Industry News and Analysis

Data Archiving: Life Beyond Compliance
November 26, 2013 -- While archiving should be part of your data footprint reduction strategy, it does take time and effort to implement effectively.
Western Digital Dual Drive Combines SSD, HDD
November 26, 2013 -- The WD Black2 gives consumers and service providers storage options for their desktop PCs, notebooks and all-in-ones.
STORServer, CommVault Partner on Backup Appliances
November 26, 2013 -- STORServer will also extend its reseller network and support services to provide point of sale and maintenance support for CommVault customers.
Huawei Unveils New OceanStor Systems for HPC Clouds
November 22, 2013 -- The new OceanStor 18000 series is aimed at an HPC community that is increasingly moving toward cloud architectures.
Data Storage: What about I/O?
November 21, 2013 -- You can have the fastest system in the world, but without the ability to read and write data to storage, what good is it?
DataDirect Networks Unveils Big Data Storage Appliances
November 20, 2013 -- Company touts its new SFA12KX series systems as big on IOPS but small in data center real estate.
NetApp Intros EF550 All-Flash Storage Array
November 19, 2013 -- NetApp hopes to lure businesses with new hardware that boosts application performance while slashing storage's impact on the data center.
Violin Unifies Flash Array and PCIe Cache Management with Symphony 2.0
November 18, 2013 -- Company announces Symphony 2.0 with PCIe support along with the availability of its new 6224 array, which sports 19nm NAND flash chips.
Storage Startups to Watch in 2014
November 15, 2013 -- Driven by complexity and high costs, the data storage market is fertile ground for new companies offering cheaper, simpler alternatives.
Data Storage Issues: Cloud Computing Fails Again
November 15, 2013 -- In the wake of yet another outage, a storage pundit suggests that vendors rethink their practices.
EMC Finally Ships XtremIO All-Flash Arrays
November 14, 2013 -- Well over a year after EMC made waves with the XtremIO buy, the company makes its all-flash storage systems generally available.
Avere's NAS Filer Reaches into Amazon's Cloud
November 13, 2013 -- New Avere Cloud NAS offering links businesses with low-cost file cloud storage.
Maxta Exits Stealth with MxSP Storage Software
November 12, 2013 -- Software startup announces a server-side shared storage platform that is optimized for virtualized environments.
Helium Drives: Big Questions
November 11, 2013 -- Data storage vendors are offering helium drives, yet this technology may not be right for your data center.
Sanbolic Releases Flash-Enabling Melio 5.5
November 5, 2013 -- Company eyes broader enterprise flash adoption with new SSD-aware features and automated tiering capabilities.
Cloudian Aims Object Storage Solution at OpenStack Setups
November 4, 2013 -- Company teams with Penguin Computing and Intel to provide out-of-the box cloud storage for OpenStack environments.