Industry News and Analysis

Emulex Unveils Flash Services Upgrades for its FC HBAs
October 30, 2013 -- New tech improves virtualized workloads and big databases on flash-filled SANs.
Fusion-io Targets Big Databases with ION Data Accelerator Updates
October 28, 2013 -- Enterprise flash storage provider targets bigger, enterprise-grade workloads with new high availability features.
When Employees Use Consumer Cloud Storage: Preventing Problems
October 28, 2013 -- Tips on handling the problems that arise when staff members use consumer cloud storage for work projects.
RAID Remains Relevant, Really!
October 28, 2013 -- While some RAID systems may be outdated, RAID technology continues to be a key element in enterprise data storage.
InMage Announces 4000 Series Unified Backup, Disaster Recovery Appliance
October 28, 2013 -- The appliance is based on data protection technology that captures data changes in real time at the byte level.
Tape Data Storage: Market Overview
October 24, 2013 -- Tape continues to be a popular choice in the enterprise data storage market.
Is Your Data Storage Safe?
October 24, 2013 -- Unfortunately, storage security continues to use practices from an earlier era.
New-Gen Zadara Brings Heavy-Duty Storage Services to Cloud
October 24, 2013 -- Newcomer Zadara launches a Virtual Private Storage Array that provides a unified storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) cloud service.
Emerging Trends in Software Defined Storage
October 23, 2013 -- To listen to its advocates, software defined storage easily solves many difficult storage problems. In reality, it's not that easy.
SGI Tackles Big Data Storage
October 23, 2013 -- HPC systems provider unveils a new line of Big Data storage solutions and pre-integrated Hadoop systems.
EMC Misses Wall Street Estimates for Q3 2013
October 22, 2013 -- EMC blames Uncle Sam the tightwad, in part, for an underwhelming third quarter as analysts hint at cloudier days ahead.
HDDs Are Still Spinning (Rust Never Sleeps)
October 21, 2013 -- Contrary to some accounts, traditional spinning disks continue to play a major role in enterprise storage.
Emulex's Fifth-Generation FC Tech Selected for EMC VMAX
October 21, 2013 -- EMC's enterprise-grade VMAX arrays will benefit from end-to-end, Gen 5 Fibre Channel connectivity courtesy of Emulex's silicon.
Fusion-io Tech Gets VMware's Stamp of Approval
October 17, 2013 -- Flash storage innovator's ION Data Accelerator and ioControl Hybrid Storage are deemed VMware Ready.
Private Cloud Storage Startup Coho Data Makes Flashy Debut
October 16, 2013 -- Leveraging PCIe flash drives, software-defined networking and a novel new architecture, Coho Data aims to cloudify on-premise data center storage.
Sepaton Takes Aim at Big Data Backup with VirtuoSO
October 15, 2013 -- Company addresses the backup challenges faced by today's data centers with its new product, VirtuoSO.
PernixData Promotes Flash Hypervisor Technology
October 14, 2013 -- In a bid to popularize flash-based server-side storage, PernixData is offering storage pros free access to its virtualization-friendly software.
Data Backup Virtualization Software: Four Solutions
October 14, 2013 -- Virtualization technology is greatly affecting the data backup sector. Here's an overview of four products in this rapidly changing market.
Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: Survey
October 14, 2013 -- Survey respondents receive a free downloadable report, “Top Considerations for Business Online Backup.”
Data Storage: No, Tape Isn't Dead
October 14, 2013 -- The data storage market's attitude toward tape seems to wax and wane, with the current attitude decidedly positive.
The Impact of Virtualization on Storage
October 10, 2013 -- Doubling processing power enables a storage environment to run twice as many VMs as before.
Facebook Delivers Flashcache 3.0
October 10, 2013 -- Improvements help the SSD caching software speed up the company's databases and attain new efficiencies.
Tips on Selecting a Deduplication Appliance
October 9, 2013 -- A variety of solutions from storage vendors include built-in deduplication.Here's a market overview to help you select the best solution for your enterprise needs.
Dell Challenges Disk with All-Flash Compellent Storage Hardware
October 8, 2013 -- Company claims an economic advantage over traditional 15K disk-based storage systems with all-flash Compellent hardware that tiers data between SLC and MLC SSDs.
Congress, the Shutdown and Technology
October 8, 2013 -- As funding for basic research falters, where does that leave the US in the years ahead?
Automating IT Disaster Recovery
October 7, 2013 -- An IT department needs a well organized plan -- developed far ahead of time -- to improve the odds of effective continuity.
Understanding Why Disaster Recovery Plans Fail
October 3, 2013 -- Your contingency plans may fall short in an actual disaster, yet they still need to be organized in great detail.
Enterprises Clamor for Automated Storage Tiering, Private Clouds
October 2, 2013 -- New research from 451 Research's TheInfoPro service spotlights the technologies that IT pros are banking on to help them manage ballooning storage infrastructures.