Industry News and Analysis

Xsigo introduces card-free virtual I/O for Ethernet
August 31, 2010 -- At VMworld today, Xsigo introduced an Ethernet version of its virtual I/O directors.
Quantum Ships Mid-range FC VTL
August 30, 2010 -- Quantum's DXi6700 has a VTL interface and bundled data deduplication and replication software
How to tune RAID controllers for max performance
August 27, 2010 -- "Tuning RAID controllers is not as difficult as some vendors would have you believe"
HP to get 3PAR for $2.4 billion
August 27, 2010 -- HP to get 3PAR for $2.4 billion
Coraid upgrades AoE arrays
August 27, 2010 -- Coraid's new ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) disk arrays include RESTful interfaces for cloud storage deployments.
Dell counters HP's bid for 3PAR
August 26, 2010 -- Dell beat HP's offer for 3PAR today by a slim $0.30 per share, or approximately $1.6 billion.
Recent announcements from:
August 25, 2010 -- Fusion-io, Dell, LSI, Unitrends, NetEx, Veeam, BakBone Software, Waterford Technologies, NTP Software, AutoVirt, and the SCSI Trade Association (STA)
HP, Dell, 3PAR: Bidding war or done deal?
August 25, 2010 -- HP, Dell, 3PAR: Bidding war or done deal?
EMC ships Unisphere, FAST Cache
August 24, 2010 -- Unisphere is a unified management platform for EMC's Clariion SAN and Celerra NAS systems.
3PAR DellPAR vs HPAR - a pair of pars, but are they at par?
August 24, 2010 -- 3PAR DellPAR vs HPAR - a pair of pars, but are they at par?
HP’s bid for 3PAR not its first
August 24, 2010 -- HP’s bid for 3PAR not its first
Akorri upgrades SAN management software
August 24, 2010 -- Akorri has released the 3.5 version of its BalancePoint virtual infrastructure management software.
FalconStor adds VDI support to SAN Accelerator
August 23, 2010 -- The NSS SAN Accelerator leverages SSDs to boost performance.
HP outbids Dell, offers $1.6 billion for 3PAR
August 23, 2010 -- HP has offered to acquire 3PAR for $1.6 billion, a bid that is 33% higher than Dell's $1.15 billion offer last week.
Who will Oracle acquire next?
August 21, 2010 -- Who will Oracle acquire next?
McAfee Pentiums and Intel Inside - Channeling through stacks
August 21, 2010 -- McAfee Pentiums and Intel Inside - Channeling through stacks
Consider open source, often free, NAS
August 21, 2010 -- Options include FreeNAS, CryptoNAS, Openfiler, NASLite-M2 and NanoNAS.
Virtual Instruments: Early Incumbents in the VIO Market
August 20, 2010 -- Virtual Instruments: Early Incumbents in the VIO Market
Like Cisco, Brocade Falls Short
August 20, 2010 -- Like Cisco, Brocade Falls Short
Dell's EqualLogic revenue grows 63%
August 20, 2010 -- Dell reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter today with strong results across its server, storage and networking product lines.
NetApp hits a home run in Q1
August 19, 2010 -- NetApp hits a home run in Q1
Recent announcements from:
August 18, 2010 -- Intel, Micron, Samsung, Anobit, Pliant Technology, LSI, Avere Systems, Texas Memory Systems, Objective Analysis, DDN, Mezeo, StoredIQ, Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)
EMC Unified Storage: Simplicity and Efficiency, Looking Beyond the 20% Guarantee
August 18, 2010 -- This ESG Lab report documents hands-on testing of EMC Unified Storage with a focus on major usability and efficiency upgrades, Unisphere integrated management, Enhanced VMware integration, FAST Cache, FAST Automated Storage Tiering, and Primary Data Compression.
SNIA forms Cloud Backup and Recovery SIG
August 18, 2010 -- The goal of the group is to promote end-user education and adoption of cloud storage.
Intel ships chips for SMB, SOHO NAS
August 18, 2010 -- Intel has introduced two new versions of its Atom processor aimed at NAS devices for SMBs and home offices.
