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March, 2013

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March 31, 2013  10:03 PM

Silver Peak launches more VRX WAN optimization software

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Silver Peak Systems Inc. is building out its Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) that allows storage administrators to bypass network administrators when they need to improve application performance through WAN acceleration. The company announced Web-based downloadable software...

March 25, 2013  11:20 AM

Measuring storage value vs. storage cost

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

A recent conversation I had about the cost of storage made me think that talking about the cost of storage is the wrong way to approach it. The discussion should be about the value that storage...


March 21, 2013  1:02 PM

Pure Storage hears footsteps, offers money-back guarantee

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

With large established vendors planning to launch all-flash storage arrays, startup Pure Storage is offering a money-back guarantee to customers who want to try their systems now. Pure calls the promotion “Love your storage” and is telling customers they can return their

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March 19, 2013  10:01 AM

Fusion-io grabs more flash software, with other acquisitions to follow

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Fusion-io CEO David Flynn said Linux and open source have emerged as the keys to software development for flash, and that is why his company this week acquired U.K.-based

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March 18, 2013  8:01 AM

Starboard Storage puts itself up for sale, throws sales overboard

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Starboard Storage is looking for a buyer or strategic partner to license its hybrid unified storage systems, 13 months after the re-launch of the startup previously...


March 12, 2013  3:48 PM

InfraScale tries to lure companies away from Dropbox with 1 year of free service

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

InfraScale, Inc. is gunning for Dropbox. The newcomer is offering organizations a year’s worth of free online file sharing service for IT administrators who are willing to drop their Dropbox service. InfraScale will give free

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March 12, 2013  11:51 AM

SwiftStack enters software-defined storage race

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

SwiftStack, which claims to be building software-defined object storage, today said it has raised $7.6 million in seed and series A funding. CEO and founder Joe...


March 11, 2013  9:50 AM

Solid state storage: consider the long term

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

The interest in deploying solid state storage is still building, but there are already a handful of ways to introduce solid state technology into existing IT infrastructures: • As a PCIe solid state...

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March 5, 2013  2:56 PM

Fusion-io (Brand F) ready to rumble with EMC

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Whenever EMC rolls out PCIe flash products, it paints a bull’s eye on Fusion-io. Just as they did last year when they brought out VFCache, EMC spokesmen compared benchmarks against Fusion-io today during a webcast hyping their 

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March 4, 2013  4:39 PM

Silver Peak, Coraid aim for the cloud

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

There are no shortages of companies trying to get a piece of the cloud. Coraid Inc. announced it has contributed drivers for ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) and its Coraid EtherCloud to OpenStack block storage, while Silver Peak Systems Inc.’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) software can...


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