Data center storage
- November 28, 2012
Cloud services provider ViaWest deployed SolidFire's pure SSD array in its data center for its storage quality of service (QoS).
- November 14, 2012
The LSI Syncro platform includes a boot appliance that adds reliability and availability to server farms in storage clouds and large data centers.
- October 25, 2012
GlassHouse Technologies released virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) reference architectures for VMware View deployments.
- October 24, 2012
Gartner analyst Stanley Zaffos explains how storage virtualization can help mitigate the effect of server virtualization on storage resources.
- October 09, 2012
Hitachi Data Systems brings out new UCP integrated infrastructure, with turnkey bundle and reference architectures.
- September 18, 2012
Panasas adds SSDs for metadata and small files to its ActiveStor 14 HPC storage system, and relies on hard drives for big data applications.
- July 09, 2012
IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) and DataDirect Networks disk arrays power NCSA’s iForge HPC service for private sector industry partners.
- July 02, 2012
NetApp founder and EVP Dave Hitz discusses the NetApp strategy toward hot technologies and the vendor’s plan for battling market leader EMC.
- June 20, 2012
NetApp gets into virtual storage appliance market with Data Ontap Edge software, which lets remote offices connect to NetApp data center storage.
- June 15, 2012
Storage Radio this week covers Dell Storage Forum 2012: the launch of Dell’s EqualLogic Blade Array, future strategies for channel partners, plans for server flash and more.
- June 13, 2012
Now that Dell has rolled out its iSCSI EqualLogic Blade Arrays at Dell Storage Forum 2012, customers wonder if they pack enough performance to merit consideration.
- June 12, 2012
Dell opens its Storage Forum 2012 by launching EqualLogic storage blades in an attempt to take its iSCSI SAN platform into the enterprise.
- April 06, 2012
Professional services firm ICF’s data center upgrade saved nearly $2 million with the help of a public cloud and server virtualization.
- April 02, 2012
Pleased with the Red Hat, Gluster deal, IT shops looking for software-based storage praise their new products.
- January 25, 2012
Worried about keeping up with data growth? Cleversafe Inc. unveils model for a 10 exabyte storage system using geographically dispersed objects.
- August 30, 2011
Improvements in VMware performance, scalability and capacity are leading enterprises to run more and more of their mission-critical applications on the platform.
- June 13, 2011
Dell customers want to know more about how the vendor will integrate primary data reduction, as well as NAS and common Compellent and EqualLogic management.
- April 06, 2011
Listings for data storage jobs increased in 2010, while pay decreased or remained flat; experts say hiring taking longer as firms wait to find the right fit
- January 28, 2011
Intel launches free software for Open FCoE; HP adds FCoE adapters from Emulex, QLogic; NEC upgrades HydraStor; Hitachi GST ships 3 TB enterprise drives with 6 Gbps SAS; and more data storage news.
- November 10, 2010
Panasas tackles high-performance computing (HPC) with PAS 12 parallel file system storage device that scales to 400 TB and 1.5 Gbps performance per 40U system.
- August 04, 2010
Former Sun and current Nexenta engineer leads effort to revive OpenSolaris source code used in ZFS storage systems. Oracle's involvement is a question mark.
- June 10, 2010
Ethernet will share a starring role with Fibre Channel in converged storage networking; users should plan for their converged networks and 16 Gbps Fibre Channel is coming as a network interface.
- June 08, 2010
SGI claims it has improved performance of Copan MAID disk array it bought the IP for in February; takes no responsibility for support contracts of former Copan customers.
- June 04, 2010
Law firm uses Riverbed Steelhead WAN acceleration products to replicate data and share storage and networking across three continents. WAN optimization helps firm reduce bandwidth.
- April 28, 2010
Personal Genome Project researchers say data storage growth in gene sequencing technology is being reined in, but others claim data management is the next issue.
- April 14, 2010
A panel of IT executives at Storage Networking World (SNW Spring 2010) calls for utility pricing, virtualization of storage and less vendor lock-in; remain lukewarm on public cloud storage.
