- November 21, 2019
The new vFilO software provides a scale-out file system and global namespace for unstructured data, facilitating unified access to data through NFS, SMB and S3 protocols.
- May 22, 2019
After buying Tintri in 2018, DataDirect Networks moved to rebuild the VM storage vendor's engineering. But customers claim DDN hasn't communicated product roadmap plans.
- August 01, 2018
Updated Alluxio open source storage software homes in on portability across multiple big data object stores. Applications access Alluxio as mountable file storage.
- July 19, 2018
DataDirect Networks sees Tintri's analytics and flash capabilities as an entry point to the enterprise, but Tintri customers remain in the dark about their storage vendor's fate.
- June 27, 2018
Qumulo introduces the K-144T archive appliance to complement its scale-out NAS systems. The K-Series starts with six nodes, and customers can scale storage in 144 TB increments.
- May 04, 2018
Dell Technologies World 2018 has come and gone with hardly a mention of the corporate reorganization Michael Dell and his team is considering as the next step after Dell’s $60 billion-plus 2017 ...
- February 06, 2018
Enterprise storage stalwart EMC was majority owner of VMware and now may wind up a subsidiary if Dell merges with the virtualization giant. Dell said no decision has been reached.
- November 14, 2017
Dell EMC big data storage has a sharper focus. The vendor recently launched Elastic Data Platform (EDP), a series of reference architecture geared for Hadoop and related big data environments. EDP ...
- September 05, 2017
Hyper-converged pioneer Nutanix grew revenue 72% in its first year as a public company. Nutanix revenue grew to $767 million during a span in which competition intensified. Dell EMC, Hewlett ...
- August 31, 2017
LAS VEGAS -- Before their merger, EMC and Dell were active buyers of storage companies. In the past year, neither has made an acquisition. That’s understandable, considering the price that Dell ...
- August 21, 2017
Cisco re-confirmed its hyper-converged infrastructure strategy today by acquiring its HCI software partner Springpath for $320 million. The Cisco HyperFlex HCI appliance consists of Springpath ...
- August 16, 2017
Unitrends backup appliance products will go where some vendors have gone before -- supporting the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor – while adding a cloud twist. The company's Recovery Series backup ...
- July 06, 2017
While Google's new partnership with Nutanix received a lot of attention at Nutanix .NEXT 2017, other partners of the hyper-converged vendor also made news at the user conference. Google SVP of ...
- July 05, 2017
Notes from last week's Nutanix .NEXT 2017 user conference: One knock against Nutanix is that its hyper-converged appliances cost more than competitors' products. But Nutanix executives say using ...
- May 25, 2017
Nutanix’s success selling hyper-converged software depends largely on how well it both competes with and partners with the large server vendors. Nutanix revenue beat expectations last quarter, ...
- May 16, 2017
Nutanix is making its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software available on another server platform, this time with the server vendor’s full cooperation. Nutanix and IBM today disclosed an OEM ...
- May 03, 2017
Nutanix took two steps today to paint itself as more of an enterprise cloud player. First, it added Hewlett Packard Enterprise ProLiant rackmount servers and Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers to its ...
- April 27, 2017
An updated version presents Datera Elastic Data Fabric storage nodes as a cluster of L3 network endpoints in anticipation of increased container adoption.
- March 08, 2017
Primary Data updates its DataSphere metadata engine to boost scalability and performance, support more hardware options, and connect to multiple Amazon S3-based cloud buckets.
- March 03, 2017
In its early days, Nutanix's biggest challenge was convincing people that hyper-converged appliances were a better fit for their organizations than traditional server/storage systems. Now that ...
- March 03, 2017
Virtual backup specialist Veeam Software is treating hyper-converged Cisco HyperFlex systems the same way it treats storage arrays when it comes to snapshots. Veeam's direct snapshots will work ...
- March 01, 2017
"You can be a purist and say what we do is converged, not hyper-converged, but it’s about the job you’re trying to do. The two worlds are blending together," Walsh said..
