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  • EMC still leads the pack in storage

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 11 Sep 2012
  • EMC continues to be the top dog in the storage market. The vendor was the only major storage company to experience year-over-year market share growth for the second quarter of 2012, according to ...

  • More storage notes from VMworld

    Rich Castagna - Vice President of Editorial 31 Aug 2012
  • While the VMworld conference might have been a little light on major storage product news, the sheer number of storage vendors showing off their wares meant there were still plenty of interesting ...

  • Those annoying backups could be a big data resource

    Rich Castagna - Vice President of Editorial 31 Aug 2012
  • A lot of storage managers wish backup would go away -- or at least become a much less visible process that's built into apps or storage systems, does its thing automatically, and requires little or ...

  • VMworld 2012 storage notes

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 31 Aug 2012
  • New VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger found himself attending at least one VMworld event that he would have needed a disguise to get into a year ago. Gelsinger was a special guest at a NetApp party for ...

  • Solid state requires storage re-design

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 30 Aug 2012
  • IBM’s acquisition of Texas Memory Systems is the latest salvo in the battle of heavyweights as companies position themselves to offer primary storage based on solid-state technology. It’s important ...

  • VMworld spawns storage announcements

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 24 Aug 2012
  • There has been a noticeable increase in the number of storage product launches in the past few weeks and that will continue during VMworld 2012, which begins Sunday in San Francisco. VMworld has ...

  • Flash Memory Summit shows SSD decisions require research

    Rich Castagna - Vice President of Editorial 24 Aug 2012
  • Storage pros are used to having to stick their heads under the hood to figure out the intricacies of storage techs, but they may not be so comfortable having to delve even deeper into the inner ...

  • Brocade CEO says he'll leave on a happy note

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Aug 2012
  • Brocade CEO Mike Klayko is stepping down after more than seven years in the position, saying the switch maker’s rosy financial position makes this a good time for a transition at the top. Klayko ...

  • IBM selects 'mature' flash option, buys Texas Memory Systems

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Aug 2012
  • IBM’s acquisition of Texas Memory Systems (TMS) today means there is one less independent flash array vendor out there and one more established storage vendor with a concrete solid-state storage ...

  • Violin turns to Symantec for solid-state software stack

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Aug 2012
  • Flash arrays already have spinning disk drives beat for performance, but they will require data management software for flash to become the medium of choice for enterprise storage. With that in ...

  • Nirvanix and Luminex join to move mainframe data to the cloud

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 08 Aug 2012
  • Cloud provider Nirvanix and Luminex Software are partnering  to get mainframe administrators to join the cloud bandwagon. The two companies are offering a cloud-based Virtual Tape Library ...

  • Are storage vendors overcharging for SSDs?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Aug 2012
  • The CEO of solid state drive (SSD) manufacturer STEC said storage vendors are charging customers too much for SSDs. STEC CEO Manouch Moshayedi said during the vendor’s earnings call Tuesday that ...

  • Quantum makes DXi8500 dedupe device denser, more secure

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Aug 2012
  • Quantum is upgrading its DXi8500 enterprise data deduplication disk target appliance to support more capacity and end-to-end encryption. The capacity boost comes from larger drives and the security ...

  • Stocking the arsenal for storage battles

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 03 Aug 2012
  • Major storage vendors constantly acquire technology through acquisitions and partnerships, and these deals often show a lot about where the industry’s technology is headed. They also show that ...

  • Fusion-io looks to steal EMC's Thunder with ION

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Aug 2012
  • Fusion-io this week revealed plans to launch ION Data Accelerator software later this year, giving the vendor the ability to turn a server with a Fusion-io ioMemory flash card into a shared storage ...

  • HP delivers all-flash 3PAR storage array

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 31 Jul 2012
  • Rather than build an all-flash array from the ground up or buy a startup that already has done that, Hewlett-Packard (HP) is offering its existing storage arrays with all solid-state drives (SSDs) ...

