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  • April 27, 2020 27 Apr'20

    Pandemic changes enterprise storage buying plans

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing some IT organizations to delay or push up their 2020 enterprise data storage purchases, while others continue with business as usual.

  • February 13, 2020 13 Feb'20

    Enterprise HDDs hit 20 TB, boost throughput in 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.

  • January 08, 2019 08 Jan'19

    Cloud, data management top 2019 enterprise data storage options

    Data management -- on premises and in the cloud -- appears on the rise as a 2019 spending priority for storage pros, while flash arrays and converged infrastructure may have peaked.

  • August 30, 2018 30 Aug'18

    Report highlights IT resilience shortcomings

    In "The State of IT Resilience," analysis firm IDC estimates that as many as 50% of organizations could not survive a disaster event. A co-author of the report says long-time threats of hardware ...

  • June 27, 2018 27 Jun'18

    HCI market: rich get richer as Dell, Nutanix flourish

    Dell, VMware and Nutanix continued to dominate the hyper-converged infrastructure market in the first quarter, combining for most of the fast-growing segment. According to IDC’s first quarter ...

  • May 03, 2018 03 May'18

    Dell EMC midrange storage keeps its overlapping arrays

    Dell EMC plans to keep overlapping midrange storage for now. Dell Technologies World 2018 rollouts included CloudIQ analytics and Isilon SaaS beta with Google Cloud Platform.

  • February 07, 2018 07 Feb'18

    Nutanix leads first hyper-converged Magic Quadrant

    Gartner now gives hyper-convergence a Magic Quadrant of its own, and places Nutanix as the leader in the upper right-hand corner. Dell EMC, VMware and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise also sit in the ...

  • May 25, 2017 25 May'17

    DataCore IT survey shows gradual uptake of new storage technologies

    A DataCore IT survey on the state of software-defined storage, hyper-converged systems and cloud storage showed a gradual uptake of some of the most heavily promoted new technologies. For instance, ...

  • April 03, 2017 03 Apr'17

    2017 IT spending trends for data storage

    For the 15th year, Storage magazine has surveyed storage pros to learn about their IT spending trends for the coming months. As you'd expect, the cloud continues to pick up steam for both primary and secondary projects, while ...

  • April 03, 2017 03 Apr'17

    Flash, cloud top data storage options for storage pros

    Cloud is popular among data storage priorities for primary and backup storage, while most say they will use flash in primary data storage.

  • February 10, 2017 10 Feb'17

    Announcing the best data storage products of 2016!

    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 ...

  • September 27, 2016 27 Sep'16

    IDC: Total worldwide storage systems revenue remained flat in Q2

    Research firm IDC reports factory revenues for worldwide purpose-built backup appliances (PBBA) experienced solid growth in the second quarter while enterprise storage systems revenue remained flat ...

  • July 06, 2016 06 Jul'16

    Storage purchase intentions rise with new techs in sight

    Our annual storage purchasing survey finds that storage managers will have a bigger data storage budget to spend this year.

  • April 06, 2016 06 Apr'16

    Good pay, bennies and perks boost data storage jobs

    Salaries for data storage jobs remain high with new techs and new responsibilities in evolving data centers.

  • April 06, 2016 06 Apr'16

    Storage pros see high demand in 2016 salary survey

    Storage magazine has tracked storage salaries for 13 years, polling readers to gather data about pay, benefits and other influences on job satisfaction. Our 2016 salary survey shows demand for storage savvy IT pros is still high as reflected ...

  • March 18, 2016 18 Mar'16

    Worldwide storage revenue down in Q4, barely up for 2015

    Despite slipping in the fourth quarter, overall worldwide storage revenue increased 2.2% in 2015. External (networked) storage declined 2.3% for the year, according to International Data ...

  • March 04, 2016 04 Mar'16

    SSD reliability, performance aid flash storage adoption

    Solid-state storage is most often viewed in terms of performance, but concerns about SSD reliability may be unwarranted.

  • March 04, 2016 04 Mar'16

    Data storage vendors offer speed, skimp on reliability

    Survey data tells us that data storage vendors promise capacity and performance in their storage systems, but reliability remains an issue.

