Industry News and Analysis

What’s The Best Storage Benchmark?
October 12, 2015 -- The best benchmark for your needs depends on that very specific situation.
Data Storage: Does High Capacity Create Big Problems?
October 12, 2015 -- Enterprise data requirements are increasing, but not solely because companies are storing more individual files or objects.
China's Unisplendour to Take 15% Stake in Western Digital
October 1, 2015 -- The company, part of China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup, will part with nearly $4 billion to expand its reach into the data storage space.
Imation Unspools Its Tape Business
September 30, 2015 -- The company largely exits the tape market to focus on its Nexan enterprise data storage systems.
Tape Will Be with Us for Some Time to Come
September 29, 2015 -- Despite propaganda from disk drive manufacturers, tape is still very popular for backup and archive thanks to technological advances that are increasing its storage capacity.
Intel Launches DC P3608 Series PCIe SSDs for Real-Time Analytics
September 24, 2015 -- With capacities of up to 4 TB and read/write performance in the gigabyte-per-second range, Intel aims latest PCIe solid-state drives at business analytics and high-performance applications.
One to Watch: Kinetic Ethernet-Based Storage Platform
September 24, 2015 -- The Kinetic Open Storage Project has gained heavyweight vendor support and promises to disrupt the storage landscape.
Data Storage Futures: Do We Really Need to Store Everything?
September 15, 2015 -- Most Internet of Things data should have a short life span.
Object Storage Forges On
September 14, 2015 -- Lessening the need for traditional RAID, object storage is enjoying a growing list of use cases in enterprise storage.
Oracle Goes All-Flash with Database-Friendly FS1 Storage Arrays
September 9, 2015 -- The company's first stab at all-flash storage for enterprises is aimed at speeding Oracle databases and applications.
Data Center Refresh Cycle Nudges Storage Market: IDC
September 4, 2015 -- Enterprises are beefing up their IT capabilities, spelling good news for vendors that provide newer, cost-cutting storage technologies.
Seagate Unveils 8 TB Hard Drive Slate for Enterprises and SMBs
September 3, 2015 -- With its new 8 TB hard drives, the company targets businesses with massive storage requirements.
Reduxio Hybrid Arrays Make Snapshots Obsolete
September 1, 2015 -- The flash storage array maker promises to radically simplify data protection and recovery with new arrays that eliminate snapshots.
ClearSky Data Harnesses the Cloud to Create Global Storage Network
August 25, 2015 -- The fresh-out-of-stealth startup combines cloud storage with a content delivery network approach to provide enterprises with responsive, on-demand capacity.
The Dawn of the Server SAN Age
August 24, 2015 -- Is the market for NAS, SAN and DAS products about to collapse as companies switch to cheaper, more flexible solutions?
Kaminario's Latest All-Flash Arrays Put 3D TLC NAND to Work
August 20, 2015 -- Packed with more capacity and featuring new built-in disaster recovery capabilities, the company's new K2 v5.5 arrays make the case for skipping hybrid storage systems entirely.
Lenovo and StorMagic Team on Hyper-Converged Systems for SMBs
August 17, 2015 -- The companies join forces, bringing the benefits of virtualized storage capabilities to small and midsized business IT environments.
Seagate Grows Its Nytro Enterprise Flash Storage Line
August 12, 2015 -- The hard drive maker takes aim at the flash-enabled data center with new Nytro PCIe accelerator cards.
PMC Debuts PCIe Storage Switches at Flash Memory Summit
August 10, 2015 -- PMC's new PCIe-based Switchtec hardware and SSD controllers are among the new gear that flash storage vendors are showing off at this year's conference.
Diablo Stalks Hyperscale Data Centers with All-Flash DDR4 Memory1 Modules
August 5, 2015 -- The company's newest flash-based DIMMs can flood processors with terabytes of data and take a bite out of server costs.
Seagate-Micron Alliance Delivers Its First Enterprise SSDs
August 4, 2015 -- Nearly six months after announcing their partnership, the companies release their first batch of enterprise SAS SSDs.
Quantum Stuffs More LTO Capacity into Its Scalar i6000 Tape Library
July 30, 2015 -- The company announces tape density gains and more energy-efficient power supplies that help reduce energy use as the industry gears up for LTO-7.
9 Storage Startups to Watch
July 27, 2015 -- The data storage sector is hot – and these storage startups are set to grab a piece of the expanding market.
EMC Sales Rise 3% in Q2 During Downturn in Traditional Storage
July 22, 2015 -- Facing pressure on its high-end storage business, EMC reports strong growth in its emerging storage and cloud business units.
10 Storage Experts You Need to Follow
July 20, 2015 -- Industry heavyweights share their thoughts about the storage market in 2012, as well as predictions for this year.