Industry News and Analysis

The LP Is 65 Years Old
The history of music recording technology has some similarities to the history of storage interfaces.
Pure Storage Launches All-Flash FA-400 Arrays
Offering twice the performance and capacity of past arrays, along with new storage management perks, the startup is out to woo both enterprise storage managers and intelligence agencies.
Parallel File System vs. REST/SOAP
Is it time to change the metadata atomicity requirements in the standards?
Big Data and HSM
Are hierarchical storage management and tape poised for a comeback?
HDS Tackles Mobility, Secure Cloud File Sharing with HCP Revamp
New Hitachi Content Platform features combines secure, enterprise-grade mobile file access with consumer-friendly features.
DNA and Storage
Is it time to start developing standards for storing data in DNA?
Is SATA Going the Way of the Dodo Bird?
SAS offers numerous benefits over SATA.
Software Defined Storage Startup PernixData Raises $20M
Server Server-side flash software specialist tackles virtualized application performance.
StorageQuest Launches All-Flash Archiving Appliance
Flash comes to the data archiving market in an unconventional way.
EMC ViPR Adds More Bite to Software-Defined Storage
The new controller helps data centers virtualize and manage a central pool of storage.