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Industry News and Analysis

Users weigh in on Oracle's Exadata
Users applaud the use of flash drives in the data warehouse system.
Caringo adds cloud features to object storage
New in CAStor 5.0: named objects, multi-tenancy, dynamic caching and remote data replication,
Compellent shares pop on performance, speculation
Compellent shares pop on performance, speculation
Vendor group develops standards for PCIe SSDs
Initial members include Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, IBM and Intel.
Emulex announces KMIP-compliant encryption
Encryption is compatible with the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) standard.
HDS adds gateway to HCP cloud storage
Hitachi Data Ingestor provides CIFS/NFS "on ramp" to Hitachi Content Platform.
InMage brings backup + replication to VMware
vContinuum unifies backup, replication, DR under a single architecture.
Hybrid (flash + HDD) drives make a comeback
Hybrid (flash + HDD) drives make a comeback
Cleversafe enhances cloud storage platform
Improvements address dynamic provisioning, utilization and security.
Overland to ship multi-protocol SAN array
Connectivity options include 1GbE or 10GbE iSCSI, 4Gbps Fibre Channel or 6Gbps SAS.
Quantum courts Oracle SAM-QFS users with StorNext
StorNext 4.1 will include a feature to simplify and speed up migration from Oracle’s SAM-QFS platform.
Isilon revenue up 77%
Isilon revenue up 77%
IBM resells Brocade CNAs, converged switches
IBM has qualified Brocade’s 10GbE 8470 Switch Modules and model 1007 converged network adapters (CNAs) for use in Big Blue’s BladeCenter servers.
Permabit, ExaGrid enhance data deduplication
Permabit claims 77GBps deduplication throughput; ExaGrid adds generic mode to dedupe software.
ESG Lab Review: HP X9000
The Enterprise Strategy Group takes an in-depth look at HP's X9000 scale-out NAS system.
What is progressive deduplication?
What is progressive deduplication?
EMC Breaks Q3 Revenue Record
EMC Breaks Q3 Revenue Record
EMC rakes in $4.2 billion in Q3, sets record
Revenue is up 20% year-over-year, and profit increased 58%.
Recent business announcements from:
HP, SIOS Technology, Imation, Nine Technology, Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Micron, and the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)
EMC targets Oracle; Oracle targets EMC?
EMC's Data Computing Appliance competes with Oracle's Exadata Database Machine.
SNW wrap-up: SNIA, STA, Active Archive Alliance
The Storage Networking Industry Association announced new members in its Cloud Storage Initiative.
Gluster upgrades open-source cloud storage platform
New features include Elastic Volume Management and a native NFS module.
VM6: You don't need a (physical) SAN for virtual servers
VM6: You don't need a (physical) SAN for virtual servers
Storage: A Dell Growth Engine
Storage: A Dell Growth Engine
Key management: Life, liberty and data security
The OASIS KMIP spec provides a standard for key management, and increased use of encryption for storage.
OpenBench Labs Review: Xiotech array with Hyper-V
Testing a Xiotech array supporting VDI, with Hyper-V supporting VMs running Citrix.
Huawei Symantec brings SAN/NAS systems to U.S.
The joint venture between China-based Huawei and Symantec has yielded a number of SAN and hybrid storage systems.
dataglobal launches management suite in the U.S.
dg suite integrates SRM, HSM, ERM, ECM, ILM and archiving.
Quantum challenges EMC with high-end VTL
Quantum claims performance of 6.4TB per hour, and a capacity of 200TB.
Digitiliti enhances cloud storage platform
Online storage and archiving startup released the second version of its DigiLIBE data management platform.
ESG Lab Review: Citrix XenServer
Includes testing of Citrix StorageLink with remote replication on NetApp FAS2040s.
IBM: Goodbye Storwize, Hello Storwize
IBM: Goodbye Storwize, Hello Storwize
EqualLogic User Conference: Michael Dell
EqualLogic User Conference: Michael Dell
QLogic announces 10GbE NICs, CNAs
Converged network adapters support IP/Ethernet, iSCSI and FCoE concurrently, with full hardware offload.
Dell expands CNA/HBA reseller deal with Brocade
Products include dual-port 10GbE CNAs and 8Gbps Fibre Channel HBAs.
Mid-range RAID recap: Data Robotics, Dot Hill, Infortrend, MicroNet
A number of vendors recently began shipping RAID arrays for SMBs, with some targeting the ‘S’ in SMB.
EqualLogic User Conference: The Virtual Era
EqualLogic User Conference: The Virtual Era
EMC's NetWorker receives a Boost
New features include integration with Data Domain DD Boost software.
CommVault unveils Simpana 9
Features include integration with array-based snapshots and source-side data deduplication.
Marathon ships HA/FT software for SMP servers
everRun MX provides fault tolerance and high availability for multi-core CPU servers.
Who will be acquired next? And the Top 10 are . . .
Who will be acquired next? And the Top 10 are . . .
Virtualization: The foundation for data center transformation
What is virtual storage, and what are the different implementation methods?