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Industry News and Analysis

Cisco Debuts 'Pay as You Grow' 16GB FC Switch for SMB SANs
Company's storage networking refresh includes high-performance switches for starter SANs and new high-end, director-class hardware.
Vaultize Blends Enterprise File Sharing and MDM
Already offering mobile-friendly features, the file sharing and sync company takes the next logical step into mobile device management.
HGST Debuts Next-Gen 1.6 TB Ultrastar SSD
The Western Digital company offers new drives targeting high-performance servers and storage systems.
Needed: Easy to Use Storage Encryption
Protecting our data with storage encryption needs to be much simpler and easier than it is with current systems.
Intel Targets Security-Conscious Businesses with Pro 2500 SSDs
New solid-state drives feature built-in encryption protection that doesn't penalize performance.
Flash, Cloud Computing Boost EMC's Q2 Earnings
EMC reports brisk demand for its flash and SDS offerings, as drama swirls around its VMware subsidiary.
Western Digital Gets NAS-ty with New Red Pro HDDs
The hard drive maker releases new drives for enterprise NAS systems and 6 TB model for SMB networked file storage environments.
SanDisk's Q2 Lifted by Enterprise Flash Storage
High-end SSDs for data centers help the flash storage provider grow from its consumer roots.
Data Storage: What is Cold Storage?
An attempt to clear up the confusion in the storage industry about the oft-used term cold storage.
Dell Launches DL1000 and DR2000v Backup Appliances
Company ships new data protection offerings with SMBs and remote office environments in mind.
NetApp Taps Microsoft Azure, Equinix for Private Hybrid Cloud Storage
New offering provides fast, secure links to Microsoft Azure that enables enterprise-grade data management, security and protection for cloud-based data.
Optical Storage for Archive?
Is Blu-Ray technology truly suitable for archiving for long periods of time? Facebook appears to think so.
Amazon Entices Enterprises with Zocalo Cloud File Storage
The cloud computing giant unveils a low-cost file storage, sync and share service to help businesses move beyond the inbox.
Panzura Sets Its Cloud Storage Gateway 'Free'
The cloud storage company starts offering its cloud gateway software for free, a move the company hopes will help commoditize enterprise cloud storage.
EMC Swims in 'Data Lakes' with Isilon Updates
The company revamps NAS platform with new hardware and software, opening it up to advanced Big Data analytics.
EMC Expands All-Flash XtremIO Storage with Starter X-Brick
The data storage systems giant launches a new entry-level system and previews updated software with additional data services.
HP and "The Machine"
A data storage pundit stresses the need for major changes in the operating system to deal with non-volatile memory.
CTERA Networks Raises $25M for Enterprise Cloud Storage
The funding will help the company go global following brisk enterprise adoption of its cloud-enabled storage offerings.