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  • August 28, 2015 28 Aug'15

    Drilling down into copy data management

    Copy data management (CDM) is a relatively new term for many in Information Technology.  At first literal consideration, its meaning seems self-evident.  However, it is really a topical area that ...

  • August 27, 2015 27 Aug'15

    EMC pronounces XtremIO its billion-dollar baby

    EMC says its XtremIO all-flash array has cracked the $1 billion cumulative bookings mark in 588 days – or roughly six quarters – while remaining on track to do $1 billion of business in calendar ...

  • August 25, 2015 25 Aug'15

    Scality raises another $45 million in Series D funding

    Object storage vendor Scality has raised $45 million in investment that will be used to expand its North American sales force, continue international expansion and build out its reseller program. ...

  • August 24, 2015 24 Aug'15

    Declining storage sales are the new normal

    NetApp, Brocade and Hewlett-Packard last week all reported storage revenues that were better than expected, impressing Wall Street analysts and investors. Yet in each case their revenue declined ...

  • August 19, 2015 19 Aug'15

    NEC enhances Hydrastor with universal dedupe transfer, OST Accelerator

    NEC Corp. of America has enhanced its Hydrastor scale-out backup and archive storage platform with a Universal Dedupe Transfer and added an Open Storage Technology (OST) Accelerator for Veritas ...

  • August 14, 2015 14 Aug'15

    Sale (instead of spin) doesn't change Veritas strategy

    The executives who have been working to turn Veritas Technologies into a standalone company say their plans have not changed with the $8 billion sale to The Carylye Group. Symantec disclosed last ...

  • August 13, 2015 13 Aug'15

    Toshiba unveils SAS, NVMe PCIe SSDs at Flash Memory Summit

    Count Toshiba among the group of drive makers demonstrating new enterprise PCI Express (PCIe) and SAS SSDs at this week’s Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California. Toshiba unveiled three ...

  • August 12, 2015 12 Aug'15

    Pure takes first step to go public, files for IPO

    Pure Storage today filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in hopes of becoming the second all-flash storage array vendor to go public following Violin Memory. In its filing with the U.S. ...

  • August 12, 2015 12 Aug'15

    Box hires former EMC Syncplicity chief

    Box today has hired the former CEO of  EMC Syncplicity. Jeetu Patel, the former general manager of EMC Syncplicity enterprise file synchronization and sharing (EFSS) business unit, has joined the ...

  • August 11, 2015 11 Aug'15

    Symantec sells Veritas to Carlyle Group

    Symantec’s spin-out of Veritas took a twist today when The Carlyle Group and other investors agreed to purchase Veritas for $8 billion. That’s $5.5 billion less than Symantec paid for Veritas in a ...

  • August 06, 2015 06 Aug'15

    Dot Hill revenues, income climb

    Add Dot Hill Systems to the list of smaller storage vendors who are growing revenue significantly while their large rivals stumble. Dot Hill is unlike the other vendors who are bucking the trend of ...

  • August 05, 2015 05 Aug'15

    Tintri picks up $125 million, targets NetApp, IPO

    Tintri, which sells storage built for virtual machines, today closed a $125 million funding round that it plans to use to step up its attack on NetApp’s installed base and take the startup public ...

  • August 04, 2015 04 Aug'15

    IoFabric Vicinity brings QoS software to distributed storage

    IoFabric Vicinity enables storage admins to apply separate storage service policies to applications individually or as a group.

  • August 03, 2015 03 Aug'15

    On-prem cloud: Storage in a bottle

    Storing important data in the cloud is a non-starter for many organizations. There are number of reasons for this, including legislation, risk and compliance. Oh, and of course, cost. For those organizations, an on-premises cloud could be a ...

  • July 31, 2015 31 Jul'15

    Amazon adds new features to S3 and zero-downtime migration for Aurora

    Amazon his week made enhancements and added features to its Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and its Amazon Aurora relational database. The S3 has been upgraded with more event notifications ...

  • July 31, 2015 31 Jul'15

    Startup Quobyte joins software-defined storage fray

    The vendor joins the crowded software-defined storage market and touts a parallel file system, fault tolerance and the ability to run on commodity servers.

