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Industry News and Analysis

SanDisk 15nm Products: Will Flash Save the World?
A storage pundit raises question about the hype surrounding flash-based storage.
Samsung Intros 3-bit MLC Enterprise SSD
The company fashions the low-end, low-cost tech into SSDs capable of handling enterprise-grade workloads.
NaviSite and EMC Team for Cloud Data Protection
The hosting and cloud services provider unveils a new offering powered by EMC's Data Domain platform.
HP Unwraps the Flash-Friendly XP7 Enterprise Storage Array
HP takes on EMC VMAX with the latest generation of its highly-available XP Disk Array hardware.
Pure Storage Raises $225M for All-Flash Arrays
The flash storage "pure" play hauls in hundreds of millions of dollars in a bid to displace disk in the data center.
What Do 6TB Drives Mean to Data Storage?
How will the release of these hefty drives change the data storage landscape?
Violin and Microsoft Team for Windows Flash Array
The companies target Microsoft shops with all-flash arrays that are optimized for Windows-based server, database and virtualization environments.
Nimble Storage's Hybrid Arrays Get Citrix VDI Nod
The company's flash-optimized arrays are certified for Citrix's XenDesktop VDI platform.
Silver Peak Offers More WAN-Optimized Data Replication Options
Customers looking to upgrade their VRX software and transfer backup data over wide area networks faster can now take an intermediate step before committing to the company's high-end product.
Dell Debuts Flashy Fluid Cache for SAN
The server maker targets enterprise cloud and VDI environments with a new data-prioritizing product based on the company's PCI Express Flash SSDs.
Xyratex Unveils ClusterStor Secure Data Appliance
Storage for a post-Snowden world? The enterprise data storage specialist launches new hardware that has the potential to massively consolidate high-security government storage networks.
Oracle Adds Database Backup, Storage to Cloud Services Slate
A new, deeply integrated backup offering and an object storage solution expand Oracle's reach into the enterprise cloud market.
OCZ Readies New Flash SQL Accelerator
Now a Toshiba subsidiary, the flash data storage vendor teases a new PCIe server add-on card and software combo that speeds SQL workloads.
VMware Leverages VSAN for Horizon 6 VDI Suite
The company aims to shatter the divisions between desktop, mobile and the cloud for enterprise application users, with a little help from its server-side storage tech.
SGI and Scality Team for Storage Migration and Tiering
The companies integrate their respective storage management technologies to help businesses quickly move massive amounts of data to cost-effective tiers of storage.
400 Gb/s Ethernet: What Does It Mean for Storage?
Don't expect Ethernet dominance to end anytime soon.
Seagate Launches 6 TB HDD for Cloud Data Centers
Bigger clouds demand larger hard drives. Seagate has rolls out a 6 TB, 3.5-inch HDD with enterprise-grade features.
LSI's Latest Nytro MegaRAID Card Doubles Up on Flash
Targeting Web hosts and cloud companies, the company kicks off a new card with 1.6 TB of flash storage.