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Industry News and Analysis

TAPE: Spectra revenue up 60%, Oracle ships 5TB drive
TAPE: Spectra revenue up 60%, Oracle ships 5TB drive
DataCore targets virtual environments
Virtualization software creates a shared storage SAN for virtual servers and desktops.
Xiotech unveils Hybrid ISE (HDD + SSD)
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
Emulex Gains Fibre Channel HBA Market Share over QLogic in 2010
IT Pros Vote Cisco in FCoE Switch Brand Leader Survey
IT Pros Vote Cisco in FCoE Switch Brand Leader Survey
Intel offers free FCoE upgrade
Software is aimed at accelerating adoption of Fibre Channel over Ethernet and unified networking.
Survey reveals users' IT, storage priorities
The #1 priority is technology refreshes, including SAN storage and server refreshes.
ESG Lab Review: EMC Engenuity software for Symmetrix VMAX
ESG analyzes the value of EMC's Engenuity software update for VMAX.
Quantum software doubles deduplication speed
Quantum takes aim at EMC Data Domain with 2.0 release of DXi software.
Broadcom Raises the Bar for CNA Technology
Broadcom Raises the Bar for CNA Technology
EMC sets revenue records, again
EMC sets revenue records, again
Recent business and personnel news from:
QLogic and HP, Emulex and HP, the VCE Coalition (Cisco, EMC, VMware) and Acadia, Cirtas Systems, FalconStor Software, and Sonian.
NEC doubles deduplication performance
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
The RDX QuikStation library has eight RDX docks for a total capacity of up to 8TB using 1TB RDX drives.
openBench Lab Review: CloudShare
Jumpstart staging and collaborative testing of business workflows via cloud-based VMs
BridgeSTOR brings dedupe/compression to MS DPM
Startup claims data reduction ratios of up to 10:1
Brocade and Dell Enhance iSCSI Storage
Brocade and Dell Enhance iSCSI Storage
Sepaton boosts disk-based backup speed
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"
Book Review: "Data Center Storage"
Is cloud-enabled DR ready for prime time?
Emerging technologies enable cost-effective disaster recovery in the cloud.
EMC + Dell: It’s not Ozzie and Harriet anymore
EMC + Dell: It’s not Ozzie and Harriet anymore
EMC announces 41 new products
Headliner is VNX unified storage line, which unites Clariion and Celerra  
Partnership and personnel news from:
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and CompTIA, Bocada and Promark Technology, Coraid and Virteva, and Nirvanix
Open source alternatives for storage applications
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
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
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
Enterprise Strategy Group tests Hitachi's AMS 2000 in an Exchange environment.
NetApp to acquire Akorri Networks
NetApp plans to roll Akorri's BalancePoint software into the NetApp OnCommand management suite.
Alacritech accelerates NFS NAS
ANX 1500 appliances combine DRAM, SSDs and ASIC-based accelerators.
3X upgrades cloud storage appliances
New features include bare metal recovery, granular Exchange recovery, and support for virtual environments.
Top Five Storage Technologies for 2011
Top Five Storage Technologies for 2011
SSD update: Toshiba, OCZ
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
Enterprise Strategy Group tests the Hitachi NAS platform, powereed by BlueArc, in a VMware environment.
The Top Ten Storage Acquisitions of 2010
The Top Ten Storage Acquisitions of 2010
Intel ships miniature SSDs
Solid-state disk (SSD) drives deliver almost as much performance as Intel's 2.5-inch X25-M SSDs.