Industry News and Analysis

Cloud Storage Provider Adds FTP Features
March 31, 2011 -- SMEStorage said it is shipping an add-on that supports FTP on more than 15 Storage Clouds.
ESG Lab Review: NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup
March 30, 2011 -- This ESG Lab report focuses on NetApp's SnapMirror and SnapVault technology.
Kaminario Updates DRAM Storage Appliances
March 30, 2011 -- Storage startup adds new options for its solid-state drive  appliances.
Intel Ships Third-Generation Solid-State Drives
March 28, 2011 -- Intel introduces new 25 nm SSD (solid state drives) as large as 600 GB.
Tintri Takes Aim at Virtual Storage
March 28, 2011 -- Do you need a purpose-built appliance for virtual machine storage? This startup says, 'yes.'
Quantum, EMC Brand Leaders in Latest Survey
March 25, 2011 -- IT Brand Pulse rates EMS as the unified storage brand leader in March.
BridgeSTOR Announces Net Storage Appliance
March 23, 2011 -- The appliance combines HP server hardware with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2, and BridgeSTOR’s Virtual Storage technology.
DataCore Aims for Inexpensive Virtual Storage
March 21, 2011 -- DataCore announces new storage virtualization configurations for its SANsymphony software at Microsoft's Management Summit.
Western Digital Delivers 6 TB External Hard Drive
March 18, 2011 -- The biggest drive yet from the HDD vendor debuts with support for USB 2.0, eSATA, Firewire 400 and 800.
OpenTech Adds Local Dataset Recovery
March 17, 2011 -- The company adds new advanced dataset recovery features to its DASD Backup Supervisor product.
Server Virtualization Calls For New Storage Protocols
March 16, 2011 -- Forrester reports that as infrastructure and operations executives adopt server virtualization for more than just testing, the market is changing.
Seagate announces two SSDs, three HDDs
March 15, 2011 -- New products include Seagate's first MLC-based SSD -- the Pulsar.2.
Symantec enhances NetBackup for VMware
March 15, 2011 -- VMware Intelligent Policy (VIP) automates the discovery and protection of VMs.
Avere adds global namespace to NAS tiering
March 14, 2011 -- Software runs on the company’s solid-state FXT appliances, which provide automated tiering and acceleration for heterogeneous NAS filers.
ESG Lab Review: Panasas ActiveStor 12
March 14, 2011 -- ESG tests the PAS 12 scale-out NAS high performance computing (HPC) storage system.
Partnership and funding announcements from:
March 11, 2011 -- STEC and Hitachi Data Systems, LSI and Supermicro, Imation and Encryptx, Gluster and RightScale, Emulex and Juniper, Coraid and Arista Networks, Rorke Data and Avnet, and Scality.
NetApp to buy LSI’s Engenio for $480 million
March 10, 2011 -- NetApp to buy LSI’s Engenio for $480 million
SGI preps file-based active archive
March 9, 2011 -- ArcFiniti scales to 1.4PB and provides a tiered storage architecture with automated, policy-based data movement between tiers.
Taneja Group Lab Review: Cirtas' Bluejet
March 8, 2011 -- Hands-on testing of Cirtas' Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller.
Analysis: Western Digital + Hitachi GST
March 8, 2011 -- Merger will signficantly impact the HDD industry, and will change the landscape for enterprise-class SSDs.
HDD product update: Seagate, HGST, WD
March 8, 2011 -- All drives have 6Gbps SAS interfaces, and some also support 6Gbps SATA.
EMC lengthens its lead in disk array fray
March 8, 2011 -- EMC lengthens its lead in disk array fray
ESG Lab Review: Emulex OneCommand Vision
March 7, 2011 -- I/O management software tested in a heterogeneous SAN environment with physical and virtual servers.
WD to buy Hitachi GST for $4.3 billion
March 7, 2011 -- Consolidation in the storage industry continued today with Western Digital’s announcement that it plans to acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST).
HP Virtualized Storage Infrastructure
March 6, 2011 -- The HP Virtualized Storage Infrastructure is a combination of complementary HP products that aims to bridge the gap between server and storage virtualization. It is storage component of HP's overarching converged infrastructure vision.
What are your post-lease options?
March 5, 2011 -- What are your post-lease options?
Google offers cloud storage for Google Apps
March 3, 2011 -- Pricing starts at $5 per user per year for 20GB, and 16TB is priced at $4,096.
3PAR certified for HP cloud infrastructure
March 2, 2011 -- HP also introduced an iSCSI SAN blade for the BladeSystem, and a data deduplication backup system based on HP's StoreOnce technology.
AutoVirt adds assessment to file migration
March 1, 2011 -- Assessment enables administrators to get detailed information on their file-based storage environment before migrating data.
LSI augments 6Gbps SAS/SATA controllers
March 1, 2011 -- LSI claims 465,000 IOPS in an SSD configuration.
Nexsan introduces mid-range disk arrays
March 1, 2011 -- E-Series has high density, power savings and support for multiple drive types (SAS, SATA, SSD).
Coraid adds virtualization to Ethernet SANs
March 1, 2011 -- Virtualization appliances include logical volume management, synchronous mirroring, snapshots and cloning.