Primary storage devices
- January 06, 2021
Storage as a service, hybrid cloud, Kubernetes storage, economic fallout from COVID-19, and backup mergers and acquisitions dominated data storage news in 2020.
- January 06, 2021
Launching a data storage startup is always challenging, and the pandemic made it even tougher in 2020. Here are six startups that can change the way enterprises buy storage.
- December 31, 2020
Enterprise storage drives continued to push the limits of performance and capacity in 2020, with fast new PCIe Gen4 SSDs at 30 TB and energy-assisted HDDs at 20 TB.
- December 10, 2020
Seagate and Western Digital provide updates on their RISC-V-enabled processor designs that can drive advances in data storage and security at the network's edge.
- November 19, 2020
The Qumulo storage software code was written to operate in containers in microservices environments. The vendor swapped SATA SSDs for NVMe to cache data in front of capacity disk.
- October 29, 2020
IBM seeks to outdo Tanzu; Spectrum Protect for Red Hat OpenShift launches as new containers are spun into operation, and protects OpenShift Container Storage with snapshots.
- October 21, 2020
If you were looking for new products at Dell Tech World 2020, you went to the wrong place. It's all about Dell's Project Apex initiative for selling infrastructure as a service.
- September 30, 2020
VMware Site Recovery Manager for Virtual Volumes lets customers replicate VMs with Dell EMC PowerMax snapshots. VMware storage management includes Tanzu for Kubernetes clusters.
- July 08, 2020
New IBM storage will help to optimize AI software used to analyze data and inference results. The disk-based Elastic Storage System 5000 scales to yottabyte capacities.
- May 26, 2020
Enterprise storage pricing is often shrouded in mystery, but Nimbus Data and StorOne are attempting to shake up the status quo with new tools that give buyers discounted prices on the spot.
- April 09, 2020
Revised IDC market forecast predicts a rise in cloud and infrastructure as a service, as organizations reallocate budgets from physical servers and storage hardware.
- March 03, 2020
Dell COO Jeff Clarke says he's to blame for delays in shipping the Dell EMC midrange storage array, claiming he pushed the launch so the vendor's sales force can get up to speed.
- February 28, 2020
Storage vendors with operations and suppliers in Asia are keeping close tabs on the coronavirus outbreak and possible impact on supply chains. Some vendors expect sales to suffer.
- February 13, 2020
While waiting for HAMR to drop, we have more immediate spinning disk developments to watch out for in 2020, such as dual-actuator and shingled drives.
- 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 24, 2019
EMC veteran Jeff Boudreau takes control of Dell Infrastructure Solutions Group, with plans to 'out-innovate' hyper-converged and software-defined storage competitors.
- 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.
- September 12, 2019
New IBM DS8900F all-flash storage arrays conform to industry-standard rack size, boost performance and enhance security over DS8880 predecessors for mainframe and high-end systems.
- June 07, 2019
Despite a recent earnings miss, Pure Storage has cracked the IDC enterprise storage tracker for the first time to grab a share of fifth place in external storage systems revenue to tie IBM Storage. ...
- 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 22, 2019
Dell EMC storage has taken on more of a 'Dell' feel over the past year, thanks in part to reliance on PowerEdge Servers and spinning out Pivotal Software into a public company.
- 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.
- November 30, 2018
Dell EMC on Thursday reported nearly $4 billion in storage revenue in its most recent quarter, marking its third consecutive positive earnings in storage. But executives refrained from sharing ...
- 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 ...
- 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.
- September 06, 2018
The long-awaited convergence of the Dell EMC midrange storage into one platform will happen in 2019, according to Dell Technologies’ chief storage honcho. Jeff Clarke, VP chairman of products and ...
- August 22, 2018
Pure Storage all-flash sales helped the vendor close a strong quarter in July, generating $309 million to beat its top-end guidance. The revenue figure represents a 37% increase from the $224.7 ...
