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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...


September 27, 2012  7:47 AM

Don’t let your data center turn into a storage museum



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

Did you ever have a visitor to your data center say, “I didn’t know any of these systems were still around?” The implication here is that your data center is one step away from being a museum. Having “museum worthy” systems is not a badge of honor. It means that the systems in the data...


September 25, 2012  12:43 PM

Red Hat CEO calls storage interest red hot



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Red Hat’s storage platform is still mostly in the testing stage, but CEO Jim Whitehurst said the company took its first six-figure order last quarter and sees a bright future for its software-based clustered NAS. Whitehurst talked up storage throughout Red Hat’s earnings call Monday,...


September 24, 2012  7:35 AM

SimpliVity receives $25M to push its converged OmniCube



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

SimpliVity closed a $25 million funding round today, giving the startup ammunition to market its OmniCube converged storage stack due to ship later this year. SimpliVity came out...


September 14, 2012  8:08 AM

Evaluating storage performance requires credible information



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

Almost every conversation about storage includes performance. That’s because storage system performance is important for the responsiveness of applications. Most vendors go to great...


September 12, 2012  11:15 PM

HGST prepares helium-based hard drives to increase density



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Storage

Western Digital's Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) intends to ship its first 3.5-inch, helium-based hard disk drive in 2013. A technology that’s been under development...


September 12, 2012  9:49 PM

Amplidata gets $6 million in funding and a new CEO



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Storage

Object-storage startup Amplidata today unveiled its new CEO and another...


September 11, 2012  7:03 PM

Shameless Plug: Storage Decisions 2012 NYC



Posted by: Rich Castagna
Storage

Normally, I'd feel a little creepy making a pitch about one of our own conferences, but there are two reasons—really good reasons, in fact—why I feel just fine about making a shameless plug for the 2012 fall edition of our


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