  • Oracle buys Xsigo for cloud, SDN

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Jul 2012
  • Software-defined networking (SDN), the hottest emerging networking technology, is also spilling into storage. That spillover accelerated today when Oracle acquired startup Xsigo, which allows ...

  • Storage branding: What's in a name?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 30 Jul 2012
  • As with practically any industry, product names are crucial when selling storage. Storage products sit in the heart of data centers and protect business information. lAn individual storage system ...

  • Veeam adds Exchange tool to free backup app

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Jul 2012
  • Veeam Software this week continued its “freemium” strategy of offering free features from its virtual machine backup software in hopes of gaining publicity and new users. The newest freebie is ...

  • Tintri closes $25M funding round, eyes Hyper-V market

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Jul 2012
  • Tintri, which sells appliances designed specifically for virtual machine storage, grabbed $25 million in funding today. CEO Kieran Harty said the money will be used mostly for expanding sales and ...

  • EMC sees weaker IT spending

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Jul 2012
  • EMC executives said they expect IT spending to be lower than they originally forecast for this year, while claiming their sales will be impacted less than competitors. Speaking on EMC’s quarterly ...

  • Avere rolls out remote NAS filer, pulls in another $20 million in funding

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 18 Jul 2012
  • NAS acceleration vendor Avere Systems this week introduced a smaller version of its FXT NAS Edge filer -- the FXT 3100 --  that optimizes mission-critical applications from remote and branch ...

  • NexGen turns its PCIe-based flash storage into a series

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Jul 2012
  • Eight months after coming out of stealth with a storage system using solid-state PCIe cards and using its own type of quality of service, NexGen Storage is expanding its portfolio. That’s no ...

  • What does VMware CEO shuffle mean for EMC's succession plans?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Jul 2012
  • News that Pat Gelsinger will move into the VMware CEO job and his predecessor Paul Maritz will join EMC as chief strategist has EMC-watchers wondering what the changes will mean to the storage ...

  • Why Katie left Tom, and who gets the data?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 09 Jul 2012
  • Like many people in the high tech world, I don’t usually pay attention to the latest entertainment gossip. But while watching the news recently at a hotel, I found myself barraged with information ...

  • Pros and cons of buying a one-vendor storage solution

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 05 Jul 2012
  • When buying storage, IT teams often wonder if it is worthwhile to buy a complete package of storage system, management software, data protection and other elements from a single vendor. Buying ...

  • CommVault exec says Dell-Quest 'no big deal'

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Jul 2012
  • Dave West said his phone has been ringing constantly since Monday morning when Dell revealed it reached a deal to acquire Quest Software. West is CommVault’s SVP of marketing and business ...

  • FalconStor buys $5.8M of 'relief" with bribery charge settlement

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 28 Jun 2012
  • FalconStor will pay $5.8 million to settle criminal and civil charges that it bribed JP Morgan Chase to buy its software, and CEO Jim McNiel said the vendor can now focus completely on ...

  • HDS growing VSP and NAS array sales, cautious on flash

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Jun 2012
  • Like other pure-play storage vendors, Hitachi Data Systems is growing revenue at double-digit rates despite the slow economy. But HDS is bucking industry trends with its growth. HDS grew disk ...

  • Storage licensing issues add up to confusion, frustration

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 25 Jun 2012
  • One of the most frequent questions that I get is how the licensing for a particular storage feature or software application is handled. The variations from different vendors have left IT ...

  • Will Bitcasa be su casa for files?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 21 Jun 2012
  • Bitcasa took in $7 million in Series A funding to enter the cloud storage market this week. The startup also launched an open beta for its consumer file storage cloud and declared plans to expand ...

  • Panzura snaps up $15 million in Series C funding

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 19 Jun 2012
  • Startup Panzura Inc. this week announced it closed a $15 million Series C funding, making it a total of $33 million the cloud NAS filer company has raised since September 2008. Venture capital ...