- March 30, 2010
Xiotech's loyal customer base is happy with the upgrade to Emprise 7000 self-healing disk arrays from the end-of-lifed Magnitude, but analysts are looking for the vendor to spread its wings further in the data storage market.
- March 26, 2010
DataDirect Networks' DDNS2A9900 disk array helps Australian transport authority support large sequential I/O. Block-based storage helps with latency issues.
- January 27, 2010
Enterprise data storage professionals who participated in our annual Storage magazine salary survey discuss their satisfaction with their IT jobs.
- November 24, 2009
Brocade Communications CEO Mike Klayko denies the company has been for sale, says new Acadia venture between EMC-Cisco won't hurt and looks ahead to Fibre Channel (FC) technology upgrades.
- October 28, 2009
Quantum execs are using their results from last quarter as evidence that the vendor can survive – and perhaps thrive – without EMC as a data deduplication partner. Quantum reported a strong ...
- October 27, 2009
A data center manager survey says storage requirements are fueled by business growth rather than increased regulations, and finds cloud computing adoption despite industry hype.
- October 07, 2009
IBM repackages its scale-out file systems, XIV Storage System and elements of TSM software to create new bundles for private cloud data center storage and data archiving.
- September 15, 2009
Intel previews Jasper Forest processor to be released in early 2010, bringing the Nehalem chip architecture to storage controllers for faster performance with lower power needs.
- August 17, 2009
Los Angeles Valley College becomes early adopter of 10 GbE in its new data centers to improve performance and make its HP/LeftHand Networks iSCSI SAN easier to expand.
- July 29, 2009
Managing enterprise data storage more efficiently, Part 3: Reduce operating expenses using technolog
Enterprise data storage managers can reduce expenses through capacity planning, writing scripts to automate storage, outsourcing and taking a long-term view on efficiency.
- July 28, 2009
Enterprise data storage managers are using tiered storage, data dedupe, snapshots, thin provisioning and SSDs to reclaim storage and consolidate the amount of data in their firms.
- July 27, 2009
Storage managers must learn to improve storage efficiency though smarter spending, while taking steps to reduce operating expenditures during budget crunches.
- July 17, 2009
Hewlett-Packard (HP) takes another step into clustered storage with file-system vendor Ibrix, after years of a partnership that provided storage for DreamWorks and Pixar.
- June 25, 2009
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport CIO William Flowers discusses keeping his SAN, NAS, backup, and disaster recovery process in flying shape.
- June 12, 2009
The Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard was unanimously approved by a T11 standards body, but Cisco Systems and Brocade still can't agree on adoption rate of FCoE.
- June 08, 2009
The healthcare industry is struggling with vendor offerings, records-retention policies and other technologies needed to implement electronic medical records.
- June 08, 2009
In his Storage Decisions keynote, Jon Toigo tells admins to be wary of hot technologies and to plan a data protection strategy around a solid business case.
- May 13, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to develop green storage standards so organizations can measure the energy efficiency of their data storage devices.
- April 08, 2009
Industry watchers see storage directly attached to servers making a comeback, while others see a blurring of the lines between DAS and networked storage.
- March 09, 2009
A survey of data center managers finds they haven't yet warmed up to cloud computing. Will the economy change that?
- January 29, 2009
As economic forecasts for 2009 remain uncertain, users look to avoid spending money on additional storage capacity while still keeping up with growth.
- January 15, 2009
Storage is underutilized and data centers understaffed according to survey of enterprise executives; Quest buys capacity management vendor MonoSphere; Sanbolic bolsters clustered file system.
- January 07, 2009
The content-addressed storage market EMC pioneered with Centera is blurring. The changing dynamic involves small vendors trying to push the technology beyond traditional use cases.
- December 29, 2008
It's not just the start of a new year—soon there will also be a new president in office. Storage vendors, analysts and users offer their advice to the new administration.
- December 19, 2008
The 90 million images from the animated film "The Tale of Despereaux" generated 200 TB of data, putting the clustered storage system used by the post-production studio to the test.
