Industry News and Analysis

10 Storage Wishes for 2012
Storage analysts weigh in on what they'd like see in 2012.
SOS Server Save Angles to Bring Online Backup to Business
Five-year-old firm targets businesses and consumers alike with its encrypted public cloud backup service.
5 Hot Storage Start-Ups
Cloud computing, SSDs and big data seem unstoppable. Here are five storage startups making these technologies a reality.
What Should Replace Performance Analysis in School?
It's time for the vendor community to go back to school to help colleges and universities teach students what they need to know.
Box Enhances Cloud Content Security, Partners with Intel
Seeking to help CIOs feel more secure about storing their data in the cloud, cloud storage and collaboration company Box on Friday announced new enterprise-grade security and management features across its platform. It also sealed a partnership with Intel to integrate its service with the Intel Expressway Cloud Access 360 software.
Do You Want Your OwnCloud?
Former SUSE Linux CTO has a new startup that is now pulling in funding and gearing up to launch with commercial services for an open source take on Dropbox.
HDS Tunes Up Data Ingestor Cloud Storage On-Ramp
Hitachi Data Systems has added new content sharing, file restore and NAS migration capabilities to its Hitachi Data Ingestor, a backup-free cloud storage on-ramp and filer.
6 Storage Networking Trends to Watch in 2012
Big Data, cloud computing, SSDs and unified storage were among the hot storage trends in 2011. Will they electrify or fizzle out in 2012? Multiple storage analysts weigh in.
Apple Eyeing Acquisition of SSD Controller Specialist Anobit?
Apple is reportedly in negotiations to acquire Anobit, which provides the memory signal processing  technology used by the iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air.
Reflections From Supercomputing 11
Lots of new storage technologies but nothing disruptive.
Market for External Disk Storage Systems Continues Growth, but Slows
IDC and Gartner agreed that external disk storage systems posted double-digit growth for the sixth consecutive time in the third quarter of 2011, but that growth appears to be slowing.
Red Hat Storage Appliance Integrates Gluster With Linux
Red Hat moves quickly to build on storage vendor acquisition and take on competition from EMC.
EMC Takes on Big Data with New Greenplum Platform
EMC's Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform brings together brings together Greenplum’s database with its Hadoop offering and a collaboration tool for data scientists to change the way organizations tackle Big Data analytics.
Aptare Takes Aim at Unstructured Data with File Analytics
The enterprise storage resource management specialist says its StorageConsole File Analytics platform will help organizations better leverage unstructured data while reducing storage and compliance costs and minimizing corporate risk.
iWave Automates Cloud Storage Provisioning with Storage Director
The specialist in high-end cloud service automation debuts Storage Director 1.5, a storage automation platform for developing and operating cloud-based storage services.
TMS Unleashes High-Availability Flash Array
The flash array vendor delivers high-availability and low latency in a 1U enclosure that draws between 300 and 400 watts of power.
Storage Vendors Still Do Not Get It
Scalability is more important than absolute performance. Buyers are in the drivers' seat to change the perspective.
Crossroads to Debut Online All-the-Time Data Archive
Crossroads says StrongBox stores data using tape, but is online and easily accessible like disk.