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August 24, 2012  8:25 AM

Flash Memory Summit shows SSD decisions require research



Posted by: Rich Castagna
flash, flash array, flash arrays, Storage

Storage pros are used to having to stick their heads under the hood to figure out the intricacies of storage techs, but they may not be so comfortable having to delve even deeper into the inner workings of their gear. But at this stage of its development and adoption,

August 23, 2012  2:17 PM

Forget acquisitions, HDS will build its own flash storage



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform, Hitachi VSP, PCIe flash, Storage

Every storage vendor has a solid-state strategy, and today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) revealed plans for putting flash in its storage controllers,


August 17, 2012  8:20 AM

Brocade CEO says he’ll leave on a happy note



Posted by: Dave Raffo
brocade, Storage

Brocade CEO Mike Klayko is stepping down after more than seven years in the position, saying the switch maker’s rosy financial position makes this a good time for a transition at the top. Klayko Thursday revealed he would leave Brocade, pending the company’s successful search for a...


August 16, 2012  2:42 PM

IBM selects ‘mature’ flash option, buys Texas Memory Systems



Posted by: Dave Raffo
flash arrays, Flash storage, ibm, ibm storage, Storage

IBM’s acquisition of Texas Memory Systems (TMS) today means there is one less independent flash array vendor out there and one more established storage vendor with a concrete solid-state storage strategy. Industry insiders expect


August 13, 2012  2:55 PM

Violin turns to Symantec for solid-state software stack



Posted by: Dave Raffo
flash, flash array, solid state storage, Storage, Symantec, violin memory

Flash arrays already have spinning disk drives beat for performance, but they will require data management software for flash to become the medium of choice...


August 9, 2012  8:17 AM

NetApp embraces CDMI standard in its object storage



Posted by: Dave Raffo
netapp, object storage, Storage

With its release of StorageGRID 9 object storage software today, NetApp becomes the first major storage vendor to support the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) standard. CDMI is a Storage...


August 8, 2012  4:50 PM

Nirvanix and Luminex join to move mainframe data to the cloud



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Storage

Cloud provider Nirvanix and Luminex Software are partnering  to get mainframe administrators to join the cloud bandwagon. The two companies are offering a cloud-based Virtual Tape Library (VTL) service for mainframe environments. As part of the deal, Luminex will sell the Nirvanix cloud...


August 8, 2012  3:40 PM

Are storage vendors overcharging for SSDs?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
solid-state drives (SSDs), stec, Storage

The CEO of solid state drive (SSD) manufacturer STEC said storage vendors are charging customers too much for SSDs.


August 7, 2012  4:10 PM

SolidFire gains its first cloud customer



Posted by: Dave Raffo
solid state drives, solid state storage, Storage

SolidFire, which sells all-solid state storage arrays to cloud service providers, revealed its first customer...


August 7, 2012  11:41 AM

Quantum makes DXi8500 dedupe device denser, more secure



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Quantum DXi, Storage

Quantum is upgrading its DXi8500 enterprise data deduplication disk target appliance to support more capacity and end-to-end encryption. The capacity boost comes...


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