SAN storage area network
- June 25, 2013
Western Digital acquires sTec SSD technology, bailing out early SSD market leader. Acquisition will become final pending regulatory approval.
- June 18, 2013
Red Hat integrates its storage software with its Red Hat OpenStack open source cloud distribution and updates roadmap for year-old storage server.
- June 05, 2013
SDSC uses an OpenStack Swift object store for private cloud service and takes the same storage approach as major providers.
- May 21, 2013
Hitachi Data Systems addresses online file sharing through HCP Anywhere as part of its Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) object cloud storage system.
- May 06, 2013
EMC ViPR, the vendor's software-defined storage technology, is designed to manage heterogeneous storage as one pool while adding cloud features.
- May 03, 2013
Hitachi Data Systems gives its HNAS product primary deduplication -- after years of tweaks to avoid performance impact.
- May 03, 2013
EMC will make a bunch of product launches next week at its annual EMC World conference in Las Vegas. But there were upgrades the vendor couldn’t wait to announce, so it revealed a handful of data ...
- April 18, 2013
A shortage of NAND in the second half of 2013 could slow flash price drops and squeeze out some SSD vendors, but it won't affect SSD availability.
- April 12, 2013
IBM rolls out FlashSystem all-flash arrays -- rebranded Texas Memory Systems products IBM acquired in 2012 -- as part of an aggressive flash push.
- March 26, 2013
SAS vs. SATA battle in enterprise data storage shows hard drives with SAS interface trending up; cheaper MLC SSDs outnumber SLC in enterprise.
- February 27, 2013
NVMe and SCSI Express are emerging, defining specs for SAS- and SATA-compatible PCIe SSDs. We spoke with Mike James of SanDisk to learn more.
- January 29, 2013
Actifio bills itself as the “radically simple data copy storage company,” but apparently it’s pricing and packaging models weren’t radically simple enough. So Actifio 5.1 released today has new ...
- January 16, 2013
Tegile Systems hybrid SAN's SSDs and data reduction technologies solved Egan Company's virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) performance issues.
- January 03, 2013
In the first storage acquisition of 2013, Imation takes a big step by acquiring Nexsan storage for $120 million.
- December 17, 2012
Amazon, Google and Microsoft keep cutting cloud storage prices to put data in the cloud to lure customers, but other associated costs remain the same.
- December 11, 2012
The EMC Atmos storage platform gets denser hardware and the ability to move customers' data off Amazon S3 to an Atmos public or private cloud.
- December 04, 2012
Silver Peak moves ahead with its strategy to make its WAN optimization software accessible to storage administrators.
- November 21, 2012
A work in progress for more than eight years, parallel NFS is trying to overcome numerous product delays and issues with slow Linux client support.
- November 05, 2012
The NetApp FAS storage line has been refreshed with the FAS3220 and FAS3250 models to bolster its midrange storage and FlexPod offerings.
- November 01, 2012
HP's StoreVirtual (previously LeftHand) SAN and StoreEasy NAS lines have been introduced, with FC connectivity and Windows Storage Server 2012.
- October 30, 2012
Microsoft added enterprise features to Windows Storage Server 2012, but experts say it's unlikely to result in enterprise demand for the OEM product.
- October 29, 2012
A recent TechTarget survey finds backup, disaster recovery and data archiving among the most popular cloud data storage services.
- October 26, 2012
Lindquist & Vennum claims its Nimble Storage CS240 hybrid storage array improved performance for its 350-seat virtual desktop infrastructure, or VDI.
- September 28, 2012
Colby-Sawyer College and Aerospace Optics found ways to save money for high-performance apps with hybrid and all-SSD arrays.
- September 25, 2012
Hitachi Data Systems rolls out Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS VM), taking its multiprotocol storage array to the enterprise.
- August 07, 2012
Virident Systems releases 2.2 TB FlashMax II PCIe solid-state card with up to 2.2 TB capacity; the Virident FlashMax set to compete with Fusion-io.
- July 30, 2012
Direct marketing firm EU Services received a performance boost from Nimble Storage hybrid flash to remove VDI storage bottlenecks.
