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Industry News and Analysis

And the Top 6 storage software vendors are . . .
And the Top 6 storage software vendors are . . .
User survey: Security threats and disaster recovery
100% of survey respondents reported at least one data security incident in the past 12 months.
Broadcom claims 2 million+ IOPS on converged controller
Broadcom claims 2 million+ IOPS on converged controller
Recent partnership news from:
Dell and CommVault, STEC and HP, Chelsio Communications and VMware, Asigra and Artisan Infrastructure, and the VDI Coalition (Xiotech, Silver Peak, GlassHouse, Pano Logic and Virsto Software.
STEC scores OEM win with IBM for MLC SSDs
IBM to integrate multi-level cell SSDs into DS and Storwize V7000 arrays.
Symantec provides visibility into unstructured data
Data Insight for Storage software provides capacity consumption monitoring, chargeback, and data utilization reports.
EMC debuts self-service platform for cloud storage
EMC claims that the Atmos Cloud Delivery Platform can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes service providers and enterprises to build cloud storage, or storage-as-a-service, platforms.
Dell’s Compellent bid approaches $1 billion
Dell’s Compellent bid approaches $1 billion
PMC-Sierra ships 6Gbps SAS controllers
Series 6 RAID controllers  combine technology found in Adaptec’s Series 5 cards with PMC-Sierra’s multi-core SRC 8x6G chips.
Musings on the future of data dedupe
Musings on the future of data dedupe
Dell closing in on Compellent acquisition
Dell closing in on Compellent acquisition
Unified storage: Case studies
Unified storage has been gaining traction recently as end users put different workloads on a single storage platform.
How bad is SSD performance degradation?
How bad is SSD performance degradation?
ESG Lab Review: i365's EVault for DPM
Testing conducted in a Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager environment.
F5 ARX appliances integrate with cloud storage
ARX Cloud Extender provides link to cloud storage platforms.
Disk arrays: NetApp, HP duke it out for #3 spot
Disk arrays: NetApp, HP duke it out for #3 spot
The state of unified (block and file) storage
Unified storage combines block-based and file-based storage in the same system with common management.
Who says tape is dead?
Who says tape is dead?
Recent partnership announcements from:
Mellanox and Voltaire, Isilon and Microsoft, Compellent and VMware, Vision Solutions and Rise, LabTech and Doyenz and StorageCraft, Tandberg Data and Fujitsu
Mellanox and QLogic Play Duopoly
Mellanox and QLogic Play Duopoly