  • Caringo adds erasure codes, multi-tenancy for private storage clouds

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Jun 2012
  • Caringo is strengthening its hand for cloud storage with three new software products built on its CAStor object-based storage software. The Elastic Content Protection (ECP), CloudScaler and Indexer ...

  • Fundamental changes in data protection underway

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 18 Jun 2012
  • Data protection is probably the most fundamental requirement in Information Technology (IT), and is generally aligned with storage overall. But, data protection is perceived as overhead -- a tax on ...

  • NetApp jumping through Hadoops

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Jun 2012
  • NetApp is embracing Hadoop with a converged system combining its two major storage platforms with compute and networking from partners. The vendor also broadened its partnerships with Apache Hadoop ...

  • Real-time compression brings real benefits

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 11 Jun 2012
  • Compression of data on primary storage has taken center stage in the storage wars now with IBM’s release of Real-Time Compression on the Storewize V7000 and the SAN Volume Controller. Although not ...

  • IBM incorporates compression into storage arrays

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Jun 2012
  • For all of its talk about smart storage this week at IBM Edge, Big Blue’s storage announcements amounted to mostly cosmetic changes. The lone exception was the addition of real-time inline ...

  • EMC World: Proof of how vendor events are changing

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 29 May 2012
  • Last week’s EMC World would have to be viewed as a major success for EMC. There were customers, press, analysts, resellers, and even other vendors there with something around 20,000 people – ...

  • NetApp keeps flash plans under wraps

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 May 2012
  • Like EMC, NetApp executives say they expect to offer flash in many areas of their storage systems. But NetApp so far only sells flash as a cache in storage arrays (Flash Cache), and solid state ...

  • EMC World 2012 Wrap: Sneak peaks at Projects X and Thunder

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 May 2012
  • LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- EMC was stingy with details of its pet flash projects during most of EMC World 2012, but offered glimpses of early versions of "Project X" and "Project Thunder" Tuesday during ...

  • Hitachi Data Systems, EMC divided about federation

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 May 2012
  • EMC’s new Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) for VMAX arrays allows customers to run other EMC platforms or competing storage systems behind VMAX, much like Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has virtualized ...

  • HP gives EVA SSDs, 3 TB SATA

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 May 2012
  • Hewlett-Packard keeps upgrading its EVA line, although 3PAR is its high-growth midrange and high end storage platform. HP this week rolled out two new EVAs, the P6350 and P6550, with incremental ...

  • Confusion over storage consolidation

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 15 May 2012
  • Storage consolidation seems to be a simple concept. If you reduce the number of storage systems, you benefit from fewer devices to manage, less space required, and less power/cooling demands. Yet ...

  • Quantum partners with Amplidata for object storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 May 2012
  • Quantum will add object storage as a tier on top of its StorNext file system with the help of an OEM deal with startup Amplidata. Quantum revealed the OEM deal Wednesday, and said it will have a ...

  • EMC confirms XtremIO acquisition

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 May 2012
  • EMC today confirmed the poorly kept secret that it is buying flash array startup XtremIO. EMC did not disclose the price, but Israeli business publication Globes -– which first reported a deal was ...

  • Pivot3 pivots more toward VDI, View

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 May 2012
  • By Todd Erickson, News and Features Writer Pivot3 is continuing its push in the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) space by working closer with VMware. Last week, Pivot3 announced that its ...

  • Advent of modern storage

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 06 May 2012
  • Storage systems are undergoing important changes. New systems are becoming available that are both sophisticated and make storage “simple.” Simple is mainly a euphemism for automating many ...

  • Nirvanix receives funding to seed cloud development

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 May 2012
  • Cloud storage provider Nirvanix completed a $25 million Series C funding round today with plans to build out a new engineering center in Colorado, and move toward an IPO. The round brings ...

  • Storage product rollouts are more spread out these days

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 30 Apr 2012
  • Last week two major storage vendors made significant system announcements. Hitachi Data Systems rolled out its Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS)  that has block and file support and is aimed at the ...

