Industry News and Analysis

ExaGrid Buffs Up Its Disk Backup Appliances
October 17, 2014 -- The company's new EX32000E backup system scales to 882 TB of disk-based backup capacity.
Flash and RAID: User Tips
October 16, 2014 -- How well does RAID work with flash data storage? Are standard RAID configurations the best bet?
Overland Storage Expands Tape Library Line
October 15, 2014 -- Company's faster NEO XL-Series line of tape libraries provides up to 3.5 PB worth of storage for high-speed backups.
Software Defined Storage Platforms: Buying Guide
October 14, 2014 -- Software defined storage platforms vary widely based on which vendor platform is providing the software based storage.
HGST Helps 'Drive' VMware VSAN
October 13, 2014 -- Company's line of enterprise hard drives and SSDs provide the essential building blocks for VMware's push into software-defined data center storage.
Nutanix Goes All-Flash for Converged Storage Appliance
October 10, 2014 -- Company leverages SSDs to sidestep SANs and boost application performance.
SolidFire Raises $82M for All-Flash Storage
October 8, 2014 -- The maker of SSD-filled storage arrays banks millions to help satisfy growing demand from enterprises and service providers.
Red Hat Eyes Big Data with Storage Server 3
October 6, 2014 -- The newest release of the company's storage software platform includes support for Hadoop workloads.
Yet Another Data Breach? Let's Take Action
October 6, 2014 -- In the wake of the massive JPMorgan Chase data breach, a tech pundit says it’s time for users to demand change.
DataDirect Networks Corrals Big Data with GS7K Appliance
October 1, 2014 -- New GS7K hardware provides HPC environments with a high-performance, storage building block for big data analytics.
Nimble Storage Unveils JD Edwards EnterpriseOne SmartStack
September 29, 2014 -- Hybrid flash storage specialist announces a new SmartStack package for midsized deployments of the ERP suite.
Samsung's 3.2 TB NVMe PCIe SSD Enters Production
September 25, 2014 -- Company's new V-NAND-based PCIe SSDs will soon start showing up in high-performance servers.
Archives, AWS and Long Term Costs
September 23, 2014 -- Using Amazon for long term archives is a high risk, opines one storage pundit.
NetApp 'Objectifies' Hybrid Clouds with StorageGRID Webscale
September 23, 2014 -- NetApp releases new object storage software aimed at managing huge repositories of unstructured data and acting as a storage foundation for massive hybrid clouds.
Acronis Dives into Cloud DR with nScaled Buy
September 22, 2014 -- By acquiring the disaster recovery specialist, Acronis adds a key capability to its cloud-based data protection platform.
PMC Announces 12 Gbps SAS Expander Card for the Hyperscale Era
September 19, 2014 -- The company's new SAS expander card targets the density-optimized server architectures used in hyperscale data centers.
More Density in the Data Storage Market
September 17, 2014 -- A spate of data storage announcements demonstrates that businesses are seeking higher density storage.
A3CUBE's Fortissimo Foundation Turns up the Volume on Converged Storage
September 17, 2014 -- Bring on the big data. The startup's new storage software foundation adds an in-memory performance boost to today's resource-intensive business applications.
Permabit SANBlox Brings 'Immediate Gratification' to Enterprise SANs
September 16, 2014 -- Company's first hardware appliance leverages inline compression and deduplication to cut storage capacity requirements without slowing things down.
Seagate Doubles Down on Cloud Storage
September 11, 2014 -- In a busy week for the hard drive provider, Seagate signals a big push for the cloud storage market, led by an ex-Cisco exec.
We Need Better Data Protection (Desperately)
September 10, 2014 -- In the wake of massive data breaches at Target, Home Depot, UPS and other outfits, isn't it far past time to significantly tighten security?
Data Storage and Security Breaches: Time for SELinux Security Controls
September 8, 2014 -- In the wake of recent huge data breaches, it's long past time for tighter IT controls.
Vaultize Ships Secure File Sync Appliances
September 8, 2014 -- The company's MDM-friendly enterprise file sync and share platform is now available as a hardware appliance.
Disk Storage System Sales Slip in Q2: IDC
September 5, 2014 -- Data storage vendors experience a drop in demand for high-end systems for the fourth straight quarter.
Top Tips for Object Storage
September 4, 2014 -- Implementing Object Storage efficiently requires clearly understanding your storage needs on an ongoing basis.