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October, 2012


October 16, 2012  7:02 AM

Gridstore adds $12.5M to funding grid



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Startup Gridstore today closed a $12.5 funding round to build out its sales channel and accelerate development of its scale-out NAS system.

October 15, 2012  7:41 AM

Amplidata adds denser, faster object storage nodes



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Fresh off of a CEO change and funding round, object storage vendor Amplidata today...


October 12, 2012  10:29 AM

Astute takes early lead in VDI benchmark scores



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Astute Networks this month became the second vendor to publish VDI-IOmark benchmarking numbers, and the vendor promptly proclaimed itself the lowest-cost-per-virtual-desktop-storage option in the industry.


October 10, 2012  9:54 AM

NetApp, Cisco steer reference architectures into ‘express’ lane



Posted by: Dave Raffo
flexpod, netapp

NetApp and Cisco are expanding their FlexPod reference architecture concept to SMBs with the introduction of ExpressPod. The best way to think of ExpressPod is as FlexPod’s little brother. FlexPod, which has been on...


October 8, 2012  3:14 PM

HP debuts news Ibrix scale-out NAS system



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
unstructured data

Hewlett-Packard Co. recently announced a new enterprise scale-out network attached storage (NAS) system – the HP


October 8, 2012  7:50 AM

Estimating required storage capacity proves tricky



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

Buying storage is an ongoing process that may be periodic in some environments and seemingly continuous in others. There are several primary reasons given for storage purchases:

  • New application deployments that require storing significant amounts of data.
  • Performance or...


October 3, 2012  2:46 PM

IBM delivers new enterprise array powered by Power7



Posted by: Dave Raffo
ibm, ibm storage, Storage

IBM today upgraded its flagship storage system, the DS8870 high-end enterprise array. The big additions are the use of 16-core Power7 controllers and support for 1 TB of usable system cache,...


October 3, 2012  10:49 AM

Riverbed’s enhanced remote-office appliances include vSphere support



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Storage

Riverbed Technology today announced that the Steelhead EX remote-office WAN acceleration appliances now come with VMware vSphere 5 support, while introducing a new version of its Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS) operating system. The company also introduced two new Steelhead core WAN...


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