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  • February 17, 2016 17 Feb'16

    FalconStor CEO: We’re normal again

    With 2015 in the rear-view mirror, FalconStor CEO Gary Quinn says the storage software vendor has completed its transition phase and is ready to reverse its years-long streak of losing money. “We ...

  • February 16, 2016 16 Feb'16

    Caringo Swarm upgraded with search engine for data analysis

    Caringo Swarm now has a built-in search engine for cloud object storage data analysis. Caringo also added file-level protocols and a new management portal to the software.

  • February 15, 2016 15 Feb'16

    Enterprise storage market poised for change in 2016

    Experts forecast disruption in enterprise storage in 2016, including a further shakeout among vendors, slow decline of traditional arrays and fade-out of high-speed disks.

  • 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 ...

  • February 12, 2016 12 Feb'16

    Scale-out NAS design now rivals object storage

    Jeff Kato takes a closer look at ideal scale-out NAS design principles and vendors that are emerging with modern scale-out NAS designs.

  • February 12, 2016 12 Feb'16

    Flash technologies remain hot in 2016, experts predict

    Experts predict solid-state technology will remain hot in 2016, leading to the demise of high-speed hard disk drives, as all-flash arrays outsell disk-only systems.

  • February 12, 2016 12 Feb'16

    Veritas Enterprise Vault updated after Symantec sell off

    Veritas Technologies updated Enterprise Vault and Data Insight with enhanced classification, review and workflow capabilities and beefed-up Box support.

  • February 12, 2016 12 Feb'16

    Vendors, analysts guess future of data storage in 2016

    After Rich Castagna offered his look at the future of data storage in 2016, vendors and analysts shared their guesses on what will happen this year.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    Hedvig Inc. Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform

    Hedvig Inc. Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform runs on off-the-shelf x86 and ARM servers, and supports in-software provisioning of block, file and object storage.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    DataCore SANsymphony-V Adaptive Parallel I/O software

    DataCore SANsymphony-V Adaptive Parallel I/O software can process storage requests faster and accelerate an application’s ability to read and write to storage.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    Zadara Storage Inc. VPSA OPaaS 15.07

    Zadara Storage's Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) On-Premise as a Service (OPaaS) offers on-demand, enterprise-grade block and file storage, based on OpenStack technology.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    Dell Foglight for Storage Management 4.0

    Dell Foglight for Storage Management 4.0 expanded its support and capacity planning capabilities for a more complete product that extends its reach in the market in 2015.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    Data Dynamics Inc. StorageX 7.6

    Judges found the 2015 upgrade to Data Dynamics Inc. StorageX file management software brought significant improvements including extended integration and added features.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    ProphetStor Data Services, Inc. Federator SDS 3.0

    ProphetStor Federator SDS 3.0 software abstracts storage capacity from heterogeneous hardware to provide data migration, automation and analytics features.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    Reduxio Systems Reduxio HX550

    Reduxio hybrid HX550 supports instant recovery to any point-in-time snapshots.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    Qumulo Inc. Qumulo Core

    The Qumulo Core Scalable File System uses a "flash-first" hybrid design to provide real-time data analytics.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. 3PAR StoreServ 8440 Storage

    HPE StoreServ 8440 arrays scale to 3 PB of raw storage with a combination of solid-state drives and hard disk, with support for block and file protocols.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    Tintri VMstore T5000

    Like all of its VM-aware storage systems, Tintri’s first all-flash array -- the Tintri VMstore T5000 -- allows admins to bypass LUNs and NAS mount points when provisioning storage.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    SolidFire SF9605

    The high-capacity SolidFire SF9605 uses SolidFire’s Element OS 8 (Oxygen) to deliver new enterprise features such as synchronous replication and snapshot automation.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20850

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20850 holds 1,024 solid-state drives (SSDs). Hewlett Packard Enterprise claims it can deliver more than three million IOPS with sub-millisecond latency.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    Bringing focus to the software-defined storage market

    Jon Toigo shares two reasons why you should not lose faith despite all the hype surrounding the software-defined storage market.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    Entry-level HPE MSA storage array goes hybrid

    HPE's new entry-level MSA 1040 supports flash and comes with read cache performance and tiering. HPE also launched a new StoreEasy NAS model.

