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March, 2016

March 31, 2016  8:34 PM

Red Hat Ceph optimized for SanDisk InfiniFlash storage

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

Red Hat Ceph Storage software is now officially tested, optimized and certified to run on SanDisk’s InfiniFlash storage system thanks to a strategic partnership between the two vendors. The alliance – announced this week – is Red Hat’s first partnership involving an all-flash array. Ross...

March 31, 2016  11:42 AM

EMC adds weight to ScaleIO

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
EMC, ScaleIO

Private and hybrid cloud storage is a big piece of EMC’s strategy, and this week the vendor upgraded one...

March 29, 2016  1:48 PM

NetApp prepares SANtricity for Splunk

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

NetApp today rolled out an upgraded version of its SANtricity software for its E and EF Series of high performance arrays, with the focus on making Splunk and other

March 28, 2016  7:27 AM

IDC: Backup appliance revenue grew for 2015

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

Factory revenue for backup appliances  soared to $1.05 billion in the fourth quarter and $3.35 billion for 2015 – up 2.5% over 2014 – according to statistics released last...

March 24, 2016  8:24 PM

Commvault adds big data and cloud support to its data platform

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Commvault Systems Inc. this month rolled out the latest version of its backup and data management portfolio to add support for Hadoop, Greenplum and IBM's General Parallel File System (GPFS). It also extended support for its Commvault IntelliSnap product to include NEC and Nutanix...

March 24, 2016  9:31 AM

Violin Memory fuses with Stream, creates FlashSync

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
flash storage, Violin Memory

Violin Memory is trying to push its all-flash arrays into the financial services market through a partnership with U.K. software vendor Stream Financial. The vendors have combined to launch what they call a data appliance portal. The product,...

March 18, 2016  7:53 AM

Worldwide storage revenue down in Q4, barely up for 2015

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Despite slipping in the fourth quarter, overall worldwide storage revenue increased 2.2% in 2015. External (networked) storage declined 2.3% for the year, according to International Data Corporation's worldwide quarterly...

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March 17, 2016  9:35 AM

Pivot3 closes funding round to develop ‘new toys’

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Hyper-converged vendor Pivot3 closed a $55 million funding round this week to support expansion following a merger with flash array vendor NexGen Storage. Pivot3...

March 15, 2016  12:46 PM

Hybrid cloud still an unfulfilled goal for most

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Storage vendors often talk about this being a transformation period in storage. EMC, whose executives use that term as much as anybody, conducted an analysis of its...

March 15, 2016  9:17 AM

HPE turns 3PAR array from all-flash to hybrid

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Flash Array, HPE

For years we’ve seen storage vendors take systems designed for hard disk drives (HDDs) and add solid-state drives (SSDs) to them. Now Hewlett Packard Enterprise is taking hardware that ran all SSDs and allowing...

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