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February, 2014

February 28, 2014  6:17 PM

Nexenta enhances its open storage platform

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Nexenta this week enhanced its open source ZFS-based

February 28, 2014  11:24 AM

Nimble Storage avoids damage from IT spending cuts

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

In its first quarter as a public company, Nimble Storage sidestepped the IT spending slowdown that its larger competitors say have hampered sales. Nimble reported $41.7...

February 25, 2014  4:10 PM

Astute Networks adds support for NFS, OpenStack cloud

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Flash appliance vendor Astute Networks today announced the latest version of its ViSX G4 operating system that now supports NFS and

February 20, 2014  11:22 AM

QLogic broadens Ethernet technology with Broadcom assets

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

QLogic’s acquisition of Ethernet controller assets from Broadcom this week won’t have much immediate effect on storage, but it could become important in a few years. The $147 million deal will...

February 19, 2014  8:53 AM

Rise of solid state changes storage lifespan strategies

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Based on a review of all-solid state storage systems, it may be time for IT professionals to re-think their strategy regarding the lifespan of storage systems. The storage system lifespan is a critical part of a storage strategy for scheduling replacements, planning acquisition costs, and in...

February 14, 2014  10:21 AM

Tintri expects funding to fuel path to IPO in 2015

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Tintri CEO Ken Klein says the vendor will use its $75 million funding haul collected this week to grow the company substantially in hopes of going public next year. Tintri,...

February 13, 2014  2:09 PM

NetApp forecast: cloudy with a chance of flash

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

NetApp’s earnings report this week was similar EMC’s report last month. Like EMC, NetApp’s revenue a tad below expected while its forecast missed by a larger margin. The...

February 13, 2014  10:27 AM

PernixData extends flash hypervisor platform

Todd Erickson Todd Erickson Profile: Todd Erickson

Server-flash aggregation software provider PernixData Inc. this week added native support for VMware Inc. vSphere 5.5 and the vSphere web client with its newest...

February 11, 2014  5:42 PM

Nex-gen Fibre Channel will do 128-gig in the fast lane(s)

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

With an eye on hyper-scale virtualization and solid-state storage, the Fibre Channel Association (FCIA) today laid out the roadmap for the Gen 6 Fibre Channel (FC) industry standard protocol that...

February 11, 2014  4:52 PM

Something’s wrong when storage vendors pitch speeds and feeds

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

I’m surprised to hear from IT people that storage vendors are still using “speeds and feeds” in their sales pitches. Salesmen for these companies talk about how fast and how big the storage systems could be. When I asked what specific details were being emphasized, the list...

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