Industry News and Analysis

The next decade: Solving the big 3 IT problems
November 30, 2010 -- Challenges include data center transformation, data analytics, and integrated data management.
VCs score big in EMC-Isilon deal
November 30, 2010 -- VCs score big in EMC-Isilon deal
Mellanox acquires Voltaire for $218 million
November 29, 2010 -- InfiniBand vendors come together for next generation of high performance computing.
ESG Lab Review: HP P4000 SAN
November 27, 2010 -- Testing verifies support for more than 150,000 Microsoft Exchange users.
Brocade boasts record revenues, but . . .
November 24, 2010 -- Brocade boasts record revenues, but . . .
Oracle isn't losing its Lustre
November 24, 2010 -- Since Oracle acquired Sun, there has been uncertainty surrounding the fate of the Lustre file system.
Managing mid-range storage is a balancing act
November 23, 2010 -- Success depends on managing resources to keep capacity and utilization in balance,
Mid-range RAID recap: Infortrend, Dot Hill, AMI
November 22, 2010 -- A trio of RAID vendors that are focused primarily on the channel recently began shipping mid-range products, with an emphasis on multi-protocol (e.g. Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NAS) support.
Recent business news from:
November 22, 2010 -- Intel (five new storage design wins), QLogic and Avaya, Nirvanix, Emulex and Red Hat, Winchester Systems and CA Technologies, Neverfail, and the ExecEvent (formerly BDevent)
NetApp revenue up 33%, earnings up 72%
November 18, 2010 -- NetApp revenue up 33%, earnings up 72%
SSDs hit mainstream stride
November 18, 2010 -- SSDs hit mainstream stride
Storage highlights from Supercomputing 2010
November 18, 2010 -- New products from Voltaire, Chelsio, Virident, Terascala, NextIO, BlueArc and Penguin Computing.
Data Robotics lands reseller deal with HP
November 18, 2010 -- HP will resell the entire line of Drobo RAID arrays.
ESG IT Audit: MS adCenter = EMC Symmetrix + SQL Server
November 17, 2010 -- Microsoft's adCenter BI platform is powered by Symmetrix and SQL Server.
EMC’s $2.25 billion bid for Isilon exceeds expectations
November 16, 2010 -- EMC’s $2.25 billion bid for Isilon exceeds expectations
Brocade's 10GbE switches support TRILL, FCoE
November 16, 2010 -- TRILL protocol eliminates the need for the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).
Hitachi GST enters SSD market
November 16, 2010 -- Solid-state disk (SSD) drives were developed in conjunction with Intel.
LSI ships SSD-based accelerator card
November 16, 2010 -- The 300GB WarpDrive SPL-300 plugs into a standard PCIe slot.
Silver Peak ships WANop virtual appliance for data centers
November 16, 2010 -- Company claims end-to-end performance of up to 1Gbps.
Violin's cache appliances accelerate NFS NAS
November 16, 2010 -- Appliances combine Gear6 caching software with Violin's flash-based memory arrays.
16GFC standard doubles Fibre Channel speed
November 15, 2010 -- 16GFC doubles Fibre Channel's speed to 16Gbps. Products are expected next year.
EMC shells out $2.25 billion for Isilon
November 15, 2010 -- IDC: The market for scale-out NAS will grow 36% annually, reaching $6 billion by 2014.
Startup BridgeSTOR enters data reduction market
November 15, 2010 -- Appliances combine data deduplication, compression, thin provisioning, encryption.
IBM Stakes its Cloud Storage Claim
November 13, 2010 -- IBM Stakes its Cloud Storage Claim
Isilon stock volatility stabilizes, but acquisition speculation stays
November 12, 2010 -- Isilon stock volatility stabilizes, but acquisition speculation stays
openBench Labs Review: Software optimizes physical/virtual environments
November 12, 2010 -- Testing up.time software in a VMware vSphere infrastructure.
Panasas scales parallel storage
November 12, 2010 -- ActiveStor 12 is based on a parallel file system, 64-bit multi-core processors, 10GbE  and a scale-out NAS architecture,
The future of storage management (it's not good)
November 12, 2010 -- Will storage management tools ever be as good as network management tools?
Extreme Makeover: FalconStor Edition
November 12, 2010 -- Extreme Makeover: FalconStor Edition
EMC acquires Bus-Tech for mainframe VTLs
November 11, 2010 -- Bus-Tech’s VTLs leverage open systems disk resources to store and retrieve mainframe-based tape data.
CA upgrades ARCserve Replication, High Availability
November 10, 2010 -- Multi-Stream Replication provides at least a 2X performance improvement.
ESG Lab Review: EMC Symmetrix VMAX and MS Hyper-V
November 9, 2010 -- Enterprise Strategy Group tests VMAX with Microsoft's CSV and Hyper-V
NetApp overhauls product line, from arrays to OS
November 9, 2010 -- NetApp bills today's announcements as "the biggest launch in the company's history."
Quest to acquire BakBone for $55 million
November 9, 2010 -- BakBone's NetVault includes CDP, data deduplication, replication, and tape- and disk-based backup.
Recent business news from:
November 9, 2010 -- HP and FalconStor, EMC and Redstor, CA and LabTech, Lenovo and Dot Hill, Symantec and Sepaton, TwinStrata and VMware, and the Evaluator Group
Promise ships Intel C5500/C3500-based RAID
November 8, 2010 -- Company claims a 4X performance boost with the VTrak Ex30.
Netgear offers free cloud storage with ReadyNAS
November 8, 2010 -- New ReadyNAS appliances range from $699 for a 2TB model to $3,999 for a 12TB model.
Dot Hill enters storage virtualization market
November 8, 2010 -- AssuredUVS (Unified Virtual Storage) virtualizes heterogeneous arrays.
Dell and Broadcom 1st with Modular LOM
November 6, 2010 -- Dell and Broadcom 1st with Modular LOM
End-user survey: Virtual server backup and recovery
November 5, 2010 -- Only 29% of IT organizations back up their entire virtual infrastructure.
Intel’s card play in unified networking (10GbE+iSCSI+FCoE)
November 5, 2010 -- Intel’s card play in unified networking (10GbE+iSCSI+FCoE)
Bocada upgrades backup reporting software
November 4, 2010 -- Bocada is migrating customers to Data Protection Service Management.
Q&A: FalconStor CEO James McNiel
November 4, 2010 -- Executive changes may signal a shift in direction and strategy.
Marathon integrates everRun MX, CA ARCserve
November 3, 2010 -- Marathon has combined its everRun MX high-availability software with CA’s ARCserve replication software.
CommVault reports solid second quarter
November 3, 2010 -- CommVault reports solid second quarter
Guest blogger: DCIG's Jerome Wendt on The Future of RAID
November 2, 2010 -- Guest blogger: DCIG's Jerome Wendt on The Future of RAID
Avere to upgrade tiered NAS OS
November 2, 2010 -- Features include bi-modal CIFS ACL support, parallel file access, and support for up to 24 NAS filers.
How does your IT salary measure up?
November 1, 2010 -- IT salaries in 2011 will merely compensate for last year's 2-4% decreases.