  • July 31, 2015 31 Jul'15

    Quantum stumbles at closing time

    Add Quantum to the list of storage vendors that struggled last quarter. Quantum Thursday reported revenue of revenue of $110.9 million, down around $17 million from last year and below its original ...

  • July 30, 2015 30 Jul'15

    Performance counts when buying a solid-state storage device

    More than half of our surveyed companies are using flash now, with plans to use it for more than just mission-critical apps.

  • July 30, 2015 30 Jul'15

    EMC comes off the bench(mark), publishes SPC numbers for VMAX, VNX

    EMC, which has downplayed the significance of industry benchmarks, today published its first Storage Performance Council (SPC) block benchmarks for its unified storage systems. Results for the VMAX ...

  • July 30, 2015 30 Jul'15

    FalconStor lands OEM deals with Kaminario, X-IO

    FalconStor’s 2015 revenue has been paltry at the mid-way point of the year, but the vendor is crowing about new OEM deals for its FreeStor data services software. FalconStor said it signed three ...

  • July 30, 2015 30 Jul'15

    Storage should take high priority

    Few people argue that information is important. The value of information varies and changes over time but is the most critical resource for most organizations. Yet, we see storage products where ...

  • July 29, 2015 29 Jul'15

    Is Veeam’s gain causing Commvault’s pain?

    Commvault’s revenue keeps sliding while data protection software rival Veeam makes steady gains. Coincidence, or is Veeam taking deals that Commvault used to win? Commvault's revenue of $139 ...

  • July 27, 2015 27 Jul'15

    Google ramps up partnerships for its Storage Nearline service

    Not only did Google offer new incentives with its Cloud Storage Nearline service to tempt customers to switch from Amazon and Microsoft Azure last week, the company also beefed up its ecosystem to ...

  • July 22, 2015 22 Jul'15

    EMC tempers expectations, accelerates shift to emerging storage technologies

    EMC executives reduced their 2015 revenue forecasts for the second time this year following a quarter of tepid growth. They also said the vendor will implement plans to cut costs by $850 million a ...

  • July 20, 2015 20 Jul'15

    DDN EXAScaler brings PB HPC storage to midrange

    DDN EXAScaler 7000 midrange HPC storage scales to nearly 5 PB in 42U of rack space and includes an embedded Lustre file system

  • July 20, 2015 20 Jul'15

    SimpliVity says sales still surging

    SimpliVity claims its second quarter sales bookings increased 250 percent over last year, fueled by its Cisco partnership and an avalanche of interest in hyper-convergence. SimpliVity does not give ...

  • July 20, 2015 20 Jul'15

    StorTrends SAN brings city's IT in-house

    When this Ohio city needed a more comprehensive disaster recovery plan and to bring its outsourced IT projects in-house, StorTrends was the answer.

  • July 17, 2015 17 Jul'15

    SIOS launches iQ, seeks more intelligent analytics

    Data protection software vendor SIOS Technologies is branching out into IT analytics. The vendor this week launched SIOS iQ, an analytics platform developed for virtual machines and their ...

  • June 29, 2015 29 Jun'15

    Storage islands leave data management plans adrift

    A major problem that IT professionals have dealt with over time is the creation of islands of storage. A common cause of islands is when organizations purchase and deploy new systems with their own ...

  • June 29, 2015 29 Jun'15

    Docker containers expected to emerge gradually in primary storage

    Storage admins may find the container concept familiar, even if the terminology seems new; in some ways it's similar to using VMs.

  • June 27, 2015 27 Jun'15

    Red Hat not likely to combine Ceph, Gluster into single product

    One petabyte-scale storage customer traveled to this week’s Red Hat Summit in Boston with dreams of Ceph and Gluster merging into a single product. He hoped Red Hat would take the best pieces of ...

  • June 26, 2015 26 Jun'15

    PernixData plans platform proliferation

    PernixData executives this week disclosed three coming additions to its core FVP software, which clusters server flash and RAM to accelerate I/O and reduce latency. PernixData claims around 400 ...