  • Catching up with dedupe

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Apr 2012
  • It’s been a slow news year for data deduplication. The data reduction technology has yet to make its big splash for primary storage and is taken for granted for backup. But things picked up this ...

  • Will Google Drive cloud storage adoption or IT headaches?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Apr 2012
  • Just because Google Drive is aimed at SMBs and consumers doesn’t mean the cloud storage service will have no impact on enterprises. Google Drive will almost certainly add to the consumerization of ...

  • Symform grabs funding, seeks partners for peer storage cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 Apr 2012
  • Startup Symform has a peer-to-peer cloud storage and backup model that seems a bit whacky at first – its cloud consists of disk space from users’ PCs, servers and NAS devices. But Symform’s execs ...

  • NAB shows storage plays a big role in media/entertainment

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 19 Apr 2012
  • The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas this week drew a large number of storage vendors vying for the growing media and entertainment storage market. I’ve attended ...

  • Amplidata bulks up hardware with 3 TB drives

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 16 Apr 2012
  • Two weeks after optimizing its object-based storage software, Amplidata is making its appliance denser to hold more data and use less power. The Amplistor XT Storage System now supports 3 TB SATA ...

  • Consumerization of IT leads to accidental storage admins

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 12 Apr 2012
  • One of the ongoing changes in IT is the transition to IT generalists configuring and managing storage in all but the largest enterprises. This was always common in small enterprises, but now is ...

  • NetApp, Cisco expand FlexPod for smaller private clouds

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 Apr 2012
  • NetApp and Cisco today said they are expanding their FlexPod reference architecture, which consists of NetApp storage arrays, Cisco servers and networking, and software from other partners. NetApp ...

  • Red Hat 2.0 supports unified file and object-based data

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 09 Apr 2012
  • Red Hat today rolled out the beta version of Red Hat Storage Software 2.0, used to build scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) for unstructured data. The upgraded version includes new features ...

  • Long-term archives require detailed planning

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 05 Apr 2012
  • Conversations with IT people about long-term archiving usually begin by focusing on a specific storage device, and then it quickly becomes apparent that much more is involved. Addressing a ...

  • Get ready for 4 TB SATA drives

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Apr 2012
  • Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, now part of Western Digital, today launched the first 4 TB enterpris hard drive. The Ultrastar 7K4000 is a 3.5-inch 7,200 rpm SATA drive with a 2 million hours ...

  • Flash array vendor Violin Memory plays familiar funding tune

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Apr 2012
  • Violin Memory today picked up another $50 million in funding and a new strategic partner in SAP. If the market cooperates, it will be the last funding round before Violin follows its solid-state ...

  • Cloud can be game-changer for DR

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Mar 2012
  • Disaster recovery in the cloud is improving by the day. At least three vendors upgraded services in the past week, concentrating on faster recovery for small enterprises and SMBs. EVault added a ...

  • Atlantis unveils ILIO for Citrix XenApp

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 27 Mar 2012
  • Atlantis Computing today launched Atlantis ILIO for Citrix XenApp, which helps reduce I/O and latency problems often associated with application virtualization. The product runs on a VMware vSphere ...

  • Startup Basho heads for the cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Mar 2012
  • Basho today launched an object storage application for service providers and large organizations who want to build Amazon S3-type storage clouds. According to the vendor, Riak CS lets customers ...

  • DataDirect adds ‘mini’ array for big data

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Mar 2012
  • DataDirect Networks (DDN) launched two storage systems for people who want to start small in their approach to “big data.” DDN is known for storage systems that deliver extreme performance and ...

  • Why storage has a short lifespan

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 26 Mar 2012
  • How long does an organization keep a storage system? That depends on a few things. For disk systems, there are several driving factors: • The length of the warranty period and the cost of a service ...

  • Which storage cloud is fastest?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Mar 2012
  • Do you ever wonder how long it would take to move a dozen terabytes from one cloud provider to another, or even between two accounts in the same cloud? Probably not, if you’re sane. But maybe you ...