- February 17, 2017
NetApp is entering the hyper-convergence arena with the latecomer's cry: We may be last into the market, but we'll be the best. Emboldened by the recent strong revenue growth of its late-to-market ...
- February 16, 2017
Dell EMC’s VxRail turned one today, and the vendor marked the anniversary by adding the hyper-converged platform to its Enterprise Hybrid Cloud package. Dell EMC claims over 1,000 customers for ...
- February 07, 2017
Hyper-converged vendor Pivot3 said it more than tripled its revenue in the fourth quarter of 2016 from the previous year, and grew total revenue 84% in 2016 from 2015. Pivot3's growth came in part ...
- December 13, 2016
NexentaEdge DevOps integrates Docker persistent storage from up to three Linux servers and 16 TB of raw storage with NexentaEdge data and storage services.
- November 30, 2016
In its first quarter as a public company, hyper-converged pioneer Nutanix recorded substantial revenue gains while continuing to suffer heavy losses. CEO Dheeraj Pandey said the increase in sales ...
- November 17, 2016
NetApp’s hyper-convergence strategy is to address that market through FlexPod and SolidFire. FlexPod is the NetApp-Cisco converged infrastructure program, and SolidFire is the all-flash array ...
- October 21, 2016
FalconStor Software took aim at hybrid cloud deployments with a new pricing model and product upgrade for its FreeStor storage virtualization and block-based data services. The Melville, NY-based ...
- October 11, 2016
Enterprise storage containers aren’t about to supplant virtual machines, but the trend line for Docker data center adoption is going up. Hurdles of persistent storage and enterprise data ...
- September 30, 2016
Software-only hyper-converged startup Maxta today formally unveiled a free perpetual license option for its MxSP software, following a registration drive launched during VMworld 2016. MxSP is ...
- September 06, 2016
Enterprises have new tools to manage storage for Docker containers in production. Legacy vendors and startups are adding techniques for data protection, mobility and persistent storage.
- September 01, 2016
“We consider Nutanix No. 1 today," EMC's Jeremy Burton said. "Our goal is to get to No. 1 by the end of the year. We think it’s doable, although it would be a stretch. If it’s not by the end of ...
- August 18, 2016
Nutanix, which has OEM deals with server vendors Dell and Lenovo, is now selling its software on Cisco UCS servers through channel partners. Nutanix today revealed it has independently validated ...
- August 09, 2016
Pivot3 more than doubled its revenue in the first half of 2016 over 2015, which its CEO attributes to customers buying its hyper-converged appliances as a platform rather than for single ...
- August 04, 2016
EMC has contributed an open source Apache Mesos container volume driver that supports any network-attached block storage system equipped with a Docker plugin, including storage of EMC competitors. ...
- 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 ...
- June 09, 2016
Newcomer iguaz.io is the latest software startup that will try and deliver the Holy Grail of storage -- the ability to provision and manage on-premise capacity the same way as in Amazon Web ...
- May 05, 2016
Gridstore chairman Nairman Teymourian took over as CEO today, with plans to install a utility services model for delivering hyper-convergence. Teymourian has been Gridstore’s chairman since ...
- 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 20, 2016
Gridstore apparently grew so fast under CEO George Symons that its board decided to change CEOs to keep up with the rapid growth. Gridstore founder and CTO Kelly Murphy has moved back into the CEO ...
- April 05, 2016
Still months away from closing its $67 billion acquisition of EMC, Dell today said it would immediately start reselling several EMC federation converged products and updated others it already ...
- March 17, 2016
Hyper-converged vendor Pivot3 closed a $55 million funding round this week to support expansion following a merger with flash array vendor NexGen Storage. Pivot3 CEO Ron Nash said the bulk of the ...
- March 04, 2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is planning to go after Nutanix and other hyper-converged vendors with an appliance based on its ProLiant server line. HPE CEO Meg Whitman revealed the vendor’s ...
- January 27, 2016
Gridstore closed a $19 million funding round today with plans to substantially expand engineering and sales of its all-flash hyper-converged systems built for Microsoft Hyper-V. The round brings ...
