Industry News and Analysis

Cisco Debuts 'Pay as You Grow' 16GB FC Switch for SMB SANs
July 31, 2014 -- 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
July 30, 2014 -- 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
July 28, 2014 -- The Western Digital company offers new drives targeting high-performance servers and storage systems.
Needed: Easy to Use Storage Encryption
July 28, 2014 -- 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
July 24, 2014 -- New solid-state drives feature built-in encryption protection that doesn't penalize performance.
Flash, Cloud Computing Boost EMC's Q2 Earnings
July 23, 2014 -- 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
July 22, 2014 -- 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
July 17, 2014 -- High-end SSDs for data centers help the flash storage provider grow from its consumer roots.
Data Storage: What is Cold Storage?
July 16, 2014 -- 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
July 16, 2014 -- Company ships new data protection offerings with SMBs and remote office environments in mind.
NetApp Taps Microsoft Azure, Equinix for Private Hybrid Cloud Storage
July 15, 2014 -- 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?
July 14, 2014 -- 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
July 11, 2014 -- 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'
July 10, 2014 -- 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
July 9, 2014 -- 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
July 8, 2014 -- The data storage systems giant launches a new entry-level system and previews updated software with additional data services.
HP and "The Machine"
July 7, 2014 -- 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
July 2, 2014 -- The funding will help the company go global following brisk enterprise adoption of its cloud-enabled storage offerings.