Industry News and Analysis

Flash a Bright Spot in Declining Storage Market
December 9, 2016 -- All-flash storage arrays made big gains in the last quarter despite a 3.2-percent dip in overall enterprise storage revenue.
10 Tips to Maximize the Value of Public Cloud Storage
December 8, 2016 -- Going slowly, doing your homework and making smart choices can ease your transition to cloud storage services.
Western Digital Previews Its Flash-First Future
December 6, 2016 -- Hard drives take a back seat as flash commands the spotlight during data storage provider's Investor Day.
High Capacity SSD Buying Guide
December 1, 2016 -- Vendors have begun rolling out SSDs capable of storing many petabytes worth of data while still enabling fast performance.
Flash Storage Is Mainstream at HPC Organizations
November 22, 2016 -- Most HPC data centers use at least some form of flash storage to accelerate their workloads, according to a recent survey from DataDirect Networks.
Seagate Debuts 10TB HDD for SMB NAS Systems
November 16, 2016 -- The company's new IronWolf Pro hard drives are primed for small and midsized business file storage duty.
Storage Class Memory: The Revolution Has Begun
November 15, 2016 -- The promise of storage class memory is that persistent storage that runs at the speed of memory will give applications a remarkable speed boost.
IBM Gives 'Cognitive' Businesses an All-Flash Edge
November 2, 2016 -- The company unveils DeepFlash Elastic Storage Server (ESS) and other offerings that harness flash storage to help power advanced intelligent software services.
Enterprise Data Storage Vendor Roundup
November 1, 2016 -- The top enterprise data storage vendors make a lot of money in the rapidly changing enterprise storage sector, but it’s a challenging market.
15 Leading Data Storage Startups
October 25, 2016 -- These data storage startups are leading the way with cloud, scalable performance, interface flexibility, analytics, and quality-of-service controls.
Top Ten Data Storage Performance Tips: Improving Data Storage
October 19, 2016 -- Your data storage performance can be improved with load balancing, micro-tiering, and closer monitoring of the server farm, among other techniques.
FalconStor's FreeStor Takes Aim at Hybrid Cloud Storage
October 17, 2016 -- With a new pricing model and support for leading public cloud infrastructure providers, FalconStor is removing hybrid-cloud storage roadblocks for enterprises.
Product Spotlight: Six Ways to Boost Data Storage Performance
October 13, 2016 -- A survey of data storage problems, highlighting the various ways that data storage vendors address those challenges.
Fujitsu Debuts Two 'Mass Market' Eternus All-Flash Arrays
October 12, 2016 -- The new Eternus AF arrays are aimed at enterprises looking to get the most out of their flash storage investments.
Big Data Storage: Top Ten Tips for Scaling Hadoop
October 6, 2016 -- Enabling Hadoop to help with your Big Data storage needs requires avoiding controller choke points, understanding decentralized storage, and other advanced Big Data techniques.
Top Ten Big Data Storage Tools
September 28, 2016 -- The growing array of big data storage solutions reflects the rapid growth of big data itself.
Backup Appliance Market Grew in Q2 with EMC in the Lead
September 27, 2016 -- Storage vendors notch double-digit gains as vendors ship products that better meet the data protection needs of enterprises.
Virtual Instruments Debuts Analytics-Driven NAS Performance Monitoring
September 20, 2016 -- The company's infrastructure performance monitoring platform can now tackle both SAN and NAS environments.
Enterprise Data Storage Market Flattens Out: IDC
September 19, 2016 -- Though revenues barely budged, the market for enterprise storage solutions is undergoing some major upheavals.
Aiming for the Cloud, Violin Launches Low-Latency All-Flash Arrays
September 16, 2016 -- The company's new FSP 7650 and 7450 all-flash arrays promise brisk and consistent performance for demanding cloud workloads.
Big Data Storage: 12 Tips to Prepare
September 14, 2016 -- Big Data storage is a growing problem. We have created more data in the past two years than the entirety human history. Yet storage architecture isn’t keeping up.
NetApp Debuts Entry-Level All-Flash Array for Midmarket Enterprises
September 8, 2016 -- Targeting midsized companies seeking a performance bump for their analytics applications, NetApp announces the new E2800 series of arrays.
Enterprise Cloud Storage Takes More than Wishful Thinking
September 7, 2016 -- Successful enterprise cloud storage requires a strong business case and the will to transform your company’s cloud strategy.
Storage Startups Solving Cloud Storage Problems
August 24, 2016 -- Cloud storage is a highly effective strategy, but it's not without its challenges. These storage startups are working to solve the many cloud storage problems that are getting in the way of the sector's growth.
IBM Unveils New All-Flash Storwize Systems, Standalone Spectrum Virtualize Software
August 23, 2016 -- Big Blue takes the wraps off two new all-flash arrays, including a sub-$20,000 model, and offers its Spectrum Virtualize platform as a software-only offering.