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  • Cisco, Dell Technologies renew VxBlock dalliance

    Garry Kranz - Senior News Writer 23 Apr 2019
  • Cisco and Dell Technologies may be rivals in the server business, but when it comes to converged infrastructure, the two vendors remain strong partners. Cisco, EMC and VMware in 2009 formed VCE, a ...

  • IDC: Dell No. 1 in CI, HCI revenue

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Apr 2018
  • Dell won the trifecta in the latest IDC Quarterly Converged Tracker report. Dell Technologies-owned technology led market share across the board in converged and hyper-converged systems, according ...

  • Broadcom-Brocade deal delayed, with ‘no assurances’

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Jul 2017
  • The $5.9 billion Broadcom-Brocade acquisition has been delayed 30 days, which may turn into a 75-day delay. That's if the deal happens at all. SAN switching vendor Brocade Tuesday evening said the ...

  • RDMA over Fabrics: a big step for SSD access

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 22 Jul 2016
  • Shared storage access for servers has been the most basic requirement for storage networks. Performance demands for multiple systems accessing data continually increase due to improvements in ...

  • Cavium pays $1 billion for QLogic, storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Jun 2016
  • After months of shopping itself, storage networking vendor QLogic has a buyer. Networking semiconductor vendor Wednesday said it will pay $1 billion for the FC and Ethernet adapter company in a ...

  • Brocade FC storage sales down, and will stay there for now

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 May 2016
  • Brocade’s earnings for last quarter show a decline in storage sales consistent with what large array vendors have reported. The Fibre Channel switch vendor’s forecast for this quarter shows that ...

  • Dell’Oro: FC back on top in networked storage ports in 2015

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 07 Apr 2016
  • Fibre Channel (FC) took back the port count lead over Ethernet in external storage systems in 2015, after Ethernet had gone ahead in 2014, according to Dell'Oro Group's latest numbers. Chris DePuy, ...

  • EMC adds weight to ScaleIO

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 31 Mar 2016
  • Private and hybrid cloud storage is a big piece of EMC’s strategy, and this week the vendor upgraded one of the key building blocks for that strategy with the release of ScaleIO 2.0. ScaleIO is ...

  • Brocade VP: Flash spurs coordinated Gen 6 Fibre Channel launch

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 03 Mar 2016
  • Brocade, QLogic and Broadcom coordinated this week’s shipments of the first switches and adapters to support Gen 6 Fibre Channel storage networking technology. We caught up with Jack Rondoni, vice ...

  • Avere launches new FXT Edge filers

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 15 Jan 2016
  • Avere Systems rolled out a new high-end and midrange FXT Edge physical appliances that offer more performance and storage compared to the previous systems that will be replaced. The new 1U ...

  • DataGravity's smart storage arrays add meaning to bits and bytes

    Rich Castagna - Vice President of Editorial 01 Sep 2014
  • At a time when most of the activity in the storage market seems to be focused on taking away as much intelligence as possible from physical storage devices, there's one vendor bucking that trend. ...

  • Brocade says its FC SAN sales disappointed last quarter

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 May 2013
  • Maybe Brocade has been a little over-optimistic about Fibre Channel SANs. After Brocade executives gushed bout how lucrative the FC market remains on the switch maker’s last earnings call, the ...

  • Voltaire to branch into "FCoE-ready" 10 GbE switches

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 04 May 2009
  • The more conversations I have about FCoE, the blurrier the distinctions get between its value prop and InfiniBand's. The declaration today that InfiniBand switch maker Voltaire plans to get in to ...

  • StoneFly makes SSD iSCSI SANs a trend

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Mar 2009
  • It turns out Dell/EqualLogic isn’t the only vendor with an all-iSCSI SAN system that supports solid state drives (SSDs). StoneyFly actually beat Dell to its official announcement of the PS6000 ...

  • SAS storage on a Windows Vista desktop

    Tory Skyers - The Sasha Company 10 Apr 2008
  • This blog is about three months in the making. First, a bit of background. Several posts ago, I predicted the death of SATA in favor of SAS, which is only marginally more expensive (not talking the ...

  • HP’s new SMB system … for remote offices

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Feb 2008
  • Why is it when storage vendors hawk a system below a certain price point - say $10,000 - it automatically becomes an SMB product? Take HP's MSA upgrade launched today. According to HP's press ...