Data center storage
- February 13, 2020
IBM merges Storwize and FlashSystem platforms to simplify its storage portfolio on updated Spectrum Virtualize software; adds Optane and Samsung Z-SSD options.
- November 07, 2019
Infinidat CTO Brian Carmody says NVMe protocol is a 'perfect match' for hybrid InfiniBox disk arrays. Customers are beta testing Infinidat NVMe drivers, starting with RoCE 4.
- October 30, 2019
Storage professionals should feel 'unleashed' and empowered in the age of cloud to avoid the tedious admin work and hit the reset button by modernizing data center storage.
- October 29, 2019
Admins at NetApp storage conference consider moving everything from physical data centers into public clouds, although such a shift is likely years away for most enterprises.
- October 24, 2019
IBM introduces new NVMe-based flash storage system bundled with Spectrum Scale, enables Spectrum Discover to access backup date, and updates pay-as-you-grow pricing.
- October 18, 2019
Age-old hard disk drives get a new twist as energy-assisted technologies fuel Western Digital's upcoming new 20 TB HDDs and rivals Seagate and Toshiba work on product plans.
- July 16, 2019
The expanded Western Digital IntelliFlash models include low-end N5100 NVMe and high-density HD2160 SAS arrays. IntelliFlash OS now supports live migration to an S3-compatible cloud.
- June 06, 2019
Seagate has introduced a collection of 16 TB HDDs to its Exos, IronWolf and IronWolf Pro lines that can store massive amounts of data, while maintaining a small footprint.
- May 28, 2019
NetApp said 'execution challenges' cut into earnings last quarter due, in part, to changing data center buying patterns. All-flash vendor Pure Storage's losses grew to $100 million.
- March 06, 2019
All-flash arrays command most of the attention, but Infinidat claims its InfiniBox arrays deliver the performance of flash on commodity-priced spinning disk.
- January 30, 2019
University of Utah Health extends its Hitachi Vantara storage implementation, adding the Hitachi Content Platform object storage to modernize its data center.
- January 09, 2019
Toshiba will try to get a jump on rivals Seagate and Western Digital with a new 16 TB hard disk drive that targets cloud-scale users in need of low-cost, high-density storage.
- January 08, 2019
Data management -- on premises and in the cloud -- appears on the rise as a 2019 spending priority for storage pros, while flash arrays and converged infrastructure may have peaked.
- November 27, 2018
Sanmina Corp. subsidiary Newisys recently plunged into enterprise storage with an NVMe all-flash system. In a bid to extend its presence in storage, Newisys is now called Viking Enterprise ...
- October 31, 2018
NetApp appends services to Data Fabric that aim to help enterprises flexibly manage their data between local storage and public clouds, including AWS, Azure and Google.
- October 15, 2018
Hitachi Vantara is making several pivots from the storage vendor previously known as Hitachi Data Systems. But has it gone too far from its core storage technology?
- September 13, 2018
Lenovo and NetApp go after Dell and Hewlett Packard Enterprise with a multiyear partnership to bolster enterprise storage offerings and create a joint venture company in China.
- September 12, 2018
Enterprise-class 14 TB HDDs from Seagate, Toshiba and Western Digital target cloud-scale users in need of economical, high-density storage to cope with exponential data growth.
- June 29, 2018
High-performance computing specialist DataDirect Networks spruced up its ExaScaler SFA-based flagship with nonvolatile memory express flash, and it bought Lustre from Intel.
- June 05, 2018
Scality Ring 7.4 file and object storage software takes aim at easing installation and ongoing management, and it adds a lower-cost three-server entry configuration.
- May 14, 2018
IBM storage enhancements focus on data deduplication expansion, cloud-based Storage Insights, VM-based Spectrum NAS and Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud.
- May 10, 2018
Hitachi Vantara outfits new Virtual Storage Platform models with more and faster processors and memory, adds midrange arrays, but makes no NVMe promises yet.
- April 25, 2018
Dell EMC World is no more. The combined vendor has renamed its annual user summit Dell Tech World, where data storage product upgrades will touch flash, HCI and software-defined.
- April 05, 2018
Datrium DVX 4.0 adds enterprise features such as AWS' cloud backup and recovery service, Oracle RAC support, VM fault tolerance and FIPS 140-2 security validation.
