Week in review podcast: HDD shortage, AWS cloud gateway; and more

Listen to the top news of the week from the Storage Media Group: The impact of HDD shortages, a new Amazon l cloud storage gateway -- and more headlines.

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In our weekly podcast, SearchStorage.com Senior News Director Dave Raffo speaks with Executive Editor Ellen O’Brien about the impact of the HDD shortage caused by the recent Thai floods, leading to higher prices, decreased drive availability and longer wait times. With the 30% decline in HDD shipments in the fourth quarter of last year, some IT organizations are changing purchase plans.

Raffo also discussed Amazon’s recent move into the cloud gateway market with the AWS Storage Gateway. Launched Wednesday, the cloud appliance creates “co-opetition” with other vendors and has customers speculating about how it will affect the market.

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SearchStorage.com reported on EMC’s aim to push its big-data analytics framework, Hadoop storage, into the enterprise space. The vendor plans to do this by integrating it with EMC’s Isilon scale-out NAS.

The SearchDataBackup site had news about CommVault’s upgrade of its Simpana backup software with remote mobile and laptop backup. These improvements, which also include enhanced performance for big-data repositories, are part of Simpana Service Pack 4.

The SearchSolidStateStorage.com site reported on all-flash storage array vendor Nimbus Data Systems’ shift into the enterprise, unveiling a dual-controller multiprotocol storage system. Nimbus’s E-Class system targets companies with desktop virtualization implementations and mission-critical applications.

Lastly, SearchStorage.com detailed the news of Riverbed’s new block-based remote storage appliance, Riverbed Granite, This appliance is the core of Riverbed’s Edge virtual server infrastructure, Edge-VSI.

This was first published in February 2012

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