Industry News and Analysis

Flash, Cloud Computing Boost EMC's Q2 Earnings
July 23, 2014 -- EMC reports brisk demand for its flash and SDS offerings, as drama swirls around its VMware subsidiary.
Western Digital Gets NAS-ty with New Red Pro HDDs
July 22, 2014 -- The hard drive maker releases new drives for enterprise NAS systems and 6 TB model for SMB networked file storage environments.
SanDisk's Q2 Lifted by Enterprise Flash Storage
July 17, 2014 -- High-end SSDs for data centers help the flash storage provider grow from its consumer roots.
Data Storage: What is Cold Storage?
July 16, 2014 -- An attempt to clear up the confusion in the storage industry about the oft-used term cold storage.
Dell Launches DL1000 and DR2000v Backup Appliances
July 16, 2014 -- Company ships new data protection offerings with SMBs and remote office environments in mind.
NetApp Taps Microsoft Azure, Equinix for Private Hybrid Cloud Storage
July 15, 2014 -- New offering provides fast, secure links to Microsoft Azure that enables enterprise-grade data management, security and protection for cloud-based data.
Optical Storage for Archive?
July 14, 2014 -- Is Blu-Ray technology truly suitable for archiving for long periods of time? Facebook appears to think so.
Amazon Entices Enterprises with Zocalo Cloud File Storage
July 11, 2014 -- The cloud computing giant unveils a low-cost file storage, sync and share service to help businesses move beyond the inbox.
Panzura Sets Its Cloud Storage Gateway 'Free'
July 10, 2014 -- The cloud storage company starts offering its cloud gateway software for free, a move the company hopes will help commoditize enterprise cloud storage.
EMC Swims in 'Data Lakes' with Isilon Updates
July 9, 2014 -- The company revamps NAS platform with new hardware and software, opening it up to advanced Big Data analytics.
EMC Expands All-Flash XtremIO Storage with Starter X-Brick
July 8, 2014 -- The data storage systems giant launches a new entry-level system and previews updated software with additional data services.
HP and "The Machine"
July 7, 2014 -- A data storage pundit stresses the need for major changes in the operating system to deal with non-volatile memory.
CTERA Networks Raises $25M for Enterprise Cloud Storage
July 2, 2014 -- The funding will help the company go global following brisk enterprise adoption of its cloud-enabled storage offerings.
Google Floats Unlimited Business Cloud Storage Plan
June 26, 2014 -- The company launches an unlimited cloud storage plan for $10 per month.
Oracle Tackles Boot Storms with ZFS Storage ZS3 Updates
June 25, 2014 -- New upgrades take aim at unpredictable virtual machine workloads and OpenStack clouds.
Violin Plays a Flashy Concerto with New 7000 Array
June 24, 2014 -- New software adds comprehensive data services to the company's flash-based storage arrays.
Cray Adapts Big Data Tiered Storage Platform for Lustre
June 23, 2014 -- The HPC specialist takes aim at big data with new storage management software for the Lustre file system.
NetApp Targets Both Ends of Enterprise Storage Market with New Hybrid Arrays
June 17, 2014 -- The data storage systems provider bookends its product portfolio with a new entry-level system and a high-performance flagship.
SanDisk Eyes Enterprise Storage Market with $1.1B Fusion-io Buy
June 16, 2014 -- The flash chip manufacturer makes one of its boldest moves into the enterprise data storage space by snapping up Fusion-io, an early proponent of flash PCIe SSDs for servers.
Amplidata Himalaya to Power Verizon's Enterprise Storage Cloud
June 13, 2014 -- The telecom giant taps Amplidata's newest offering to provide a roomy storage cloud for enterprise customer data.
PCIe 4.0 Delays
June 12, 2014 -- The PCIe 4.0 specification won’t be available until early to mid 2016.
EMC's Version of the Future of IT
June 11, 2014 -- The storage titan’s use of the word “redefine” encompasses today’s Third Platform technologies.
Nimble Launches Adaptive Flash CS700 Storage Arrays
June 11, 2014 -- The company's new flash-enabled product line shuffles data to business applications at a rate of up to a half-million IOPS.
Dropbox Snaps up Private Messaging Startup Droptalk
June 9, 2014 -- Cloud-based file storage is no longer enough. Dropbox's latest acquisition may bring built-in collaboration features to its online file storage platform.
IEEE Mass Storage Conference Highlights
June 9, 2014 -- The forces now driving the storage industry are far different than in years past.