Industry News and Analysis

Virtual Storage Buying Guide
March 2, 2015 -- An overview of the rapidly growing virtual storage marketplace.
Top Ten Virtual Data Storage Tips
February 26, 2015 -- Making the most of virtual storage can greatly boost the flexibility and quantity of your storage pool.
Dell Launches XC v.2 Web-Scale Converged Appliances
February 25, 2015 -- The second-generation of its Nutanix-powered converged storage appliance makes an appearance just a few months after release of its predecessor.
Imation Debuts Entry-Level Nexsan NST2000 Hybrid Storage
February 24, 2015 -- The company aims its new lower-cost, flash-enabled solution at mid-sized media companies and data protection environments.
Hadoop Storage Options: Time to Ditch DAS?
February 19, 2015 -- Using enterprise systems with Hadoop is not cheap, but the benefits can be considerable.
FalconStor Launches FreeStor Software-Defined Storage Platform
February 18, 2015 -- The VTL veteran and data protection specialist leverages its storage software expertise into an all-in-one data services play.
Violin Targets Primary Storage with Revamped Flash Portfolio
February 17, 2015 -- The company launches new all-flash arrays and software services for primary workloads and advanced data services.
Seagate and Micron Team for Enterprise Flash Storage
February 13, 2015 -- The deal supplies Seagate with SSDs and NAND flash chips while keeping an eye toward the data center.
OCZ and Levyx Team for SSD-based Big Data Processing
February 11, 2015 -- The companies ready an alternative to DRAM-based, in-memory processing systems by enlisting OCZ's PCIe SSDs.
How Flash is Changing Data Storage
February 10, 2015 -- Smarter flash drives will make storage simpler, faster and cheaper.
VSPEX BLUE: EMC's New Converged Storage Shortcut
February 5, 2015 -- EMC's newest VSPEX converged infrastructure offering simplifies storage management and can spin up virtual machines in under 15 minutes, claims the company.
77 Open Source Storage Applications
February 4, 2015 -- These open source storage apps can help businesses or home users set up a storage appliance, build their own cloud storage service, backup their systems and more.
Boosting Backup Capacity with Virtual Servers
February 3, 2015 -- As many IT departments have seen, leverage virtual storage provides considerable advantages.
SanDisk Eyes the Connected Car with New Flash Storage Line
February 2, 2015 -- As cars get smarter, the flash chip maker sees an opportunity for automotive-grade storage components.
IBM Bullish on Flash Storage in 2015
January 29, 2015 -- An IBM insider offers a peek into the IT giant's flash storage playbook for 2015.
NexGen Debuts New Hybrid Flash Arrays in Wake of SanDisk Spin-Out
January 27, 2015 -- The newly-independent company announces new hybrid flash storage arrays and ioControl storage software.
HGST Hard Drives the Most Reliable: Backblaze
January 26, 2015 -- The cloud backup company ranks HGST as the top provider of reliable 4 TB hard drives.
Kaminario's Latest Funding Round Swells to $68M
January 23, 2015 -- The data storage systems provider adds another $15 million to its most recent funding round as demand for its midrange all-flash arrays picks up.
Egnyte Embraces Big Data Analytics for Smart File Sync and Share
January 20, 2015 -- New analytics capabilities offer enterprises data-driven insights into their file sharing environments.
EMC Unveils ViPR and ScaleIO Software Updates
January 16, 2015 -- The data storage giant rings in 2015 with new flash management, data protection and virtual SAN capabilities.
9 Storage Startups to Watch
January 15, 2015 -- The data storage sector is hot – and these storage startups are set to grab a piece of the expanding market.
CommVault Tackles Endpoint Data Protection, Unveils New NetApp Backup Appliance
January 14, 2015 -- The cloud backup specialist turns its attention to laptops, desktop PCs and mobile devices a day after introducing a NetApp-based backup appliance.
Dell Sets $25K All-Flash Array Entry Fee
January 13, 2015 -- New, lower-priced SC Series arrays allow businesses to add flash to their storage environments for less.
SanDisk Spins Off NexGen Hybrid Array Unit
January 9, 2015 -- Focusing on its SSD business, the company has decided to let its hybrid storage array division stand on its own.
Asigra Brings Cloud Backup to Docker Containers
January 7, 2015 -- Company delivers the "industry first" enterprise cloud backup provider for Docker's white-hot virtualization technology.