  • February 11, 2016 11 Feb'16

    Best data storage products 2015: Products of the Year

    A cross-section of users, industry experts, and Storage magazine and SearchStorage editors picked these 18 products as the best of 2015.

  • February 09, 2016 09 Feb'16

    Tegile CEO talks IntelliFlash AFA, industry trends

    Tegile CEO Rohit Kshetrapal discusses how all-flash arrays are changing the conversation with storage buyers, and how that will continue as new flash technologies emerge.

  • February 08, 2016 08 Feb'16

    Server-side caching gives flash Storage a boost

    A lot of attention these days is paid to flash in enterprise storage arrays. Technologies such as NVM Express (NVMe) flash and caching software continues to drive speed advances. NVMe flash drives are an alternative to SATA-based solid-state drives ...

  • February 05, 2016 05 Feb'16

    Dell XC Series underpins hospital's IT overhaul

    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 03, 2016 03 Feb'16

    Catalogic Software ECX copy management cozies up with IBM

    Months after Catalogic made its ECX copy data management software compatible with IBM storage arrays, the vendors have jointly developed combinations of ECX with IBM products.

  • February 02, 2016 02 Feb'16

    Panzura Global File System gets management upgrade

    Panzura builds a new console that centralizes maintenance for its controllers and Global File System. The Google Maps-based monitoring and reporting tool manages cloud storage.

  • February 02, 2016 02 Feb'16

    Cisco ships 32-gig 'beast,' MDS 9718 FC director

    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.

  • February 01, 2016 01 Feb'16

    Datrium DVX storage takes novel approach for VMware, flash

    The Datrium DVX storage system for VMware virtual machines is generally available and drawing interest with its server-powered architecture, flash-boosted performance and low cost.

  • January 29, 2016 29 Jan'16

    Asigra signs OEM deal with Oracle to sell ZFS appliances

    Asigra is packaging its Cloud Backup software on the Oracle ZFS Appliance for cloud providers who would rather not purchase and maintain their own hardware. Toronto-based Asigra for decades have ...

  • January 28, 2016 28 Jan'16

    Commvault takes a revenue leap forward

    Is Commvault back on track? The backup vendor snapped a string of four quarters of year-over-year revenue declines when it reported of $155.7 million last quarter, up 2% from the previous year. ...

  • January 28, 2016 28 Jan'16

    Plexistor SDM Community Edition to converge memory, storage

    Plexistor claims its 'software-defined memory' platform lets in-memory databases and traditional enterprise workloads run without dedicated compute-storage clusters.

  • January 28, 2016 28 Jan'16

    EMC aims for all-flash, all-the-time primary storage

    While waiting to become part of Dell, EMC is planning a massive flash injection into its storage systems. David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure, teased new product launches to the ...

  • January 27, 2016 27 Jan'16

    Hyper-converged vendor Gridstore picks up funding for expansion

    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 27 Jan'16

    Tucci on Dell-EMC acquisition: We know what we're doing

    Although financial factors have deteriorated since Dell's $67 billion acquisition of EMC was announced, EMC's CEO said the megadeal is on track to close in 2016 as planned.

  • January 27, 2016 27 Jan'16

    Pivot3 buys NexGen, combines hyper-converged with all-flash storage

    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 26, 2016 26 Jan'16

    Seagate adds helium HDD to Enterprise Capacity line

    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 25, 2016 25 Jan'16

    Load DynamiX unveils new Virtual Series storage test tools

    Newly updated Load DynamiX Virtual Series tools offer the same GUI, workflow, statistics and API as its physical storage performance validation appliance.

  • January 25, 2016 25 Jan'16

    What the enterprise storage market looked like in 2000

    SearchStorage began in-depth coverage of the enterprise storage market in 2000, when Compaq was a major player, IBM looked prescient and EMC had its first $2 billion quarter.

  • January 21, 2016 21 Jan'16

    Netlist launches new DDR4 NVDIMM

    Netlist unveiled its new DDR4-based non-volatile dual in-line memory module (NVDIMM) yesterday at the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)’s Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Summit in San Jose. ...

