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  • SwiftStack objects to object storage label

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 02 Nov 2017
  • SwiftStack’s leadership team appreciated being selected a visionary in Gartner’s recent Magic Quadrant for distributed file systems and object storage. The vendor even put out a press release ...

  • IBM Cloud Object Storage tweaked for on-prem, small footprints

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 31 Oct 2017
  • With the latest upgrades to its object storage platform, IBM recognizes that not everyone who uses object storage does so in the public cloud.  They don’t all start with hundreds of terabytes of ...

  • Infinidat boxes up $95M funding haul

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 03 Oct 2017
  • Infinidat picked up $95 million in funding today to help fuel an aggressive product expansion – including moves into secondary storage and a public cloud offering. Goldman Sachs Private Capital ...

  • NetApp Insight: Las Vegas should have time to grieve first

    Garry Kranz - Senior News Writer 02 Oct 2017
  • LAS VEGAS - This blog was supposed to tell our readers about the big developments surrounding Day 1 of the NetApp Insight user conference.  Sadly, today’s subject matter touches on more sobering ...

  • Maxta hyper-converged SW flips off VMware for Red Hat

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 27 Sep 2017
  • Software-only hyper-converged vendor Maxta said it can enable customers to migrate virtual machines from VMware ESXi to Red Hat Virtualization, and run both hypervisors on Maxta hyper-converged ...

  • Cleversafe-based IBM Cloud Object Storage service debuts

    Carol Sliwa - Senior Writer 19 Oct 2016
  • IBM marked the one-year anniversary of its Cleversafe acquisition with the launch of a “pay-as-you-go” cloud object storage service enabling customers to use the same technology on site and off ...

  • Object storage has dual uses

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 18 Feb 2016
  • The latest object storage systems are often misunderstood by potential buyers. This may be because these systems, capable of storing extremely large numbers of object and files, serve more than one ...

  • Archive redefined

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 31 Dec 2015
  • When the word “archive” is used in conversations about storing data, it brings up preconceptions depending on the individuals and their roles in IT. The most common thought is that an archive is ...

  • New LTO-7 tape specification is now available for licensing

    Carol Sliwa - Senior Writer 19 Sep 2015
  • Hard disk drives (HDDs) are up to 8 TB and 10 TB, and flash storage may be all the rage, but tape keeps rolling along. Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM and Quantum – the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Program ...

  • Western Digital adds Amplidata object storage to HGST fold

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 03 Mar 2015
  • Western Digital, which has been collecting flash-related startups over the past few years, today beefed up its archiving portfolio by acquiring object storage vendor Amplidata. Amplidata will ...

  • Backup appliance sales take turn for the better

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 22 Sep 2014
  • The backup appliance market rebounded last quarter following a year-over-year decline in the first quarter of the year, according to IDC’s quarterly tracker numbers. The backup appliance market hit ...

  • Object storage as common denominator

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 21 Apr 2014
  • Conversations at the recent National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference led me to the conclusion that object storage is becoming a common denominator between block and file storage within ...

  • Symantec plans to ditch Backup Exec.cloud

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 26 Nov 2013
  • Symantec Corp. has put its channel partners and managed service providers (MSPs) on notice that it is shutting its backup cloud service, known as Symantec Backup Exec.cloud, effective on Jan. 6, ...

  • Seagate puts Kinetic object storage plan in motion

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 23 Oct 2013
  • If you need more proof that object storage is picking up steam, there is the Kinetic Open Storage Platform unveiled by Seagate this week. If it flies, the architecture can provide a huge boost to ...

  • Will object replace file?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 17 Oct 2013
  • I keep hearing this question, and I keep responding “not anytime soon,” rather than with a flat “no.” I can understand why some may consider replacing file storage with object storage given ...

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