Industry News and Analysis

SanDisk Launches Company's First All-Flash Arrays, InfiniFlash
March 5, 2015 -- The flash chip and SSD maker moves up the data storage ladder with flash arrays for big data workloads.
Veritas Ready to Go It Alone with NetBackup 5300 Appliances
March 4, 2015 -- As it prepares to go independent, the soon-to-be Symantec spin-off starts shipping its one-stop data protection solution.
Virtual Storage Buying Guide
March 2, 2015 -- An overview of the rapidly growing virtual storage marketplace.
Top Ten Virtual Data Storage Tips
February 26, 2015 -- Making the most of virtual storage can greatly boost the flexibility and quantity of your storage pool.
Dell Launches XC v.2 Web-Scale Converged Appliances
February 25, 2015 -- The second-generation of its Nutanix-powered converged storage appliance makes an appearance just a few months after release of its predecessor.
Imation Debuts Entry-Level Nexsan NST2000 Hybrid Storage
February 24, 2015 -- The company aims its new lower-cost, flash-enabled solution at mid-sized media companies and data protection environments.
Hadoop Storage Options: Time to Ditch DAS?
February 19, 2015 -- Using enterprise systems with Hadoop is not cheap, but the benefits can be considerable.
FalconStor Launches FreeStor Software-Defined Storage Platform
February 18, 2015 -- The VTL veteran and data protection specialist leverages its storage software expertise into an all-in-one data services play.
Violin Targets Primary Storage with Revamped Flash Portfolio
February 17, 2015 -- The company launches new all-flash arrays and software services for primary workloads and advanced data services.
Seagate and Micron Team for Enterprise Flash Storage
February 13, 2015 -- The deal supplies Seagate with SSDs and NAND flash chips while keeping an eye toward the data center.
OCZ and Levyx Team for SSD-based Big Data Processing
February 11, 2015 -- The companies ready an alternative to DRAM-based, in-memory processing systems by enlisting OCZ's PCIe SSDs.
How Flash is Changing Data Storage
February 10, 2015 -- Smarter flash drives will make storage simpler, faster and cheaper.
VSPEX BLUE: EMC's New Converged Storage Shortcut
February 5, 2015 -- EMC's newest VSPEX converged infrastructure offering simplifies storage management and can spin up virtual machines in under 15 minutes, claims the company.
77 Open Source Storage Applications
February 4, 2015 -- These open source storage apps can help businesses or home users set up a storage appliance, build their own cloud storage service, backup their systems and more.
Boosting Backup Capacity with Virtual Servers
February 3, 2015 -- As many IT departments have seen, leverage virtual storage provides considerable advantages.
SanDisk Eyes the Connected Car with New Flash Storage Line
February 2, 2015 -- As cars get smarter, the flash chip maker sees an opportunity for automotive-grade storage components.
IBM Bullish on Flash Storage in 2015
January 29, 2015 -- An IBM insider offers a peek into the IT giant's flash storage playbook for 2015.
NexGen Debuts New Hybrid Flash Arrays in Wake of SanDisk Spin-Out
January 27, 2015 -- The newly-independent company announces new hybrid flash storage arrays and ioControl storage software.
HGST Hard Drives the Most Reliable: Backblaze
January 26, 2015 -- The cloud backup company ranks HGST as the top provider of reliable 4 TB hard drives.
Kaminario's Latest Funding Round Swells to $68M
January 23, 2015 -- The data storage systems provider adds another $15 million to its most recent funding round as demand for its midrange all-flash arrays picks up.
Egnyte Embraces Big Data Analytics for Smart File Sync and Share
January 20, 2015 -- New analytics capabilities offer enterprises data-driven insights into their file sharing environments.
EMC Unveils ViPR and ScaleIO Software Updates
January 16, 2015 -- The data storage giant rings in 2015 with new flash management, data protection and virtual SAN capabilities.
9 Storage Startups to Watch
January 15, 2015 -- The data storage sector is hot – and these storage startups are set to grab a piece of the expanding market.
CommVault Tackles Endpoint Data Protection, Unveils New NetApp Backup Appliance
January 14, 2015 -- The cloud backup specialist turns its attention to laptops, desktop PCs and mobile devices a day after introducing a NetApp-based backup appliance.
Dell Sets $25K All-Flash Array Entry Fee
January 13, 2015 -- New, lower-priced SC Series arrays allow businesses to add flash to their storage environments for less.