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Week in review podcast: EMC offers VFCache PCIe flash card, more news

Listen to the top storage headlines of the week from TechTarget's Storage Media Group, starting with a discussion around EMC's release of the VFCache PCIe flash card.

In this edition of the TechTarget Storage Media Group's weekly headlines podcast, Andrew Burton, senior site editor, and Dave Raffo, senior news director, discuss the news of EMC's creation of a new PCIe flash card, the VFCache. Raffo explains what he believes EMC's rationale is for choosing single-level cell (SLC) flash over multi-level cell (MLC), and talks about the upcoming Project Thunder. Raffo also explains why he doesn’t believe EMC's entry into PCIe indicates a shift in the SSD market.

Rachel Kossman, assistant site editor at, discusses some of the interesting points she learned about cloud gateways during a recent podcast with Gartner Inc.'s Gene Ruth, including information about the various types of gateways and their strengths.

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The Storage Soup blog reported on IBM's solid-state drive (SSD) launch; the storage vendor added a SSD caching option to its XIV storage system, and IBM’s XIV Gen3 now includes an option for up to 6 TB of fast-read cache for hot data.

Our writers also covered Symantec Corp.'s announced improvements to its backup applications, including a faster backup process and enhanced search for NetBackup 7.5, as well as virtual machine backup enhancements and a new interface for Backup Exec 2012.

Lastly, Sonia Lelii, senior news writer at, gives us insight into an IT manager's migration fears when he found out that his storage services provider, Nasuni, was moving its primary storage from cloud provider Rackspace to Amazon S3. Despite the manager's worries -- and the transfer of nearly 9 TB of data -- he said his company didn't experience a single glitch.

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