- January 26, 2018
Is the Dell EMC storage merger causing buyer’s remorse? According to published report, Dell Technologies is considering a return to the public market to satisfy the massive debt incurred from its ...
- January 22, 2018
Food waste recycler Valley Proteins chose Pure Storage's all-flash converged infrastructure to replace Dell EMC VNX-Cisco UCS for 24 TB of usable storage with Cohesity backup.
- January 15, 2018
All-flash and hybrid products comprise the bulk of the 14 storage arrays chosen as finalists in the 2017 Products of the Year contest. Only two arrays rely predominantly on disk.
- January 10, 2018
Liqid composable storage infrastructure is based on Liqid Grid's custom PCIe fabric switch and orchestration to provision bare-metal servers from disaggregated devices.
- December 18, 2017
Disruption in the enterprise storage market appears unlikely to subside anytime soon. AI analytics, cloud, HCI, mergers and NVMe flash highlight key themes heading into 2018.
- October 05, 2017
NetApp Ontap will become available in Microsoft public cloud as the Azure Enterprise NFS Service. Will we see NetApp do the same for Amazon Web Services?
- September 07, 2017
Private enterprise cloud specialist Tintri Inc. on Thursday posted mixed financial results in its first earnings call since going public in June. The bottom line: lackluster Tintri revenue was ...
- September 06, 2017
After receiving $76 million to develop DataStream hybrid NAS arrays, Coho Data can't find more investors and falls into the storage startup graveyard.
- June 14, 2017
DataDirect Networks focused on performance and resilience in updates to its Infinite Memory Engine flash cache and Storage Fusion Architecture operating system.
- June 07, 2017
To consolidate storage, Van Andel Institute chose DataDirect Networks' GRIDScaler GS7K parallel file system arrays and WOS object platform for active archiving.
- May 10, 2017
New PowerEdge 14G servers from Dell EMC form the 'bedrock of the new data center,' Michael Dell says. Ready Nodes and software-defined block storage are among the new products.
- April 27, 2017
An updated version presents Datera Elastic Data Fabric storage nodes as a cluster of L3 network endpoints in anticipation of increased container adoption.
- April 04, 2017
Semiconductor maker Microsemi unveils SmartROC 3100 and SmartIOC 2100 SAS and SATA technology gained in the PMC-Sierra acquisition. The chipset is used to build custom server boards.
- April 03, 2017
A Dell EMC all-flash array knocks a home run for the Boston Red Sox organization, improving management and analytics of ever accumulating data, and speeding performance.
- April 03, 2017
Red Hat's latest Gluster storage update improves performance, deepens container support and introduces space-saving alternative to three-way replication to ensure data integrity.
- February 09, 2017
VMware's vSAN 6.2 upgrade -- featuring dedupe/compression, QoS and erasure coding -- wins 2016 Storage Products of the Year gold in the server-based storage category.
- February 09, 2017
Formation Data Systems' FormationOne scores in value, innovation and functionality to take silver in server-based storage in the 2016 Products of the Year competition.
- January 06, 2017
2016 Products of the Year finalists revealed for category encompassing hyper-converged appliances and software-defined storage that runs on commodity server hardware.
- December 06, 2016
Datrium secured $55 million in Series C financing as it approaches the one-year anniversary of the general release of its flagship DVX storage system for VMware virtual machines. The new financing ...
- November 30, 2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) rolled out a new 3PAR flash pricing initiative and StoreEasy file storage enhancements as part of a late-year rush of storage product releases. HPE last week ...
- November 17, 2016
Western Digital introduced an entry-level ActiveScale P100 object storage system for users with lower scalability needs than its Active Archive System addresses.
- November 16, 2016
Seagate claims the ClusterStor 300N system achieves 16 Gbps per box and 112 Gbps per 42U rack, with Nytro intelligence accelerating I/O workloads up to 1,000%.
- November 14, 2016
Storage updates in OpenStack's Newton release include at-rest data encryption in Swift, a message API for async tasks in Cinder and driver-assisted migration in Manila.
- November 09, 2016
DDN Lustre file storage adds multi-level security to Lustre, and it announced IME240 NVMe flash is available on 2U commodity hardware or as software-only.
