Industry News and Analysis

Nexenta Previews NexentaStor 4.0 Updates
February 28, 2014 -- Storage management software provider announces a bevy of new features that are set to arrive in 2Q with NexentaStor 4.0.
Data Storage Issues: Big Data Benchmarking
February 26, 2014 -- SPEC storage benchmarks are well designed, yet the underlying hardware is often not configured for the real world.
CenturyLink's Cloud Enlists Flash to Boost App Performance
February 26, 2014 -- The company's new Hyperscale service targets web-scale apps and cloud-based Big Data workloads.
A3CUBE Shatters Storage Bottlenecks with PCIe-Inspired Networking Tech
February 25, 2014 -- Big Data beware. The storage startup's RONNIEE Express platform extends PCIe's memory-mapping capabilities to keep server processors swimming in data.
The Future of Cold Storage
February 24, 2014 -- Several data storage technologies are competing to be the leader in the storage of infrequently accessed data.
Software Defined Storage: So Many Definitions
February 24, 2014 -- Software defined storage is a red hot buzzword, even as its definition remains decidedly unclear.
Cloud Backup ROI Calculator
February 21, 2014 -- The Cloud Backup ROI Calculator will help you measure return on your cloud backup and storage investments. Free download.
Toshiba Aims New HG6 SSDs at Servers and PCs
February 20, 2014 -- Featuring the company's latest 19nm MLC NAND innovations, the new SSDs can speed up read-intensive server applications.
Cloud Storage for Business: Pros and Cons
February 19, 2014 -- A one-to-one comparison between the per-GB cost of online backup and buying local disk doesn’t favor the cloud.
NetApp Unveils Cloudy New FAS8000 Storage Line
February 19, 2014 -- The company rolls out a new product line that the company bets will emerge as a storage platform for cloud-enabled enterprise workloads.
Fibre Channel 128 Gbit in 2016: Really?
February 19, 2014 -- The Fiber Channel Industry Association's claim that 128 Gbit FC will be broadly available in 2016 seems hard to believe.
Storage Made Easy Links Clouds for Unified File Sync and Share
February 14, 2014 -- Startup jumps on the VC train with tech that brings together multiple public cloud storage services for an all-in-one file management solution.
Tintri Grabs $75M for Application-Aware Storage
February 13, 2014 -- On its path toward an IPO, the hybrid storage systems maker plans on taking its VM-centric tech to more markets.
VMware VSAN Gathers Support, Launch Imminent
February 12, 2014 -- The virtualization pioneer gears up for the official release of its virtual storage area networking technology.
TwinStrata CloudArray Widens Storage Migration Options
February 11, 2014 -- The hybrid cloud storage specialist's software gains NFS support and more ways of moving data to, from and between clouds.
Micron Memory and Storage?
February 11, 2014 -- Voracious demand from the mobile device market will drive the development of low power, non-volatile memory.
Box Joins MobileIron AppConnect
February 10, 2014 -- MDM company tackles secure, cloud-based file sharing and syncing with the help of Box and a handful of other providers.
Pure Storage Announces Forever Flash Maintenance Model
February 7, 2014 -- The all-SSD storage array provider combats "Maintenance Extortion" with a new business model.
SSD Shipments Skyrocketed 82% in 2013
February 6, 2014 -- Flash storage made big gains last year on strong enterprise and consumer demand, while HDD and optical drive makers lagged.
Tegile Targets SQL Server Performance with FlashVols
February 5, 2014 -- New feature "pins" SQL workloads to SSDs within the company's hybrid storage arrays.
What Will the SSD Industry Look Like?
February 5, 2014 -- The problems at Violin Memory suggest greater upheavals in the flash-based data storage market.
IBM and Actifio Team for Leaner Clouds
February 4, 2014 -- Big Blue's latest cloud storage service cuts down on capacity requirements, thanks to Actifio's space-saving tech.
Duracell Enters Cloud Storage Fray
February 3, 2014 -- Can the maker of AA batteries deliver AAA cloud backup and file syncing to compete against Box?