Industry News and Analysis

Imation Unspools Its Tape Business
The company largely exits the tape market to focus on its Nexan enterprise data storage systems.
Tape Will Be with Us for Some Time to Come
Despite propaganda from disk drive manufacturers, tape is still very popular for backup and archive thanks to technological advances that are increasing its storage capacity.
Intel Launches DC P3608 Series PCIe SSDs for Real-Time Analytics
With capacities of up to 4 TB and read/write performance in the gigabyte-per-second range, Intel aims latest PCIe solid-state drives at business analytics and high-performance applications.
One to Watch: Kinetic Ethernet-Based Storage Platform
The Kinetic Open Storage Project has gained heavyweight vendor support and promises to disrupt the storage landscape.
Data Storage Futures: Do We Really Need to Store Everything?
Most Internet of Things data should have a short life span.
Object Storage Forges On
Lessening the need for traditional RAID, object storage is enjoying a growing list of use cases in enterprise storage.
Oracle Goes All-Flash with Database-Friendly FS1 Storage Arrays
The company's first stab at all-flash storage for enterprises is aimed at speeding Oracle databases and applications.
Data Center Refresh Cycle Nudges Storage Market: IDC
Enterprises are beefing up their IT capabilities, spelling good news for vendors that provide newer, cost-cutting storage technologies.
Seagate Unveils 8 TB Hard Drive Slate for Enterprises and SMBs
With its new 8 TB hard drives, the company targets businesses with massive storage requirements.
Reduxio Hybrid Arrays Make Snapshots Obsolete
The flash storage array maker promises to radically simplify data protection and recovery with new arrays that eliminate snapshots.