Industry News and Analysis

Chinese Supercomputer vs. Blue Waters
June 28, 2013 -- The real test of a supercomputer is how well it solves real-world problems—not how well it performs on a benchmark test.
They Keep Losing? Why?
June 28, 2013 -- Are the major storage vendors about to start acquiring the smaller vendors?
Quantum Computing
June 27, 2013 -- There's a lot of hype of quantum computing, but how will we program for these systems?
Archives and Big Data
June 27, 2013 -- Organizations in all industries are going to have to archive more data than they think.
Fibre Channel's Decline?
June 27, 2013 -- Although there are still a few reasons to use it, fibre channel appears to be on the way out.
Syncplicity File Sharing Platform Locks Down the Inbox
June 27, 2013 -- EMC seeks to delete the business world's attachment to email attachments with its Syncplicity file share and sync solution.
Western Digital Eyes Enterprise SSD Market with sTec Buy
June 24, 2013 -- The company is delving even deeper into the enterprise flash storage market in a deal worth $340 million.
Survey: BYOD and File Sharing
June 20, 2013 -- A brief survey explores users experiences within the rapidly changing BYOD trend. Respondents earn access to an in-depth whitepaper about business file sharing.
EMC to Acquire Virtual SAN Software Startup ScaleIO
June 20, 2013 -- The data storage titan is reportedly spending up to $300 million for server-side storage software maker ScaleIO.
SanDisk Adds Multi-SSD Support in FlashSoft 3.2
June 18, 2013 -- Flash storage provider's software gets a big bump in caching capacity and enables server-side SSD tiering.
What's Going on with Red Hat Storage? [VIDEO]
June 14, 2013 -- General Manager of Red Hat's storage division details progress made in the last year as well as what lies ahead.
HP Revamps Converged Storage Roster
June 13, 2013 -- HP Storage embarks on a portfolio-wide roll-out. Highlights include a new high-performance, all-flash array and upgraded Virtual Storage Appliance software.
Amazon vs. Best Buy and the Storage Industry
June 12, 2013 -- Vendors are moving away from low-margin commodity hardware business.
IBM Sell Off
June 12, 2013 -- X86 servers have become a commodity product.
Clouds Down Again
June 12, 2013 -- The reliability of cloud services seems to be getting worse.
NetApp Takes Software-Defined Storage Plunge with Data ONTAP 8.2
June 11, 2013 -- Latest storage OS offering promotes application uptime with storage virtual machines.
Dell Compellent Previews Flash Optimized Storage Tiering
June 6, 2013 -- Company takes the wraps off new and updated offerings that promise to alleviate the storage tiering challenges faced by today's data centers.
SSD Reality
June 5, 2013 -- Vendors who sell SSDs still need to address testing and quality issues.
Helium and Disk Drives
June 5, 2013 -- Will the helium shortage affect vendors' plans to ship helium-filled disk drives?
sTec Debuts All-SSD Windows Storage Server 2012 Appliance
June 3, 2013 -- Enterprise flash storage firm sets out to give Microsoft shops an SSD-powered boost.