Industry News and Analysis

Nimbus Delivers Flash Storage for Mission-Critical Infrastructure
Nimbus Data Systems' E-Class Flash Memory System is a fully redundant multi-protocol solid-state storage system that packs 440 TB into a single rack and is intended for mission-critical enterprise and cloud infrastructure.
Still No Discussion of Parallel I/O
Today's apps require multiple nodes doing more than reading global files. Parallel file systems have attempted to adapt, but the rest of the industry isn't there yet.
HP's Autonomy Debuts End-to-End eDiscovery Solution, Appliance
Autonomy, acquired by HP in October, brings together its Stratify, Introspect and Investigator & ECA products into a single eDiscovery solution that can be delivered via cloud, on-premise, hybrid and appliance installations.
Recommind Simplifies eDiscovery With End-to-End Management
Recommind, maker of the Axcelerate eDiscovery Suite, wants to simplify the complexity of the eDiscovery process with a fully integrated platform that manages it from end to end, whether on-premise, in the cloud or both.
Red Hat Taking Gluster from Open Core to Open Source
New efforts from Red Hat aim to encourage more community and contributions.
Cleversafe Unveils 10 Exabyte Storage System for Big Data
Building on its object-based dispersed storage technology, Cleversafe announces the availability of a 10 Exabyte storage system.
Amplidata Looks Beyond RAID for Large, Unstructured Data
Startup pitches reliability advantages and cost savings in object-based storage technology as an alternative to RAID deployments.
Amazon Bridges On-Premises Storage and Cloud With Storage Gateway
Amazon Web Services introduces a beta of a new service that uses an iSCSI interface to give on-premises storage appliances the ability to upload snapshots to the Amazon S3 cloud storage service.
Intel Buys QLogic Infiniband, What Now?
Intel's pending acquisition of  QLogic's InfiniBand business could well be a game changer for the technology -- InfiniBand's days as a viable interconnect may be numbered.
EMC Boasts Record-Breaking Fourth Quarter, Full Year 2011
The company beat out analysts' estimates to achieve earnings per share of $0.49 for the fourth quarter and $1.51 for the full year.
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Demystifying Deduplication Webcast
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Symantec Adds Transparent Predictive Coding to eDiscovery Platform
Symantec aims to reduce the time and cost of eDiscovery document review by the addition of Transparent Predictive Coding to its Clearwell eDiscovery Platform.
The Storage Impact of the 'Other' Data
As cold data grows, so too does storage.
ReFS: Too Little, Too Late, Too Few
ReFS may fall short, but its a vast improvement over NTFS. Despite its limitations, Microsoft should release it to everyone -- not just commercial customers.
RainStor Debuts Native Hadoop Database for Big Data Analytics
With the ability to use both MapReduce and rapid-response SQL query, RainStor said its database will help customers get more out of their Hadoop environments while achieving better compression than even columnar databases.
Microsoft Might Get a Modern Stack
NTFS has a successor, but is ReFS strong enough to withstand the changes the next two decades will likely bring?
Microsoft Brings Resilient File System to Windows 8 Server
The new ReFS file system, designed for resiliency and optimized for extreme scale, will be introduced as a storage system for Windows 8 Server, but will later be implemented as storage for clients and eventually as a boot volume.
Symantec Integrates Archive and eDiscovery, Acquires LiveOffice
Symantec promises tighter integration between its Enterprise Vault archiving solution and its Clearwell eDiscovery Platform. It has also acquired archiving OEM partner LiveOffice for $115 million.
InMage to Unify Backup, Disaster Recovery
Data protection firm touts a unified approach for a variety of enterprise platforms, server and storage configurations.
IBM Engineers Atomic-Scale Memory
Big Blue scientists announced that they were able to store a bit of information in as few as 12 magnetic atoms, a breakthrough that could lead to storage technology at least 100 times denser than currently available.
Will Storage Software Be the Key Differentiator?
Storage hardware increasingly commoditizes despite what the vendors claim. More and more, the innovation action is in the software.
Dell Supports Fluid Data Architecture with Storage Releases
Dell unleashed a slew of new storage offerings at its Dell Storage Forum even in Europe, including an update to its Compellent storage arrays.
Likewise Pitches Smarter Data Management
Seattle-area firm is courting OEMs and enterprises as it looks to corral unstructured data and manage storage over disparate network environments.
Fusion-io Blasts Through 1 Billion IOPS Barrier
In a demonstration of its Auto Commit Memory extension, Fusion-io achieved 1 billion input and output operations per second (IOPS) on eight HP servers using eight ioDrive 2 Duos.
Seagate Revises 2Q Guidance Upward but HDDs Still in Short Supply
Reporting preliminary fiscal second quarter 2012 financial results, Seagate Technology said revenues for the quarter were better than expected, but it believes hard disk drives will continue to be in short supply through 2012.
9 Top eDiscovery Trends for 2012
So much is changing so fast in the eDiscovery industry. Here are 9 key trends to watch in the new year.
Disk Drive Pricing Winners and Losers
As the disk drive shortage ripples through the market, which vendors stand to lose the most?
Disk Drive Prices Soar to New Heights
Last year's floods in Thailand are already having a strong impact, with disk drive shortages and steep price increases.
SSD Consolidation Is Coming
The SSD market is not sustainable in its current state. Consolidation is imminent, as the recent announcement about Texas Memory shows.