Industry News and Analysis

Flash, SDS Help Lift EMC Sales in Q3
October 22, 2014 -- The company's fast-growing flash and software-defined storage portfolio help offset declines in high-end storage.
Facebook Warm Data Storage: Is this the Future?
October 21, 2014 -- With its enormous resources, Facebook is adopting storage technologies that are far ahead of most firms.
Marvell Targets IoT Networking with Questflo SRAM-based Chips
October 20, 2014 -- Company's low-power networking chip is poised to help enterprises better handle the IoT traffic that's set to pour into their data centers.
ExaGrid Buffs Up Its Disk Backup Appliances
October 17, 2014 -- The company's new EX32000E backup system scales to 882 TB of disk-based backup capacity.
Flash and RAID: User Tips
October 16, 2014 -- How well does RAID work with flash data storage? Are standard RAID configurations the best bet?
Overland Storage Expands Tape Library Line
October 15, 2014 -- Company's faster NEO XL-Series line of tape libraries provides up to 3.5 PB worth of storage for high-speed backups.
Software Defined Storage Platforms: Buying Guide
October 14, 2014 -- Software defined storage platforms vary widely based on which vendor platform is providing the software based storage.
HGST Helps 'Drive' VMware VSAN
October 13, 2014 -- Company's line of enterprise hard drives and SSDs provide the essential building blocks for VMware's push into software-defined data center storage.
Nutanix Goes All-Flash for Converged Storage Appliance
October 10, 2014 -- Company leverages SSDs to sidestep SANs and boost application performance.
SolidFire Raises $82M for All-Flash Storage
October 8, 2014 -- The maker of SSD-filled storage arrays banks millions to help satisfy growing demand from enterprises and service providers.
Red Hat Eyes Big Data with Storage Server 3
October 6, 2014 -- The newest release of the company's storage software platform includes support for Hadoop workloads.
Yet Another Data Breach? Let's Take Action
October 6, 2014 -- In the wake of the massive JPMorgan Chase data breach, a tech pundit says it’s time for users to demand change.
DataDirect Networks Corrals Big Data with GS7K Appliance
October 1, 2014 -- New GS7K hardware provides HPC environments with a high-performance, storage building block for big data analytics.
Nimble Storage Unveils JD Edwards EnterpriseOne SmartStack
September 29, 2014 -- Hybrid flash storage specialist announces a new SmartStack package for midsized deployments of the ERP suite.
Samsung's 3.2 TB NVMe PCIe SSD Enters Production
September 25, 2014 -- Company's new V-NAND-based PCIe SSDs will soon start showing up in high-performance servers.
Archives, AWS and Long Term Costs
September 23, 2014 -- Using Amazon for long term archives is a high risk, opines one storage pundit.
NetApp 'Objectifies' Hybrid Clouds with StorageGRID Webscale
September 23, 2014 -- NetApp releases new object storage software aimed at managing huge repositories of unstructured data and acting as a storage foundation for massive hybrid clouds.
Acronis Dives into Cloud DR with nScaled Buy
September 22, 2014 -- By acquiring the disaster recovery specialist, Acronis adds a key capability to its cloud-based data protection platform.
PMC Announces 12 Gbps SAS Expander Card for the Hyperscale Era
September 19, 2014 -- The company's new SAS expander card targets the density-optimized server architectures used in hyperscale data centers.
More Density in the Data Storage Market
September 17, 2014 -- A spate of data storage announcements demonstrates that businesses are seeking higher density storage.
A3CUBE's Fortissimo Foundation Turns up the Volume on Converged Storage
September 17, 2014 -- Bring on the big data. The startup's new storage software foundation adds an in-memory performance boost to today's resource-intensive business applications.
Permabit SANBlox Brings 'Immediate Gratification' to Enterprise SANs
September 16, 2014 -- Company's first hardware appliance leverages inline compression and deduplication to cut storage capacity requirements without slowing things down.
Seagate Doubles Down on Cloud Storage
September 11, 2014 -- In a busy week for the hard drive provider, Seagate signals a big push for the cloud storage market, led by an ex-Cisco exec.
We Need Better Data Protection (Desperately)
September 10, 2014 -- In the wake of massive data breaches at Target, Home Depot, UPS and other outfits, isn't it far past time to significantly tighten security?
Data Storage and Security Breaches: Time for SELinux Security Controls
September 8, 2014 -- In the wake of recent huge data breaches, it's long past time for tighter IT controls.