  • January 21, 2016 21 Jan'16

    Qumulo Core NAS replaces EMC Isilon for Utah researchers

    The University of Utah Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute replaced EMC Isilon NAS with a cluster of Qumulo hybrid storage appliances and Qumulo Core scale-out software.

  • January 20, 2016 20 Jan'16

    Caringo adds support for Microsoft Azure to its Swarm software

    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 19, 2016 19 Jan'16

    Hitachi storage unveils new A series all-flash array family

    Hitachi Data Systems unveiled a new line of high-density, all-flash arrays featuring inline deduplication that are designed to close its solid-state portfolio gaps.

  • January 19, 2016 19 Jan'16

    Actifio adds central copy data management interface

    Nearly five years into sales of its copy data virtualization, Actifio is finding customers are looking for a simpler way to manage data across its appliances. Today the vendor launched Actifio ...

  • January 18, 2016 18 Jan'16

    Veeam kicks off 2016 with V9 GA

    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 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 14, 2016 14 Jan'16

    Diablo Technologies names new CEO, raises $19 million

    Flash memory vendor Diablo Technologies named a new CEO and secured $19 million in Series C financing as the company tries to rebuild momentum for its memory technology business after fighting off ...

  • January 13, 2016 13 Jan'16

    New CFO hopes to take Tegile public

    Flash and hybrid storage array vendor Tegile Systems has hired a CFO with experience bringing companies public, and CEO Rohit Kshetrapal said he is aiming Tegile in that direction. “We don’t see an ...

  • January 12, 2016 12 Jan'16

    DataGravity data-aware storage throws weight behind Hyper-V

    DataGravity goes beyond VMware hypervisor support and now works with Microsoft Hyper-V and its data movement features. Security features were also added.

  • January 11, 2016 11 Jan'16

    HDS CTO predicts HDD fade-out, discusses Hitachi storage strategy

    Hitachi Data Systems CTO Hu Yoshida predicts flash storage drives will replace high-performance hard disk drives this year, as HDDs will ultimately fade out in five years.

  • January 08, 2016 08 Jan'16

    Enterprise storage system software: 2015 Products of the Year finalists

    Four returning vendors with software-defined and hyper-convergence products highlight the finalists in the 2015 Product of the Year enterprise storage system software category.

  • January 08, 2016 08 Jan'16

    Data storage management tools: 2015 Products of the Year finalists

    The finalists in the data storage management tools category for the 2015 Products of the Year competition included resource management, provisioning and data reduction tools.

  • January 08, 2016 08 Jan'16

    Enterprise hard disk/hybrid storage systems: 2015 Products of the Year finalists

    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 08 Jan'16

    Maxta storage gets application-defined storage tuning

    Maxta hyper-convergence customers can apply MxSP 'application-defined' templates, or customize their own policy settings for rebuild times, data recovery and reduction.

  • January 08, 2016 08 Jan'16

    All-flash storage systems: 2015 Products of the Year finalists

    The all-flash storage system finalists include upgrades from large storage vendors and all-flash pioneers, as well as a few vendors who launched their first all-flash arrays.

  • January 08, 2016 08 Jan'16

    Data storage systems: 2015 Products of the Year finalists

    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.

  • January 07, 2016 07 Jan'16

    CTO Yoshida: HDS storage needs to transform the business

    Hitachi Data Systems CTO Hu Yoshida explains how HDS storage needs to transform the business to compete, as traditional roles in technology are changing.

  • January 06, 2016 06 Jan'16

    Companies use caution with cloud file sync and share

    Though nearly half of companies are using cloud file sync-and-share services, those who aren't using it have taken a wait-and-see approach.

  • January 06, 2016 06 Jan'16

    Nimbus CEO: We're still alive

    Nimbus Data has not “vanished,” as I wrote in a story about storage vendors facing challenges in 2016. The all-flash vendor has just been keeping “very quiet” for the past 18 months or so. Nimbus ...

