Virtualization Featured Articles

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IBM Splits with NetApp in Pursuit of Homegrown Software Defined Storage
May 28, 2014 -- The tech giant ends its OEM partnership with NetApp to focus on its own data center storage solutions.
EMC Changes Reflect Storage Industry Changes
May 27, 2014 -- Why is EMC focusing so much on software when its roots lie in selling hardware? (Hint: think ‘software defined storage’.)
Sanbolic Launches New Software for the Software-Defined Data Center
May 14, 2014 -- The new Sanbolic Platform storage software provides unified management of heterogeneous geo-distributed storage resources and services.
Software Defined Storage: What About the File System?
May 8, 2014 -- Lost amid the hype in software defined storage is the complexity of an integral component, the file system.
Maxta Raises $25M, Teams with Intel for Software-Defined Storage
May 7, 2014 -- The startup will work with Intel to optimize its storage software platform for IT systems based on the CPU maker's chips.
EMC Unveils the VNXe3200 Starter Storage Array, Project Liberty
May 1, 2014 -- The storage giant unveils a high-performance, entry-level array and previews storage virtualization software that can fast track application development.
Violin and Microsoft Team for Windows Flash Array
April 22, 2014 -- The companies target Microsoft shops with all-flash arrays that are optimized for Windows-based server, database and virtualization environments.
Nimble Storage's Hybrid Arrays Get Citrix VDI Nod
April 21, 2014 -- The company's flash-optimized arrays are certified for Citrix's XenDesktop VDI platform.
Dell Debuts Flashy Fluid Cache for SAN
April 16, 2014 -- The server maker targets enterprise cloud and VDI environments with a new data-prioritizing product based on the company's PCI Express Flash SSDs.
VMware Leverages VSAN for Horizon 6 VDI Suite
April 10, 2014 -- The company aims to shatter the divisions between desktop, mobile and the cloud for enterprise application users, with a little help from its server-side storage tech.
Actifio Raises $100M, Valued at $1B
March 24, 2014 -- Company announces a new round of VC financing as it prepares to take on legacy storage and expand into the mid-market.
VMware's Virtual SAN Finally Ships
March 12, 2014 -- Company jumps into the server-side storage fray by announcing the general availability of its Virtual SAN product.
Software Defined Storage: So Many Definitions
February 24, 2014 -- Software defined storage is a red hot buzzword, even as its definition remains decidedly unclear.
Tintri Grabs $75M for Application-Aware Storage
February 13, 2014 -- On its path toward an IPO, the hybrid storage systems maker plans on taking its VM-centric tech to more markets.
Data Storage Technologies to Watch in 2014
January 21, 2014 -- Software defined is a leader, as is hybrid IT and solutions that enhance mobile access to storage.
Synology Debuts New RackStation NAS
January 15, 2014 -- New rackmount units shrink the company's desktop DiskStation hardware down to size.
Nutanix Banks $101M for SAN-less Data Centers
January 14, 2014 -- Hyperconvergence company completes a big round of financing thanks to tech that helps data center operators skip the SAN.
Software Defined Storage: 10 Things You Need to Know
January 10, 2014 -- As data centers adopt software defined storage, the questions about this emerging technology seem to multiply.