Industry News and Analysis

Cloud-Savvy Backup Provider Datto Raises $75 Million
November 20, 2015 -- Datto thinks globally in its plans to expand the reach of its data enterprise data protection and business continuity portfolio.
Flash Memory in the Enterprise
November 18, 2015 -- Fully understanding flash memory in the enterprise will enable your company to make the best decisions about growing the role of flash in their enterprise.
What’s Real Data Storage Innovation Among Products, Vendors?
November 16, 2015 -- If a data storage vendor is currently in business, they're likely claiming to be innovative. But what's real innovation in data storage?
The Need for Modern Day Scale-Out NAS Products
November 12, 2015 -- Defining the next generation of scale-out enterprise storage
DataDirect Networks Launches New Flagship HPC Hybrid Arrays
November 10, 2015 -- The storage provider lays claim to the fastest hybrid arrays for high performance computing and enterprises with massive analytics workloads.
Dropbox Launches Enterprise-Grade Service Tier
November 6, 2015 -- The cloud file storage innovator bulks up its management tool and support capabilities with large enterprises in mind.
Buying Guide: Flash/Disk/Tape Data Storage Hybrids
November 6, 2015 -- Several companies are offering innovative storage solutions that combine tape with disk storage or flash.
Water, Data and Storage Analogy
October 28, 2015 -- What do water, data, and storage have in common?
DR as a Service Buying Guide
October 27, 2015 -- As cloud computing advances, Disaster recovery as a service is moving closer to a default choice – and the options are already numerous.
Dell buying EMC: What it Means for Enterprise Storage
October 23, 2015 -- Amid the competitive jockeying and product overlap, it’s possible that storage customers may be the winner.
Western Digital Craves Flash in $19 Billion Deal to Acquire SanDisk
October 22, 2015 -- Hard drive maker bets bigger on flash as a bout of furious deal-making rocks the storage industry.
Traditional Storage Continues to Weigh on EMC Prior to Dell Buy
October 21, 2015 -- Although the company posted profits generally in line with Wall Street estimates, EMC's traditional enterprise business continues to underperform.
Veeam Streamlines Backup Repository Management with Availability Suite v9
October 20, 2015 -- The company promises to simplify backup management by aggregating data storage capacity into a single, scalable repository.
How Do You Store A Zettabyte?
October 19, 2015 -- A ZB on flash, by one calculation, would cost $1.15 trillion per year to store at the moment, perhaps dropping to 238 billion per year by 2020. Tape would be $8 billion per year in 2015 and $1.9 billion by 2020.
OCZ Debuts Host-Managed Enterprise SSDs
October 15, 2015 -- The new drives accept background drive management commands from host systems for improved and more predicable application performance.
OpenStack Buying Guide
October 13, 2015 -- The open source cloud platform is available from a veritable cornucopia of vendors.
What’s The Best Storage Benchmark?
October 12, 2015 -- The best benchmark for your needs depends on that very specific situation.
Data Storage: Does High Capacity Create Big Problems?
October 12, 2015 -- Enterprise data requirements are increasing, but not solely because companies are storing more individual files or objects.
China's Unisplendour to Take 15% Stake in Western Digital
October 1, 2015 -- The company, part of China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup, will part with nearly $4 billion to expand its reach into the data storage space.
Imation Unspools Its Tape Business
September 30, 2015 -- The company largely exits the tape market to focus on its Nexan enterprise data storage systems.
Tape Will Be with Us for Some Time to Come
September 29, 2015 -- Despite propaganda from disk drive manufacturers, tape is still very popular for backup and archive thanks to technological advances that are increasing its storage capacity.
Intel Launches DC P3608 Series PCIe SSDs for Real-Time Analytics
September 24, 2015 -- With capacities of up to 4 TB and read/write performance in the gigabyte-per-second range, Intel aims latest PCIe solid-state drives at business analytics and high-performance applications.
One to Watch: Kinetic Ethernet-Based Storage Platform
September 24, 2015 -- The Kinetic Open Storage Project has gained heavyweight vendor support and promises to disrupt the storage landscape.
Data Storage Futures: Do We Really Need to Store Everything?
September 15, 2015 -- Most Internet of Things data should have a short life span.
Object Storage Forges On
September 14, 2015 -- Lessening the need for traditional RAID, object storage is enjoying a growing list of use cases in enterprise storage.