  • TCO vs. ROI: Remember transition costs

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 19 Mar 2012
  • While talking to value added resellers (VARs) recently about selling storage systems, I noticed their presentations about vendor products featured return on investment (ROI) calculations. These ROI ...

  • Dell offers deals for EMC, NetApp customers

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Mar 2012
  • Dell is trying to bolster flagging storage sales with a trade-in program that offers cash credits and improved lease terms to EMC and NetApp customers. The Dell Storage Swap program launched today ...

  • Western Digital, Hitachi GST make it official

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Mar 2012
  • Western Digital’s $4 billion-plus acquisition of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) officially closed today – a year and two days after the hard drive vendors first declared their intention ...

  • Risks from IT changes are real

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 07 Mar 2012
  • There is a great hesitancy on the part of IT in data center optimization initiatives due to the risks involved. IT pros are aware of the problems that can occur and almost everyone has painful ...

  • Storage sales growth slows, perhaps because of cloud, dedupe

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Mar 2012
  • Although S\storage systems revenue grew during the fourth quarter of 2011 and for the entire year, that growth slowed compared to previous periods. According to IDC’s worldwide quarterly disk ...

  • Amplidata gets funding from Intel, others for object storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Feb 2012
  • Object-storage startup Amplidata picked up $8 million in funding and a new strategic investor today. New investor Intel Capital joins previous Amplidata investors Swisscom Ventures, Big Bang ...

  • Data protection in transition

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 28 Feb 2012
  • The increase in data capacity demand makes it difficult for Information Technology to continue with existing data protection practices. Many organizations have realized their protection methods are ...

  • Backup vendors take cloud cover

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Feb 2012
  • Backup vendors are paying especially close attention to the cloud these days. Asigra, Imation and CA launched backup products and services this week with various degrees of cloud connectivity. ...

  • Dell expands its backup plan with AppAssure

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Feb 2012
  • Dell made its fifth storage acquisition in a little over four years today when it acquired AppAssure and its backup and replication software for virtual and physical machines. Dell did not disclose ...

  • Organization structures need optimization

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 21 Feb 2012
  • One of the most important parts of optimizing the data center involves improving storage efficiency. And that requires more than implementing the latest technologies. While working with IT ...

  • HDS enhances non-disruptive data migration to VSP

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 17 Feb 2012
  • Hitachi Data Systems Corp. has added a non-disruptive data migration capability to its flagship Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) that minimizes downtime for hosts and applications when moving data ...

  • NetApp developing server-side flash software

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Feb 2012
  • NetApp CEO Tom Georgens says he expects server-side flash to become a key part of his vendor’s flash strategy. However, NetApp will take a different approach than its rival EMC. Asked about EMC’s ...

  • SanDisk acquires FlashSoft to accelerate flash performance

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Feb 2012
  • One by one, solid-state flash vendors are adding caching software to enhance their products. SanDisk picked up startup FlashSoft today in a move designed to make applications run faster with ...

  • Today’s data growth requires new management approaches

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 15 Feb 2012
  • Information Technology storage professionals are looking at a grim situation. The amount of capacity they need to store their organizations’ data is beyond the scope of what they can deal with ...

  • IBM wants EMC's storage customers

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 14 Feb 2012
  • IBM Corp. is gunning for EMC with its XIV storage system, and "Big Blue" claims it is making a dent in EMC's lead. IBM last week added a multi-level cell (MLC) solid-state drive (SSD) cache to its ...

  • Is Starboard Storage a startup or Reldata 2.0?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Feb 2012
  • Starboard Storage Systems launched today, portraying itself as a brand new startup with a new technology and architecture for unified storage. But Starboard is in many ways a re-launch of Reldata, ...

  • Red Hat brings GlusterFS to Amazon cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 Feb 2012
  • Red Hat has been tweaking and expanding the NAS storage products it acquired from Gluster last October. This week Red Hat brought GlusterFS to the cloud with an appliance for Amazon Web Services ...

