SAN technology and arrays
- 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.
- June 25, 2020
StorOne claims it will show the storage giants how to get the most out of Intel Optane drives, incorporating them alongside cheaper QLC SSDs in an all-flash array.
- June 11, 2020
Pure Storage Purity FA 6.0 OS continuously replicates production data between FlashArray nodes. Pure FlashArray File services allow file and block storage to share flash.
- 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.
- 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 09, 2019
Large commercial consumers have been the primary target for Hitachi storage systems of late, but new Hitachi Vantara VSP 5000 targets Dell EMC PowerMax enterprise storage.
- September 17, 2019
Dell’s evolution has led the company from PCs to servers, storage and virtualization. Here, Dell’s storage CTO describes what could come next.
- September 17, 2019
Dell packages servers, storage for EMC and virtualization from VMware into an end-to-end IT stack; how will it expand and deliver those pieces over the coming decades?
- 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.
- September 12, 2019
Cisco's MDS 9000 networking products include SAN directors and switches. SAN Analytics adds support for NVMe over FC protocol and Ansible automation modules for storage tasks.
- July 18, 2019
Infinidat storage takes direct aim at IBM with Data Rescue Program. IBM users can trade in IBM XIV and FlashSystem A9000 gear for Infinidat InfiniBox disk arrays.
- 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.
- May 08, 2019
Infinidat hasn't followed the storage array crowd into all-flash storage, but it is following the trends of adding flexible consumption pricing and storage analytics.
- April 30, 2019
Even as it plans to winnow away overlapping midrange SANs, Dell EMC adds four capacity models to its Unity XT series designed to broaden support for VMware Cloud.
- April 23, 2019
Cisco and Dell Technologies may be rivals in the server business, but when it comes to converged infrastructure, the two vendors remain strong partners. Cisco, EMC and VMware in 2009 formed VCE, a ...
- February 13, 2019
Dell EMC Isilon F810 all-flash NAS array and ClarityNow software tackle unstructured file data through increased performance and data reduction over previous versions.
- 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 14, 2019
Eleven storage vendors, including legacy brands and some startups, entered arrays for consideration in the Storage magazine and SearchStorage 2018 Products of the Year competition.
- December 23, 2018
Broadcom releases new Brocade SAN management software to help users visualize and optimize storage and a new Fibre Channel extension switch to speed long-distance replication.
- December 10, 2018
Broadcom releases new Emulex Gen 7 Fibre Channel host bus adapter designed for high-performance NVMe-based flash storage systems with support for 32GFC and 64GFC and PCIe 4.0.
- October 29, 2018
NetApp CEO George Kurian says data center customers are adopting more all-flash file and block storage to manage data across multiple public and private clouds.
- September 13, 2018
While the industry watches its midrange lines, Dell EMC pushes out a new array of entry-level, flashy PowerVault systems for smaller organizations and branch offices.
- July 10, 2018
IBM FlashSystem 9100 scales to 32 PB of all-flash storage in a standard rack. IBM guarantees consistent latency of 350 microseconds and 100 million IOPS per four-way cluster.
- 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.
- May 07, 2018
HPE enhances its Nimble all-flash arrays with support for NVMe and storage-class memory. Additionally, the vendor collapses its hybrid systems into one product line featuring deduplication.
- 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 26, 2018
Networking giant Cisco adds two MDS FC Director switches for small and medium-sized businesses. The vendor said it wants to speed transition to 32 Gbps FC for NVMe flash.
- April 10, 2018
Broadcom ships its first Brocade FC switching products and updates SAN management for NVMe with the goal of making Fibre Channel the fabric of choice for NVMe storage.
- April 05, 2018
Dell won the trifecta in the latest IDC Quarterly Converged Tracker report. Dell Technologies-owned technology led market share across the board in converged and hyper-converged systems, according ...
- March 08, 2018
Nexsan Unity disk arrays are based on a dual-controller NST platform. Argonne National Lab uses the storage for continuous operations in inhospitable environments.
- 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 04, 2018
Reduxio HX550 hybrid arrays provide primary storage with native data protection for CPP's talent management software, which includes a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment.
- November 20, 2017
Infinidat's software upgrade eschews SCSI in favor of custom IP-based replication protocol. The vendor claims InfiniBox R4 delivers target writes at sub-400-millisecond latency.
- October 31, 2017
All-flash pioneer Violin emerges from bankruptcy; 2018 plans call for profits, acquisition, NVMe deployments and software-defined scalability.
- October 30, 2017
Cisco SAN telemetry sensors capture insight on network fabrics to aid capacity and infrastructure management. The FC feature provides real-time instrumentation analytics.
- July 19, 2017
The $5.9 billion Broadcom-Brocade acquisition has been delayed 30 days, which may turn into a 75-day delay. That's if the deal happens at all. SAN switching vendor Brocade Tuesday evening said the ...