  • January 06, 2016 06 Jan'16

    Twelve data storage company startups to watch in 2016

    Caching, cloud backup, hyper-convergence and object storage spawned data storage company startups in 2015. Here are 12 in particular to watch.

  • 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

    Peek into the future of data storage in 2016

    As we enter into a new year, here's our look at the future of data storage with some serious (others, not so much) predictions.

  • 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 ...

  • January 05, 2016 05 Jan'16

    SimpliVity cozies up to Microsoft, Hyper-V

    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 30, 2015 30 Dec'15

    Former NetApp CEO joins Cohesity board, discusses Dell-EMC

    Dan Warmenhoven says Dell-EMC could lead Cisco to make a move, sees Amazon cutting into business from large storage vendors, and Cohesity challenging EMC's Data Domain.

  • December 30, 2015 30 Dec'15

    Data storage vendors in the hot seat in 2016 outlook

    EMC and Dell face the pressures of a $67 billion merger in 2016, but it will be a pivotal year for other storage vendors as well among declining sales and splits.

  • December 29, 2015 29 Dec'15

    Data storage market 2015: Dell-EMC leads year of transformation

    Dell's move to gobble up EMC for $67 billion was the largest disruption in a year full of changes and new technologies for the data storage industry in 2015.

  • December 28, 2015 28 Dec'15

    Top virtual storage management tips of 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 28, 2015 28 Dec'15

    Top 2015 cloud storage news includes benchmarks, upgrades

    The biggest headlines in 2015 centered around the major cloud storage providers -- some expanded, while others split -- and it's still a race for performance and low cost.

  • December 23, 2015 23 Dec'15

    Backup appliance revenue up slightly

    Worldwide factory revenues for backup appliances grew 2.2 percent year-over-year in the third quarter this year, with revenue totaling $813.6 million, according to International Data Corp.'s ...

  • December 23, 2015 23 Dec'15

    NetApp acquisition of SolidFire expands all-flash portfolio

    NetApp spent $870 million to buy SolidFire and scrapped work on FlashRay, its storage system designed exclusively for flash. FlashRay never made it to general availability.

  • December 23, 2015 23 Dec'15

    Public cloud storage providers expanded offerings in 2015

    Amazon upgraded its file system storage while Microsoft launched its Azure File Storage to remain competitive. Google added a cold storage service to compete with Glacier.

  • December 23, 2015 23 Dec'15

    Nutanix prepares for 2016 IPO

    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 ...

  • December 21, 2015 21 Dec'15

    NetApp buys flash startup SolidFire, discontinues FlashRay

    NetApp filled a gap in its flash storage portfolio today with an $870 million deal to buy SolidFire and finally threw in the towel on its long-delayed FlashRay product line. The SolidFire ...

  • December 18, 2015 18 Dec'15

    Metalogix retools its Essentials for Office 365

    Cloud software provider Metalogix recently announced an enhanced version of its Essentials for Office 365 with backup support for Exchange Online mailboxes, a granular migration function and a ...

  • December 18, 2015 18 Dec'15

    Dell acquisition of EMC leads storage M&A in 2015

    Dell's blockbuster $67 billion deal to buy EMC overshadows all M&A 2015 activity in data storage, rendering deals for SanDisk, Veritas and other vendors to also-ran status.

  • December 18, 2015 18 Dec'15

    Ten data storage terms IT pros explored in 2015

    If you've ever struggled to understand some of the technology your organization has implemented, these storage terms can smooth the technical waters.

  • December 17, 2015 17 Dec'15

    Exablox lets users pick their dedupe style

    While Exablox describes its object-based OneBlox appliance as a production storage system, many of its customers use it for backup. This week the vendor added a useful backup feature – ...

  • December 16, 2015 16 Dec'15

    Top five flash data storage tips and tricks in 2015

    Here are the top-five pieces of flash storage advice our expert analysts provided in 2015 -- from selecting an array to avoiding prevalent flash storage myths.

  • December 16, 2015 16 Dec'15

    Flash storage companies top solid-state headlines in 2015

    Flash storage vendors had a big year in 2015. These five news stories paint a picture of where the flash industry is headed and what users can expect in their data centers.

