Industry News and Analysis

TAPE: Spectra revenue up 60%, Oracle ships 5TB drive
January 31, 2011 -- TAPE: Spectra revenue up 60%, Oracle ships 5TB drive
DataCore targets virtual environments
January 31, 2011 -- Virtualization software creates a shared storage SAN for virtual servers and desktops.
Xiotech unveils Hybrid ISE (HDD + SSD)
January 31, 2011 -- Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) blades combine hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state disk (SSD) drives.
Emulex Gains Fibre Channel HBA Market Share over QLogic in 2010
January 31, 2011 -- Emulex Gains Fibre Channel HBA Market Share over QLogic in 2010
IT Pros Vote Cisco in FCoE Switch Brand Leader Survey
January 29, 2011 -- IT Pros Vote Cisco in FCoE Switch Brand Leader Survey
Intel offers free FCoE upgrade
January 27, 2011 -- Software is aimed at accelerating adoption of Fibre Channel over Ethernet and unified networking.
Survey reveals users' IT, storage priorities
January 27, 2011 -- The #1 priority is technology refreshes, including SAN storage and server refreshes.
ESG Lab Review: EMC Engenuity software for Symmetrix VMAX
January 26, 2011 -- ESG analyzes the value of EMC's Engenuity software update for VMAX.
Quantum software doubles deduplication speed
January 26, 2011 -- Quantum takes aim at EMC Data Domain with 2.0 release of DXi software.
Broadcom Raises the Bar for CNA Technology
January 26, 2011 -- Broadcom Raises the Bar for CNA Technology
EMC sets revenue records, again
January 26, 2011 -- EMC sets revenue records, again
Recent business and personnel news from:
January 25, 2011 -- QLogic and HP, Emulex and HP, the VCE Coalition (Cisco, EMC, VMware) and Acadia, Cirtas Systems, FalconStor Software, and Sonian.
NEC doubles deduplication performance
January 25, 2011 -- The company claims performance of 2.7TB per hour per node, or up to 148.5TB per hour in a high-end grid configuration,
Tandberg ships RDX removable disk library
January 25, 2011 -- The RDX QuikStation library has eight RDX docks for a total capacity of up to 8TB using 1TB RDX drives.
openBench Lab Review: CloudShare
January 24, 2011 -- Jumpstart staging and collaborative testing of business workflows via cloud-based VMs
BridgeSTOR brings dedupe/compression to MS DPM
January 24, 2011 -- Startup claims data reduction ratios of up to 10:1
Brocade and Dell Enhance iSCSI Storage
January 24, 2011 -- Brocade and Dell Enhance iSCSI Storage
Sepaton boosts disk-based backup speed
January 24, 2011 -- Sepaton released the 64-bit 6.0 version of its software and two new members in its S2100-ES2 series of disk-based backup systems with global data deduplication.
Book Review: "Data Center Storage"
January 22, 2011 -- Book Review: "Data Center Storage"
Is cloud-enabled DR ready for prime time?
January 20, 2011 -- Emerging technologies enable cost-effective disaster recovery in the cloud.
EMC + Dell: It’s not Ozzie and Harriet anymore
January 20, 2011 -- EMC + Dell: It’s not Ozzie and Harriet anymore
EMC announces 41 new products
January 18, 2011 -- Headliner is VNX unified storage line, which unites Clariion and Celerra  
Partnership and personnel news from:
January 18, 2011 -- The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and CompTIA, Bocada and Promark Technology, Coraid and Virteva, and Nirvanix
Open source alternatives for storage applications
January 18, 2011 -- Open source software is available for a variety of storage applications, including backup, NAS,  compression, data destruction and other applications.
Symantec debuts dedupe, scale-out NAS appliances
January 17, 2011 -- Symantec pushes further into the hardware space with the introduction of two appliances: the NetBackup 5200 deduplication appliance and the FileStore N8300 scale-out NAS appliance.
Whamcloud readies new Lustre distribution
January 16, 2011 -- The community distribution of Lustre will be built using the upcoming Lustre 2.1 release, and is expected this summer.
ESG Lab Review: Hitachi AMS 2000
January 13, 2011 -- Enterprise Strategy Group tests Hitachi's AMS 2000 in an Exchange environment.
NetApp to acquire Akorri Networks
January 12, 2011 -- NetApp plans to roll Akorri's BalancePoint software into the NetApp OnCommand management suite.
Alacritech accelerates NFS NAS
January 11, 2011 -- ANX 1500 appliances combine DRAM, SSDs and ASIC-based accelerators.
Reldata gets new CEO, funding
January 11, 2011 --
3X upgrades cloud storage appliances
January 11, 2011 -- New features include bare metal recovery, granular Exchange recovery, and support for virtual environments.
Top Five Storage Technologies for 2011
January 10, 2011 -- Top Five Storage Technologies for 2011
SSD update: Toshiba, OCZ
January 6, 2011 -- Competition in the enterprise-class solid-state disk (SSD) drive market is heating up with new players and products.
ESG Lab Review: Hitachi NAS Platform
January 4, 2011 -- Enterprise Strategy Group tests the Hitachi NAS platform, powereed by BlueArc, in a VMware environment.
The Top Ten Storage Acquisitions of 2010
January 3, 2011 -- The Top Ten Storage Acquisitions of 2010
Intel ships miniature SSDs
January 2, 2011 -- Solid-state disk (SSD) drives deliver almost as much performance as Intel's 2.5-inch X25-M SSDs.