Industry News and Analysis

SSD Makers Shipped 10 Exabytes of Capacity in Q1
May 23, 2016 -- New data from Trendfocus reveals an across-the-board increase in flash storage demand, even from the beleaguered PC market.
Dell Focuses on Flash with Storage Center Operating System 7
May 19, 2016 -- The update, three years in the making, includes enhancements to help data centers squeeze the most out of their flash arrays.
Maximizing SSD ROI
May 17, 2016 -- Ensuring SSD return on investment (ROI) is enabled by using a portfolio management approach. SSD ROI is always dependent on finding the correct role for flash in your data storage setup.
Western Digital Completes SanDisk Acquisition
May 12, 2016 -- It's a done deal. Western Digital has completed the $19 billion buy, bringing SanDisk's flash storage technology portfolio into the fold.
E8 Storage Lands $12 Million for NVMe-based Enterprise Storage
May 10, 2016 -- The Israeli storage startup, founded by ex-IBM XIV staffers, is banking on faster NVMe flash to deliver blazing business application performance to enterprises.
Hyperconverged Systems Are Entering the Mainstream
May 5, 2016 -- Gartner predicts that hyperconverged systems will become commonplace in the data center over the next few years.
Server Powered Storage: Intelligent Storage Arrays Gain Server Superpowers
May 5, 2016 -- The distinctions between servers and storage arrays are growing fuzzier.
IBM Debuts All-Flash Arrays for Low-Latency Cloud Apps
May 2, 2016 -- The three new arrays feature IBM's hardware-based MicroLatency tech to boost cloud applications.
Ten Tips to Ease the Backup Appliance Selection Process
April 28, 2016 -- Make sure the PBBA you purchase today will need your needs as data continues to grow in the future.
Seagate Begins Volume Shipments of 10TB Helium Enterprise HDD
April 27, 2016 -- The company's first foray into helium-filled hard drives is finally shipping in large enough quantities to start filling up cloud data centers.
Hyperconverged Storage Appliance Buying Guide
April 21, 2016 -- Vendors like HPE, Maxta, Scale Computing, Atlantis Computing, Gridstore, Promise Technology, Nutanix, Dell and SimpliVity offer appliances that combine compute, storage, networking and management software into one solution.
EMC's Enterprise Storage Sales Dipped in Q1
April 20, 2016 -- The data storage giant's first-quarter revenues fall just short of analyst expectations as businesses keep shifting their IT budgets away from traditional storage arrays.
Avere Debuts Entry-Level FXT 5200 Edge NAS Filer
April 19, 2016 -- The hybrid cloud storage company unveils the FXT 5200 Edge, a faster NAS filer for businesses considering moving some file services to the cloud.
All Flash Array Buying Guide, Part Two
April 14, 2016 -- Continuing our survey of vendors offering All Flash arrays.
FalconStor Keeps Storage Admins in the Know with FreeStor Analytics
April 12, 2016 -- New predictive analytics capabilities help IT administrators keep an eye on the entirety of their storage environments, avoid looming issues and plan capacity upgrades.
Hybrid Cloud Storage
April 6, 2016 -- Hybrid cloud solutions make sense for several use cases, but organizations should choose their vendors with care.
Quantum Tackles Surveillance and Law Enforcement Video Storage
April 6, 2016 -- The storage systems maker develops new reference architectures to handle the growing amount of security and law enforcement video footage.
Intel Embraces 3D NAND for Enterprise PCIe SSDs
April 1, 2016 -- Targeting the growing market for enterprise flash storage, Intel debuts new SSDs with 3D NAND flash chips.
The Cloud Hangs over World Backup Day
March 31, 2016 -- Users are increasingly looking to cloud storage providers for their data protection needs, according to new survey data from Kroll Ontrack.
Red Hat and SanDisk Partner for Flash-based Ceph Storage
March 29, 2016 -- Seeking to speed up OpenStack-based cloud workloads, SanDisk will deliver InfiniFlash arrays with Red Hat Ceph Storage software.
Backup Appliance Market Rises 4% in Q4 2015
March 23, 2016 -- Continued demand for data protection equipment helped makes 2015 a growth year for the industry.
Software-Defined Flash Improves SSD Performance
March 22, 2016 -- Intelligent storage systems that control SSDs' housekeeping functions will unleash the raw flash they contain.
Shareholders Approve Western Digital-SanDisk Acquisition
March 17, 2016 -- The deal to combine a major hard drive maker with a leading provider of flash storage clears a major hurdle.
Data Storage for Media and Entertainment
March 16, 2016 -- Given that the media and entertainment industries are voracious consumers of storage technology, the trends in these verticals are instructive across the enterprise.