- December 12, 2008
A supercomputer segregates its storage systems to avoid contention between users who need large-scale, high-performance parallel I/O and those who don't. It also uses 20-gig InfiniBand gear to avoid latency.
- December 10, 2008
The founders of a green colocation company say Atrato's disk arrays, which use 2.5-inch drives, have boosted density and broadened service offerings.
- November 21, 2008
The iQ5200 high-density SAN storage system, which packs 52 TB into 4U arrays and can scale to 1.56 PB, was introduced at Supercomputing '08 this week. The rack-mounted SAN storage system is aimed at small and medium-sized businesses.
- November 21, 2008
The performance specs on the supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Labs are eye-popping, but the storage system was chosen for space efficiency, not performance.
- November 19, 2008
Storage density of 13 TB per rack on iQ5200 array; plug-in allows Akorri BalancePoint to run within VMware vCenter console; Spectra Logic adds reporting features to BlueScale software for tape libraries.
- November 17, 2008
Some Veritas users can now get a free SaaS tool to collect configuration data from their servers and alert them if anything is amiss before they start an installation or upgrade.
- November 14, 2008
Many global parallel file systems rely on NFS for batch computing. But the NFS protocol has high overhead, which limits its use with I/O-intensive applications. For that reason, many HPC centers prefer Lustre, which provides parallel I/O to file ...
- October 21, 2008
IBM rolls out its first disk-only mainframe virtual tape library, as well as an update to the DS8000 array that puts FICON closer to Fibre Channel.
- October 14, 2008
Cleversafe's dsNet software version 1.6 adds file and object-based storage management and flexibility over its existing iSCSI vaults.
- October 14, 2008
One North Carolina county redesigns its data center and switches to a SAN, reducing paper records and substantially lowering power and electricity usage.
- October 06, 2008
Nexsan's Assureon archiving software now lets service providers separate stored data from different customers, so users know their data is not being mixed with anyone else's.
- September 08, 2008
Users say the F5/Acopia ARX switch has become an important part of their environment, but the overall file virtualization market has cooled over the last few years.
- August 20, 2008
With disaster recovery needs and cloud computing interest growing, IBM invests $300 million to build data recovery centers in 10 countries.
- August 14, 2008
A company leveraged Xiotech's no-maintenance Emprise SAN array and virtualized servers to set up a data center requiring no on-site staff.
- August 12, 2008
Converging Fibre Channel and Ethernet into one network makes sense in theory, but Dell'Oro Group report points out the devil's in the details.
- August 07, 2008
EMC's Documentum to support e-discovery; AmeriVault teams with EMC to offer online backup; Spectra Logic tape library features dual-port FC drives.
- August 01, 2008
When the budget for a new project left no room to add more storage arrays, a NASA center used Exanodes storage virtualization software to repurpose Linux servers as storage arrays.
- July 22, 2008
The acquisition of Foundry matches Brocade's product lines to Cisco's, but observers are concerned about the $3 billion price tag, which dwarfs the $713 million buyout of McData.
- July 07, 2008
Despite Brocade's claims that Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is still years away from reality, Cisco says it has customers close to adoption on the server side with FCoE storage arrays coming next year.
- June 24, 2008
Proofpoint is the latest security and storage vendor to fish from a teeming pond of smaller email archiving companies.
- June 13, 2008
Mark Ward, CEO of Copan, isn't worried about EMC or HDS offering technology similar to Copan's MAID because, he says, layering spindown onto traditional disk arrays is like putting lipstick on a pig.
- June 10, 2008
Along with upgrading its midrange storage with the FAS3100 series, NetApp adds caching appliances and performance acceleration cards to help eliminate I/O bottlenecks in an HPC environment.
- June 06, 2008
Application-centric storage is close to becoming a reality, according to storage administrators at the Storage Decisions conference in Toronto. But the only way to get there is through a natural storage replacement cycle, rather than rip-and-replace.
