Industry News and Analysis

More on Information
April 27, 2012 -- The IT industry needs people who understand both algorithms and data layout. Are schools teaching the current and next generation of students how to do this?
FalconStor Updates VTL for Blazing Backups
April 26, 2012 -- The latest edition of the company's pay-as-you-grow virtual tape library platform brings improved deduplication performance, scalability and security.
Turning Data Into Information
April 25, 2012 -- HPC apps are converging with cloud apps, and they're meeting up in data analytics.
Google Drive Arrives but Security Fears Linger
April 25, 2012 -- About time. Google delivers on the storage piece of its cloud services puzzle, but security concerns resurface.
Violin Memory Touts Flash for Primary Enterprise Storage
April 25, 2012 -- This well-funded startup offers integrated memory array solutions as a replacement for disks, offering high reliability and performance while shrinking the data center footprint.
EMC Gives Oracle Backups a Data Domain Boost
April 24, 2012 -- New Oracle RMAN integration provides a unified data protection platform for Oracle DBAs and storage admins.
Hitachi Unveils Midrange Unified Storage System
April 24, 2012 -- Hitachi debuts the HUS 100 as the company unifies its entire hardware under its Command Suite management platform.
IEEE Mass Storage Conference Delivers Lots of Good Info
April 23, 2012 -- Among the most informative presentations was one that discussed limits in areal density for various storage technologies as well as the challenges for manufacturing some of these technologies.
6 Standout Storage Appliances
April 20, 2012 -- If you're looking for a storage appliance, you'll find no shortage of options. Analysts weigh in with their top choices.
EMC Books $5.1B in Revenues in Strong Q1
April 19, 2012 -- The storage giant hints at a flashier future as it pursues the cloud and Big Data markets.
SpiderOak Pushes Privacy for Secure Enterprise Cloud Storage
April 16, 2012 -- Privacy, please! The cloud storage provider hopes to alleviate cloud security concerns with a 'zero-knowledge' strategy.
Quantum Debuts Scalar LTFS Appliances
April 16, 2012 -- The storage company leverages the LTFS to expand the role of LTO tape in today's networked storage infrastructures.
EMC Rolls out VSPEX Private Clouds
April 12, 2012 -- EMC takes a channel-driven approach to its new converged private cloud offerings.
Intel Enters the PCIe SSD Race
April 12, 2012 -- Intel's entry into the hot flash-based, PCIe caching card market emphasizes next-gen 25-nanometer NAND chips and SLC-like durability.
6 Great Cloud and Online Backup Solutions
April 11, 2012 -- Once the domain of only consumers and SMBs, online backup  has arrived at the enterprise, with a new name -- cloud backup. Here are six enterprise-ready products whose low price tag should not deter you.
Index Engines Seeks to Help Enterprises Purge 'Legacy Data'
April 10, 2012 -- Firm touts 'defensible deletion' as it works with legal and IT departments to redefine information governance policies and rein in legacy data.
Oracle Announces StorageTek Tape Analytics
April 9, 2012 -- Oracle embraces proactive tape storage management as it announces new StorageTek software to take on IBM and Crossroads.
Red Hat Storage 2.0 Aims to Unify File and Object Access
April 9, 2012 -- Latest milestone beta of Gluster technology delivers scale-out storage capacity with OpenStack Swift.
OCZ Launches Vertex 4 SSDs
April 6, 2012 -- OCZ targets the enthusiast desktop and laptop markets with a blend of durability and performance upgrades.
Enterprise SATA/SAS 4 TB Drives Arrive
April 5, 2012 -- Enterprise SATA/SAS 4 TB drives are here, but is the technology they rely on robust enough to support their true functionality?
Owncloud Takes Open Source Storage Sharing to the Enterprise
April 4, 2012 -- File sync and sharing effort gets first commercial release.
Amplidata Upgrades AmpliStor Big Data Storage Software
April 4, 2012 -- Big Data? Big deal, says Amplidata. New AmpliStor XT software update protects and speeds access to huge files and unstructured data.
Symantec Targets VMware SAN Management with Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing
April 3, 2012 -- Still keeping those business-critical apps away from VMware? Symantec says it has the storage part figured out with its newest Veritas product.
LSI Gives Flash Storage App Acceleration Market a Nytro Boost
April 2, 2012 -- LSI's new product slate enlists WarpDrive and MegaRAID to get more businesses on board with flash-based application acceleration.