Industry News and Analysis

More Density in the Data Storage Market
September 17, 2014 -- A spate of data storage announcements demonstrates that businesses are seeking higher density storage.
A3CUBE's Fortissimo Foundation Turns up the Volume on Converged Storage
September 17, 2014 -- Bring on the big data. The startup's new storage software foundation adds an in-memory performance boost to today's resource-intensive business applications.
Permabit SANBlox Brings 'Immediate Gratification' to Enterprise SANs
September 16, 2014 -- Company's first hardware appliance leverages inline compression and deduplication to cut storage capacity requirements without slowing things down.
Seagate Doubles Down on Cloud Storage
September 11, 2014 -- In a busy week for the hard drive provider, Seagate signals a big push for the cloud storage market, led by an ex-Cisco exec.
We Need Better Data Protection (Desperately)
September 10, 2014 -- In the wake of massive data breaches at Target, Home Depot, UPS and other outfits, isn't it far past time to significantly tighten security?
Data Storage and Security Breaches: Time for SELinux Security Controls
September 8, 2014 -- In the wake of recent huge data breaches, it's long past time for tighter IT controls.
Vaultize Ships Secure File Sync Appliances
September 8, 2014 -- The company's MDM-friendly enterprise file sync and share platform is now available as a hardware appliance.
Disk Storage System Sales Slip in Q2: IDC
September 5, 2014 -- Data storage vendors experience a drop in demand for high-end systems for the fourth straight quarter.
Top Tips for Object Storage
September 4, 2014 -- Implementing Object Storage efficiently requires clearly understanding your storage needs on an ongoing basis.
IBM-Lenovo Deal and Storage: What’s It Mean Long Term?
September 3, 2014 -- Will either IBM or Lenovo offer real innovation, going forward?
AT&T Launches Government-Grade Cloud Storage
September 2, 2014 -- The telecommunications giant offers a fortified cloud storage service for U.S. government agencies.
Seagate Unleashes First 8 TB Hard Drive
August 28, 2014 -- With its sights set on the cloud, the hard drive maker ships the "world's first" 8 terabyte hard drive to early customers.
Scality Brings 'Amazon EBS-like' VM Storage to the Data Center
August 27, 2014 -- With version 5.0 of the company's RING storage software platform, the company allows enterprise IT organizations to borrow the cloud king's crown.
Multi-Pathed TCP/IP (MPTCP) and I/O
August 27, 2014 -- It is clear that we need to have IPv6 and IPsec as part of our digital lives.
Brocade Wants to Usher In the 'Solid State Ready' Data Center Era
August 25, 2014 -- The storage networking company expands its Solid State Ready program to encompass more technologies that make software-defined data centers tick.
HP Adds KVM Support to StoreVirtual VSA
August 22, 2014 -- HP updates StoreVirtual to include supports for the three top hypervisors and unveils a new entry-level all-flash array.
Nexenta Enables File Services on VMware VSAN
August 20, 2014 -- Company's software adds NAS capabilities to VMware's Virtual SAN platform and expands its software-defined storage ecosystem.
Zetta.net Cloud Makes Way for Full Windows Server Backups
August 18, 2014 -- Company's DataProtect 4.5 product with WAN acceleration now accommodates Windows Server images over fast Internet connections.
Storage Latency Times: Google vs. Yahoo vs. Dropbox
August 18, 2014 -- Comparing the latency of Google, Yahoo and Dropbox suggests that not all data should be stored in the cloud.
Hitachi Snaps up Backup Specialist Sepaton
August 14, 2014 -- The conglomerate's Hitachi Data Systems subsidiary will work Sepaton's backup platform into its data center offerings.
Nimble Boosts Hybrid Array Speeds
August 13, 2014 -- Intel's high-performance processors help the company's new CS300 and CS500 arrays deliver a 50 percent improvement over their predecessors.
CacheAdvance Software Accelerates Apps with a Dash of Flash
August 11, 2014 -- Application-centric storage software from CacheBox leverages a server-side flash to give business applications a big performance boost.
Hitachi Data Systems: Measuring Up to Transformational Trends
August 6, 2014 -- While HDS's key focus is storage, it's broadening its approach to take a “data-driven view.”
Diablo Narrows the Performance Gap Between Flash and DRAM
August 6, 2014 -- The company's latest DIMM-based flash storage solution features DDR4 support and a new software layer that enables it to act more like DRAM.
IBM's FlashSystem V840 Array Puts the Squeeze on Big Data
August 5, 2014 -- Big Blue unveils an all-flash array with real-time compression to tackle big data and enterprise-grade workloads.