  • June 24, 2015 24 Jun'15

    NetApp’s Kurian ‘not constrained’ from making changes … or not making them

    New NetApp CEO George Kurian today said he has a free hand to make any changes he believes are necessary at the company while giving no indication that any sweeping changes are coming. Kurian, who ...

  • June 24, 2015 24 Jun'15

    Backup appliance revenue grows, but leader EMC's shrinks

    EMC remains the leader in backup appliance sales but its grip on the market is loosening. While backup appliance revenue increased seven percent year-over-year in the first quarter of this year, ...

  • June 18, 2015 18 Jun'15

    EMC eyes containers with Docker storage drivers

    Docker containers store application's logic, but not data. EMC said its custom drivers preserve data persistence of containerized apps.

  • June 08, 2015 08 Jun'15

    VMware gives EVO:RAIL hardware partners more options

    VMware is giving its hardware partners more options for building EVO:RAIL hyper-converged appliances. Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, and Supermicro are among the hardware vendors ...

  • June 08, 2015 08 Jun'15

    Disk storage increases over Q1 2014, but networked storage declines

    Disk storage revenue grew 6.8 percent during the first quarter of 2015, with server-based and hyperscale storage picking up the slack for SAN and NAS sales according to IDC's latest storage tracker ...

  • June 05, 2015 05 Jun'15

    HDS fully digests Pentaho

    Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) closed its acquisition of Pentaho this week, which means Pentaho’s big data analytics technology will be showing up in HDS storage products soon. Pentaho software will be ...

  • June 05, 2015 05 Jun'15

    Data storage resources management gets respect

    Storage resource management has been overlooked through the years, but today a handful of vendors are pushing storage management software development.

  • June 05, 2015 05 Jun'15

    Navigate data lakes to manage big data

    While the concept of data lakes appeals to business today, IT administrators must exercise caution prior to a full-scale implementation.

  • June 05, 2015 05 Jun'15

    Storage purchase plans move to cloud with rising budgets

    Our annual Purchasing Intentions survey paints a rosier picture than last year for managers stretching their budgets to cover capacity storage purchase plans.

  • June 05, 2015 05 Jun'15

    Smart storage key to moving beyond "third platform"

    The third platform of computing takes an external approach to data and applications, but data-aware technologies can add some insight to the storage process.

  • June 03, 2015 03 Jun'15

    Violin still searching for right notes

    The red hot all-flash array remains ice cold for Violin Memory. Violin reported revenue of $12.1 million for last quarter. That was down 33.3 percent from last year and 41 percent from last ...

  • June 01, 2015 01 Jun'15

    NetApp names new CEO

    NetApp announced a changing of the guard at CEO and chairman of the board after the market close today, less than two weeks after another disappointing earnings report. CEO Tom Georgens departed ...

  • May 29, 2015 29 May'15

    Toshiba joins list of Ethernet hard drive makers

    Toshiba joins drive makers testing new devices that combine storage, compute resources and Ethernet ports to scale object stores, big data analytics.

  • May 28, 2015 28 May'15

    Rubrik pulls in $41 million in funding for cloud backup

    Rubrik has raised $41 million in Series B funding and also unveiled more details behind its integrated backup appliance that does hybrid cloud backup, deduplication, compression and data ...

  • May 27, 2015 27 May'15

    All-flash could be on Nimble's roadmap

    Now that Nimble Storage is growing revenue from its Fibre Channel support, it’s time for Nimble executives to think about what they will add next. An all-flash array would be one logical addition. ...

  • May 27, 2015 27 May'15

    SteelStore becomes NetApp AltaVault

    NetApp has rebranded the SteelStore cloud backup appliances it acquired from Riverbed last year, and will sell it on NetApp hardware. NetApp is selling AltaVault as a physical product on FAS ...

  • May 26, 2015 26 May'15

    Commvault takes next step in file sync/share

    Like many data protection vendors, Commvault added file sync and share capabilities within the last few years. Today, Commvault expanded its Edge file sync platform with Edge Drive,  which lets ...

