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January 23, 2015  12:48 PM

NetApp: No SSDs have worn out

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

The prospect of flash drives wearing out is a non-issue, according to NetApp. Mark Welke, NetApp’s senior director of product marketing, said the company has not had a single solid-state drive (SSD) wear...

January 22, 2015  11:28 AM

SanDisk says enterprise SSD prospects still strong

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

The fourth quarter of 2014 was tough for solid-state storage vendor SanDisk. Still, the vendor said its enterprise solid-state drive (SSD) sales increased and it remains on track for $1 billion in enterprise SSD revenue in 2015. SanDisk warned earlier this month that it would miss its revenue...


January 20, 2015  12:17 PM

EMC gives ViPR flash-related upgrade

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

EMC last week quietly upgraded its ViPR software-defined storage and

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December 29, 2014  10:25 PM

Cisco VP: Most customers deploy 16 Gbps FC switches with new enterprise flash storage

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

Brocade executives have talked a lot about flash as a disruptive technology that’s driving 16 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) storage networking. As the year draws to a close, rival Cisco said most customers now buy 16 Gbps FC switches when they deploy new enterprise-class flash storage. Rhajeev...


December 24, 2014  9:45 AM

Symantec fuels double-digit backup appliance revenue growth

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
backup appliance, Storage

Backup appliance revenue increased for the second straight quarter, with Symantec making up more than one-third of the Backup appliance revenue increased for the second straight...


December 12, 2014  3:26 PM

Tintri embraces Hyper-V, prepares for the multi-hypervisor age

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage, Tintri, VMware

Tintri, which has earned a good reputation for providing storage for VMware virtual machines, this week made its

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December 9, 2014  12:04 PM

DataGravity afloat with $50 million funding round

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
DataGravity, Storage

DataGravity picked up $50 million in funding today, two months after coming out of stealth with systems built for storage admins and data scientists. The vendor – founded by EqualLogic veterans Paula Long and John Joseph – now has amassed $92 million over three funding rounds. CEO Long...


December 8, 2014  4:39 PM

Storage sales still sluggish

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

External storage revenue increased less than one percent year-over-year last quarter, with none of the major vendors growing more than 3.5 percent. That’s better than the two...

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December 4, 2014  10:35 AM

How storage controllers differ

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Storage

All storage systems have a controller, which is a device with a processor that sends instructions to the disks. Storage controllers differ from vendor to vendor, but generally fit into three types -- custom designed, purpose-built, and commodity server-based. Each type of  implementation has...


December 3, 2014  12:22 PM

Overland, Sphere 3D seal the deal

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Overland Storage and Sphere 3D completed their merger Tuesday, and while the combined company will be called Sphere 3D, it looks a lot more like the old Overland...


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