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April, 2012


April 12, 2012  12:20 PM

Consumerization of IT leads to accidental storage admins

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

One of the ongoing changes in IT is the transition to IT generalists configuring and managing storage in all but the largest enterprises. This was always common in small enterprises, but now is increasingly the case in the mid-tier enterprise, too. Beyond storage, the IT...

April 10, 2012  11:49 AM

Toshiba takes bow for inventing NAND flash, wasn’t always so

ITKE ITKE Profile: ITKE

Written by: John Hilliard Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc., is giving itself a self-high-five for the invention of NAND flash 25 years...

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April 10, 2012  8:16 AM

NetApp, Cisco expand FlexPod for smaller private clouds

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

NetApp and Cisco today said they are expanding their FlexPod reference architecture, which consists of NetApp storage arrays, Cisco servers and networking, and software from other partners. NetApp and Cisco...


April 9, 2012  9:28 PM

Red Hat 2.0 supports unified file and object-based data

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Red Hat today rolled out the beta version of Red Hat Storage Software 2.0, used to build scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) for unstructured...


April 5, 2012  7:55 AM

Long-term archives require detailed planning

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Conversations with IT people about long-term archiving usually begin by focusing on a specific storage device, and then it quickly becomes apparent that much more is involved. Addressing...


April 4, 2012  8:48 AM

Storage world gets close-up look at a disaster

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

The Storage Networking World (SNW) conference was disrupted Tuesday for a couple of hours when a tornado hit the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. The...


April 3, 2012  1:46 PM

Get ready for 4 TB SATA drives

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, now part of Western Digital, today launched the first 4 TB enterpris hard drive. The Ultrastar 7K4000 is a 3.5-inch 7,200 rpm...


April 2, 2012  10:28 AM

Flash array vendor Violin Memory plays familiar funding tune

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Violin Memory today picked up another $50 million in funding and a new strategic partner in SAP. If the market cooperates, it will be the last funding round before Violin follows its solid-state storage rival Fusion-io to...


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