Industry News and Analysis

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.
Flash Caching Appliances
June 2, 2016 -- In some cases, adding a flash cache appliance to your network can speed performance and deliver excellent ROI.