Industry News and Analysis

Users weigh in on Oracle's Exadata
October 29, 2010 -- Users applaud the use of flash drives in the data warehouse system.
Caringo adds cloud features to object storage
October 28, 2010 -- New in CAStor 5.0: named objects, multi-tenancy, dynamic caching and remote data replication,
Compellent shares pop on performance, speculation
October 28, 2010 -- Compellent shares pop on performance, speculation
Vendor group develops standards for PCIe SSDs
October 28, 2010 -- Initial members include Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, IBM and Intel.
Emulex announces KMIP-compliant encryption
October 27, 2010 -- Encryption is compatible with the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) standard.
HDS adds gateway to HCP cloud storage
October 27, 2010 -- Hitachi Data Ingestor provides CIFS/NFS "on ramp" to Hitachi Content Platform.
InMage brings backup + replication to VMware
October 27, 2010 -- vContinuum unifies backup, replication, DR under a single architecture.
Hybrid (flash + HDD) drives make a comeback
October 27, 2010 -- Hybrid (flash + HDD) drives make a comeback
Cleversafe enhances cloud storage platform
October 26, 2010 -- Improvements address dynamic provisioning, utilization and security.
Overland to ship multi-protocol SAN array
October 26, 2010 -- Connectivity options include 1GbE or 10GbE iSCSI, 4Gbps Fibre Channel or 6Gbps SAS.
Quantum courts Oracle SAM-QFS users with StorNext
October 25, 2010 -- StorNext 4.1 will include a feature to simplify and speed up migration from Oracle’s SAM-QFS platform.
Isilon revenue up 77%
October 22, 2010 -- Isilon revenue up 77%
IBM resells Brocade CNAs, converged switches
October 21, 2010 -- 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
October 21, 2010 -- Permabit claims 77GBps deduplication throughput; ExaGrid adds generic mode to dedupe software.
ESG Lab Review: HP X9000
October 20, 2010 -- The Enterprise Strategy Group takes an in-depth look at HP's X9000 scale-out NAS system.
What is progressive deduplication?
October 19, 2010 -- What is progressive deduplication?
EMC Breaks Q3 Revenue Record
October 19, 2010 -- EMC Breaks Q3 Revenue Record
EMC rakes in $4.2 billion in Q3, sets record
October 19, 2010 -- Revenue is up 20% year-over-year, and profit increased 58%.
Recent business announcements from:
October 19, 2010 -- HP, SIOS Technology, Imation, Nine Technology, Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Micron, and the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)
EMC targets Oracle; Oracle targets EMC?
October 18, 2010 -- EMC's Data Computing Appliance competes with Oracle's Exadata Database Machine.
SNW wrap-up: SNIA, STA, Active Archive Alliance
October 18, 2010 -- The Storage Networking Industry Association announced new members in its Cloud Storage Initiative.
Gluster upgrades open-source cloud storage platform
October 17, 2010 -- New features include Elastic Volume Management and a native NFS module.
VM6: You don't need a (physical) SAN for virtual servers
October 15, 2010 -- VM6: You don't need a (physical) SAN for virtual servers
Storage: A Dell Growth Engine
October 12, 2010 -- Storage: A Dell Growth Engine
Key management: Life, liberty and data security
October 12, 2010 -- 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
October 12, 2010 -- Testing a Xiotech array supporting VDI, with Hyper-V supporting VMs running Citrix.
Huawei Symantec brings SAN/NAS systems to U.S.
October 12, 2010 -- 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.
October 11, 2010 -- dg suite integrates SRM, HSM, ERM, ECM, ILM and archiving.
Quantum challenges EMC with high-end VTL
October 11, 2010 -- Quantum claims performance of 6.4TB per hour, and a capacity of 200TB.
Digitiliti enhances cloud storage platform
October 8, 2010 -- Online storage and archiving startup released the second version of its DigiLIBE data management platform.
ESG Lab Review: Citrix XenServer
October 8, 2010 -- Includes testing of Citrix StorageLink with remote replication on NetApp FAS2040s.
IBM: Goodbye Storwize, Hello Storwize
October 7, 2010 -- IBM: Goodbye Storwize, Hello Storwize
EqualLogic User Conference: Michael Dell
October 7, 2010 -- EqualLogic User Conference: Michael Dell
QLogic announces 10GbE NICs, CNAs
October 7, 2010 -- Converged network adapters support IP/Ethernet, iSCSI and FCoE concurrently, with full hardware offload.
Dell expands CNA/HBA reseller deal with Brocade
October 6, 2010 -- Products include dual-port 10GbE CNAs and 8Gbps Fibre Channel HBAs.
Mid-range RAID recap: Data Robotics, Dot Hill, Infortrend, MicroNet
October 6, 2010 -- A number of vendors recently began shipping RAID arrays for SMBs, with some targeting the ‘S’ in SMB.
EqualLogic User Conference: The Virtual Era
October 6, 2010 -- EqualLogic User Conference: The Virtual Era
EMC's NetWorker receives a Boost
October 5, 2010 -- New features include integration with Data Domain DD Boost software.
CommVault unveils Simpana 9
October 5, 2010 -- Features include integration with array-based snapshots and source-side data deduplication.
Marathon ships HA/FT software for SMP servers
October 5, 2010 -- everRun MX provides fault tolerance and high availability for multi-core CPU servers.
Who will be acquired next? And the Top 10 are . . .
October 4, 2010 -- Who will be acquired next? And the Top 10 are . . .
Virtualization: The foundation for data center transformation
October 4, 2010 -- What is virtual storage, and what are the different implementation methods?