- July 03, 2017
Tape isn't dead, and neither are 15,000 rpm enterprise hard disk drives. Not yet, at least. Toshiba recently began shipping a new AL14SX Series of 15,000 rpm HDD products designed for ...
- June 22, 2017
SUNNYVALE, California -- NetApp today launched its second SolidFire-based converged product this month, this time in partnership with Cisco. The FlexPod SF extends the FlexPod converged ...
- May 31, 2017
"They may be turned off by availability of flash right now. It's hard to get, and the prices are high." -- Barbara Craig, Seagate senior product marketing manager of enterprise HDDs,.
- May 25, 2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise previews flash upgrades to 3PAR StoreServe and hybrid MSA systems, plus its first Nimble Storage array for reusing backup and copy data.
- May 02, 2017
New storage strategy for X-IO centers on Axellio appliance with FabricXpress architecture. NVMe flash atop a PCIe edge storage switch allows analytics as data is ingested.
- April 13, 2017
Portworx expands persistent storage features with PX-Enterprise upgrade. Virtuozzo Storage adds erasure coding to file and block, while StorageOS makes beta available.
- April 11, 2017
Cisco 6 FC storage module brings 32 Gbps support across MDS 9700 director family. Cisco and partners certify UCS C-Series servers for 32 Gbps-ready host bus adapters.
- March 28, 2017
ZeroStack's "private cloud in a box" software is now available on Nimble Storage boxes. The vendors this week launched a joint partnership to sell ZeroStack Intelligent Cloud Platform software on ...
- March 28, 2017
New Brocade SAN switch turns Fibre Channel into NVMe fabric for all-flash storage. The G610 device is targeted at converged infrastructure, small SANs and rack-based flash servers.
- March 23, 2017
Low-end NAS specialist Drobo is pushing further down market, launching a performance-oriented hybrid NAS aimed at small businesses and distributed collaboration. The five-bay 5N2 Drobo NAS is a ...
- March 15, 2017
Merging the Nimble Storage product line with HPE gear and engineering teams creates overlap and competition for its R&D budget. Other storage startups see an opening.
- March 03, 2017
Solid-state flash is the most sought-after technology for primary storage, as storage area networks remain the main focus of increasing capacity for most enterprises.
- 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.
- January 09, 2017
Check out our comprehensive forecast of what challenges and opportunities the top enterprise storage vendors are expected to face in the coming year.
- December 29, 2016
In 2016, EMC became part of Dell, Broadcom moved to take over Brocade, Nutanix went public, data protection expanded, and more data went on flash and cloud.
- December 05, 2016
Learn what's hot and what's not-quite-so-hot on our list of data storage technology trends for the forthcoming year.
- December 02, 2016
Nexsan storage technology is the only moneymaking asset for publicly traded Imation. The vendor is going private with help from a Louisiana hedge fund.
- November 15, 2016
Virtual Instruments acquires Xangati for its networking and virtualization monitoring expertise. The company plans to integrate the new technology into the VirtualWisdom platform.
- 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 19, 2016
Cisco storage networking announced upgrades that include Ethernet boosts for FCIP and FCoE, but it's decided to hold off on shipping 32 GbE Fibre Channel.
- October 05, 2016
Infinidat claims InfiniBox can scale to 5 PB effective capacity in a 42U array and has 'carrier-grade' iSCSI in its enterprise SAN array; it still revolves around spinning disk.
- September 27, 2016
Virtual Instruments taps into expertise gained through the Load DynamiX merger to teach its VirtualWisdom analytics products to monitor NAS, along with Fibre Channel SAN arrays.
- August 15, 2016
HPE StoreVirtual and MSA entry-level storage have new flash and hybrid models with lower prices as the vendor tries to expand its footprint outside of its enterprise 3PAR storage.
- July 22, 2016
The pieces are starting to fall into place for even higher performing flash storage with lower latency through the use of Nonvolatile Memory Express (NVMe) over Fibre Channel (FC). Broadcom (part ...
- July 22, 2016
Shared storage access for servers has been the most basic requirement for storage networks. Performance demands for multiple systems accessing data continually increase due to improvements in ...
- 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.
- June 16, 2016
After months of shopping itself, storage networking vendor QLogic has a buyer. Networking semiconductor vendor Wednesday said it will pay $1 billion for the FC and Ethernet adapter company in a ...
- May 20, 2016
Brocade’s earnings for last quarter show a decline in storage sales consistent with what large array vendors have reported. The Fibre Channel switch vendor’s forecast for this quarter shows that ...
- 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 31, 2016
Private and hybrid cloud storage is a big piece of EMC’s strategy, and this week the vendor upgraded one of the key building blocks for that strategy with the release of ScaleIO 2.0. ScaleIO is ...
