Industry News and Analysis

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.
Cloud storage: Is It All About Cost?
January 6, 2015 -- Choosing the optimal cloud storage solution requires looking at many variables, far beyond mere cost.
Seagate Slims Down External Storage at CES
January 5, 2015 -- The hard drive maker debuts a svelte new 500 GB external drive and more storage options for the digital home.
How Flash Storage Will Upgrade the Data Center in 2015
December 30, 2014 -- No flash in the pan here. Industry players weigh in on solid-state storage's expanded role in the data center on the eve of 2015.
Carbonite Acquires MailStore for Email Archiving
December 17, 2014 -- In addition to email archives, Carbonite's cloud backup platform will gain full-text search and indexing capabilities.
Western Digital Snaps up Flash Storage Startup Skyera
December 15, 2014 -- The maker of all-flash data storage arrays will be folded into the company's HGST subsidiary.
Does Data Storage Really Change?
December 12, 2014 -- A look back at data storage in 2014 reveals many new developments, but one surprising holdover from earlier years.
DataGravity Raises $50M for Data-Aware Storage
December 10, 2014 -- The young company's enterprise data-tracking tech earns the backing of Silicon Valley's Accel Partners.
Hyperscale Demand Drove Storage Market Up in Q3: IDC
December 8, 2014 -- Data storage systems vendors experienced an increase in sales last quarter as massive cloud data center customers snatched up their wares.
Data Loss and Downtime Costing Enterprises $1.7 Trillion a Year: Survey
December 2, 2014 -- Businesses are racking up the losses as they struggle to keep data safe in an increasingly mobile and cloud-based world, according to a new study from Vanson Bourne and EMC.
Seagate and Iron Mountain Head Underground for Cloud Server Backups
December 1, 2014 -- The companies ink a multi-year deal to deliver cloud-based server backup and recovery services to businesses from Iron Mountain's secure, underground data center.
Symantec and HP Team for OpenStack-based Disaster Recovery
November 24, 2014 -- New service will combine Symantec's data protection tech with HP's enterprise cloud platform, Helion OpenStack.
Nimble Takes Aim at Fibre Channel SANs
November 20, 2014 -- The addition of Fibre Channel support allows the hybrid array maker to play in a bigger pond.
Future of Data Storage: 8 Technologies Changing Storage
November 19, 2014 -- From near term improvements in networking to longer term evolution in storage media, data storage is changing dramatically.
SolidFire Unveils Nitrogen 7 Storage Software
November 18, 2014 -- New upgrades help keep flash-boosted data safe and properly backed-up in multi-tenant environments.
Dot Hill Launches New Lustre-friendly AssuredSAN Array
November 17, 2014 -- Company's latest HPC storage systems acts as the foundation for a Lustre file service solution developed in partnership with Intel and Mellanox.
Intel Shrinks Its SSDs for Microservers
November 13, 2014 -- The chipmaker starts shipping new a new small form factor version of its SSDs for data center environments.
Application Interface For Data Storage: Change Needed
November 13, 2014 -- Application interfaces have not change to take advantage of significant moves forward.