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Industry News and Analysis

Seagate Unleashes First 8 TB Hard Drive
With its sights set on the cloud, the hard drive maker ships the "world's first" 8 terabyte hard drive to early customers.
Scality Brings 'Amazon EBS-like' VM Storage to the Data Center
With version 5.0 of the company's RING storage software platform, the company allows enterprise IT organizations to borrow the cloud king's crown.
Multi-Pathed TCP/IP (MPTCP) and I/O
It is clear that we need to have IPv6 and IPsec as part of our digital lives.
Brocade Wants to Usher In the 'Solid State Ready' Data Center Era
The storage networking company expands its Solid State Ready program to encompass more technologies that make software-defined data centers tick.
HP Adds KVM Support to StoreVirtual VSA
HP updates StoreVirtual to include supports for the three top hypervisors and unveils a new entry-level all-flash array.
Nexenta Enables File Services on VMware VSAN
Company's software adds NAS capabilities to VMware's Virtual SAN platform and expands its software-defined storage ecosystem.
Zetta.net Cloud Makes Way for Full Windows Server Backups
Company's DataProtect 4.5 product with WAN acceleration now accommodates Windows Server images over fast Internet connections.
Storage Latency Times: Google vs. Yahoo vs. Dropbox
Comparing the latency of Google, Yahoo and Dropbox suggests that not all data should be stored in the cloud.
Hitachi Snaps up Backup Specialist Sepaton
The conglomerate's Hitachi Data Systems subsidiary will work Sepaton's backup platform into its data center offerings.
Nimble Boosts Hybrid Array Speeds
Intel's high-performance processors help the company's new CS300 and CS500 arrays deliver a 50 percent improvement over their predecessors.
CacheAdvance Software Accelerates Apps with a Dash of Flash
Application-centric storage software from CacheBox leverages a server-side flash to give business applications a big performance boost.
Hitachi Data Systems: Measuring Up to Transformational Trends
While HDS's key focus is storage, it's broadening its approach to take a “data-driven view.”
Diablo Narrows the Performance Gap Between Flash and DRAM
The company's latest DIMM-based flash storage solution features DDR4 support and a new software layer that enables it to act more like DRAM.
IBM's FlashSystem V840 Array Puts the Squeeze on Big Data
Big Blue unveils an all-flash array with real-time compression to tackle big data and enterprise-grade workloads.
HGST Intros FlashMAX III PCIe SSDs and ServerCache Software
The company debuts new a PCIe application acceleration card, ServerCache storage management software and the "world's fastest SSD."