  • May 26, 2015 26 May'15

    How vendor conferences help customers, analysts and press

    I recently attended EMC World and the IBM Edge conferences in Las Vegas, and was struck by how these shows have changed the industry. Not too long ago, industry-wide shows such as Storage ...

  • May 22, 2015 22 May'15

    Brocade, HP see storage sales decline

    Considering the poor numbers coming from storage array vendor’s recent earnings, it’s no surprise Brocade Thursday said its storage switch revenue declined from last year. EMC, NetApp, IBM and ...

  • May 22, 2015 22 May'15

    Load DynamiX adds workload models to storage performance tool

    The Load DynamiX update adds built-in workload models to support OpenStack, Ceph, Amazon S3, NFSv 4.1 and steady-state VDI.

  • May 20, 2015 20 May'15

    Clustered OnTap complexities clobber NetApp

    NetApp’s earnings report today disappointed investors as the vendor missed its previous revenue forecast, and it issued lower than expected guidance for this quarter. NetApp today also revealed ...

  • May 20, 2015 20 May'15

    Barrall spins out Drobo, keeps Connected Data

    Drobo is under new ownership again. Founder Geoff Barrall is spinning low-end NAS vendor Drobo out of Connected Data, marking the third major management shift in Drobo’s 10-year-history. A group ...

  • May 18, 2015 18 May'15

    New scale-out NexentaEdge storage supports object, block

    Nexenta's new scale-out object storage product supports object and block services and inline deduplication across a petabyte-scale cluster.

  • May 15, 2015 15 May'15

    Axcient adds appliance-less recovery to its cloud services

    Cloud Provider Axcient launched an appliance-less, direct-to-cloud recovery service aimed at small-to-medium sized businesses or remote office data protection. The company has been selling a ...

  • May 13, 2015 13 May'15

    IBM Spectrum storage beefs up hybrid cloud

    IBM plans to add a new cloud service for capacity planning and performance monitoring, next-gen XIV and multi-tier file and object storage service.

  • May 12, 2015 12 May'15

    Nutanix: Try our software for free

    Perhaps looking to head off software-only hyper-convergence competitors down the road, Nutanix will make a free version of its software available beginning next month. Nutanix will launch a public ...

  • May 11, 2015 11 May'15

    Quantum expects to scale StorNext products, sales this year

    Quantum’s forecast for the next year includes more StorNext and scale-out archiving products, sales and vertical markets. The sales bump has already started. Quantum last week reported its ...

  • May 08, 2015 08 May'15

    EMC World 2015 via the Twitterverse

    EMC World 2015 earned kudos and some critics in the Twitterverse. Here’s a sampling of our favorites.

  • May 07, 2015 07 May'15

    EMC unveils open source storage strategy with CoprHD, Caspian

    EMC vows to make open source storage management software a 'big part of our future,' and to share code for other storage applications.

  • May 06, 2015 06 May'15

    Open source ViPR, free ScaleIO announced at EMC World conference

    Senior news director Dave Raffo gives his take on EMC's announcement of an open source version of ViPR and free version of ScaleIO software.

  • May 05, 2015 05 May'15

    Nimble gets SAP certification, offers SmartStack for HANA

    Most of the storage news this week is happening at EMC World in Las Vegas, but there’s also a bit of activity at the SAP Sapphire Now conference in Orlando, Florida. Nimble Storage announced that ...

  • May 05, 2015 05 May'15

    Nexenta Systems CEO discusses upcoming product launches

    Nexenta Systems CEO says NexentaEdge object storage demo will happen at upcoming OpenStack Summit, NexentaFusion management beta launch will follow

  • May 05, 2015 05 May'15

    EMC opens up ViPR, hope developers take to it

    LAS VEGAS -- You don’t usually associate EMC with open or free, but at EMC World today the vendor said it is making ViPR an open-source project and is offering a free non-production version of its ...

  • May 04, 2015 04 May'15

    EMC World 2015 conference coverage

    Storage Media Group editors are at EMC World 2015 to bring you the latest news and analysis from the annual conference.

  • May 01, 2015 01 May'15

    In-house EFSS protects companies from data loss

    With more employees conducting their work remotely, consumer file sync-and-share use could be exposing corporate data. In-house EFSS could help combat this.

