Industry News and Analysis

Violin Memory IPO Didn't Go Well. No Surprise.
Despite the hype about SSD storage, the IPO of the solid state memory company was not positive.
Data Dynamics Ships StorageX 7.0
Company's automated file migration software paves the way for NAS upgrades.
Nirvanix: What If Your Cloud Storage Vendor Shuts Down?
Cloud storage provider Nirvanix is closing up shop – raising serious questions about the viability of cloud storage.
Accelerate the Edge: The New Distributed Enterprise
In many ways “field” deployed servers and storage act as anchors, holding back business efficiency. But virtualization and convergence strategies can help with this bottleneck.
Flash Data Storage: Myth vs. Reality
Forget the hype: here’s the truth about some common NAND flash SSD myths, from a technical perspective.
DataDirect Networks Targets Big Data in WOS 3.0 Debut
DDN unveils its cloud-friendly storage software and hardware platform, which can now manage up to 32 trillion objects.
LinuxCon: OpenZFS moves Open Source Storage Forward
A storage filesystem that got its start in Open Solaris gets new life across FreeBSD, Linux and Mac OS X.
NetApp to Harmonize Hybrid Cloud Storage Management
Plans call for the data storage systems and software provider to bring hybrid cloud setups under a common data and storage management platform.
LTO vs. Fast Changing Enterprise Tech
Did TDK know what was coming when they got out of the LTO (Linear Tape Open) media market?
Will Linear Tape Open (LTO) Survive?
Vendors seem to be moving away from LTO, yet the format remains useful.
The Nand Flash Cache SSD Cash Dance
Is using flash storage more or less expensive than traditional spinning disks?
Global External Storage Disk Revenues Leveling Off: IDC
Capacity acquired was not affected by the revenue downturn. Data continues to be created at a breakneck pace, and it needs somewhere to reside.
EMC's Light to Speed: Flash, VNX, and Software-Defined
EMC used its industry gathering to promote flash storage and its VNX upgrade, among other developments.
NEC Offers Up Cooling Technology for Racks in Data Centers
The multistage phase-change cooling technology can reduce air conditioner use by as much as 50 percent, according to NEC officials.
Why Flash Storage Is Reaching the Tipping Point Against HDDs
NEWS ANALYSIS: NAND flash drives are proving themselves to be both performance- and endurance-worthy in production situations--making them a better buy over time than mechanical hard drives.
Western Digital Expands, Updates Red NAS Hard Drives
Powered by NASware 2.0 technology, the drives offer improvement in reliability and protection of customer data in the event of a power loss or disruption.