- August 16, 2018
Demand for NetApp all-flash storage surged last quarter, part of strong growth across its cloud portfolio that helped it beat guidance on earnings, margins and revenue. And the storage vendor has ...
- July 27, 2018
Several vendors with spotty fiscal histories made Gartner’s list of competitors angling for all-flash array market share. Gartner listed Tintri as a “visionary” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for ...
- July 24, 2018
Dell EMC keeps its Unity and SC midrange storage arrays on separate tracks, but shows early signs of eventually merging the platforms. Both get OS upgrades.
- July 02, 2018
Dell and VMware have taken a step – maybe only the first step – on a journey to fund Michael Dell’s on-again, off-again love affair with going public. Dell Technologies, parent company of storage ...
- June 04, 2018
Dell Technologies on Monday projected positive share growth in enterprise storage, the first quarter that has happened since the Dell and EMC merger closed in 2016. The next question is whether the ...
- May 01, 2018
Dell EMC rebrands its high-end, all-flash VMAX system as PowerMax, which is packed with NVMe flash and inline data reduction. A single system scales to 4 PB, with an onboard AI tiering engine.
- 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 18, 2018
After four straight quarters of growth, IBM storage hardware revenue crashed in the first quarter of 2018. IBM reported a 15% decline in storage hardware revenue, a drop that dragged the entire ...
- March 28, 2018
Infinidat disk arrays double capacity to 8 petabytes per rack. The new InfiniBox products include InfiniSync DR box, InfiniGuard backup appliance and the Infinidat-hosted Neutrix Cloud.
- March 08, 2018
Finding a way to grow enterprise storage and data protection will comprise a major focus for Dell Technologies this year, company executives told analysts during an earnings call on Wednesday. Dell ...
- February 23, 2018
Hewlett Packard Enterprise storage sales rebounded last quarter, thanks to the addition of Nimble Storage and an improvement of the 3PAR SAN platform. HPE storage revenue of $948 million grew 24% ...
- February 08, 2018
All-flash array startup E8 Storage has expanded into reference architecture with the launch of a software-only version. The new product, E8 Storage Software, runs on rack servers from Dell EMC, ...
- 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 ...
- December 11, 2017
Storage stalwart NetApp celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017. NetApp founder Dave Hitz reflects on its evolution and the impact of Cloud OnTap, Data Fabric and SolidFire HCI.
- December 07, 2017
Growth in Dell EMC all-flash storage is one of the bright spots in what remains a tough slog for legacy array vendors. Dell Technologies on Thursday reported consolidated revenue of $19.6 billion ...
- November 14, 2017
Panasas hybrid storage offers 57 PB of raw capacity with 200 shelves. ActiveStor Director 100 sits atop a rack of Panasas arrays. Customers can scale types and capacities of media.
- November 08, 2017
Dell EMC all-flash inclusive added to the mix for SC Series and Unity arrays. The vendor said each of the midrange storage products has a large customer base.
- October 03, 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 ...
- September 27, 2017
Dell EMC today enhanced its Nutanix-powered XC hyper-converged platform by adding data protection features for Microsoft Windows Hyper-V. The news, made during Microsoft Ignite, shows Dell EMC is ...
- September 26, 2017
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson stepped away from his hurricane relief efforts last week to warn against climate change inaction at Veritas Vision 2017 in Las Vegas. Branson said the recent ...
- September 18, 2017
In just a few days, the door will shut—and your outstanding data storage product will be left standing out in the cold rather than in the running for a Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Storage ...
- August 30, 2017
Western Digital's acquisition spree continues with the pickup of flash vendor Tegile Systems. The drive-maker says Tegile storage complements its ActiveScale object storage.
- August 22, 2017
A rack of Tegile's IntelliFlash N Series NVMe arrays scales to 60 PB of effective capacity. Tegile promises 3 million IOPS in a single array with full data services at low latency.
- June 30, 2017
Tintri heads into the July 4 holiday wearing a new status symbol: publicly traded company. Still, it's initial public offering came a day late and $40 million short. Shares in Tintri storage ...
