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September, 2015

September 30, 2015  10:13 AM

FalconStor acquires cloud-based analytics for FreeStor

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

FalconStor is preparing to add predictive analytics monitoring to its FreeStor...

September 29, 2015  12:34 PM

Flash storage and cleaning house

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Data migration

A recent discussion with a client got me thinking about precipitating events that cause IT professionals to “put their house in order” regarding the information they store. In this case, there was a new

September 25, 2015  3:06 PM

AWS introduces a new infrequently accessed S3 storage tier

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Amazon, Cloud storage

Amazon Web Services (AWS) rolled out a new type of storage for infrequently accessed data within the S3 tier that cost 1.25 cents per GBs to store but only 1 cent per GB to...

September 23, 2015  9:42 AM

IDC backs up on appliance revenue drop

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Barracuda, EMC, IDC, Symantec

IDC Tuesday correccted the purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) market tracker numbers it issued last week, giving market leader EMC more than $55...

September 22, 2015  3:31 PM

Tegile expands all-flash portfolio through SanDisk partnership

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Nexenta, SanDisk

SanDisk is putting its investments in private storage companies to good use. Two of the companies it has invested in – Nexenta and

September 19, 2015  3:42 PM

New LTO-7 tape specification is now available for licensing

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

Hard disk drives (HDDs) are up to 8 TB and 10 TB, and flash storage may be all the rage, but tape keeps rolling along. Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM and Quantum – the

September 17, 2015  7:26 AM

Dell’Oro: Hyperscale DAS use drives storage revenue growth

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

Market research firm Dell’Oro Group’s mid-year snapshot showed that total storage systems revenue is on track to grow 1% in 2015, driven largely by sales to hyperscale...

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September 14, 2015  3:04 PM

Survey finds companies’ disaster recovery testing is inadequate

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Despite all the talk about disaster recovery testing, most organizations still don’t do it enough. And recovery point objectives (RPOs) are still way too high to facilitate...

September 8, 2015  2:40 PM

External storage sales down as market shifts to hyperscale and server-based storage

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

External storage sales are shrinking. The total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue grew to an $8.8 billion during the second quarter of 2015, according to IDC. However, sales are tilting more toward

September 7, 2015  4:48 PM

Formation Data Systems CEO offers take on hot storage trends

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

Formation Data Systems CEO Mark Lewis has strong opinions on the direction that storage needs to take. He sees the adoption of on-demand, "as-a-service" cloud models as the future, in contrast to the traditional networked storage model that "so many players out there in startup storage land"...

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