Industry News and Analysis

SanDisk, Toshiba, Intel and Micron Locked in 3D Flash Memory Race
March 27, 2015 -- In a busy week for solid-state storage providers, the companies debut their latest high-capacity flash innovations.
Good and Microsoft Team for Containerized Mobile CRM
March 26, 2015 -- Good and Microsoft take a targeted approach to mobile CRM by securing the app environment instead of the whole device.
Hedvig Emerges from Stealth to Debut Distributed Storage Platform
March 25, 2015 -- The storage software company, inspired by Dynamo and Cassandra, lands $12.5 million in funding for its new enterprise data storage and management platform.
Fujitsu and Quantum Unite for Enterprise and Mainframe Backup
March 24, 2015 -- The companies bundle a backup appliance and tape library solution for North American customers looking for an alternative to legacy mainframe VTLs.
Is The Era of Cheap Disk Storage Over?
March 23, 2015 -- Demand for disk storage is exploding faster than manufacturers can supply it. That means hard drive prices must go up.
StorTrends: All-Flash Performance at $0.50 per GB
March 19, 2015 -- StorTrends' new arrays start at $24,999, bundled with deduplication, compression and other data optimization services.
Qumulo Exits Stealth with Analytics-Driven NAS
March 16, 2015 -- Company's new data-ware storage platform is designed to take the mystery out of explosive data growth for enterprises.
Toshiba Unveils 2.5-Inch 12 Gbps SAS Enterprise Hard Drives
March 12, 2015 -- The company aims to increase data center storage density by doubling the capacity of its compact 15K RPM hard drives.
LTO-6 Tape Storage Dips Below a Penny Per GB
March 10, 2015 -- HP, IBM and Quantum make the economic case for parking long-term data archives on trusty old tape.
Hyperscale Data Centers Snapped up Storage in Q4 2014
March 9, 2015 -- Strong demand from massive data center operators in the fourth quarter translated into a "strong finish" for storage vendors last year.
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.