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Application storage

  • IBM, VMware add options for cloud DR

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Apr 2014
  • The cloud has been a boon for disaster recovery, bringing the technology to smaller companies while allowing vendor newcomers such as Axcient, Zetta, Zerto and Quorum to make names for themselves. ...

  • VMware’s picking its storage friends more carefully

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Feb 2014
  • VMware historically has had a good relationship with storage vendors, especially those who focus on storing and protection for virtual machines. The annual VMworld conference draws more storage ...

  • Gridstore receives funding for Hyper-V storage system

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Dec 2013
  • Gridstore, which this year changed its strategy and product to focus on optimizing storage for Microsoft Hyper-V, today closed an $11 million funding round to bring its new system to market. ...

  • Oracle optimizes its storage to optimize its databases

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Sep 2013
  • Oracle launched two new ZFS-based storage appliances this week, gave them a new name and released benchmarks that the vendor claims show it is the fastest file storage system on the market. The new ...

  • Astute takes early lead in VDI benchmark scores

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Oct 2012
  • Astute Networks this month became the second vendor to publish VDI-IOmark benchmarking numbers, and the vendor promptly proclaimed itself the lowest-cost-per-virtual-desktop-storage option in the ...

  • Riverbed's enhanced remote-office appliances include vSphere support

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 03 Oct 2012
  • Riverbed Technology today announced that the Steelhead EX remote-office WAN acceleration appliances now come with VMware vSphere 5 support, while introducing a new version of its Riverbed ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Dell combines object storage with the RainStor database

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 25 Jul 2012
  • Dell's strategy for dealing with "big data" is to shrink it. The shrinking tool Dell is using is partner RainStor's database packaged with the Dell DX Object Storage platform. Dell will sell the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Business critical applications drive storage requirements

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 01 Dec 2011
  • Discussions for buying storage typically begin with determining the company's requirements,  and usually focus on meeting the needs of business critical applications -- also known as tier 1 ...

  • VMWorld is a major storage event

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 28 Aug 2011
  • More than 70 storage hardware and software vendors will be exhibiting at VMWorld. That number verifies that VMWorld has become one of the major storage events where storage vendors choose to show ...

  • VMware and the importance of storage

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 24 Aug 2011
  • With VMWorld approaching, vendors have already made announcements regarding storage and VMware with many to follow after the show begins next week. These announcements come mostly from storage ...

  • VDI benchmarks for storage

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 01 Aug 2011
  • As we see more companies begin Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments, we spend more time explaining storage issues related both to server virtualization and VDI. VDI deployments depend ...

  • VMware gets deeper into storage with vSphere 5

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Jul 2011
  • Storage played a big part in VMware’s vSphere 5 launch Tuesday, as the vendor introduced a new software product called vSphere Storage Appliance and made enhancements in the areas of storage ...