Industry News and Analysis

openBench Lab Review: Nexsan's SASBeast
September 30, 2010 -- Hands-on testing of Nexsan's iSCSI + FC array in a vSphere 4.1 VOE.
Understanding the hidden costs of storage
September 30, 2010 -- Technology advances have rendered the traditional cost-per-MB metric obsolete. IDC research manager Noemi Greyzdorf examines the hidden costs of storage and offers advice on how to "buy what you need, and pay for what you get."
Pivot3 shifts into data protection
September 30, 2010 -- The company's Scale-out Data Protection Platform combines storage, network and compute resources.
Dell at a storage crossroads
September 28, 2010 -- After being outbid by HP for 3PAR, Dell faces a conundrum in its acquisition strategy.
ESG Lab Review: NetApp SnapManager for Oracle
September 28, 2010 -- Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Lab Validation Series report
SANpulse launches SAN migration software
September 28, 2010 -- Enterprise storage migration and data center consolidation projects have a success rate of only 16%.
Dirty little secrets of VM backup and recovery
September 28, 2010 -- Dirty little secrets of VM backup and recovery
Big Blue to buy BLADE Network Technologies
September 27, 2010 -- Big Blue to buy BLADE Network Technologies
HDS, HP ship high-end disk arrays
September 27, 2010 -- Both systems are based on Hitachi Ltd. platforms.
Top 10 storage acquisition possibilities
September 24, 2010 -- Speculation is rampant after HP's $2.4 billion 3PAR buy.
Broadcom Doubles VMware CPU Efficiency
September 24, 2010 -- Broadcom Doubles VMware CPU Efficiency
ESG Lab Review: Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000
September 24, 2010 -- ESG Lab Validation Series report on Dot Hill's midrange storage systems.
Nasuni upgrades cloud gateway
September 23, 2010 -- Enhancements include support for Hyper-V, Windows Azure and DFS namespaces.
Another backup vendor you may not have heard of
September 23, 2010 -- Another backup vendor you may not have heard of
CTERA enhances cloud storage platforms
September 22, 2010 -- Additions include bare metal backup, server backup and file sharing.
Startup ships storage controller for clouds
September 22, 2010 -- Cirtas Systems came out of stealth mode this week with the Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller
Oracle debuts Exalogic Elastic Cloud
September 21, 2010 -- Oracle refers to the platform as a "cloud in a box" and an "integrated middleware machine."
Data deduplication: Permabit finds success with OEM model
September 21, 2010 -- Data deduplication: Permabit finds success with OEM model
IBM to buy Netezza for $1.7 billion
September 20, 2010 -- The acquisition would put IBM into even deeper competition with Oracle and its Exadata product.
STEC ships DRAM, MLC/SLC SSDs
September 20, 2010 -- STEC's MACH16 solid-state disk (SSD) drives support MLC or SLC NAND flash.
Violin adds MLC flash to SSD RAID arrays
September 20, 2010 -- Violin Memory today announced the 3140 Capacity Flash Memory Array, a RAID array based on SSD drives with MLC NAND flash technology.
Recent announcements from:
September 19, 2010 -- Silver Peak, EMC, 3PAR, Xiotech, SafeNet, NetApp, Atto Technology, Emulex, Hitachi, ZTE and Chelsio Communications
Adoption of FCoE slower than expected
September 17, 2010 -- Earlier predictions pegged late 2010 for widespread adoption of FCoE, but that has yet to materialize.
Lessons in Troubleshooting - courtesy VMworld 2010
September 16, 2010 -- Lessons in Troubleshooting - courtesy VMworld 2010
Brocade integrates IP, FC, FCoE management tools
September 16, 2010 -- Brocade Network Advisor (BNA) will combine Brocade's DCFM and INM management platforms.
Gluing the virtual infrastructure together, but can we get this stuff out of the bottle?
September 15, 2010 -- Gluing the virtual infrastructure together, but can we get this stuff out of the bottle?
The Top 6 storage software vendors
September 15, 2010 -- The Top 6 storage software vendors
CommVault extends cloud storage partnerships
September 15, 2010 -- CommVault announced a cloud storage partnership with Mezeo Software and extensions to its existing relationships with Rackspace and Dell.
Cisco intros new framework, Nexus switches
September 14, 2010 -- The 10Gbps Nexus 5548 includes 48 ports, throughput up to 960Gbps, and support for Ethernet and FCoE.
Symantec bundles NetBackup PureDisk in dedupe appliance
September 14, 2010 -- Symantec's NetBackup 5000 Appliance combines NetBackup PureDisk deduplication software and a hardware appliance.
NetApp, Oracle drop ZFS lawsuits
September 14, 2010 -- Three-year litigation comes to an amicable end.
The Top 5 array vendors: HP #4, Dell #5
September 9, 2010 -- The Top 5 array vendors: HP #4, Dell #5
Pliant adds MLC SSDs to Lightning lineup
September 8, 2010 -- MLC NAND flash offers a lower-cost alternative to SLC NAND.
HP refreshes mid-range arrays
September 8, 2010 -- As part of its "Just Right IT" initiative, HP made a number of storage product announcements today.
VMworld storage product highlights: Round 3
September 7, 2010 -- We wrap up our VMworld coverage with announcements from . . .
Tandberg backup appliances aimed at SMBs
September 7, 2010 -- AccuVault appliances can be configured with RDX removable disk cartridges.
VMworld and the Storage Industry's Perfect Storm
September 4, 2010 -- VMworld and the Storage Industry's Perfect Storm
Ten takeaways from VMworld 2010
September 3, 2010 -- More than 17,000 people attended VMworld this week...
VMworld storage product highlights: Round 2
September 2, 2010 -- Here’s a quick recap of some of the products introduced at this week’s VMworld show (Part 2).
VMworld storage product highlights: Round 1
September 1, 2010 -- Here’s a quick recap of some of the products introduced at this week’s VMworld show.