- January 27, 2016
Hyper-converged vendor Pivot3 today acquired hybrid flash vendor NexGen Storage, combining small private companies that play in two hot technology areas. NexGen CEO and founder John Spiers said the ...
- January 18, 2016
Veeam Software has started off the year by making Veeam Availability Suite 9 generally available to customers. The software has more than 250 features, according to Veeam. While the data protection ...
- January 05, 2016
Hyper-converged pioneer SimpliVity has opened a research and development office in Seattle near to Microsoft, a sign that it is close to adding Hyper-V support. SimpliVity’s OmniCube appliances ...
- December 28, 2015
When it comes to managing virtual server environments, readers were most interested in technologies new to the market, such as Docker containers and VMware VVOLs.
- December 23, 2015
Hyper-converged vendor Nutanix set itself up to become the first storage vendor to go public in 2016. Nutanix filed an S-1 statement, which is the first step towards an initial public offering ...
- September 18, 2015
PrimaryIO, formerly known as CacheBox, is among four vendors using VMware's software development kit to build vSphere APIs for I/O Filters.
- September 08, 2015
Tintri's roadmap for its VM-aware storage calls for greater scale, load balancing and analytics to support large private and hybrid clouds.
- September 08, 2015
VMware adds Docker storage container support for ClusterHQ Flocker with a vSphere plug-in that lets customers use Virtual SAN as storage backend.
- September 03, 2015
Formation Data Systems CEO Mark Lewis offers a sneak peek of new data and storage virtualization software to move to the "cloud storage generation."
- August 27, 2015
Startup Primary Data prepares GA launch of DataSphere data virtualization software, which is designed to make data available any time on any storage.
- April 28, 2015
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 ...
- March 31, 2015
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.
- February 19, 2015
FreeStor integrates FalconStor point products in a software-defined platform with pricing based on consumed storage.
- February 02, 2015
VMware says VSAN 6 hyper-converged software will be released as part of vSphere 6, support all-flash nodes for better performance and scale to 64 nodes in a cluster.
- August 29, 2014
VSAN management wasn't an issue for early adopters of the hyper-converged storage, but getting it to work with re-purposed hardware was a challenge.
- April 23, 2014
Hitachi Data Systems rolls out new flagship enterprise storage array and virtualization software that allows active-active clusters across locations.
- March 04, 2014
The term storage virtualization has been with us since 1999, and the concept continues with new product offerings that are variations of the original. The longevity of storage virtualization in a ...
- February 11, 2014
Pee Dee Electric Cooperative used DataCore's SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software to solve its virtual environment performance issues.
- August 26, 2013
Quantum, Fusion-io, Nimble Storage and Brocade are among the vendors to launch storage products at VMworld 2013.
- August 23, 2013
Dell's Foglight for Storage Management includes support for more arrays and performance monitoring.
- July 10, 2013
Emerson College moved off its Fibre Channel SAN and simplified its virtual server environment with Coraid's EtherDrive SRX Ethernet storage array.
- April 15, 2013
Microsoft Hyper-V is gaining market share, but support for Hyper-V and other non-VMware hypervisors is slow for VM storage software vendors.
- April 03, 2013
Storage admins and vendors say they want virtual storage to act more like virtual machines, but is that possible?
- March 14, 2013
EMC execs call storage virtualization the missing link to the software-defined data center, and plan to change that with software-defined storage.
- November 06, 2012
IBM Storwize V3700 gives SMBs the ability to virtualize internal storage, plus one-way data migration, thin provisioning and auto-tiering.
- October 24, 2012
Gartner analyst Stanley Zaffos explains how storage virtualization can help mitigate the effect of server virtualization on storage resources.
- August 14, 2012
HP renames its virtual storage appliance StoreVirtual VSA, expands its server support, pumps up capacity and adds snapshot capability.
- June 20, 2012
NetApp gets into virtual storage appliance market with Data Ontap Edge software, which lets remote offices connect to NetApp data center storage.
- May 29, 2012
NextIO is one of the few remaining vendors in the I/O virtualization space. Its V-series products achieve PCIe virtualization to consolidate and share I/O resources at the top of the server rack.
