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  • October 09, 2015 09 Oct'15

    Microsoft Azure strengthens its backup and recovery services

    Microsoft Azure is strengthening its backup portfolio. The company now offers backups of Micosoft SQL Server, Hyper-V virtual machines, SharePoint Server, Microsoft Exchange and Windows clients in ...

  • October 09, 2015 09 Oct'15

    OpenStack Manila project leader previews Liberty, Mitaka releases

    The OpenStack Manila file share service is growing up. During a Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)-sponsored webcast this week, Ben Swartzlander, a NetApp architect who is the project ...

  • October 09, 2015 09 Oct'15

    Big deals make hyper-convergence a bigger deal

    Partnerships with large hardware vendors are paying off for hyper-converged pioneers Nutanix and SimpliVity. Dell this week disclosed a $28 million deal with the Federal Bureau of Investigation ...

  • October 08, 2015 08 Oct'15

    IBM's new Linear-Tape Open Ultrium 7 will hit the market later this month

    IBM still hasn't given up on tape. The company today announced its new 6TB IBM Linear Tape-Open Ultrium  7 (LTO-7) drive that performs at 300 MB per second and has double the capacity of the ...

  • October 08, 2015 08 Oct'15

    Dell is EMC's latest potential dance partner

    The EMC rumor machine is in full force again today. This time it’s Dell that is reportedly interested in buying all or some of EMC. Of course, if the sources for these rumors were 100% reliable, ...

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  • October 07, 2015 07 Oct'15

    Veritas moves further toward freedom, cloud backup

    Veritas completed operational separation from Symantec last Friday, and this week made a minor upgraded to its flagship NetBackup software with a focus on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and NetApp ...

  • October 05, 2015 05 Oct'15

    Connected Data Transporter trumps public cloud for users

    Customers Calvary Church and Look Photography needed a more cost-efficient file-sharing tool and found Connected Data Transporter did the trick.

  • October 02, 2015 02 Oct'15

    Will today's storage tech be here tomorrow?

    It's hard to tell which storage techs will stand the test of time, but looking back at some of yesterday's storage technologies can help.

  • October 02, 2015 02 Oct'15

    Software-defined storage vendors team, fate uncertain

    Hardware vendors and software-defined storage vendors are joining forces seemingly every day, but who will dominate the SDS marketplace?

  • October 02, 2015 02 Oct'15

    Fujitsu Eternus CD10000 pushes Ceph storage

    New Ceph-based Fujitsu Eternus CD10000 adds options for optimized erasure code, density- and performance-focused nodes, backup in a box and discrete clusters for DR.

  • October 02, 2015 02 Oct'15

    Flash forward: What's next for flash storage technology

    Emerging flash technologies target capacity, reliability and cost, while the line between storage and memory continues to blur. Over the past couple of years, we've seen four major developments in flash storage technology: 3D architectures, which ...

  • September 30, 2015 30 Sep'15

    NexGen arrays save manufacturing firm from storage silos

    Philadelphia Mixing Solutions ditched four isolated SANs to deploy two hybrid NexGen arrays, with 32 TB of capacity apiece for primary storage and DR, avoiding storage silos.

  • September 30, 2015 30 Sep'15

    FalconStor acquires cloud-based analytics for FreeStor

    FalconStor is preparing to add predictive analytics monitoring to its FreeStor storage virtualization software, which the vendor compares to Nimble Insight and Pure1 cloud-based analytics. ...

  • September 29, 2015 29 Sep'15

    Flash storage and cleaning house

    A recent discussion with a client got me thinking about precipitating events that cause IT professionals to “put their house in order” regarding the information they store. In this case, there was ...

  • September 25, 2015 25 Sep'15

    AWS introduces a new infrequently accessed S3 storage tier

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) rolled out a new type of storage for infrequently accessed data within the S3 tier that cost 1.25 cents per GBs to store but only 1 cent per GB to access. The cloud has ...

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