Industry News and Analysis

Carbonite Acquires MailStore for Email Archiving
December 17, 2014 -- In addition to email archives, Carbonite's cloud backup platform will gain full-text search and indexing capabilities.
Western Digital Snaps up Flash Storage Startup Skyera
December 15, 2014 -- The maker of all-flash data storage arrays will be folded into the company's HGST subsidiary.
Does Data Storage Really Change?
December 12, 2014 -- A look back at data storage in 2014 reveals many new developments, but one surprising holdover from earlier years.
DataGravity Raises $50M for Data-Aware Storage
December 10, 2014 -- The young company's enterprise data-tracking tech earns the backing of Silicon Valley's Accel Partners.
Hyperscale Demand Drove Storage Market Up in Q3: IDC
December 8, 2014 -- Data storage systems vendors experienced an increase in sales last quarter as massive cloud data center customers snatched up their wares.
Data Loss and Downtime Costing Enterprises $1.7 Trillion a Year: Survey
December 2, 2014 -- Businesses are racking up the losses as they struggle to keep data safe in an increasingly mobile and cloud-based world, according to a new study from Vanson Bourne and EMC.
Seagate and Iron Mountain Head Underground for Cloud Server Backups
December 1, 2014 -- The companies ink a multi-year deal to deliver cloud-based server backup and recovery services to businesses from Iron Mountain's secure, underground data center.
Symantec and HP Team for OpenStack-based Disaster Recovery
November 24, 2014 -- New service will combine Symantec's data protection tech with HP's enterprise cloud platform, Helion OpenStack.
Nimble Takes Aim at Fibre Channel SANs
November 20, 2014 -- The addition of Fibre Channel support allows the hybrid array maker to play in a bigger pond.
Future of Data Storage: 8 Technologies Changing Storage
November 19, 2014 -- From near term improvements in networking to longer term evolution in storage media, data storage is changing dramatically.
SolidFire Unveils Nitrogen 7 Storage Software
November 18, 2014 -- New upgrades help keep flash-boosted data safe and properly backed-up in multi-tenant environments.
Dot Hill Launches New Lustre-friendly AssuredSAN Array
November 17, 2014 -- Company's latest HPC storage systems acts as the foundation for a Lustre file service solution developed in partnership with Intel and Mellanox.
Intel Shrinks Its SSDs for Microservers
November 13, 2014 -- The chipmaker starts shipping new a new small form factor version of its SSDs for data center environments.
Application Interface For Data Storage: Change Needed
November 13, 2014 -- Application interfaces have not change to take advantage of significant moves forward.
CommVault Unveils Self-Service Amazon Cloud Backups
November 10, 2014 -- The data backup specialist enhances its AWS cloud backup support with streamlined management and configuration.
IBM's Struggles
November 6, 2014 -- The current era isn't the only one in which IBM has been challenged by huge shifts in the tech landscape.
Samsung Acquires SSD Caching Company Proximal Data
November 5, 2014 -- The Korean SSD maker eyes virtualized environments by snapping up flash caching software that integrates with VMware and Hyper-V.
Skyera Launches Second-Gen skyHawk All-Flash Arrays
October 29, 2014 -- New NAND-based systems pack over 100 TB of capacity in a space-saving 1U form factor.
Seagate's Q1 Boosted by PC, Cloud Storage Demand
October 27, 2014 -- An improving PC landscape and an unstoppable cloud computing market helped Seagate beat the Street last quarter.
Fujifilm Unspools BaFe Storage for IBM's TS1150 Tape Drive
October 23, 2014 -- The company announces it will manufacture tapes for IBM's high capacity TS1150 tape drive based on Barium-Ferrite particle technology.
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?