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Data Archiving: Life Beyond Compliance
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
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
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
The new OceanStor 18000 series is aimed at an HPC community that is increasingly moving toward cloud architectures.
Data Storage: What about I/O?
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
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
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
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
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
In the wake of yet another outage, a storage pundit suggests that vendors rethink their practices.
EMC Finally Ships XtremIO All-Flash Arrays
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
New Avere Cloud NAS offering links businesses with low-cost file cloud storage.
Maxta Exits Stealth with MxSP Storage Software
Software startup announces a server-side shared storage platform that is optimized for virtualized environments.
Helium Drives: Big Questions
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
Company eyes broader enterprise flash adoption with new SSD-aware features and automated tiering capabilities.
Cloudian Aims Object Storage Solution at OpenStack Setups
Company teams with Penguin Computing and Intel to provide out-of-the box cloud storage for OpenStack environments.