  • May 01, 2015 01 May'15

    Smarter storage from metadata, object stores

    One of the distinguishing features of object storage systems is their ability to package more metadata with each object they store. That metadata could be used to restrict access, define a file's lifecycle and its ultimate disposition. Other storage...

  • April 28, 2015 28 Apr'15

    HDS extends VSP virtualized storage, moves into hyper-convergence

    LAS VEGAS -- Hitachi Data Systems opened its HDS Connect conference today with smaller versions of its flagship Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) storage array and two hyper-converged systems. The ...

  • April 24, 2015 24 Apr'15

    Storage VP: Red Hat Gluster, Ceph see faster start than Linux

    Red Hat vows to improve file and database-as-a-service features for its open source storage software while also planning to tackle hyper-convergence.

  • April 23, 2015 23 Apr'15

    EMC storage revs down, reflect industry transformation

    EMC came up $75 million short of its projected storage revenue last quarter, according to its Wednesday earnings report. No big surprise there. EMC and other large storage vendors have struggled to ...

  • April 22, 2015 22 Apr'15

    Storage was a star at NAB

    Las Vegas – The storage presence at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show last week continued to grow due to the increasing demand to store files in the media and entertainment ...

  • April 17, 2015 17 Apr'15

    SanDisk sees PCIe flash take a dive

    SanDisk became the PCIe flash market leader with its 2014 acquisition of server-side flash pioneer Fusion-io. Less than a year later, there is a lot less to that market and that is having a ...

  • April 16, 2015 16 Apr'15

    EMC: Information glut will change what storage looks like

    There’s a lot of data out there, and there’s going to be even more in the future, and businesses need to figure out better ways to use and deliver it because the always-connected “information ...

  • April 15, 2015 15 Apr'15

    SIOS offers high availability in Azure with Microsoft's backing.

    In a sign that more companies are moving important applications to the cloud, SIOS Technology Corp. achieved Microsoft Azure certification to provide customers with high-availability clusters in ...

  • April 14, 2015 14 Apr'15

    Burton: EMC main storage investments focus on ViPR storage, software

    EMC President Jeremy Burton discusses the vendor's product strategy, plans for software-defined storage, hyperscale storage and Pivotal software.

  • April 14, 2015 14 Apr'15

    IBM says it can put 220 terabytes in the palm of your hand

    IBM is working on putting 220 terabytes of storage in a palm-sized tape cartridge. The company has developed breakthrough technology that shrinks the size of bits for magnetic tape and offers ...

  • April 13, 2015 13 Apr'15

    Bioinformatics lab uses DDN GridScaler storage for Ebola research

    Virginia Bioinformatics Institute said it chose the SFA10K platform because it embeds the GPFS file system and provides scalable storage.

  • April 06, 2015 06 Apr'15

    VMware VVOLs redefine storage

    VMware has been shaking up data storage for years, and its VVOLs technology just might revolutionize it. The newly introduced VMware VVOLs have vendors scrambling to support it or risk becoming irrelevant in the virtual machine storage market. VVOLs...

  • April 06, 2015 06 Apr'15

    Kicking the tires on the IBM z13 mainframe

    While the flashy new IBM z13 is impressive enough to bring mainframes back in vogue, the storage part of the story is yet to be told.

  • April 06, 2015 06 Apr'15

    Could DNA storage be the future of data storage technology?

    Storage is moving out of the realm of magnetics and solid-state electronics and into the world of biology, or DNA to be specific.

  • March 31, 2015 31 Mar'15

    IBM storage strategy still fluid for hyper-convergence

    Jamie Thomas explains IBM’s storage strategy for its newly branded Spectrum line, and whether a hyper-converged appliance is on the vendor’s roadmap.

  • March 31, 2015 31 Mar'15

    IBM Storage GM talks up Spectrum Storage, flash strategy

    Storage GM Jamie Thomas says Spectrum offers flexibility to use commodity hardware, object interfaces and scale-out storage for SoftLayer clouds.

