Industry News and Analysis

iWave Targeting Storage Automation
Departing from its roots as a data center integrator, iWave Software pitches automated storage in private clouds as administrators grapple with surging data volumes and constrained budgets.
What Happens to Enterprise PCIe SSDs?
Given speed, latency and enterprise need, is there really a  market for PCIe SSDs?
Texas Memory Systems Announces Densest RamSan Yet
Company enlists eMLC tech to pack 24 TB of flash in a 1U system.
Server-Based Storage Acceleration: Entering the Performance Race With a Server-Based Approach
With the release of VFCache, EMC is the latest, and to-date largest, vendor to enter the growing storage  acceleration performance race. Taneja Group looks at the on-going battle for more storage performance, where this new generation of technology fits, and  what enterprises should have in mind when considering server-based storage accelerators.
Kaminario Upgrades K2 With DataProtect
The solid-state pure play is bundling new data protection software with its K2 SAN systems.
Why Dell Buying AppAssure Makes Sense
Dell's latest acquisition  adds backup software to its product portfolio. Analysts laud this latest move.
Dell Pursues Application-Aware Backups With AppAssure Buy
Dell adds to its Fluid Data architecture by acquiring an application-aware backup software maker.
7 Startups That Might Have the Solution to Your Storage Virtualization Problems
Virtualization and cloud computing are having a tremendous impact enterprises' storage needs. It should be no surprise, therefore, that mitigating the many pain points in this process is the primary mission of some of the hottest storage startups.
The Future of SSD: Reality Catches Up to Hype
The SSD market is consolidating. Not only is its density growth  tapering off, but NAND's days also appear to be numbered. What is the next new hot technology?
Today's Data Protection Business Dilemma and Challenges
The ongoing data deluge frequently referred to as Big Data is driving organizations to purchase more storage hardware and related products to protect and manage the exponentially growing volumes of data copies across one or many physical locations. vDPAS is one alternative to this untenable situation.
SanDisk Enters Server Flash Caching Market with FlashSoft Buy
The flash memory maker acquires an SSD caching software company as the solid-state storage market heats up.
HP Goes All-SSD with P4900 Array
HP hopes to put storage admins at ease with the idea of all-SDD arrays.
Tegile Unstealths With Hybrid SSD and Hard Disk Arrays
The startup arrives on the flash-storage scene with capacity-maximizing tech.
Starboard Storage Systems Launches to Help SMEs Manage Mixed Workloads
Company emerges from stealth mode targeting mid-tier companies with unified storage array for structured, unstructured and virtualized data.
Stealthy Starboard Storage Unveils Unified Storage Array
A startup helmed by storage industry veterans unveils new hardware that aims to simplify storage management for SMEs.
Actifio and IBM Take Aim at Cloud Providers
The virtual data management startup is bringing its storage-saving data management tech to Big Blue’s customers.
Hitachi Claims a First with 25nm SSDs
With help from Intel, Hitachi hopes to satisfy the flash fever that's gripping the storage industry.
File System Check Test Results Are In
The Linux file system FSCK test results recently published on Enterprise Storage Forum stirred up some questions and a few comments. Here's some preliminary analysis.
Red Hat Brings Gluster to Amazon Cloud
Red Hat continues to push its new storage vision forward this week with the release of Red Hat Virtual Storage Appliance for Amazon Web Services.
IBM XIV Gets SSD Storage Boost, iPhone Monitoring App
IBM's XIV is joining the flash cache party with an SSD caching option for its XIV arrays.
Emulex Unveils 10GbE Cards for the Budget-Minded
Company unveils 10GBASE-T  adapters that keep costs down while taking advantage of its OneConnect 10Gb Ethernet Universal Converged Network Adapter product line, the OCe11102-NT network NIC and the OCe11102-IT iSCSI adapter.
EMC Eyes Servers with VFCache Add-on
Not content to let its storage arrays hog all the flashed-based caching glory, EMC officially announced the availability of its VFCache server add-on today.
Owncloud Gearing Up for Enterprise Release
Open Source cloud storage project debuts new release as the march towards a full enterprise release continues.
5 Dedupe Products Worth a Second Look
Dedupe tools remain hot -- even as the technology moves toward ubiquity. Here are five offerings that stand apart from the crowd.
Why Use Enterprise Tape?
For organizations with large amounts of LTO tape,  the time is ripe to look at enterprise alternatives.
CommVault Tricks Out Simpana Backup, Archiving
The upgrades to Simpana bring together backup, archiving and reporting into a unified platform.
Which Storage Conferences Are Worth Attending?
Looking for a trade show that's less about marketing and sales than it is about technology and technicalities? Here are two conferences to consider.