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August 8, 2013  5:10 PM

Nirvanix facing tough battle against Amazon S3



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Storage

Nirvanix, first out of the gate as a pure-play cloud storage provide, is facing a tough battle against

August 8, 2013  8:26 AM

Fusion-io fumbles again



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

This has been a tough year for server-side flash pioneer Fusion-io, and it probably has yet to hit bottom. Fusion-io Wednesday reported disappointing sales for last quarter, and expects things to get worse this quarter. This comes after it revealed in January a slowdown of buying from its...


August 7, 2013  7:53 AM

Hidden costs of open source software



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

I had a long discussion with an IT director for a large company this past week, and we talked about his views on open source software. Basically, he said he considered open source for...


August 2, 2013  1:43 PM

Quantum still idling with DXi disk



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

The DXi data deduplication disk system still isn’t working out for Quantum as planned. The DXi platform and


July 30, 2013  3:57 PM

NetApp, Cisco add FlexPod for Hadoop, make name changes



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

NetApp and Cisco expanded their FlexPod lineup today, re-naming their main and SMB reference architectures and adding a version specifically for Hadoop. The FlexPod lineup now consists of...


July 29, 2013  2:20 PM

STec goes Micro while counting the days to HGST pickup



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Western Digital/HGST’s planned acquisition of solid state drive (SSD) vendor sTec isn’t changing sTec’s product roadmap. While waiting for the deal to close, sTec today launched what it claims is the first Micro (1.8-inch) SAS SSD, which is available in 200 GB and 400 GB capacities. STec...


July 22, 2013  9:10 AM

Hand-me-down storage strategies evolve with solid state



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

When talking to clients about their IT needs and storage vendors about system development, I notice a change in the expected longevity of storage systems. This change is largely due to the rise of solid state storage...


July 9, 2013  12:56 PM

Appliances add options — and decisions — for storage purchasers



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

We’re seeing many different vendor initiatives for appliances or special purpose applications that run inside storage systems. In contrast to general purpose storage systems, these appliances consist of special purpose applications running on servers. The most common type of


July 3, 2013  11:21 AM

Struggling FalconStor shuffles CEOs again



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

FalconStor has been looking for a buyer for seven months. Now it may be looking for a CEO, too. Jim McNiel suddenly resigned as CEO and president Monday and gave up his seat on the board. FalconStor named Gary Quinn interim CEO. The company did not say if it is conducting a search for a...


June 28, 2013  8:01 AM

Common cloud storage topics: archiving and gateways



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

Two storage aspects always enter the discussion when talking about the cloud: archiving and the use of


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