- July 13, 2012
On our latest Storage Radio podcast, join SearchStorage.com’s Ellen O’Brien and Dave Raffo as they delve into our top news of the week.
- July 06, 2012
The University of Portland turned to a Whiptail all-solid-state storage array to get sufficient write IOPS performance for its VDI project.
- June 14, 2012
The Dell storage products roadmap outlined at Dell Storage Forum 2012 includes server-based flash, storage virtualization and primary data reduction.
- May 10, 2012
Quantum will add object storage as a tier on top of its StorNext file system with the help of an OEM deal with startup Amplidata. Quantum revealed the OEM deal Wednesday, and said it will have a ...
- April 24, 2012
Hitachi Data Systems combines BlueArc’s SiliconFS with block storage for its first unified storage architecture.
- April 17, 2012
EMC heads list of major storage vendors jumping on the server-based PCIe flash cache trend to reduce latency and supply higher bandwidth for read-heavy, I/O-intensive applications.
- April 09, 2012
Red Hat today rolled out the beta version of Red Hat Storage Software 2.0, used to build scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) for unstructured data. The upgraded version includes new features ...
- April 03, 2012
VDI storage benchmarking and planning tools can give administrators a better idea of their storage requirements and costs before beginning a virtual desktop project.
- February 27, 2012
Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SANs now support 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) copper as well as optical, reducing the price of the higher-speed Ethernet.
- February 17, 2012
Hitachi Data Systems Corp. has added a non-disruptive data migration capability to its flagship Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) that minimizes downtime for hosts and applications when moving data ...
- February 10, 2012
Red Hat has been tweaking and expanding the NAS storage products it acquired from Gluster last October. This week Red Hat brought GlusterFS to the cloud with an appliance for Amazon Web Services ...
- December 09, 2011
I’ve attended two conferences recently where a speaker talked about storage efficiency and the growing capacity demand problem. The speaker said that a part of the problem is we don’t throw data ...
- December 06, 2011
Storage software vendor Aptare is branching out to managing file storage. The vendor today launched Aptare StorageConsole File Analytics, which helps discover and analyze unstructured data. Or, as ...
- November 08, 2011
NetApp upgrades its entry-level storage platform with the FAS2240 to compete with unified EMC VNX and VNXe platforms and iSCSI SANs from HP and Dell.
- October 11, 2011
With the Storwize V7000 Unified array, IBM enters the multiprotocol storage market; Big Blue also improves its auto-tiering software capabilities across arrays and data centers.
- August 26, 2011
Manufacturers see demand grow for multi-level cell (MLC) solid-state drives and PCI Express technology to bring down prices.
- August 22, 2011
Dell revamped its EqualLogic iSCSI SAN hardware today, adding new entry-level and midrange platforms with support for 2.5-inch SAS drives and multi-level cell (MLC) solid state drives (SSDs) for ...
- August 17, 2011
Xiotech is changing its name to X-IO (pronounced X-I-O) Technologies as part of an overhaul that really started in 2008 when it launched its ISE architecture and accelerated with the appointment of ...
- August 16, 2011
Nutanix rolls out its Complete Cluster storage appliance with SSDs, hard drives, compute and a file system that can be used to build clouds and virtual desktop infrastructures.
- August 02, 2011
eBay says it has 100 TB of Nimbus S-class all-flash solid-state storage arrays connected to its VMware servers, and the auction site will likely expand its flash footprint.
- June 10, 2011
I was recently teaching a class on storage technology and systems to a group of IT professionals. I’m always interested in finding out what they know about storage products and what they hear about ...
- June 07, 2011
Dell adds Exanet file system into EqualLogic iSCSI SAN through new FS7500 appliance that turns EqualLogic into multiprotocol storage but requires adding a separate box.
- June 06, 2011
HP launches long-awaited EVA midrange SAN array upgrade; adds integrated storage-server-networking stacks to take on EMC Vblock; rolls out new Windows-based NAS.
- May 05, 2011
Data archiving is often incorrectly assumed to be an extension of backup. That’s mainly because earlier technology limitations necessitated the use of backup software to store data on devices. ...
