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  • March 24, 2016 24 Mar'16

    Violin Memory fuses with Stream, creates FlashSync

    Violin Memory is trying to push its all-flash arrays into the financial services market through a partnership with U.K. software vendor Stream Financial. The vendors have combined to launch what ...

  • March 18, 2016 18 Mar'16

    Worldwide storage revenue down in Q4, barely up for 2015

    Despite slipping in the fourth quarter, overall worldwide storage revenue increased 2.2% in 2015. External (networked) storage declined 2.3% for the year, according to International Data ...

  • March 17, 2016 17 Mar'16

    Pivot3 closes funding round to develop ‘new toys’

    Hyper-converged vendor Pivot3 closed a $55 million funding round this week to support expansion following a merger with flash array vendor NexGen Storage. Pivot3 CEO Ron Nash said the bulk of the ...

  • March 15, 2016 15 Mar'16

    Hybrid cloud still an unfulfilled goal for most

    Storage vendors often talk about this being a transformation period in storage. EMC, whose executives use that term as much as anybody, conducted an analysis of its customers to see just where they ...

  • March 15, 2016 15 Mar'16

    HPE turns 3PAR array from all-flash to hybrid

    For years we’ve seen storage vendors take systems designed for hard disk drives (HDDs) and add solid-state drives (SSDs) to them. Now Hewlett Packard Enterprise is taking hardware that ran all SSDs ...

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  • March 14, 2016 14 Mar'16

    IBM ships new Storwize V5000, rolls out software package for Apache Spark

    IBM recently rolled out a pair of new storage offerings: the “Gen 2” Storwize V5000 hybrid system, with upgraded Spectrum Virtualize software, and a “Platform Conductor” for Apache Spark data ...

  • March 11, 2016 11 Mar'16

    Violin Memory receives no offers, makes few sales in Q4

    Violin Memory finished its hunt for a buyer without a deal. It did land a few partnerships, while shedding a quarter of its workforce and closing few sales of its all-flash storage arrays. Violin ...

  • March 09, 2016 09 Mar'16

    Seagate demos fast, dense PCIe SSDs that support OCP specs, NVMe

    Seagate is demonstrating a new PCI Express (PCIe) flash drive this week at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit that it claims meets OCP specifications and delivers throughput of 10 gigabytes per ...

  • March 09, 2016 09 Mar'16

    Riverbed adds AWS and Azure support to its SteelFusion

    Riverbed Technology this week announced its hyper-converged SteelFusion solution now supports both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure so customers can leverage the cloud as a secondary storage ...

  • March 04, 2016 04 Mar'16

    Nimble’s all-flash investment causes pain before gain

    Even as it waits for its new all-flash array (AFA) to hit the market, Nimble Storage did better than expected last quarter. However, its forecast for this quarter was below expectations, with the ...

  • March 04, 2016 04 Mar'16

    Data storage vendors offer speed, skimp on reliability

    Survey data tells us that data storage vendors promise capacity and performance in their storage systems, but reliability remains an issue.

  • March 04, 2016 04 Mar'16

    The state of the software-defined storage market

    The software-defined storage market is getting a lot of attention these days, piquing the interest of budget-challenged storage managers. But the lure of software running on the cheap may be misleading if you're not ready for some DIY or to ...

  • March 04, 2016 04 Mar'16

    HPE's Whitman grows hyper for hyper-converged

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is planning to go after Nutanix and other hyper-converged vendors with an appliance based on its ProLiant server line. HPE CEO Meg Whitman revealed the vendor’s ...

  • March 03, 2016 03 Mar'16

    Brocade VP: Flash spurs coordinated Gen 6 Fibre Channel launch

    Brocade, QLogic and Broadcom coordinated this week’s shipments of the first switches and adapters to support Gen 6 Fibre Channel storage networking technology. We caught up with Jack Rondoni, vice ...

  • March 03, 2016 03 Mar'16

    Pure Storage accelerates flash revenue

    Pure Storage is looking at more competition and more opportunity than ever, and handling both well. The all-flash vendor bucked industry trends by growing revenue significantly last quarter despite ...

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