- November 03, 2016
Broadcom acquired Brocade in a $5.9 billion deal that will leave the Fibre Channel industry with three major vendors, but analysts predict FC will remain viable for years.
- October 26, 2016
Open source Alluxio is an in-memory virtual distributed storage system that allows data to be shared across applications and storage systems at memory speed.
- September 26, 2016
NetApp all-flash arrays and hybrid storage arrays get updates, along with the ONTAP operating system and added support for Microsoft Azure, to kick off its annual technical conference.
- September 13, 2016
DataDirect Networks is expanding its Web Object Scaler portfolio with a new 8460 object storage appliance that focuses on performance and capacity.
- September 12, 2016
Nimble Storage launches new quality of service, multi-tenancy features and cloud-like pricing option to help IT organizations take app-centric approach to storage management.
- September 06, 2016
Enterprises have new tools to manage storage for Docker containers in production. Legacy vendors and startups are adding techniques for data protection, mobility and persistent storage.
- September 01, 2016
Datrium this week released a software update that enables a doubling of the per-server capacity of the flash cache used with its DVX storage system for VMware virtual machines. Datrium’s ...
- September 01, 2016
Plexistor unveils Persistent Memory over Fabric hardware bundles. The startup's storage-defined memory platform presents DRAM and nonvolatile storage in a single namespace.
- August 16, 2016
When Molina Healthcare installed all-flash converged infrastructure, it was able to reclaim precious floor space in the data center while satisfying its most sensitive apps.
- August 12, 2016
Cloudian and Amazon Web Services are now offering a new service that allows customers to use Cloudian HyperStore Hybrid Storage offering that stores data locally but leverages the S3 object ...
- August 08, 2016
Industry players are demonstrating the new NVM Express over Fabrics network interconnect technology, but it's hard to say when it will gain widespread adoption.
- August 02, 2016
Unit shipments of hard disk drives (HDDs) may be on the decline, but the exabytes that Seagate Technology and Western Digital are shipping with their high-capacity enterprise HDDs is spiking. ...
- July 27, 2016
New IBM flash storage product is a high-density JBOF system designed to work with Spectrum Scale software-defined storage to target big data.
- July 19, 2016
Brocade ships new 32 Gbps Gen 6 Fibre Channel directors and extension blades targeting faster flash storage systems, and it adds new IO and VM Insight monitoring capabilities.
- July 18, 2016
Cisco and OpenStack-based object storage vendor SwiftStack have teamed on a highly dense, turnkey object storage appliance. It marks Cisco’s first foray into object storage software and gives ...
- July 05, 2016
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) moves tier 1 applications to EMC XtremIO flash-only array as key part of three-phase IT transformation project.
- July 01, 2016
In the latest shot fired in the David-and-Goliath dispute between Nexsan Technologies and EMC over the Unity trademark, EMC claimed it began using the Unity brand name in 2014. The first scheduled ...
- June 30, 2016
Red Hat Storage showed off updates to its Ceph and Gluster software and laid out its strategy for working with containers at this week’s Red Hat Summit in San Francisco. We caught up with Ranga ...
- June 28, 2016
Red Hat showed off a major new Ceph storage release and a Gluster update more tightly integrated to work with application containers to launch its annual summit.
- June 24, 2016
Startup Datera enlists the former Pure vice president to spur the growth of its Amazon Elastic Block Storage-like system geared for use with OpenStack, containers and DevOps.
- June 17, 2016
With the new Direct feature, Windows Storage Spaces can use local storage for failover clusters. It also supports JBOD storage.
- June 09, 2016
Startup Formation Data releases new feature for FormationOne software-defined storage to enable users to recapture unused storage capacity in their VMware environments.
- June 06, 2016
The rise of flash storage and convergence technologies makes it tougher to see storage and servers as separate entities in a software-defined world.
- June 02, 2016
The new Spectrum Computing platform highlights IBM's strategy to bring together compute and storage management for file and object scale-out environments.
- May 27, 2016
Data storage industry professionals discussed the appeal of technologies such as all-flash arrays, hyper-convergence and cloud storage during the first SearchStorage Tweet Chat.
- May 19, 2016
Dell launches an operating system update for its SC Series storage arrays, featuring dedupe, QoS, Live Migrate, VVOLs support and new management capabilities.
