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Industry News and Analysis

Infortrend Adds Deduplication to EonNAS
Unified storage products for SMBs add deduplication to the menu.
Nasuni Adds Multi-site Access to its Data Continuity Service
Nasuni comes up with a way for multiple users to work on the same data file from different locations without worrying about data integrity problems.
PCIe Roadmap Needs to Find a More Popular Route
The SAS roadmap and the PCIe roadmaps and releases do not see to match very well. Isn't it time PCI-SIG match up with the needs of one of its biggest users?
HDS Launches New Cloud Services and Solutions
Hitachi Data Systems lays out a roadmap of where it's going with helping customers turn data into 'actionable information' via tiered cloud infrastructure -- gives updates on BlueArc and ParaScale acquisitions.
Some Final Thoughts on Data Integrity
Data integrity cannot be 100 percent. Shouldn't the bodies that control the standards for various file formats provide frameworks for easier file recovery?
Facing CSI Data Storage Overload?
The challenge for law enforcement today isn’t obtaining evidence, but how to manage, store, and secure it.
Quantum Ships Backup Appliances Aimed at Small Business
Furthering its push to provide up-scale data protection, backup, and disaster recovery appliances at SMB prices, Quantum comes out with new backup appliances and disk libraries.
More Thoughts on Data Integrity
If you can't get 100 percent data integrity, what should you accept?
ESG Lab Review: Permabit Albireo SDK
This ESG Lab Validation report documents the results of hands-on testing of the Permabit Albireo SDK with a focus on ease of integration into existing solutions, capacity savings that can be achieved with real-world data, resource usage and fault tolerance
Plug-in Aims to Speed Virtual Desktop Deployment
As desktop virtualization grows increasingly popular for centralizing support and lowering costs, Nexenta works on a plug-in meant to work with VMware View 5.
IDC Says Cloud Adoption Fuels Storage Sales
Cloud computing helps create new ways for users to create data, and that will drive purchases of increasing amounts of storage over the next few years.
EMC's Third Quarter Earning Break Records -- Again
The storage titan is on a roll, posting its third record quarter in a row.
Resetting Expectations for Data Integrity
When it comes to data, we tend think data integrity is100 percent. Its time, however, to think about data integrity the way we think about availability -- in terms of 9s.
Contegix Launches Multi-tiered Cloud Offerings
The cloud hosting provider claims to be the first to offer multiple mix and match tiers for customers to choose from.
Archival Data vs. Archive
What are reasonable expectations for archive data, and should those expectations be uniform?
HP to Ship SQL Server-Based Consolidation Appliance
On Day 2 of the PASS Summit, Microsoft announced the November availability of the HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance optimized for SQL Server.
DataDirect Claims WOS 2.0 Handles Billions of Reads/Writes
DataDirect Networks rolled out a major update to what it says is the world's highest scalability storage appliance, which it claims is capable of storing and retrieving billion of objects per day.
Disk, Tape and Flash Density
Scientific study reveals why tape and disk are not dead and have a good chance of triumphing over flash.
Nirvanix Deal to Expand SmartCloud Storage
A new agreement with Nirvanix will enable IBM's cloud storage services to have access to massive amounts of data in the cloud.
SnapServer Claims New Storage Appliance Needs No Provisioning
Overland Storage  unveils SnapServer DX, a new unified NAS and iSCSI SAN device that leverages RAID technology to eliminate the need to provision storage capacity.
Imation Assembles a Storage 'Portfolio' for SMBs
The storage vendor bundles several existing and new products into a solution portfolio that aims to address the special needs of SMBs.
Fibre Channel, Infiniband and 10 Gb Ethernet
Fibre Channnel vs. Infiniband vs. 10 Gb Ethernet. May the best technology win. http://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/oracle-previews-upcoming-solaris-11-and-oracle-linux-changes.html
Need More Data Dedupe Capacity? Just Turn It On
New deduplication appliance lets you turn on more disk space when you need it.
Disk Arrays in Cloud Deployments Show Promise
Use of disk arrays as storage in "external clouds" is on the upswing.
DataCore Extends SANsymphony-V to the Cloud
DataCore Extends SANsymphony-V to the Cloud
Red Hat Buys Gluster for $136 Million
Red Hat enters distributed storage space with acquisition of big data open source filesystem vendor.
More on Standards Stagnation
Why do a host of standards bodies make progress in term of updating standards for new technology, while archaic standards remain for user-level I/O and file systems? Can it be that the user community just doesn't really care?
QLogic Adds 5 Years to Fibre Channel
Last week, QLogic extended its Adaptive Convergence Strategy with the introduction of a new portfolio of products that highlight some important advancements in converged networking.
ESG Lab Review: WhipTail XLR8r SSD Appliance
This ESG Lab Validation report documents the results of hands-on testing of a solid state drive (SSD) solution from WhipTail Tech with a focus on cost effectively solving storage performance challenges in a consolidated virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
Fusion-io Shows Next Generation ioMemory Products
The new ioDrive2 and ioDrive2 Duo feature faster speeds, higher capacities, and self-healing capabilities.
The Digital Preservation Disconnect
Technology people talk about data loss in terms of 9's; preservationists talk about data loss as 'we do not accept any data loss.' Who is the storage community to believe?