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Industry News and Analysis

Emulex Unveils Flash Services Upgrades for its FC HBAs
New tech improves virtualized workloads and big databases on flash-filled SANs.
Fusion-io Targets Big Databases with ION Data Accelerator Updates
Enterprise flash storage provider targets bigger, enterprise-grade workloads with new high availability features.
When Employees Use Consumer Cloud Storage: Preventing Problems
Tips on handling the problems that arise when staff members use consumer cloud storage for work projects.
RAID Remains Relevant, Really!
While some RAID systems may be outdated, RAID technology continues to be a key element in enterprise data storage.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
The appliance is based on data protection technology that captures data changes in real time at the byte level.
Tape Data Storage: Market Overview
Tape continues to be a popular choice in the enterprise data storage market.
Is Your Data Storage Safe?
Unfortunately, storage security continues to use practices from an earlier era.
New-Gen Zadara Brings Heavy-Duty Storage Services to Cloud
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
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
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
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)
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
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
Flash storage innovator's ION Data Accelerator and ioControl Hybrid Storage are deemed VMware Ready.
Private Cloud Storage Startup Coho Data Makes Flashy Debut
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
Company addresses the backup challenges faced by today's data centers with its new product, VirtuoSO.
PernixData Promotes Flash Hypervisor Technology
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
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
Survey respondents receive a free downloadable report, “Top Considerations for Business Online Backup.”
Data Storage: No, Tape Isn't Dead
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
Doubling processing power enables a storage environment to run twice as many VMs as before.
Facebook Delivers Flashcache 3.0
Improvements help the SSD caching software speed up the company's databases and attain new efficiencies.
Tips on Selecting a Deduplication Appliance
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
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
As funding for basic research falters, where does that leave the US in the years ahead?
Automating IT Disaster Recovery
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
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
New research from 451 Research's TheInfoPro service spotlights the technologies that IT pros are banking on to help them manage ballooning storage infrastructures.