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