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Industry News and Analysis

SSD Data Recovery on the Rise
Kroll Ontrack reports that SSD failures are piling up as a growing number of users flock to flash-based storage.
NAS Data Storage Buying Guide
These are some of the noteworthy products available in the NAS space.
Coho Data Embraces File and Block Storage, OpenStack Cinder
Coho Data's newest, OpenStack-friendly software supports both block and file storage on the same platform.
SSD Makers Shipped 10 Exabytes of Capacity in Q1
New data from Trendfocus reveals an across-the-board increase in flash storage demand, even from the beleaguered PC market.
Dell Focuses on Flash with Storage Center Operating System 7
The update, three years in the making, includes enhancements to help data centers squeeze the most out of their flash arrays.
Maximizing SSD ROI
Ensuring SSD return on investment (ROI) is enabled by using a portfolio management approach. SSD ROI is always dependent on finding the correct role for flash in your data storage setup.
Western Digital Completes SanDisk Acquisition
It's a done deal. Western Digital has completed the $19 billion buy, bringing SanDisk's flash storage technology portfolio into the fold.
E8 Storage Lands $12 Million for NVMe-based Enterprise Storage
The Israeli storage startup, founded by ex-IBM XIV staffers, is banking on faster NVMe flash to deliver blazing business application performance to enterprises.
Hyperconverged Systems Are Entering the Mainstream
Gartner predicts that hyperconverged systems will become commonplace in the data center over the next few years.
Server Powered Storage: Intelligent Storage Arrays Gain Server Superpowers
The distinctions between servers and storage arrays are growing fuzzier.
IBM Debuts All-Flash Arrays for Low-Latency Cloud Apps
The three new arrays feature IBM's hardware-based MicroLatency tech to boost cloud applications.