Industry News and Analysis

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.
Flash Caching Appliances
June 2, 2016 -- In some cases, adding a flash cache appliance to your network can speed performance and deliver excellent ROI.
SSD Data Recovery on the Rise
May 31, 2016 -- Kroll Ontrack reports that SSD failures are piling up as a growing number of users flock to flash-based storage.
NAS Data Storage Buying Guide
May 26, 2016 -- These are some of the noteworthy products available in the NAS space.
Coho Data Embraces File and Block Storage, OpenStack Cinder
May 24, 2016 -- Coho Data's newest, OpenStack-friendly software supports both block and file storage on the same platform.
SSD Makers Shipped 10 Exabytes of Capacity in Q1
May 23, 2016 -- New data from Trendfocus reveals an across-the-board increase in flash storage demand, even from the beleaguered PC market.
Dell Focuses on Flash with Storage Center Operating System 7
May 19, 2016 -- The update, three years in the making, includes enhancements to help data centers squeeze the most out of their flash arrays.
Maximizing SSD ROI
May 17, 2016 -- Ensuring SSD return on investment (ROI) is enabled by using a portfolio management approach. SSD ROI is always dependent on finding the correct role for flash in your data storage setup.
Western Digital Completes SanDisk Acquisition
May 12, 2016 -- It's a done deal. Western Digital has completed the $19 billion buy, bringing SanDisk's flash storage technology portfolio into the fold.
E8 Storage Lands $12 Million for NVMe-based Enterprise Storage
May 10, 2016 -- The Israeli storage startup, founded by ex-IBM XIV staffers, is banking on faster NVMe flash to deliver blazing business application performance to enterprises.
Hyperconverged Systems Are Entering the Mainstream
May 5, 2016 -- Gartner predicts that hyperconverged systems will become commonplace in the data center over the next few years.
Server Powered Storage: Intelligent Storage Arrays Gain Server Superpowers
May 5, 2016 -- The distinctions between servers and storage arrays are growing fuzzier.
IBM Debuts All-Flash Arrays for Low-Latency Cloud Apps
May 2, 2016 -- The three new arrays feature IBM's hardware-based MicroLatency tech to boost cloud applications.
Ten Tips to Ease the Backup Appliance Selection Process
April 28, 2016 -- Make sure the PBBA you purchase today will need your needs as data continues to grow in the future.
Seagate Begins Volume Shipments of 10TB Helium Enterprise HDD
April 27, 2016 -- The company's first foray into helium-filled hard drives is finally shipping in large enough quantities to start filling up cloud data centers.
Hyperconverged Storage Appliance Buying Guide
April 21, 2016 -- Vendors like HPE, Maxta, Scale Computing, Atlantis Computing, Gridstore, Promise Technology, Nutanix, Dell and SimpliVity offer appliances that combine compute, storage, networking and management software into one solution.