- March 03, 2016
Brocade, QLogic and Broadcom coordinated this week’s shipments of the first switches and adapters to support Gen 6 Fibre Channel storage networking technology. We caught up with Jack Rondoni, vice ...
- March 02, 2016
A new G620 Brocade switch and 32 Gbps host bus adapters from QLogic and Broadcom Emulex signal general availability of Gen 6 Fibre Channel storage networking gear.
- February 24, 2016
QLogic unveils the FastLinQ 45000 line of Ethernet controllers and adapters providing 25/100 GbE of bandwidth, which could help IT reach faster networking for storage -- especially flash.
- February 05, 2016
CarePoint Health System installed Dell hyper-convergence and Nutanix software to boost its local SAN, and to cut cost by shifting electronic records to Dell's healthcare cloud.
- February 02, 2016
Cisco launches its largest FC director, the MDS 9718, which will be upgradeable to 32-gig FC when it is widely supported. Targets for this product include flash storage and DevOps.
- 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 15, 2016
Avere Systems rolled out a new high-end and midrange FXT Edge physical appliances that offer more performance and storage compared to the previous systems that will be replaced. The new 1U ...
- December 04, 2015
Find out what's hot and what's not-so-hot on our list of data storage technology trends for the coming year.
- November 05, 2015
Multicore processor technology represents not only next era in storage, but that everything old is new again.
- September 23, 2015
High-capacity HGST helium drives store data to help scientists determine if Einstein's theory of gravity holds true.
- September 21, 2015
After starting with a system aimed at high-end enterprises, startup Infinidat adds a midrange InfiniBox F2000 SAN array, plus NAS support for unified storage.
- September 03, 2015
It's not the end of the world for Fibre Channel storage; market research from a variety of industry analysts indicates widespread use and a slow decline.
- September 03, 2015
Historically, Fibre Channel technology has been a top choice for enterprises in need of a high-speed interconnect for SANs. With the introduction of iSCSI storage, however, the landscape shifted. Ethernet networking gained acceptance for block ...
- August 21, 2015
Seagate's acquisition of Dot Hill storage is another step into storage systems, adding it to Xyratex in its portfolio of storage arrays for OEM partners.
- July 28, 2015
Savage IO's SavageStor is a software-agnostic brick of storage, servers and controllers that leaves storage management and data protection to open software.
- July 28, 2015
X-IO Technologies adds a SAN controller to give its ISE storage blocks the management and data protection customers want in traditional arrays.
- June 26, 2015
Data scientists who study topics such as disease and climate change require robust storage systems to hold petabytes of crucial research.
- June 11, 2015
Exablox uses global namespace and object-based file system to present itself as NAS share. The 4312 appliance doubles the capacity of the inaugural OneBlox 3308.
- June 10, 2015
The latest HGST HelioSeal HDD uses shingle technology and reaches 10 TB; trades performance for capacity and is aimed at archival storage.
- May 29, 2015
Toshiba joins drive makers testing new devices that combine storage, compute resources and Ethernet ports to scale object stores, big data analytics.
- May 21, 2015
A new 96-port FC switch and greater 40 gigabit converged Ethernet support for Nexus switches expands Cisco's support for all storage protocols.
- May 04, 2015
Brocade goes deeper into IP storage switching, adding Ethernet support to its FC extension switch and management to its VDX 6740.
- 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 29, 2015
Moshe Yanai's newest venture launches its InfiniBox hyperscale storage array and says it already has close to 100 customers.
- March 31, 2015
Howard Marks discusses creating storage snapshots, the move to virtual workloads and the death of the LUN.
- February 13, 2015
Storage array vendor EMC and switching vendor Brocade push a new storage switch dedicated to IP traffic to ensure predictable performance.
- February 11, 2015
Nimble Storage adds a higher-capacity model to its iSCSI hybrid arrays, plus an all-flash shelf to bulk up performance.
- February 02, 2015
A move to enterprise flash storage is a good time to review the networking decisions made years ago with slower disk systems in mind.
- January 30, 2015
Fibre Channel is the top storage networking technology choice for customers of all-flash arrays and hybrid systems, according to a survey of storage vendors.
- January 29, 2015
Landesk Software swapped out legacy EMC Fibre Channel storage for a Nimble Storage CS300 hybrid array to support 400 virtual machines.
- November 19, 2014
Nimble Storage announced this week that it has added Fibre Channel versions of all of its SAN arrays, which previously were iSCSI-only.
- October 13, 2014
Brocade adds Fibre Channel SAN extension switch and denser 16 Gbps card for its backbone director switch with an eye on moving data across distances.
- July 08, 2014
EMC VMAX launch includes three new models, multi-core architecture, embedded data protection and a public cloud tier.
- June 10, 2014
Is it possible to use larger capacity hard drives, yet make them more reliable and decrease rebuild times? Panasas says it is.