Industry News and Analysis

Silver Peak Offers More WAN-Optimized Data Replication Options
April 17, 2014 -- Customers looking to upgrade their VRX software and transfer backup data over wide area networks faster can now take an intermediate step before committing to the company's high-end product.
Dell Debuts Flashy Fluid Cache for SAN
April 16, 2014 -- The server maker targets enterprise cloud and VDI environments with a new data-prioritizing product based on the company's PCI Express Flash SSDs.
Xyratex Unveils ClusterStor Secure Data Appliance
April 15, 2014 -- Storage for a post-Snowden world? The enterprise data storage specialist launches new hardware that has the potential to massively consolidate high-security government storage networks.
Oracle Adds Database Backup, Storage to Cloud Services Slate
April 14, 2014 -- A new, deeply integrated backup offering and an object storage solution expand Oracle's reach into the enterprise cloud market.
OCZ Readies New Flash SQL Accelerator
April 11, 2014 -- Now a Toshiba subsidiary, the flash data storage vendor teases a new PCIe server add-on card and software combo that speeds SQL workloads.
VMware Leverages VSAN for Horizon 6 VDI Suite
April 10, 2014 -- The company aims to shatter the divisions between desktop, mobile and the cloud for enterprise application users, with a little help from its server-side storage tech.
SGI and Scality Team for Storage Migration and Tiering
April 8, 2014 -- The companies integrate their respective storage management technologies to help businesses quickly move massive amounts of data to cost-effective tiers of storage.
400 Gb/s Ethernet: What Does It Mean for Storage?
April 7, 2014 -- Don't expect Ethernet dominance to end anytime soon.
Seagate Launches 6 TB HDD for Cloud Data Centers
April 7, 2014 -- Bigger clouds demand larger hard drives. Seagate has rolls out a 6 TB, 3.5-inch HDD with enterprise-grade features.
LSI's Latest Nytro MegaRAID Card Doubles Up on Flash
April 1, 2014 -- Targeting Web hosts and cloud companies, the company kicks off a new card with 1.6 TB of flash storage.
Helium Drives for Data Storage
March 31, 2014 -- You might consider a helium drive, but make sure you’re making the right product comparison.
Doubts about Gartner's Analysis of Enterprise Arrays
March 26, 2014 -- The methodology behind the research firm’s analysis of enterprise arrays is decidedly unclear.
Box Files for $250M IPO
March 25, 2014 -- The provider of business-friendly cloud storage services announces its plans to go public.
Tips on Future-Proofing Your Fibre Channel Assets
March 24, 2014 -- Despite many competing technologies emerging in the data center, Fibre Channel can maintain its place.
Actifio Raises $100M, Valued at $1B
March 24, 2014 -- Company announces a new round of VC financing as it prepares to take on legacy storage and expand into the mid-market.
CloudBerry Launches Cloud-to-Cloud Backup
March 21, 2014 -- CloudBerry Backup v3.8 gives businesses more cloud backup options, including a healthy selection of public cloud storage providers.
Backblaze Debuts Open Source Storage Pod 4.0
March 20, 2014 -- Cloud backup company cracks open the case on its faster, cheaper open source storage system.
Data Storage: Metadata Everywhere (And Not a Drop to Drink)
March 20, 2014 -- Because they can't handle the many different types of metadata in use today, POSIX systems are likely on the way out.
SpiderOak Announces Unlimited Secure Cloud Storage
March 19, 2014 -- The company offers businesses access to its privacy-enhancing public cloud for a flat fee.
Optical Storage for Data Archiving?
March 17, 2014 -- A data storage pundit opines that Blu-Ray is not suitable for long term data archiving.
Fibre Channel's Future in a Software-Defined World
March 14, 2014 -- Experts disagree about whether fibre channel will survive as datacenters become increasingly software defined.
SolidFire Continues Its All-SSD Push into the Enterprise
March 13, 2014 -- The storage company upgrades its all-flash lineup with new data protection features and Fibre Channel support.
Why Is Software-Based Storage Management Still Hardware-Dependent?
March 12, 2014 -- For now, most storage continues to be sold as appliances but moving to true software-defined data centers could disrupt the market.
VMware's Virtual SAN Finally Ships
March 12, 2014 -- Company jumps into the server-side storage fray by announcing the general availability of its Virtual SAN product.