- May 27, 2008
Verari integrates Xsigo's I/O virtualization into its blade servers in an effort to reduce connections and increase manageability of I/O between blades and storage.
- May 22, 2008
Iomega talks of developing consumer storage within EMC, including a possible Windows answer to Apple's Time Machine.
- May 13, 2008
With its launch at Storage Decisions of 8 Gbit switches and 8 Gbit HBAs, Brocade claims to provide end-to-end 8 Gbit connectivity, although storage array controllers don't support 8 Gbit yet and Fibre Channel hard drives will probably never go ...
- May 06, 2008
HP's StorageWorks 9100 Extreme Data Storage System, which combines HP blade servers, clustering software and big chunks of JBOD storage, may be HP's answer to EMC's upcoming Hulk.
- April 07, 2008
Verari's new storage blades hold up to 12 TB per 1U vertical enclosure, connect via iSCSI, NFS or CIFS, and allow VMotion for blade servers in high-capacity environments.
- February 27, 2008
BlueArc's CEO talks about a long IPO process, and why you don't need a grid or cluster to manage Web 2.0 storage.
- February 21, 2008
EMC acquired Pi Corp., a company with Microsoft roots that was still in stealth, and has formed a new cloud computing business unit around it.
- February 14, 2008
An HP storage executive predicts that storage blades -- storage devices using the form factor and plug-and-play philosophy of blade servers - may replace disk arrays in the next 18 months.
- January 31, 2008
When IBM, EMC and HP deliver clustered storage systems due out later this year, they'll find that many multimedia companies have already deployed a grid storage system from newcomer Omneon.
- January 28, 2008
Cisco unveils the centerpiece of its unified fabric platform, but holds off on upgrades to its Fibre Channel storage switches.
- January 17, 2008
Two school districts turn to storage SaaS to offer online classrooms and boost security on school computer systems for about $1 per student.
- December 18, 2007
Some users prefer the performance and features of Nirvanix's managed storage service to Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3).
- December 10, 2007
A high-end addition to NetApp's FAS6000 series can now scale to 1 PB, while the company's FAS2000 series now allows the mixing of SAS and SATA drives.
- December 06, 2007
In 2008, storage will probably become the biggest energy hog in the data center, beating out application servers.
- December 06, 2007
IBM acquires Arsenal Digital and Seagate picks up l e-discovery service provider MetaLincs, ending a year filled with storage service provider deals.
- December 03, 2007
Download all the sessions that were presented to storage professionals at the recent Storage Decisions 2007 conference in San Francisco on topics such as backup, data protection, archiving, storage virtualization, purchasing patterns, storage ...
- November 26, 2007
HP's Automated Operations 1.0 suite takes the first step in combining storage resources acquired from AppIQ and Opsware, while integrating storage with other IT management services.
- November 21, 2007
Reldata launches SAS/SATA system; Aptare adds capacity manager; Seagate teams with Staples for data recovery; Dell resells Virtual Iron.
- November 20, 2007
VMware executive Jon Bock discusses VMware's plans for better integrating its server virtualization software with enterprise storage.
- October 30, 2007
EMC will integrate Voyence's network configuration and change management software with ECC and Smarts to create al data center management framework.
- October 19, 2007
IT managers in the U.K. are faced with reducing IT energy consumption in light of exploding data storage growth.
- October 10, 2007
VMware supports migrating data between disk arrays with Storage VMotion, changing the equation between server and storage virtualization devices.
- September 28, 2007
Widespread VMware deployments are causing storage professionals problems, ranging from grappling with new storage virtualization schemes to wrestling with backups.
- September 25, 2007
Download all the sessions that were presented to storage professionals at the recent Storage Decisions 2007 conference in New York City on topics such as backup, data protection, archiving, storage virtualization, purchasing patterns, storage ...
- September 24, 2007
EMC has picked up backup service provider Berkeley Data Systems, owners of MozyPro, according to reports on the Web.
- September 13, 2007
HP scraps plans for a backup blade based on software from FilesX but rolls out a blade version of its AiO storage box. It plans another blade next year based on its low-end VTL.