  • IBM puts SSD cache in XIV

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Feb 2012
  • EMC rolled out its VFCache (“Project Lightning”) server-side flash caching product to great fanfare this week. IBM made a quieter launch, adding a solid-state drive (SSD) caching option to its XIV ...

  • Beware of IT inertia

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 08 Feb 2012
  • In information technology, the part of Newton’s laws of motion regarding inertia where a body at rest tends to stay at rest is often prevalent. In IT, this law means changes are increasingly ...

  • EMC's Gelsinger: We don't want to sell servers

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Feb 2012
  • EMC executives say the storage vendor’s VFCache strategy is to work with server vendors, not to take their business. During Monday’s VFCache launch, EMC president of information infrastructure ...

  • Cloud storage customer experiences painless migration across providers

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 03 Feb 2012
  • Data migration can be a nightmare for any company, so imagine what an IT manager feels like when his cloud storage vendor tells him, "Hey, we are planning to move about one terabyte of your data ...

  • Storage efficiency and data center optimization

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 30 Jan 2012
  • Optimizing the data center is a major initiative for most IT operations. Optimization includes using resources more effectively, adding more efficient systems with greater capabilities and ...

  • SMBs need disaster recovery plans, too

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 23 Jan 2012
  • I was asked to do a disaster recovery review for a small non-profit corporation recently. While larger organizations regularly bring in somebody to review their preparedness for disasters, small ...

  • Nexenta gets $21 million in funding, seeks world domination with open storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Jan 2012
  • Nexenta scored a $21 million funding round this week, and the open-source ZFS-based software vendor will use the money to expand globally and market its new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) ...

  • Symantec gobbles up LiveOffice for $115 million

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 18 Jan 2012
  • Symantec Corp. plans to use its newly acquired LiveOffice, a cloud-based archiving service, to provide end users with better search and data analysis capabilities for legal documents stored in the ...

  • Tuning storage and cars

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 18 Jan 2012
  • There are similarities to the advances in storage systems and the advances we’ve seen in automobiles. When you’ve spent most of your life working on both, the similarities become noticeable. ...

  • Dell upgrades Compellent's capabilities

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 11 Jan 2012
  • Along with launching a new backup deduplication appliance, Dell made other storage additions and enhancements today in London at its first Europe Dell Storage Forum. The biggest rollout, besides ...

  • OCZ grabs Sanrad for PCIe caching software

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 Jan 2012
  • Not surprisingly, the first storage acquisition of 2012 involved solid-state flash. That technology figured prominently in 2011 acquisitions, and the trend is certain to accelerate this year with ...

  • Life after RAID

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 05 Jan 2012
  • Recent developments point to a change in how we protect the loss of a data element on a failed disk. RAID is the venerable method used to guard against damage from a lost disk, but RAID has ...

  • Rear view mirror metrics don't tell full story

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 28 Dec 2011
  • I read all the reports on the how the storage industry is doing. These include many segments in storage hardware and software, sometimes going into great detail. These reports often come from data ...

  • EMC, customers stung by hard drive shortages from Thailand floods

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Dec 2011
  • EMC has notified partners and customers that it will raise the list prices of its hard drives by up to 15% beginning Jan. 1 due to shortages caused by Thailand floods. The increases are expected to ...

  • Why we keep data

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 09 Dec 2011
  • I’ve attended two conferences recently where a speaker talked about storage efficiency and the growing capacity demand problem. The speaker said that a part of the problem is we don’t throw data ...

  • EMC adds cloud, big data certifications

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 07 Dec 2011
  • EMC Corp. is building up its training and certifications program by adding new levels of curricula for IT professionals who want to deepen their skills in the cloud, virtualization and data ...

  • Aptare expands storage management software

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Dec 2011
  • Storage software vendor Aptare is branching out to managing file storage. The vendor today launched Aptare StorageConsole File Analytics, which helps discover and analyze unstructured data. Or, as ...

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