Industry News and Analysis

VMware VSAN Gains Dedupe and QoS
February 10, 2016 -- With the version 6.2 release, VMware's Virtual SAN software-defined storage solution finally receives some highly-anticipated flash storage optimization and management capabilities.
Comparing Cloud Data Archiving: Five Key Comparisons
February 9, 2016 -- When comparing cloud-based data archive solutions, look at factors like encryption, number of copies,and what happens if your data is lost.
Flash and the Cloud Gain Ground in Growing SMB NAS Market
February 5, 2016 -- A new forecast paints a rosy picture for small and midsized business file storage providers.
NetApp Completes SolidFire Buy
February 3, 2016 -- With SolidFire's storage automation tech, NetApp takes aim at enterprises with their heads in the cloud.
Evaluating Data Protection for Hyperconverged Infrastructure
February 2, 2016 -- If you're looking at deploying hyperconverged infrastructure, data protection shouldn't be an after-thought.
EMC Reports 'Mixed' Q4, Dell Deal 'On Track'
January 28, 2016 -- With revenues of $7 billion, EMC's sales last quarter were about the same as those from a year ago, as the company prepares to be bought out by Dell.
Hitachi Debuts All-Flash Arrays with Integrated Data Services
January 20, 2016 -- The company's new Hitachi Flash Storage (HFS) A series all-flash arrays include quality of service and other data management perks for high-performance applications.
Flash's Rising Value in the Data Center: Leading SSD Products
January 19, 2016 -- Are SSDs a high enough value to overcome the lower cost of HDDs? Are they lowering their prices enough to compete with their natural competitors, high performance HDDs?
Seagate Joins the Helium Hard Drive Club
January 14, 2016 -- The company joins HGST in providing helium-filled hard drives for high-capacity enterprise data storage systems.
In Search of a Better Data Archive: From Tape to the Cloud
January 14, 2016 -- When you’re constructing the ideal data storage architecture, remember that several media formats each have a valued role.
Quantum Taps AWS for Cloud-Powered Disaster Recovery
January 12, 2016 -- No DR site? No problem. The data backup specialist releases Q-Cloud Protect as a virtual appliance that runs on Amazon's cloud.
Comparing Cloud Storage Alternatives: Beyond the Big Three
January 11, 2016 -- While Amazon, Microsoft and Google are considered cloud storage leaders, there are many other cloud storage providers worth taking a look at, for a wide array of reasons.
Disk Storage Falling out of Favor in the Data Center: Survey
January 8, 2016 -- It's no secret flash is gaining ground in the enterprise data storage market. A new study from Atlantis Computing reveals that some data center operators are quite eager to ditch disk-based systems.
Top Ten Cloud Storage Comparison Tips
January 4, 2016 -- For the best cloud storage comparison, make sure you’re aligning with internal storage, getting employee buy-in and thinking carefully about storage integration.
Solid State Storage vs. Hard Drives: The Case for More SSDs
December 31, 2015 -- As flash storage prices continue to fall, it is becoming economical to use SSDs for more applications.
NetApp Acquires All-Flash Storage Provider SolidFire for $870 Million
December 22, 2015 -- The enterprise storage systems vendor makes a big bet on the all-flash data center.
IT Pros Concerned Their Storage Won't Keep Up in 2016
December 16, 2015 -- Add storage obsolescence and shrinking budgets to the pile of challenges IT departments will face in the coming year, according to a new survey from X-IO Technologies.
Sweet Sixteen Solid State Storage Products
December 16, 2015 -- These are some of the best flash-based arrays currently available on the market.
Data Protection Gaps, Some Good, Some Not So Good
December 15, 2015 -- Do you have gaps in your data protection strategy, solution, service or implementation?
Seagate Refreshes RealStor Arrays for the Midrange Storage Market
December 10, 2015 -- The company banks on flash, OpenStack support and bundled data protection technologies to bring enterprise-grade storage capabilities to midmarket deployments.
Cloud Storage Comparison
December 10, 2015 -- No two cloud storage services are the same. Here's how the top three compare.
Huawei Aims for Third in Data Storage by 2018
December 8, 2015 -- Look out EMC and HP. Over the next couple of years, China's Huawei plans to claw away market share from enterprise data storage heavyweights.
Enterprise Sync and Share: The Time for Adoption Has Come
December 4, 2015 -- ESS services give employees the file-sharing capabilities they need while allowing IT to meet its governance and management responsibilities
Western Digital Welcomes Big Data with 10 TB Helium HDDs
December 2, 2015 -- The company targets cloud and big data workloads with new high-capacity, 3.5-inch drives from its HGST subsidiary.
Object Storage Is In Your Future
December 1, 2015 -- The term object storage can refer to a variety of data storage technologies -- it all depends on context.