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  • June 05, 2015 05 Jun'15

    Infinite io storage controller accelerates NAS filers

    Startup infinite io launched a network-based storage controller that boosts performance on NAS filers and also moves inactive data to the cloud.

  • June 05, 2015 05 Jun'15

    Storage purchase plans move to cloud with rising budgets

    Our annual Purchasing Intentions survey paints a rosier picture than last year for storage managers trying to stretch budgets to cover capacity needs.

  • June 05, 2015 05 Jun'15

    Smart storage key to moving beyond "third platform"

    The third platform of computing takes an external approach to data and applications, but data-aware technologies can add some insight to the storage process.

  • June 05, 2015 05 Jun'15

    Integrating a cloud tier with on-premises storage

    The best approaches to using cloud storage create a seamless integration between on-premises and cloud storage. Integration of a cloud tier with on-premises storage can be accomplished in a number of ways. Some will prefer purpose-built software ...

  • June 04, 2015 04 Jun'15

    Sudden NetApp CEO change deemed necessary

    Few industry analysts question the firing of the NetApp CEO, but some say the company should look outside the company for a replacement.”

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  • June 02, 2015 02 Jun'15

    NetApp CEO Tom Georgens: Head in the clouds, gone in a flash

    Years of mistakes caught up to NetApp, costing CEO Tom Georgens his job; George Kurian takes over for the slumping storage vendor.

  • May 29, 2015 29 May'15

    Toshiba joins list of Ethernet hard drive makers

    Toshiba joins drive makers testing new devices that combine storage, compute resources and Ethernet ports to scale object stores, big data analytics.

  • May 26, 2015 26 May'15

    Avago PEX9700 PCI Express switch adds HA

    Hyperscale systems and high-performance computing environments can gain performance boosts from Avago's PEX9700 PCI Express switch chips.

  • May 22, 2015 22 May'15

    Load DynamiX adds workload models to storage performance tool

    The Load DynamiX update adds built-in workload models to support OpenStack, Ceph, Amazon S3, NFSv 4.1 and steady-state VDI.

  • May 21, 2015 21 May'15

    Cisco expands FC, converged Ethernet storage switching

    A new 96-port FC switch and greater 40 gigabit converged Ethernet support for Nexus switches expands Cisco's support for all storage protocols.

  • May 18, 2015 18 May'15

    New scale-out NexentaEdge storage supports object, block

    Nexenta's new scale-out object storage product supports object and block services and inline deduplication across a petabyte-scale cluster.

  • May 12, 2015 12 May'15

    Energy company targets electricity thieves with Isilon, Pivotal Hadoop

    Power company BC Hydro runs 10 Isilon nodes and the full Pivotal Hadoop software stack to perform analytics to curtail unauthorized taps of its electricity.

  • May 08, 2015 08 May'15

    EMC World 2015 via the Twitterverse

    EMC World 2015 earned kudos and some critics in the Twitterverse. Here’s a sampling of our favorites.

  • May 07, 2015 07 May'15

    EMC unveils open source storage strategy with CoprHD, Caspian

    EMC vows to make open source storage management software a 'big part of our future,' and to share code for other storage applications.

  • May 06, 2015 06 May'15

    New Dell storage array, software-defined options added

    Dell Storage ships new entry-level SCv2000 arrays, ups performance and density in PS6610 and adds a new Microsoft-based software-defined storage option.

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