- April 11, 2011
EMC Isilon upgrades its performance and capacity NAS platforms and operating system, while DataDirect Networks jumps into the enterprise NAS market with NAS Scaler.
- March 10, 2011
NetApp expands its storage platform by paying $480 million for LSI's Engenio Fibre Channel block storage division. Wants to reach new set of customers with intense block-based storage needs.
- February 23, 2011
There's been a lot of talk about scale-out and scale-up storage lately, and I get a sense that a lot of people don't understand that these terms are not synonymous. And that causes confusion among ...
- January 17, 2011
EMC VNX is the result of the long-awaited consolidation of its Clariion SAN and Celerra NAS platforms into a unified storage system that will sharpen the competition with NetApp.
- December 14, 2010
Explore this expert FAQ as three analysts weight in and tell us what they think are the hottest data storage technologies and data storage trends for 2011.
- November 16, 2010
This tip provides a sampling of file-system virtualization products and information about the features that various vendors offer to help you with unstructured data growth.
- October 13, 2010
EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance (DCA) brings vendor to data warehouse appliance market to challenge Oracle Exadata, Netezza TwinFin 12, Teradata 2580.
- September 27, 2010
Hewlett-Packard is launching is version of Hitachi Data System’s new VSP system today, which should end speculation that HP will sever its OEM deal with Hitachi’s parent company for its enterprise ...
- September 27, 2010
Hitachi Data Systems upgrades its high-end storage array; Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) scales higher than its previous system and supports more granular tiering and provisioning.
- September 24, 2010
Email hosting company ran into problems with millions of small files required large LUNs, but streamlined performance and storage management with Isilon's scale-out NAS systems.
- September 03, 2010
Hewlett-Packard outbids Dell and will pay $2.35 billion for storage array vendor 3PAR; HP needs to determine where 3PAR's products fit in its storage strategy while Dell considers its next move.
- August 26, 2010
Open source storage startup Gluster turns its clustered NAS offering into a virtual appliance. Takes the approach that NAS is better way to store virtual machine images.
- July 19, 2010
Nimble Storage Thursday came out of stealth with a storage system that the startup’s executives said combines primary storage with deduplication for backup in the same device. It makes sense that ...
- July 12, 2010
If SMBs do the right research, a VAR, or channel partner, can often provide the IT assistance they need.
- June 21, 2010
Shift to 6 Gbps SAS drives signals the end of Fibre Channel disk drives, as manufacturers plan no upgrades or improvements beyond current 4 Gbps FC iteration.
- May 10, 2010
This morning's big announcement at EMC World is called VPlex, which EMC says will allow for federation of data over geographic distance. VPlex was first publicly discussed at last year's VMWorld ...
- April 07, 2010
Two weeks after Dell revealed plans to develop an object storage system, NetApp today disclosed its object storage strategy by acquiring privately held Canadian vendor Bycast. Bycast’s StorageGrid ...
- April 05, 2010
Simply having a series of NAS devices is not an efficient way to manage your data. Find out how some companies are mastering NAS management.
- March 16, 2010
LSI PCIe card – with Seagate solid state modules -- will compete with Fusion-io cards in a solid-state storage market moving past its latest hype cycle; LSI also launches 6 Gbps SAS switch for direct attached storage (DAS).
- March 15, 2010
The startup has sprung up to offer data migration services to EMC Centera customers, using the XAM interface to extract archived data with metadata and compliance policies intact.
- March 08, 2010
Removable disk storage is making its way back into data storage environments. Find out what the pros and cons are for disk compared to tape.
- February 16, 2010
This should be a busy year for Hewlett-Packard storage, with upgrades expected to each of its major SAN array platforms. HP started that process today by launching two new systems at the low-end of ...
- February 10, 2010
Riverbed incorporates solid state drives into its new SteelHead 7050 WAN optimization appliance, as well as a new approach to data protection to speed performance for data replication and high-end disaster recovery.
- January 22, 2010
After struggling with a Linux-based Hitachi Data Systems data archiving system, credit report firm finds KOM Networks' KOMpliance a better fit for its PCI compliance efforts.