- May 17, 2016
DataDirect Networks leverages PCIe and NVMe in its Flashscale all-flash storage array. The system targets mixed workloads that need a balance of high performance and capacity.
- May 10, 2016
PernixData FVP RAM caching supports Viterbi's VMware Horizon hosted on Dell EqualLogic hybrid arrays for CAD, computational dynamics, and modeling and simulation applications.
- May 10, 2016
Evaluator Group's Randy Kerns looks at how Dell and EMC said all the right things at the recent EMC World and notes a key factor working in the companies' favor.
- May 06, 2016
EMC president discusses potential opportunities for EMC products under Dell, open source efforts, the state of hybrid arrays and opportunities around object storage.
- May 02, 2016
OpenStack Swift, Cinder and Manila storage software get feature updates in latest Mitaka release, as open source project teams plot future capabilities.
- April 29, 2016
Cinder still has the highest adoption rate among OpenStack storage projects, but interest in the nascent Manila file-share service is picking up, according to a 2016 user survey released this month ...
- April 27, 2016
SwiftStack 4.0 features integrated load balancing and metadata search; upcoming features include native file access and object synchronization to S3-compatible clouds.
- April 15, 2016
HGST makes its object-storage archive system available with lower capacity points for organizations that don't need to start with multi-petabyte installations.
- April 11, 2016
New York Life Insurance finds Load DynamiX storage monitoring and analytics to be a big help for evaluating new technologies and upgrading current products.
- April 06, 2016
Salaries for data storage jobs remain high with new techs and new responsibilities in evolving data centers.
- April 06, 2016
Storage magazine has tracked storage salaries for 13 years, polling readers to gather data about pay, benefits and other influences on job satisfaction. Our 2016 salary survey shows demand for storage savvy IT pros is still high as reflected ...
- March 31, 2016
Nearly 2,500 customers participated in Rancher Labs' beta for its container management software that is now generally available. The application includes storage services.
- February 15, 2016
Experts forecast disruption in enterprise storage in 2016, including a further shakeout among vendors, slow decline of traditional arrays and fade-out of high-speed disks.
- February 12, 2016
Experts predict solid-state technology will remain hot in 2016, leading to the demise of high-speed hard disk drives, as all-flash arrays outsell disk-only systems.
- February 01, 2016
The Datrium DVX storage system for VMware virtual machines is generally available and drawing interest with its server-powered architecture, flash-boosted performance and low cost.
- January 25, 2016
SearchStorage began in-depth coverage of the enterprise storage market in 2000, when Compaq was a major player, IBM looked prescient and EMC had its first $2 billion quarter.
- January 08, 2016
Maxta hyper-convergence customers can apply MxSP 'application-defined' templates, or customize their own policy settings for rebuild times, data recovery and reduction.
- December 18, 2015
Dell's blockbuster $67 billion deal to buy EMC overshadows all M&A 2015 activity in data storage, rendering deals for SanDisk, Veritas and other vendors to also-ran status.
- December 10, 2015
Paula Long discussed her second storage startup, DataGravity, which sells data-aware storage arrays that collect data and provide real-time intelligence on anomalous writes to storage.
- December 04, 2015
Yesterday's data storage tools are ill-equipped to handle today's data storage needs, but a handful of vendors have new products that can help.
- December 03, 2015
In hopes of appealing to more enterprises, Load DynamiX adds sensors and software features that capture I/O application workloads to analyze storage patterns.
- November 25, 2015
EMC and Dell storage customers shared their thoughts and concerns on Dell's proposed $67 billion deal to acquire EMC during a series of interviews at Dell World 2015.
- November 18, 2015
Seagate storage expanded its HPC reach with the introduction of a higher performing Lustre-based system, a new product supporting IBM's Spectrum Scale and an archive object store.
- November 18, 2015
Forrester VP Glenn O'Donnell sees no reason for IT users to worry about the potential merger of EMC and Dell, if Dell completes its $67 billion purchase of the storage giant.
- November 17, 2015
The IME14K all-flash array from DataDirect Networks runs Infinite Memory Engine accelerator software to create a data-aware tier that writes to fast SSD cache and reorders I/O as it moves to storage.
- November 10, 2015
HPC specialist unveils 14K hyper-converged DDN storage hardware line aimed at midrange enterprise, the first of three planned rollouts under codename 'Wolfcreek.'