC technology was the only type of NAND flash that was suitable for enterprise-class SSD drives. That situation is changing
Why SSDs won't replace HDDs July 23, 2010
-- Consultant Henry Newman looks at the limitations of SSDs and explains why SSDs and HDDs will coexist for the foreseeable future.
Overland adds SnapServer NAS, NEO tape library July 22, 2010
-- Overland Storage's new SnapServer NAS N2000 may be positioned at the high end of the SnapServer line, but it carries a low-end price tag: $4,999 for an 8TB configuration.
IBM expands SONAS, adds ProtecTIER appliance July 21, 2010
-- July 20, 2010 -- IBM has added automated, policy-driven, file-level tiering to its Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) platform, as well as support for the IBM XIV.
Xiotech array targets VDI environments July 21, 2010
-- July 20, 2010 -- Xiotech introduced the Emprise 9000 disk array and software enhancements this week, targeting performance-intensive environments such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments.
EMC doubles Data Domain performance July 20, 2010
-- EMC made a number of data deduplication announcements this week, including the introduction of the DD670 disk-based backup appliance.
RAID array recap: Infortrend, MaxTronic July 9, 2010
-- July 8, 2010 -- Infortrend recently began shipping a new addition to its ESVA RAID family that includes 8Gbps Fibre Channel host interfaces and 6Gbps SAS drive connections.
NetApp threatens Coraid over ZFS July 8, 2010
-- July 7, 2010 -- Coraid may face legal action from NetApp if the company does not cease plans to sell the Coraid EtherDrive Z-Series NAS appliance based on the open-source Zettabyte File System (ZFS).
EMC acquires data warehousing vendor Greenplum July 6, 2010
-- EMC on Tuesday revealed it plans to acquire privately held firm Greenplum, a move that aims to up its appeal to IT buyers thanks to the smaller firm's data warehousing and analytics processing capabilities.
Promise adds storage services appliance July 6, 2010
-- Promise Technology today announced the VTrak S3000 appliance, which includes a variety of storage services, including volume virtualization, thin provisioning, snapshots, volume copy, remote replication, data migration, WAN optimization and SSD caching software.
Arkeia integrates backup with VMware vStorage July 2, 2010
-- As part of its ongoing rollout of version 8.2 of its Akeia Network Backup software, Arkeia this week introduced a backup agent that leverages the VMware vStorage API.
Recent announcements from: July 1, 2010
-- Emulex, Cisco, Oxygen Cloud, Data Robotics, Dot Hill, Intel, QLogic, Promise Technology, PMC-Sierra
Oracle adds FC, dedupe to Sun Storage 7000 array July 1, 2010
-- July 2, 2010 -- Oracle introduced a number of enhancements to its Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System this week, including support for Fibre Channel, data deduplication and compression, and 1TB and 2TB SAS drives.