  • December 16, 2015 16 Dec'15

    Top hybrid cloud environment tips of 2015

    We took a look back at the expert advice on SearchCloudStorage over the past year to bring you the five most important cloud storage takeaways in 2015.

  • December 16, 2015 16 Dec'15

    Hybrid cloud technology takes center stage in 2015

    The hype surrounding public cloud has died down, as customers are targeting hybrid cloud technology for its flexibility and to keep some data securely on premises.

  • December 14, 2015 14 Dec'15

    Flash storage market 2015: Expanded all-flash options, TLC NAND

    Visions of an all-flash data center remain elusive, but enterprises in the flash storage market this year took advantage of choice, diversity in solid state storage.

  • December 11, 2015 11 Dec'15

    Nakivo adds Synology support to its backup software

    Nakivo this week upgraded its Backup and Replication software, adding support for Synology RackStation and DiskStation NAS devices for virtual machine backup in VMware environments and to the ...

  • December 10, 2015 10 Dec'15

    DataGravity CEO Paula Long discusses data-aware storage

    Paula Long discussed her second storage startup, DataGravity, which sells data-aware storage arrays that collect data and provide real-time intelligence on anomalous writes to storage.

  • December 08, 2015 08 Dec'15

    Startup InterModal Data targets Web-scale storage

    Startup InterModal Data introduced its Web-scale storage software that runs on commodity hardware, and is designed to scale to thousands of storage and performance nodes.

  • December 08, 2015 08 Dec'15

    Tintri adds entry-level all-flash, teases analytics

    Virtual machine-storage specialist Tintri rounded out its all-flash product line today with an entry level version priced at $125,000 for 5.34 TB of raw capacity. The VMstore T5040 is the third ...

  • 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

    One-third of shops using cloud storage vendors, more buying in

    Though one in three shops are using cloud storage, primarily for data protection, security is by far the biggest concern with cloud storage services.

  • December 04, 2015 04 Dec'15

    Hot data storage technology trends for 2016

    Find out what's hot and what's not-so-hot on our list of data storage technology trends for the coming year.

  • December 04, 2015 04 Dec'15

    Smarter data storage tools needed for smarter storage

    Yesterday's data storage tools are ill-equipped to handle today's data storage needs, but a handful of vendors have new products that can help.

  • 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...

  • December 03, 2015 03 Dec'15

    Pure Storage reports revenue spike in 1st earnings report since IPO

    Pure Storage’s first earnings call since its October IPO was a rosy one on the revenue side. The all-flash array vendor’s revenue hit $131.4 million in its fiscal 2016 third quarter – a 167% ...

  • December 03, 2015 03 Dec'15

    Predictive storage analytics added in Load DynamiX upgrade

    In hopes of appealing to more enterprises, Load DynamiX adds sensors and software features that capture I/O application workloads to analyze storage patterns.

  • December 03, 2015 03 Dec'15

    Did Violin Memory just hang a ‘For Sale’ sign?

    All-flash pioneer Violin Memory can’t sell enough all-flash arrays to make money. So its next move could be to sell itself in its entirety. After another disappointing quarter, Violin CEO Kevin ...

  • December 01, 2015 01 Dec'15

    Violin launches Flash Storage Platform for performance, price

    Violin Memory put out its fastest array to date, and an entry-level model that starts at $92,000, as it tries to balance its Flash Storage Platform for performance and storage management.

  • November 30, 2015 30 Nov'15

    UNT travels to an EMC hybrid cloud architecture

    To put a shared IT services model in place, University of North Texas implemented EMC Federation cloud services that include VMware products. A public cloud is planned for 2016.

  • November 25, 2015 25 Nov'15

    EMC and Dell users react to proposed merger at Dell World

    EMC and Dell storage customers shared their thoughts and concerns on Dell's proposed $67 billion deal to acquire EMC during a series of interviews at Dell World 2015.

  • November 24, 2015 24 Nov'15

    Flash storage performance changing the rules

    The ability to measure flash performance requires different metrics, along with a better understanding of applications, which can make it more complicated to purchase than HDDs.

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