Industry News and Analysis

Storage Startups Solving Cloud Storage Problems
August 24, 2016 -- Cloud storage is a highly effective strategy, but it's not without its challenges. These storage startups are working to solve the many cloud storage problems that are getting in the way of the sector's growth.
IBM Unveils New All-Flash Storwize Systems, Standalone Spectrum Virtualize Software
August 23, 2016 -- Big Blue takes the wraps off two new all-flash arrays, including a sub-$20,000 model, and offers its Spectrum Virtualize platform as a software-only offering.
The Future of Cloud Storage
August 16, 2016 -- It appears that cloud storage will be the way of the future – or will cloud storage problems drive a return to on-premise storage?
HPE Debuts Sub-$10K Hybrid Flash Storage Array for SMBs
August 15, 2016 -- The new MSA 2042 array includes 800 GB of performance-enhancing flash storage to speed up SMB workloads with a price tag of under $10,000.
Samsung Readies 32TB Enterprise SAS Drives
August 11, 2016 -- Targeting enterprise storage systems, the flash chip maker is gearing up to release the massive SSD next year.
What is the Best Enterprise SSD Format?
August 10, 2016 -- There are so many labels and categories for enterprise SSD products, from PCIe-based flash to custom flash to NVMe-based SSDs to memory channel-attached flash. Is one enterprise SSD format the best?
Big Data Storage Solutions: Options Abound
August 9, 2016 -- New big data storage options make Hadoop, Spark and other systems cheaper, faster, better.
Top 10 Enterprise SSD Tips and Trends
August 2, 2016 -- Experts say speed is becoming less important than other factors when selecting an enterprise SSD.
Top 10 Best Enterprise SSD Product Developments
July 27, 2016 -- The enterprise SSD sector is enjoying a massive level of innovation -- almost more than one can keep up with.
Lite-On Boosts Enterprise SSD Production to Tackle 'Data Explosion'
July 22, 2016 -- Increased demand for flash storage in the enterprise prompts the company to expand its SSD manufacturing capabilities.
Balancing Performance, Capacity, Endurance in Enterprise SSDs
July 19, 2016 -- Some SSDs are better than others.
Seagate Introduces 10TB Guardian Series HDDs
July 19, 2016 -- From NAS systems to desktop drives, Seagate gathers its 10TB hard drives under the Guardian Series banner.
A Cloud Hovers over the Growing Enterprise NAS Market
July 13, 2016 -- And not necessarily in a bad way. Cloud-enabled file storage systems will help the enterprise NAS market notch big gains over the next few years.
Storage Tiering with External Infrastructure
July 13, 2016 -- Effective use of storage tiering can help reduce capital expenses and ongoing operational costs.
Samsung Debuts 256GB microSD Card Killer
July 7, 2016 -- The company's new removable Universal Flash Storage (UFS) cards can usher in mobile devices with fast data capture capabilities.
Public Cloud Storage Buying Guide
July 7, 2016 -- Both large and small vendors offer innovative options for cloud storage.
Data Protection Takes a Backseat as Enterprises Move to the Cloud
June 28, 2016 -- Cloud adoption is on the rise, but not all businesses are backing up and protecting the data they entrust to third-party providers.
Backup Appliances Market Had a Good Start to 2016
June 22, 2016 -- Both sales and capacity shipments were up in the first quarter, suggesting that enterprises are making data protection a priority.
Enterprise SSD: Long-Life Drives Set to Revolutionize the Data Center
June 21, 2016 -- Enterprise SSDs that last seven years or more offer a low-cost alternative to slower spinning-disk storage and tape archives.
Flash Strengthens Its Foothold in Enterprise Storage
June 17, 2016 -- The vast majority of organizations already have flash-enabled storage systems in their data centers, finds a new study from 451 Research.
Cloud Storage Pros and Cons
June 16, 2016 -- Enterprises considering public cloud storage should carefully weigh the benefits and drawbacks.
Apple Debuts New SSD-Optimized APFS File System
June 14, 2016 -- During this year's Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple is unveiling APFS, the company's long-awaited follow-up to HFS+.
HPE 3PAR Makes Room for Larger SSDs, Flashy Docker Containers
June 8, 2016 -- The company's updated all-flash arrays now support SSDs of over 15 TB and will soon provide Docker containers with 3PAR's data management and security services.
Is Server-Side Flash Caching for You?
June 8, 2016 -- In some situations, server-side flash cache can greatly increase application performance.
Storage Market Decline Persisted in Q1: IDC
June 3, 2016 -- Data storage vendors started off 2016 on a down note as array sales keep slipping.