- January 13, 2010
Compellent says real-time automated tiered storage is stymied by disk drive transfer rates, but EMC and Avere say their software can overcome that limitation.
- January 11, 2010
Compellent's Storage Center SAN will update a portable hard drive for customers with limited replication bandwidth; also adds virtual ports, SAS, RAID 6, and consistency groups.
- September 14, 2009
SMBs often run into NAS performance issues and unexpected problems, which can often be avoided with proper planning.
- September 08, 2009
New specialty NAND flash devices from Fusion-io and enterprise MLC from STEC are seen as solid-state storage alternatives to higher cost SLC, but wide performance gulf remains.
- September 07, 2009
Recently, the Fibre Channel industry has become more attractive and affordable for SMBs. This article explores FC switch considerations and products for SMBs.
- June 17, 2009
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) expands thin provisioning with Storage Reclamation Service and Hitachi Dy
Hitachi Data Systems' thin provisioning now supports midrange disk arrays, an HDS Storage Reclamation Service feature and a new Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning assessment service.
- June 11, 2009
Emerging data archiving products focus on software-only delivery and grid architecture, latch onto cloud integration and look for alternatives to SQL databases for indexing.
- June 05, 2009
This had been apparent from the earnings reports of the major storage vendors, but it's still startling to see the numbers all lined up at once: analyst firm IDC released its worldwide quarterly ...
- June 03, 2009
Find out why solid-state drives (SSDs) are rapidly becoming a major factor in enterprise data storage arrays, and what you need to know about the multifaceted technology. Learn about SSD trends and future directions in this tutorial.
- May 29, 2009
Fibre Channel switch revenues dropped like other storage product areas last quarter, but Cisco's sales fell much more than those of its rival Brocade.
- May 01, 2009
QLogic acquires startup NetXen for $21 million to acquire 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) iSCSI offload for its converged network adapter (CNA) strategy.
- April 27, 2009
Carbonite CEO David Friend in his Boston-area office "Do-it-yourself" infrastructure is a competitive differentiator among providers of storage services, I've learned in conversations with ...
- April 08, 2009
The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) divides the e-discovery process into six areas and identifies the functions associated with each one.
- April 07, 2009
After taking a conservative approach to FCoE, Brocade gets into the game with its long-anticipated switch and adapters for converged networks.
- March 18, 2009
EMC adds remote-access capabilities, direct torrent downloading, folder quotas, and support for jumbo frames and Apple File Protocol to its Iomega StorCenter ix2 NAS device.
- March 03, 2009
Measuring and tuning storage performance has grown more challenging with the proliferation of virtual servers. Learn how RiskMetrics Group has adapted to its changing environment, and best practices for managing storage in virtual server ...
- January 26, 2009
Learn more about clustered storage architectures and the various vendor products on the market.
- January 15, 2009
Maybe this is what happens with any brand-new technology, but so far there's been such wide variability in the solid-state drives that have been announced for the enterprise since EMC added STEC ...
- January 05, 2009
EMC has confirmed it acquired assets, including people, from SourceLabs for its cloud computing group, but hasn't provided details about how the assets will be used.
- December 09, 2008
NetApp today quietly pulled the plug on its SnapMirror for Open Systems (SMOS) heterogeneous data replication software, acquired from startup Topio for $160 million in 2006. In a press release ...
- October 29, 2008
According to a new IDC Enterprise Disk Storage Consumption Model report released this week, transaction-intensive applications are giving way as the main segment of enterprise data to an expanded ...
- September 04, 2008
Prognosticators weigh the merits of "future" technologies and the tried and true solutions of today.
- August 15, 2008
After my article the other day about storage pros hoping for a VMware performance boost from pNFS, part of the new NFS 4.1 standard currently being ratified by IETF, I came across a response from ...
- August 07, 2008
Take a few minutes and test yourself on RAID technology. Do you know which RAID type is the fastest or which one is seen in SATA environments? Challenge your co-workers to a RAID pop quiz showdown, and find out who's the mighty RAIDer in your shop.
- June 10, 2008
It's been a while since I've been able to spend some quality time behind the keyboard, I've been suffering from a gigantic "honey-do" list and it was difficult for me to use some huge work ...