• May 27, 2015 27 May'15

    EMC's Virtustream acquisition fills managed cloud void

    EMC just laid down some serious cash to acquire a cloud software company that has some technology overlap with VMware but also fills an important gap.

  • May 26, 2015 26 May'15

    EMC's Virtustream buy to set foundation for managed services business

    EMC's pending acquisition of Virtustream would create a new cloud service business and opportunities for consultants, integrators and service providers

  • May 06, 2015 06 May'15

    Channel execs tout new programs for EMC partners

    EMC channel executives said the company will takes steps to make EMC partners an extension of its sales force and reward them for greater commitment.

  • April 24, 2015 24 Apr'15

    Storage VP: Red Hat Gluster, Ceph see faster start than Linux

    Red Hat vows to improve file and database-as-a-service features for its open source storage software while also planning to tackle hyper-convergence.

  • April 06, 2015 06 Apr'15

    VMware VVOLs redefine storage

    VMware has been shaking up data storage for years, and its VVOLs technology just might revolutionize it. The newly introduced VMware VVOLs have vendors scrambling to support it or risk becoming irrelevant in the virtual machine storage market. VVOLs should make configuring and allocating storage easy while providing traditional networked storage services.

    Many companies use cloud storage services, but few have significant amounts of data in the cloud. Uneasiness about having data offsite, as well as security issues, still dog cloud storage. Hybrid implementations pairing on-premises storage with cloud storage are becoming popular, with vendors offering a variety of products and services.

    Now in its 10th year, the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards poll readers about the service and reliability of data storage products. Read the results of our latest survey on enterprise-class arrays.

  • February 04, 2015 04 Feb'15

    How to make sense of the expanding hyper-converged market

    Enterprise Strategy Group storage analyst Mark Bowker said VMware's EVO: RAIL initiative should spur greater innovation by 'disruptive' hyper-converged storage startups in 2015.

  • January 27, 2015 27 Jan'15

    EMC drops Ingram Micro as a North American distributor

    Seven months after naming Ingram Micro as North American Distributor of the Year, EMC is cutting ties with the distributor.

  • January 05, 2015 05 Jan'15

    Cloud, flash led storage acquisition activity in 2014

    Cloud storage acquisitions were common in 2014 with EMC, NetApp and Microsoft getting into the act, but flash brought in the big bucks.

  • December 31, 2014 31 Dec'14

    Storage trends 2014: Hyper-converged, flash and cloud dominate news

    Hyper-converged, all-flash and cloud storage formed a three-legged stool of dominant storage news in 2014; Symantec stunner added an element of surprise

  • December 17, 2014 17 Dec'14

    Channel rewind: IT industry 2014 highlights and the impact on partners

    As 2014 wraps up, take a look back at the important events and developments in the IT channel. Industry experts weigh in on the big vendor moves, partners' bumpy transitions to a cloud business model and more.