Industry News and Analysis

SoftNAS Launches NAS Virtual Appliance
Company takes a software approach to centralized file storage for SMBs.
Top Ten Storage Predictions for 2013
Expect data stores to grow even larger, cloud and hybrid environments to become more important and tape to play a large role in enterprise storage.
Samsung Acquires Flash Caching Software Maker NVELO
SSD maker looks toward storage software providers as the flash storage wars heat up.
Imation Launches Cloud Backup Service for Businesses
Storage vendor floats a cloud service for secure business data backups.
IDC: External Storage Market Passes 7 Exabytes in Q3
As usual, EMC remains the market leader as the storage industry hits $7.9 billion in revenues during the third quarter.
Azure Arrives at the Cloud Storage Price Cut Party
Cloud storage prices tumble in a chain reaction first sparked by Google.
HP Revamps Storage Line
The company has updated and expanded its lineup of backup and deduplication products, as well as its 3PAR storage arrays and its storage services.
ScaleIO Raises $12M for Software Defined Storage
The Software Defined Storage market heats up as ScaleIO pushes new product and prepares to ramp up sales.
Windows Azure Backup
Microsoft's Azure backup solution is a good, reasonably priced option for SMBs.
FileLocker Tackles Simple, Secure Cloud File Storage
On the cloud or on-premise, InfraScale's FileLocker platform prioritizes security with end-to-end encryption.