- June 09, 2017
Dell EMC revenue from storage systems in the first quarter dropped 16% from 2016 according to IDC, a fall Dell EMC executives blame on a change in the vendor’s reporting calendar. Dell EMC uses the ...
- June 05, 2017
When technology executives discuss initial public offerings these days, they usually say how the goal has shifted from rapid growth to fiscal responsibility. In other words, investors want to see a ...
- May 17, 2017
The Cinder, Swift and Manila OpenStack storage projects focused on performance, stability, scalability and enterprise-level capabilities in the latest Ocata release cycle.
- May 09, 2017
Nexsan eliminated the need to run its E-Series arrays as Unity back-end storage. JBODs with RAID allow FASTier flash cache SSDs to run on 12 Gbps storage shelves.
- May 02, 2017
Western Digital reported a solid $4.6 billion in revenue during last week's earnings call yet chip and NAND flash supply issues hang over the vendor. Western Digital, which sells hard disk drive ...
- April 10, 2017
Elastifile's distributed file system designed for use with flash hardware and on-premises and public-cloud storage is adding CloudConnect capabilities for AWS and Google.
- April 10, 2017
Toshiba has started volume shipments of its MG Series 8 TB HDD -- the largest capacity-optimized, 3.5-inch enterprise HDD the company has ever produced. The 7,200 rpm, 6 Gbps SATA HDD improves ...
- April 05, 2017
Hybrid and all-flash Seagate RealStor arrays are sold to original equipment makers to build branded storage systems. The all-flash pricing is pegged at less than $50,000.
- March 08, 2017
Surprising HPE acquisition snares hybrid flash vendor Nimble Storage for proposed $1.2 billion. HPE picks up Nimble arrays and vaunts InfoSight storage analytics and monitoring.
- February 23, 2017
Nexsan Unity arrays integrate optional secure compliance archive for petabytes of unstructured data. Data files written to primary storage are immediately copied to the archive.
- February 10, 2017
This year marks the 15th edition of the Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com Products of the Year awards, recognizing the best storage products of the past year. Nominated products competed across six categories, with the top in ...
- February 09, 2017
Learn more about the best data storage products for 2016 in backup/DR software, backup hardware, storage and SAN management, server-based storage, and all-flash and disk/hybrid.
- January 06, 2017
We've culled through the entries for this year's Products of the Year competition and narrowed the field to these 54 finalists in six data storage systems categories.
- December 05, 2016
For 14 years, Storage magazine has presented our picks for the hottest storage technologies in the coming year. This year, our honorees are, as in the past, "newish" rather than cutting-edge or futuristic. All are proven in the data storage market ...
- October 27, 2016
NetApp is the first storage vendor to sell Toshiba’s new highly secure solid-state drives (SSDs). NetApp hybrid FAS and E-Series arrays will include Toshiba PXO4S 12 Gb per second SAS SSDs, built ...
- October 25, 2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise launched its high-end enterprise storage array upgade today at the same time as Hitachi Data Systems. The HPE XP7 and HDS Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) use the same ...
- September 09, 2016
The NF-600 edge filer for solid-state drives highlights a refresh across Nasuni's cloud hardware gateways. NF appliances are now standardized on Dell PowerEdge servers.
- September 08, 2016
Diablo Technologies and American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) partnered on memory channel flash storage servers for more than a year. The first fruits of the collaboration bloomed this week when AMI ...
- 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 ...
- June 27, 2016
Cloud provider Nasuni Corp. experienced two cloud disruptions recently that affected about 20 percent of its customers and about 10 percent of workloads, according to company spokesperson Fred ...
- June 17, 2016
Hybrid storage startup's CEO says all-flash or 'all-anything' will not rule primary storage; he foresees a mix of technologies with different classes of service.
