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  • Infinidat boxes up $95M funding haul

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Oct 2017
  • Infinidat picked up $95 million in funding today to help fuel an aggressive product expansion – including moves into secondary storage and a public cloud offering. Goldman Sachs Private Capital ...

  • NetApp Insight: Las Vegas should have time to grieve first

    Garry Kranz - Senior News Writer 02 Oct 2017
  • LAS VEGAS - This blog was supposed to tell our readers about the big developments surrounding Day 1 of the NetApp Insight user conference.  Sadly, today’s subject matter touches on more sobering ...

  • Maxta hyper-converged SW flips off VMware for Red Hat

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Sep 2017
  • Software-only hyper-converged vendor Maxta said it can enable customers to migrate virtual machines from VMware ESXi to Red Hat Virtualization, and run both hypervisors on Maxta hyper-converged ...

  • Cleversafe-based IBM Cloud Object Storage service debuts

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 19 Oct 2016
  • IBM marked the one-year anniversary of its Cleversafe acquisition with the launch of a “pay-as-you-go” cloud object storage service enabling customers to use the same technology on site and off ...

  • Object storage has dual uses

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 18 Feb 2016
  • The latest object storage systems are often misunderstood by potential buyers. This may be because these systems, capable of storing extremely large numbers of object and files, serve more than one ...

  • Archive redefined

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 31 Dec 2015
  • When the word “archive” is used in conversations about storing data, it brings up preconceptions depending on the individuals and their roles in IT. The most common thought is that an archive is ...

  • New LTO-7 tape specification is now available for licensing

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 19 Sep 2015
  • 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 ...

  • Western Digital adds Amplidata object storage to HGST fold

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Mar 2015
  • Western Digital, which has been collecting flash-related startups over the past few years, today beefed up its archiving portfolio by acquiring object storage vendor Amplidata. Amplidata will ...

  • Object storage as common denominator

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 21 Apr 2014
  • Conversations at the recent National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference led me to the conclusion that object storage is becoming a common denominator between block and file storage within ...

  • Symantec plans to ditch Backup Exec.cloud

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 26 Nov 2013
  • Symantec Corp. has put its channel partners and managed service providers (MSPs) on notice that it is shutting its backup cloud service, known as Symantec Backup Exec.cloud, effective on Jan. 6, ...

  • Seagate puts Kinetic object storage plan in motion

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Oct 2013
  • If you need more proof that object storage is picking up steam, there is the Kinetic Open Storage Platform unveiled by Seagate this week. If it flies, the architecture can provide a huge boost to ...

  • Will object replace file?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 17 Oct 2013
  • I keep hearing this question, and I keep responding “not anytime soon,” rather than with a flat “no.” I can understand why some may consider replacing file storage with object storage given ...

  • Object storage can solve large capacity problems

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 03 Oct 2013
  • There have been reports that a social media firm has purchased 85 PB of object storage from EMC. This is significant for several reasons. Certainly it is a large amount of capacity in a single ...

  • Common cloud storage topics: archiving and gateways

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 28 Jun 2013
  • Two storage aspects always enter the discussion when talking about the cloud: archiving and the use of gateways to adapt on-premise environments. Archiving information to a cloud location is ...

  • Archiving explained

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 26 Apr 2013
  • The term archiving can be used in different contexts. Its use across vertical markets and in practice leads to confusion and communication problems. Working on strategy projects with IT clients has ...

  • Don’t forget management when developing object storage systems

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 11 Apr 2013
  • The massive amount of unstructured data being created has vendors pushing to deliver object storage systems. There are many object systems available now from new and established vendors, and others ...

  • Scality and SGI combine commoditized hardware and object storage

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 06 Feb 2013
  • Scality and Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) have signed an OEM deal that combines object storage software with  high-performance commodity hardware. It provides a scale-out computing offering for ...

  • Meet the new object storage

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 10 Dec 2012
  • Object storage is a method of storing information that differs from the popular file storage and venerable block storage that are the most familiar in IT. It is another a type of storage where ...

  • Amplidata adds denser, faster object storage nodes

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Oct 2012
  • Fresh off of a CEO change and funding round, object storage vendor Amplidata today added a larger capacity storage node and an operating system upgrade that supports 16 TB object sizes. The ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Who makes the call on archiving?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 26 Oct 2011
  • Data archiving makes sense when primary storage gets filled up with data that is no longer active. Data growth on primary storage – the highest performing storage with the most frequent data ...

  • Dell adds Ocarina compression to object storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Oct 2011
  • Dell today revealed the first product it will release using data reduction technology from its Ocarina acquisition 15 months ago: The DX6000G Storage Compression Node (SCN) for its DX object ...

  • Gluster combines object and file storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Jul 2011
  • Object storage has been hailed as a better way to store files than traditional NAS, and perhaps even a long-term replacement for file storage. Now open-source software vendor Gluster has integrated ...

  • Don't turn data archiving into data hoarding

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 31 May 2011
  • Archiving has the potential to change individual behavior, depending on how it is implemented and introduced to data owners. An archiving system can prompt data owners to alter the way they handle ...

  • Archiving's two primary use cases

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 05 May 2011
  • Data archiving is often incorrectly assumed to be an extension of backup. That’s mainly because earlier technology limitations necessitated the use of backup software to store data on devices. ...

  • Establishing data relevance can help archiving strategy

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 30 Mar 2011
  • As highlighted in many reports, the massive amounts of data being created today cause concerns for Information Technology pros – especially those who manage storage. These concerns involve how to ...

  • Object storage newcomer Scality looks to conquer the cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Nov 2010
  • A new object storage vendor has thrown its hat in the ring to compete as a cloud storage enabler. Actually, it’s thrown its Ring in the ring. Scality’s Ring technology is targeted at service ...

  • Oracle jumps into archiving; can Microsoft be far behind?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Apr 2008
  • Oracle is getting into the archiving game with the Oracle Universal Online Archive, which will archive email as well as unstructured files. The product will use Oracle's own database as the ...

  • How to archive home directories that don’t have AD accounts

    Tory Skyers - The Sasha Company 10 Oct 2007
  • My name is Tory Skyers. Through circumstances not entirely beyond my control (!!) I have been deeply involved throughout my career in various types of centralized and distributed storage. Now, at ...

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