- December 09, 2011
DataCore SANsymphony-V combines with Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager Pack to keep an eye on virtualized storage assets; Red Hat pushes Gluster-based storage; more news.
- November 08, 2011
NexGen Storage launches n5 virtual machine storage system, which uses flash, hard drives and RAM and lets admins set quality-of-service tiers based on IOPS.
- October 18, 2011
Startup Tintri adds dual-controller, larger-capacity versions of its virtual machine storage appliance with a VM auto-alignment feature.
- July 11, 2011
F5 adds midrange and entry-level ARX devices as it attempts to bring NAS virtualization and file migration to organizations besides large enterprises.
- May 06, 2011
Central Plains Eye MDs needed high-availability systems. This SMB uses VM6 Software to turn its Dell PowerVault DAS and Hyper-V environment into a high-availability configuration.
- March 01, 2011
Coraid's latest storage virtualization appliance adds features such as storage pooling, snapshots, mirroring and remote replication to EtherDrive SRX arrays.
- January 17, 2011
Hewlett-Packard has scrapped the StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP) that it sold through an OEM deal with LSI, as well as the EVA Cluster SAN system that used the SVSP to ...
- 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.
- June 17, 2010
Xiotech plans to build virtual storage systems based on Dot Hill's iSN storage virtualization software; NetApp upgrades SANscreen storage resource management; and other data storage news.
- April 29, 2010
After Brocade's StorageX was discontinued, a Canadian company signed on with AutoVirt for global namespace and to manage Windows file server data migration and tiered storage.
- December 07, 2009
F5 Networks tries to fill a gap in its file virtualization switch portfolio with ARX2000 2U midrange switch and expanded Windows capabilities; looks to fill void left by Brocade's discontinuation of its StorageX product.
- November 04, 2009
EMC, Cisco and VMware disclose alliance to provide private cloud bundles of storage, servers, software and infrastructure, but user are wary of lock-in and seven-figure prices.
- May 11, 2009
The latest version of the F5 Networks/Acopia ARX switch can be installed while maintaining access to files, and adds support for virtual snapshots on Windows file servers.
- December 08, 2008
With data growing at 100% per year and staffing expected to stay flat, the government of Nova Scotia turned to storage virtualization to aid management.
- October 10, 2008
AutoVirt comes out of stealth with global namespace and file migration software it claims is a simpler alternative to DFS for smaller organizations.
- October 06, 2008
F5 Networks introduces a file inventory software module that aggregates usage reports across multiple filers, while a new model of the ARX switch now supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections.
- June 11, 2008
IBM adds thin provisioning to its SAN Volume Controller virtualization devices, surprising customers and analysts who expected it on IBM's DS8000 disk arrays first.
- March 18, 2008
A new appliance from Brocade automates data migration and manages NAS systems at the file level.
- January 31, 2008
I was talking with a friend the other day about the prospect of multi-terabyte hard drives and how painful it would be to lose that much data. My friend -- being my friend of course -- countered ...
- December 10, 2007
EMC takes the wraps off its upgraded storage virtualization system, which now includes clustered controllers for higher availability, support for replication and more volumes.
- September 27, 2007
At Storage Decisions, users struggled with the question of where storage virtualization should take place: in a switch, an appliance or the storage array itself.
- July 19, 2007
Users say the benefits of file virtualization haven't gone much further than migrating files, prompting EMC to scale back its Rainfinity offering.
- November 17, 2006
Rainfinity's file management software can now send data to EMC's Centera CAS archive; IBM sues Amazon over online storage.
- October 19, 2005
QLogic has acquired Troika for $36.5M in cash, which it claims will speed up OEM development of entry-level and midrange virtualization products.
- February 24, 2005
Bob Schultz talks to SearchStorage.com about the next EVA, virtual tape, iSCSI, virtualization, and competing against EMC.
- May 25, 2004
IBM said the latest version of its TotalStorage SAN File System can virtualize and manage files on any vendors' array, as long as it supports the SCSI interface standard.