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Industry News and Analysis

The Cloud Hangs over World Backup Day
Users are increasingly looking to cloud storage providers for their data protection needs, according to new survey data from Kroll Ontrack.
Red Hat and SanDisk Partner for Flash-based Ceph Storage
Seeking to speed up OpenStack-based cloud workloads, SanDisk will deliver InfiniFlash arrays with Red Hat Ceph Storage software.
Backup Appliance Market Rises 4% in Q4 2015
Continued demand for data protection equipment helped makes 2015 a growth year for the industry.
Software-Defined Flash Improves SSD Performance
Intelligent storage systems that control SSDs' housekeeping functions will unleash the raw flash they contain.
Shareholders Approve Western Digital-SanDisk Acquisition
The deal to combine a major hard drive maker with a leading provider of flash storage clears a major hurdle.
Data Storage for Media and Entertainment
Given that the media and entertainment industries are voracious consumers of storage technology, the trends in these verticals are instructive across the enterprise.
HP Enterprise Unveils Midrange Hyper Converged 380 Appliance
Administrators can deploy virtual machines in just five clicks on HPE's new combined compute and storage hardware.
All-Flash Array Buying Guide
These leading storage vendors offer AFAs.
Seagate Debuts OCP-Compliant 10 GB/s PCIe SSD
The unit is being billed as the "fastest-ever" solid-state flash drive, capable of making quick work out of demanding cloud workloads.
Samsung Ships Mammoth 15TB Enterprise SSD
Samsung sets the record for solid-state drive capacity by kicking off shipments of its PM1633a drive.
SanDisk and IBM Team for Cloud-Scale Enterprise Flash Storage
The companies are combining SanDisk's InfiniFlash arrays with IBM's Spectrum Scale filesystem for large-scale flash deployments.
Tiering Data Storage for Cost Savings and Accessibility
The complex landscape of data storage tiering takes data from the moment it's created to the end of its lifecycle -- factoring costs at every stage.