Symantec partners with VMware for HA
August 17, 2010 -- Symantec announced two software products to improve high availability of applications in VMware environments: Symantec ApplicationHA and VirtualStore.
QLogic Enters Ethernet Switch Market
August 17, 2010 -- QLogic Enters Ethernet Switch Market
Actifio introduces data management virtualization
August 17, 2010 -- Startup Actifio came out of stealth mode today and introduced a set of products for data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity.
Dell to acquire 3PAR for $1.15 billion
August 16, 2010 -- One month after surprising the industry with the acquisition of Ocarina Networks, Dell again dropped a bomb today by announcing its intent to acquire 3PAR for approximately $1.15 billion in cash.
Fujitsu Scalable File Server Solution on ETERNUS
August 13, 2010 -- This report explores how the Fujitsu Scalable File Server Solution, known in North America as the Unified Data Solution (UDS), leverages Fujitsu PRIMERGY  x86 servers running Symantec FileStore software and Fujitsu ETERNUS storage systems.
Gluster's open source alternative to traditional scale-out
August 13, 2010 -- The Gluster Storage Platform pools and virtualizes storage resources under a unified global namespace managed as single entity,
Micron ships 6Gbps SATA SSDs; Seagate partners with Samsung
August 12, 2010 -- Micron today introduced enterprise-class solid-state disk (SSD) drives with 6Gbps SATA interfaces.
The Battle for OpenSolaris
August 12, 2010 -- The Battle for OpenSolaris
Top 10 storage acquisitions of 2010
August 12, 2010 -- Top 10 storage acquisitions of 2010
Data deduplication vs. data compression
August 11, 2010 -- It's not an either-or decision. Administrators should consider data deduplication, compression, thin provisioning and other methods for data reduction.
i365 expands cloud storage services
August 11, 2010 -- Seagate's i365 cloud storage business has integrated its online backup and recovery services with cloud server recovery.
Coraid EtherDrive SAN: Ethernet SAN Delivers Simple, Scalable, Cost-Efficient Storage
August 10, 2010 -- This ESG Lab report documents hands-on testing of Coraid EtherDrive SAN storage with a focus on usability, scalability, and price-performance efficiency.
Startup promises to solve distributed applications issues
August 10, 2010 -- Translattice launched today with the goal of changing the way enterprises provision distributed applications and data.
HP's Hurd resigns on harassment charges
August 9, 2010 -- August 9, 2010 -- HP chairman, CEO and president Mark Hurd resigned Friday in the wake of sexual harassment charges by a former HP contractor.
Earnings recap: ELX, QLGC, CVLT, SYMC, PAR, CML, STEC, HDS
August 8, 2010 -- Earnings recap: ELX, QLGC, CVLT, SYMC, PAR, CML, STEC, HDS
QLogic: Q1 2011 Results same as Q1 2008
August 6, 2010 -- QLogic: Q1 2011 Results same as Q1 2008
Unified Windows Storage Consolidation: NetApp Windows Consolidation in Virtual Server Environments
August 5, 2010 --  This report documents the results of ESG Lab hands-on testing of a NetApp Unified Storage Architecture deployed in a VMware virtual server environment.
Recent announcements from:
August 4, 2010 -- Cisco, NetApp, VMware, Steeleye, SIOS, KOM Networks, Symantec, Moonwalk, QStar, Infortrend, LaCie, Accordance Systems, NTT America
Seven steps for a successful VDI implementation
August 4, 2010 -- Virtual desktop infrastructure lowers capital and operational expenses, while increasing productivity.
Pancetera optimizes I/O for VMware
August 4, 2010 -- Storage virtualization startup Pancetera's goal is to optimize I/O for backup, replication and WAN mobility in virtual machine (VM) environments.
What's so cool about Intel's Jasper Forest?
August 3, 2010 -- What’s so cool about Intel’s Jasper Forest?
Consider open source appliances for backup
August 2, 2010 -- Backup appliances based on open source software have potential advantages over traditional backup software or in-house scripts.
Geminare integrates cloud archive with public clouds
August 2, 2010 -- The 2.0 version of Geminare's Cloud Storage Assurance platform includes an indexing engine that can be integrated with major public cloud storage platforms, including