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  • 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 ...

  • September 23, 2015 23 Sep'15

    HGST helium drives store black hole research data

    High-capacity HGST helium drives store data to help scientists determine if Einstein's theory of gravity holds true.

  • September 23, 2015 23 Sep'15

    IDC backs up on appliance revenue drop

    IDC Tuesday correccted the purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market tracker numbers it issued last week, giving market leader EMC more than $55 million in additional revenue for the second ...

  • September 22, 2015 22 Sep'15

    Tegile expands all-flash portfolio through SanDisk partnership

    SanDisk is putting its investments in private storage companies to good use. Two of the companies it has invested in – Nexenta and Tegile Systems – have signed on as OEM partners for SanDisk’s ...

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  • September 21, 2015 21 Sep'15

    Infinidat adds smaller SAN array, unified storage

    After starting with a system aimed at high-end enterprises, startup Infinidat adds a midrange InfiniBox F2000 SAN array, plus NAS support for unified storage.

  • September 19, 2015 19 Sep'15

    New LTO-7 tape specification is now available for licensing

    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 ...

  • September 17, 2015 17 Sep'15

    ScaleIO Node bundles software on EMC appliances

    ScaleIO Node models will bundle software-defined storage with EMC-branded commodity servers and Arista network switches.

  • September 17, 2015 17 Sep'15

    Dell'Oro: Hyperscale DAS use drives storage revenue growth

    Market research firm Dell’Oro Group’s mid-year snapshot showed that total storage systems revenue is on track to grow 1% in 2015, driven largely by sales to hyperscale service providers of ...

  • September 14, 2015 14 Sep'15

    Survey finds companies' disaster recovery testing is inadequate

    Despite all the talk about disaster recovery testing, most organizations still don’t do it enough. And recovery point objectives (RPOs) are still way too high to facilitate adequate DR, according ...

  • September 14, 2015 14 Sep'15

    Datagres PerfAccel takes on file analytics and caching

    Startup Datagres PerfAccel software handles file analytics and caching in an attempt to make file storage run better.

  • September 10, 2015 10 Sep'15

    Caringo Swarm refines migration with FileFly software

    New FileFly software for Caringo Swarm lets Windows Storage Server and NetApp filers migrate data to Caringo object storage systems.

  • September 08, 2015 08 Sep'15

    External storage sales down as market shifts to hyperscale and server-based storage

    External storage sales are shrinking. The total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue grew to an $8.8 billion during the second quarter of 2015, according to IDC. However, sales are ...

  • September 07, 2015 07 Sep'15

    Formation Data Systems CEO offers take on hot storage trends

    Formation Data Systems CEO Mark Lewis has strong opinions on the direction that storage needs to take. He sees the adoption of on-demand, "as-a-service" cloud models as the future, in contrast to ...

  • September 03, 2015 03 Sep'15

    Fibre Channel storage alive and kicking

    It's not the end of the world for Fibre Channel storage; market research from a variety of industry analysts indicates widespread use and a slow decline.

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    Experts predict solid-state technology will remain hot in 2016, leading to the demise of high-speed hard disk drives, as ...

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    Like all of its VM-aware storage systems, Tintri’s first all-flash array -- the Tintri VMstore T5000 -- allows admins to bypass ...

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