March 26, 2014 12:01 PM
In the short time that VAAI has allowed storage administrators to offload tasks from servers to storage arrays in virtualized data centers, the functionality has evolved to produce arrays that eliminate most I/O.
March 21, 2014 13:00 PM
Some new storage vendors stand out from other startups by being successful with not only with their technology, but in selling product. IT buyers shouldn't discount them.
March 18, 2014 12:11 PM
Server SANs such as VMware VSAN are designed for virtualization administrators, but are these new storage buyers paranoid enough to be entrusted with storage management?
March 05, 2014 10:00 AM
An emerging software-defined storage technology is getting a lot of attention, but using direct-attached storage as a common storage pool isn't without complications.
February 18, 2014 12:04 PM
If things go as planned for disk drive manufacturers, Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording could produce a 25TB disk drive. Here's how HAMR works.
February 05, 2014 12:47 PM
Social media giant shows off a prototype Blu-ray library for cold data storage, but optical storage isn't likely to make a big comeback in the industry.
January 31, 2014 13:28 PM
Free online services can be great, but companies that operate on the freemium model aren't obligated to keep offering free software.
January 24, 2014 12:25 PM
The idea that disk drives haven't gotten faster than 15K RPM because it would mean disks would have to become supersonic isn't true. What's the real reason?
January 10, 2014 12:13 PM
Disk drive vendors are using SMR to increase disk capacity, and have devised three models for shingled drives. Here are the details on this new technology.
January 08, 2014 13:19 PM
Disk drive vendors have a new technique to increase disk density. Here's how it works.
January 02, 2014 13:28 PM
Disk drive giant aims to move into the more profitable storage systems market with $374 million acquisition.
December 19, 2013 11:17 AM
Despite falling SSD prices, spinning disks will still be the better bargain through 2020.
December 13, 2013 19:42 PM
Hybrid storage array company raised $168 million in its IPO today. Meanwhile, Violin Memory tumbled after its September IPO. Here's why.
December 02, 2013 19:26 PM
Toshiba agrees to buy OCZ's assets as the SSD market continues to consolidate. Does the OCZ bankruptcy signal the end of independent SSD vendors?
December 02, 2013 11:19 AM
Gridstore takes an innovative approach to scale-out storage and is the first storage system optimized for Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
November 26, 2013 14:27 PM
There's no doubt that scale-out is the future of storage, but SnapScale's conservative approach doesn't quite pan out.
November 22, 2013 13:40 PM
A recent study by an online backup service showed that disk drives aren't as reliable as the industry says they are.
November 06, 2013 13:19 PM
New storage systems have joined the ranks of object stores, but they're really more general purpose storage devices that use some object storage concepts.
November 01, 2013 14:06 PM
Hybrid array company evolved from a NAS system supplier, but never really gained much traction in a competitive market.
October 30, 2013 13:55 PM
It's time for VMware to improve its file storage support to make storage management simpler.