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Enterprise Data Storage Vendor Roundup
November 1, 2016 -- The top enterprise data storage vendors make a lot of money in the rapidly changing enterprise storage sector, but it’s a challenging market.
15 Leading Data Storage Startups
October 25, 2016 -- These data storage startups are leading the way with cloud, scalable performance, interface flexibility, analytics, and quality-of-service controls.
Top Ten Data Storage Performance Tips: Improving Data Storage
October 19, 2016 -- Your data storage performance can be improved with load balancing, micro-tiering, and closer monitoring of the server farm, among other techniques.
Big Data Storage: Top Ten Tips for Scaling Hadoop
October 6, 2016 -- Enabling Hadoop to help with your Big Data storage needs requires avoiding controller choke points, understanding decentralized storage, and other advanced Big Data techniques.
Big Data Storage: 12 Tips to Prepare
September 14, 2016 -- Big Data storage is a growing problem. We have created more data in the past two years than the entirety human history. Yet storage architecture isn’t keeping up.
IBM Unveils New All-Flash Storwize Systems, Standalone Spectrum Virtualize Software
August 23, 2016 -- Big Blue takes the wraps off two new all-flash arrays, including a sub-$20,000 model, and offers its Spectrum Virtualize platform as a software-only offering.
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.
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.
HP Enterprise Unveils Midrange Hyper Converged 380 Appliance
March 15, 2016 -- Administrators can deploy virtual machines in just five clicks on HPE's new combined compute and storage hardware.
Tiering Data Storage for Cost Savings and Accessibility
March 1, 2016 -- The complex landscape of data storage tiering takes data from the moment it's created to the end of its lifecycle -- factoring costs at every stage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What’s Real Data Storage Innovation Among Products, Vendors?
November 16, 2015 -- If a data storage vendor is currently in business, they're likely claiming to be innovative. But what's real innovation in data storage?
DR as a Service Buying Guide
October 27, 2015 -- As cloud computing advances, Disaster recovery as a service is moving closer to a default choice – and the options are already numerous.
Dell buying EMC: What it Means for Enterprise Storage
October 23, 2015 -- Amid the competitive jockeying and product overlap, it’s possible that storage customers may be the winner.
Traditional Storage Continues to Weigh on EMC Prior to Dell Buy
October 21, 2015 -- Although the company posted profits generally in line with Wall Street estimates, EMC's traditional enterprise business continues to underperform.
The Dawn of the Server SAN Age
August 24, 2015 -- Is the market for NAS, SAN and DAS products about to collapse as companies switch to cheaper, more flexible solutions?
EMC Sales Rise 3% in Q2 During Downturn in Traditional Storage
July 22, 2015 -- Facing pressure on its high-end storage business, EMC reports strong growth in its emerging storage and cloud business units.
Veritas Maps Out Its Post-Symantec Product Strategy
July 7, 2015 -- The soon-to-be independent company unveils new data mapping, management and protection products along with NetBackup's enhanced cloud and virtualization capabilities.
Portworx Raises $8.5M for Docker-Enabled Storage
June 22, 2015 -- The company emerges from stealth to help enterprises bridge the gap between Docker and storage infrastructures.
What’s the Real Value of Software Defined Storage?
May 11, 2015 -- Software defined storage is on the upswing, having just passed the $1 billion mark in annual revenues.
Top Ten Takeaways from EMC World
May 8, 2015 -- Traditional data storage is in decline, as an entire array of new options emerge.