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Industry News and Analysis

SolidFire Aims for Performance, Capacity Balance in Cloud Storage
This SSD provider caters to large-scale, multi-tenant cloud service providers, pitching a dynamic, highly adaptive storage system.
Netgear Piles on Features for ReadyDATA Unified Storage
With included replication, deduplication and thin provisioning, Netgear is taking a kitchen sink approach to the midrange unified NAS/SAN market.
GreenBytes Raises $12M for Fast, Green SSD Storage
The storage startup's green storage tech has caught the attention -- and funding -- of Al Gore's venture capital firm.
Big Data, Virtual Storage, Scale-Out NAS and More -- Top Takeways From EMC World
This  week's EMC World painted the company's ongoing evolution beyond its storage hardware roots. From Big Data to virtual storage to scale-out NAS and more, here are our 10 key takeaways from the show.
Seagate to Buy LaCie for $186M
With the premium Mac storage specialist on board, the hard drive maker eyes expansion in Europe and Japan.
Greenplum Seeks to Inspire Big Data Innovation
Among the products unveiled at EMC World was the Greenplum Analytics Workbench, EMC's latest Big Data testbed. The 1,000-node cluster will function as a lab for Big Data development, while EMC use it to test the limits of its own scale-out infrastructure technology and develop new approaches to Big Data analytics.
Cloud and Big Data Blitz at EMC World
EMC released 42  new products at this week's show. Among them a VMax refresh, updates to its update and recovery offerings Data Domain and Avamar, and the announcement of the EMC Isilon OneFS scale-out NAS OS.
EMC Buys Syncplicity for Enterprise Cloud File Sharing
As users turn to smartphones and tablets, the startup's platform gives EMC consumer friendly cloud file storage, synching and collaboration with enterprise-grade management and security features.
EMC Takes Aim at Hybrid Clouds with Atmos, VPLEX Updates
EMC plans to become synonymous with hybrid cloud storage by revamping its ATMOS cloud storage and VPLEX virtual storage platforms.
Rewriting Applications vs. Buying More Hardware
Expecting hardware to fix a poorly designed application is an expensive, short-term solution.
RunCore Unveils Self-Destructing SSDs
With RunCore's new SSDs, files goes up in smoke -- literally.
Unified Storage Strategies Help Keep Storage Costs Down
Once the purview of only the largest of companies buying high-end products, unified storage is rapidly trickling down to customers looking at entry-level and midrange solutions. Learn the driving forces behind unified storage, its emerging capabilities and what those capabilities can do for your organization, and how it can keep your storage costs down.
Pure Storage Feeds the Flash Frenzy with All-SSD Arrays
Flash storage startup launches enterprise-class arrays based on consumer-grade MLC flash.
Coraid Seeks to Update Cloud Storage With Ethernet SAN
Cloud computing and big data applications are rendering traditional Fibre Channel storage architectures obsolete, according to the startup Coraid, which is touting the flexibility of its Ethernet SAN storage array.
EMC Chases Cloud Services Providers with VMAX SP
EMC unveils bundled VMAX packages to take the guesswork out of storage infrastructures for cloud providers.
SSD Consolidations Keep Trucking
EMC's acquisition of XtremIO is indicative of the growing trend of SSD market consolidation, a trend that will only continue to accelerate.
EMC Buys XtremIO in Feverish Flash Storage Market
The SSD market is showing no signs of cooling down as EMC snaps up all-flash storage array maker XtremIO.
What's Your Cloud-Based Data Protection Plan?
Your input is needed! InfoStor is conducting a survey jointly with the Taneja Group to understand how storage managers are using the cloud to securely back up mission-critical data. Your responses can help shape the direction of the industry.
Symantec's New Backup Appliances Aim for Unified Data Protection
Symantec tackles piecemeal backup environments with pre-configured backup appliances.
Open Source Ceph Storage Filesystem Goes Commercial
Inktank will provide support for Ceph, but will they be open source or open core?
Storage Metrics and Measurements That Matter: Getting Started
Vendors love benchmarks, but do they make a difference for the enterprises purchasing their products? Our newest feature, "Metrics and Measurements That Matter," will examine various benchmark, workload and other claims with a focus on those that involve storage and I/O.
HGST Intros 12Gbps SAS SSDs for Enterprise Storage Systems
Now a Western Digital company, HGST aims to make its SSDs the storage foundation for tomorrow's responsive clouds and data centers that deliver blistering enterprise apps performance.