Virtualization Featured Articles

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.
How Data Backup is Changing and Why It Matters
January 8, 2014 -- A survey of today’s data backup and recovery solutions reveals a landscape that has grown increasingly complex in an effort to keep up with ever larger backup needs.
NovaStor Goes Granular with NovaBACKUP DataCenter 5.2
January 3, 2014 -- The latest version of the company's backup software enables IT pros to pluck specific files from VMware backups.
58 Top Open Source Storage Projects
December 26, 2013 -- These open source tools can help storage administrators or home users backup, compress, manage and secure their stored files.
Dell Debuts Faster, Flash-Friendlier EqualLogic Storage Arrays
December 10, 2013 -- Dell takes aim at virtualized environments with its new PS6210 line of EqualLogic storage arrays.
Storage Startups to Watch in 2014
November 15, 2013 -- Driven by complexity and high costs, the data storage market is fertile ground for new companies offering cheaper, simpler alternatives.
Maxta Exits Stealth with MxSP Storage Software
November 12, 2013 -- Software startup announces a server-side shared storage platform that is optimized for virtualized environments.
Emerging Trends in Software Defined Storage
October 23, 2013 -- To listen to its advocates, software defined storage easily solves many difficult storage problems. In reality, it's not that easy.
EMC Misses Wall Street Estimates for Q3 2013
October 22, 2013 -- EMC blames Uncle Sam the tightwad, in part, for an underwhelming third quarter as analysts hint at cloudier days ahead.
Fusion-io Tech Gets VMware's Stamp of Approval
October 17, 2013 -- Flash storage innovator's ION Data Accelerator and ioControl Hybrid Storage are deemed VMware Ready.
PernixData Promotes Flash Hypervisor Technology
October 14, 2013 -- In a bid to popularize flash-based server-side storage, PernixData is offering storage pros free access to its virtualization-friendly software.
Data Backup Virtualization Software: Four Solutions
October 14, 2013 -- Virtualization technology is greatly affecting the data backup sector. Here's an overview of four products in this rapidly changing market.
The Impact of Virtualization on Storage
October 10, 2013 -- Doubling processing power enables a storage environment to run twice as many VMs as before.
Fusion-io Updates ioTurbine Virtualization Caching Software
August 28, 2012 -- New features boost application performance on Linux guest OSes and open the door to Windows workloads.