Industry News and Analysis

Moonwalk and Crossroads Team for Data Migration to LTFS
Companies bring of Moonwalk's data management tech to Crossroads' LTFS tape storage platform.
HP Announces All-SSD 3PAR P10000 Storage Arrays
HP aims at clouds and virtualized environments with all-SSD arrays and flash-based server cache cards.
StoredIQ Clears the Big Data Storage Fog
DataIQ lifts the veil on unstructured data to help IT staffers optimize their storage infrastructures and boost e-discovery and compliance efforts.
EMC's Q2 Profits Up 19 Percent
EMC's streak continues thanks to strong demand for its midrange storage systems and brisk sales at VMware.
Dell Storage Tackles Big Data Analytics
Dell teams with RainStor to trim storage requirements for Big Data analytics.
Does HPC Matter to the Commercial World?
Intel's recent purchase of two networking companies and a file system company give it a strong bridge to the HPC world and, perhaps, open the door for HPC to once again lead the way.
Infortrend Unveils New NAS Lineups
Storage solution provider Infortrend released two new feature-rich  product lines in the company's EonNAS family NAS appliance family that are targeted at SMB and SOHO organizations.
6 Storage Startups to Watch
These six storage startups stand out in what has thus far been a slow year.
Oracle Debuts StorageTek SL150 Midrange Tape Library
New space-saving design helps midsize companies scale to 300 slots and up to 450 TB of raw tape capacity.
NexGen Storage Embraces PCIe Flash to Speed Arrays
Typically dropped into application servers, NexGen uses PCIe flash add-on cards to boost disk storage array IOPS.
10 Affordable Storage Boxes to Consider
Think a dedicated storage box is too expensive? Think again. These 10 options are inexpensive and well-suited for SMBs, and include offerings from heavy hitters such as HP and Dell.
In Memory of Dr. Allan Snavely
There was a flurry of email in the HPC community this weekend about the loss of one of HPC's pre-eminent computational scientists, Dr. Allan Snavely San Diego Supercomputer Center and just recently CTO of Livermore National Laboratory.
Quantum Speeds Big Data Storage with StorNext Update
Big files are a tiny concern for Quantum as it updates its storage management software to make quick work of sharing and archiving massive stores of data.
EMC Gives Backup a Boost With NetWorker 8
It's been a long time coming. EMC finally updated its backup and recovery software, adding Data Domain integration and multi-tenancy support.
Overland Debuts SSD Friendly SnapSAN Arrays
New midrange and enterprise arrays target virtualized environments and private clouds with SSD support and automated management features.
Is HP Short Stroking for Performance and Capacity Gains?
Vendors have been known to manipulate underutilized storage capacity in an attempt to boost performance. Is HP doing that with the P10000 V800 storage system?
Data Storage Protection: 10 Tips for Protecting Your Most Important Assets
Data and files are among any organization's most critical assets, yet oftentimes backup and disaster recovery systems require cost justification. Here are 10 tips to convince management of their importance.
Is Holographic Storage Really on Its Way?
Venture capital firms seem to think so, yet the technology has been "almost ready" for almost two decades, and it still doesn't address the four issues that storage faces in the long term.