  • March 04, 2016 04 Mar'16

    The state of the software-defined storage market

    The software-defined storage market is getting a lot of attention these days, piquing the interest of budget-challenged storage managers. But the lure of software running on the cheap may be misleading if you're not ready for some DIY or to ...

  • February 12, 2016 12 Feb'16

    Check out the best data storage products of 2015

    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 ...

  • January 15, 2016 15 Jan'16

    Avere launches new FXT Edge filers

    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 ...

  • January 06, 2016 06 Jan'16

    What's the future of data storage in 2016?

    Mike Matchett takes a closer look at the future of data storage technology in 2016 based on research from the Taneja Group.

  • January 06, 2016 06 Jan'16

    Twelve data storage industry startups to watch in 2016

    One of the key characteristics of the data storage industry is how it refreshes itself every year as new storage startups emerge and roll out innovative products. The past year -- 2015 -- produced a bounty of exciting new products that are shaking ...

  • December 07, 2015 07 Dec'15

    IDC: HPE gained share, other large disk vendors tumbled in Q3

    Enterprise storage revenue increased 2.8 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2015 while networked storage declined 3.1 percent, according to IDC’s disk tracker numbers. Perhaps a better ...

  • December 04, 2015 04 Dec'15

    Hot data storage market technology trends for 2016

    Check out our Hot Techs for 2016! For the past 13 years, we've honored the best and brightest technologies for the upcoming year. And as always, we are proud to present a batch of technologies we believe will make a big impact on data storage market...

  • November 05, 2015 05 Nov'15

    Action! Storage for your video storage system

    Video and other multimedia production is no longer the exclusive domain of Hollywood studios and post-production services. Today, companies of all kinds have video and audio operations that rival that of professional media outfits. And those ...

  • October 02, 2015 02 Oct'15

    Flash forward: What's next for flash storage technology

    Emerging flash technologies target capacity, reliability and cost, while the line between storage and memory continues to blur. Over the past couple of years, we've seen four major developments in flash storage technology: 3D architectures, which ...

  • September 23, 2015 23 Sep'15

    IDC backs up on appliance revenue drop

    IDC Tuesday correccted the purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market tracker numbers it issued last week, giving market leader EMC more than $55 million in additional revenue for the second ...

  • September 08, 2015 08 Sep'15

    External storage sales down as market shifts to hyperscale and server-based storage

    External storage sales are shrinking. The total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue grew to an $8.8 billion during the second quarter of 2015, according to IDC. However, sales are ...

  • 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 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 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 06, 2015 06 Jul'15

    Managing storage for virtual servers

    It's easy to understand why server virtualization has become so popular among IT admins. Virtual servers are flexible, mobile and can be deployed or decommissioned rapidly. However, managing storage for virtual environments can be difficult. Many ...

  • 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

    Integrating a cloud tier with on-premises storage

    The best approaches to using cloud storage create a seamless integration between on-premises and cloud storage. Integration of a cloud tier with on-premises storage can be accomplished in a number of ways. Some will prefer purpose-built software ...

  • 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 03, 2015 03 Apr'15

    Hitachi tops enterprise storage array vendors list

    In a very close contest, Hitachi lands in our winner's circle for enterprise storage array vendors for the fifth time.

  • 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 04, 2015 04 Mar'15

    Still some pain when it comes to storage for virtual machines

    We've come a long way, baby, but we still haven't worked out all the kinks in configuring and provisioning VM storage.

  • January 05, 2015 05 Jan'15

    EMC, Dell and NetApp top NAS storage systems satisfaction survey

    Our ninth annual survey collected user feedback regarding the service and reliability of NAS storage systems.

  • February 27, 2014 27 Feb'14

    Fujitsu takes the Quality Award for enterprise storage arrays

    In our ninth annual Quality Awards survey for enterprise arrays, Fujitsu didn't just make the cut; it took the cake by earning top honors.

  • June 05, 2009 05 Jun'09

    IDC: Storage spending fell off a cliff in first quarter

    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 ...

  • October 29, 2008 29 Oct'08

    IDC: Unstructured data will become the primary task for storage

    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 ...

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Storage analysts: RAID 6 is bringing changes

    Larger disk drives and storage growth are magnifying concerns over dual-parity rebuild times. Fortunately, analysts say, help is on the way.

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