- June 10, 2016
EMC remained No. 1 and NetApp jumped to No. 2 in all-flash array (AFA) revenue for the first quarter of 2016, according to IDC’s new market share statistics. EMC had $245.6 million in revenue and ...
- June 10, 2016
There has been some noise in the storage space lately, based on the English translation of a Japanese IT website that said Hitachi Data Systems was "freezing" investment in its high-end storage ...
- May 26, 2016
With the worst part of its Clustered Data Ontap (CDOT) challenges behind it, NetApp is bringing out the next version of its Ontap storage operating system. Ontap 9 will focus on flash, coming as ...
- May 24, 2016
Datrium has added an “Insane Mode” feature that the startup claims can double host storage performance on the fly. Datrium took the Insane Mode tag from Tesla’s rapid acceleration technique for its ...
- May 13, 2016
The product name Unity is at the center of a trademark dispute in the data storage industry between Nexsan and EMC. Nexsan Technologies filed a complaint against EMC on May 6 in the U.S. District ...
- May 03, 2016
We spotlight the opening day news at EMC World 2016, including a new Unity midrange array, the Virtustream Storage Cloud, copy data management and a ViPR Controller update.
- May 02, 2016
Along with its Unity all-flash array and Virtustream Storage Cloud, EMC announces copy data management, ViPR 3.0 and predictive analytics at EMC World.
- April 07, 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, ...
- March 24, 2016
Imation completed a major restructuring that focuses the company on the Nexsan storage portfolio in addition to sync-and-share technology acquired last year from Connected Data.
- March 14, 2016
IBM recently rolled out a pair of new storage offerings: the “Gen 2” Storwize V5000 hybrid system, with upgraded Spectrum Virtualize software, and a “Platform Conductor” for Apache Spark data ...
- February 12, 2016
The fourteenth edition of the Storage magazine/SearchStorage Product of the Year awards recognizes the innovation, performance and functionality of 18 the best data storage products. And, as we've often seen, these outstanding data storage ...
- February 11, 2016
A cross-section of users, industry experts, and Storage magazine and SearchStorage editors picked these 18 products as the best of 2015.
- January 26, 2016
Seagate is following in HGST's footsteps with the Enterprise Capacity 10 TB drive, which replaces air with helium to boost storage density of the traditional drive form factor.
- January 20, 2016
Caringo has expanded its Swarm object storage to Microsoft Azure. The company recently said its object storage software, which already has Amazon S3 support, now is available on the Azure cloud so ...
- January 08, 2016
The 14 finalists in the hard disk/hybrid storage systems category of the 2015 Products of the Year competition blend flash configurations with traditional spinning media.
- January 08, 2016
We received hundreds of entries for this year's Products of the Year competition, but the field has been whittled to these 70 finalists in six data storage systems categories.
- November 12, 2015
Docker storage driver for Dell's SC Series arrays orchestrates the movement of containerized applications and persistent data, so customers can promote containers into production.
- 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.'
- July 13, 2015
New X-IO CEO Bill Miller talks about adding features to ISE storage, taking the company public and sticking around longer than his predecessors.
- June 30, 2015
DataDirect Networks announces plans for a hyper-converged system that can scale to petabytes, along with capacity improvements for its WOS platform.
- May 04, 2015
Day One of the EMC World conference included new product launches of all-flash arrays, data protection, hyper-convergence and enterprise storage arrays.
- April 09, 2015
Nimble Storage enhances InfoSight's service and analytics portal, concentrating on virtual machine monitoring that could tie into its VVOLs support.
- April 03, 2015
In a very close contest, Hitachi lands in our winner's circle for enterprise storage array vendors for the fifth time.
- February 17, 2015
Violin Memory unveils new all-flash storage arrays with block-level data reduction and protection services integrated in the operating system.
- February 11, 2015
A panel of users, analysts, consultants and Storage magazine and SearchStorage editors voted these 19 products the best of 2014.
- January 09, 2015
Our Products of the Year competition has narrowed a field of hundreds to 55 finalists in six different storage systems categories.