  • March 31, 2015 31 Mar'15

    Move away from the LUN for storage snapshots

    Howard Marks discusses creating storage snapshots, the move to virtual workloads and the death of the LUN.

  • March 26, 2015 26 Mar'15

    Diablo wins round against Netlist but legal fight isn’t over

    Diablo Technologies claimed a “decisive victory” in the lawsuit brought by Netlist over technology used in Diablo’s Memory Channel Storage architecture. However, Netlist vowed to fight on with its ...

  • March 24, 2015 24 Mar'15

    Red Hat gives storage software products new names

    Red Hat today rebranded its storage software platforms in hopes of clarifying their intended use cases. Inktank Ceph Enterprise becomes Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Storage Server becomes Red ...

  • March 20, 2015 20 Mar'15

    Condusiv wants to defrag your SAN

    Condusiv Technologies this week launched Diskeeper Server software to defrag disks connected to SANs. Wait, is fragmentation even a thing for SANs? You never hear SAN vendors or even customers talk ...

  • March 18, 2015 18 Mar'15

    Alibaba details cold storage engine for Aliyun cloud

    Alibaba Group infrastructure engineers previewed an open source-based cold storage engine that could be the underlying technology for Aliyun cloud service.

  • March 17, 2015 17 Mar'15

    Open source technology paves the way for future storage

    The Vault Linux storage conference in Boston concluded with a keynote that included speakers from Facebook, HGST, NetApp and Red Hat.

  • March 12, 2015 12 Mar'15

    Cloud DR vendor Quorum picks new CEO

    Quorum today hired John Newsom as CEO to help the disaster recover as a service (DRaaS) startup navigate a rapidly growing market with a crowded field of competitors. Newsom replaced Walter ...

  • March 11, 2015 11 Mar'15

    EMC: DSSD box will melt your face

    Amid all of the financial numbers and strategy talk at the EMC Strategic Forum Tuesday, the vendor gave a detailed description of the first product that will spring from its 2014 DSSD acquisition. ...

  • March 09, 2015 09 Mar'15

    Bifurcating enterprise storage

    The enterprise storage market is splitting into two areas that are still indistinct but will become a lot less so. It’s important to understand this evolution if you are to make sense of storage ...

  • March 06, 2015 06 Mar'15

    Violin Memory still playing out of tune

    Violin Memory initiated a turnaround plan under a new CEO a year ago and still has little to show for it. It’s been a busy year for Violin under CEO Kevin DeNuccio, with several new product ...

  • March 06, 2015 06 Mar'15

    Storage revenue picked up in Q4, led by ODMs and smaller vendors

    Storage revenue rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2014, no thanks to the large vendors. Total storage revenue grew 7.2 percent to nearly $10.6 billion and external (networked) storage increased ...

  • March 05, 2015 05 Mar'15

    Flurry of new data storage technology can bring confusion

    Confusion reigns in the storage world, as new data storage technology tries to find its place in the data center.

  • March 03, 2015 03 Mar'15

    Western Digital adds Amplidata object storage to HGST fold

    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 ...

  • March 02, 2015 02 Mar'15

    SUSE Enterprise Storage debuts for open source Ceph storage

    SUSE sets its sights on open source storage, making SUSE Enterprise Storage with Ceph generally available, with an enhanced version to follow in the summer.

  • February 28, 2015 28 Feb'15

    Fibre Channel helps Nimble Storage grow revenue in Q4

    Nimble Storage exceeded expectations with $68.3 million in revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter, helped by a new wave of Fibre Channel-based arrays that factored into about 10% of the company’s ...

  • February 27, 2015 27 Feb'15

    IBM sheds light on work to boost flash endurance

    IBM has finally hopped onto the bandwagon with solid-state array vendors that use multilevel cell (MLC) NAND technology and guarantee the read/write endurance of flash modules. Those changes came ...

  • February 26, 2015 26 Feb'15

    Dell to ship 2nd wave of XC Series hyper-converged appliances

    Dell plans to ship the second version of its XC Series of hyper-converged appliances next week, just four months after getting the first wave of products out the door in November. The XC Series ...

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