October 15, 2013 15:44 PM
The Nirvanix collapse reads like a saga with villains, heroes and lessons that we all should learn from the implosion of the cloud service.
October 09, 2013 13:23 PM
VMware's integrated caching technology has some advanced features but doesn't pose a threat to third-party caching vendors.
October 07, 2013 13:10 PM
Violin Memory, maker of flash storage, saw its IPO price drop on its opening day. The drop says more about Violin's challenges than those of the overall flash market.
September 26, 2013 15:08 PM
As flash-based caching systems add write-back capabilities, be aware that performance gains can hit a wall.
September 19, 2013 10:07 AM
Cloud storage provider Nirvanix, which is closing its doors, ran afoul of harsh cloud financing models.
September 18, 2013 13:10 PM
At Interop New York I'll dive into the different roles flash can play in your storage architecture, and also delve into how to solve VDI-related storage problems.
September 17, 2013 11:20 AM
How do you classify software-defined storage? Let's try kingdoms, genus and species.
September 11, 2013 11:32 AM
Cisco is acquiring solid-state array vendor Whiptail for $415 million. The purchase edges Cisco closer to becoming a one-stop IT shop for the enterprise.
September 10, 2013 11:37 AM
Western Digital's $685 million acquisition of PCIe flash specialist Virident lets it compete with flash giants such as Intel/Micron and Samsung. But where was Seagate in all this?
September 09, 2013 15:19 PM
VMware is making good on its talk about software-defined storage with three products: vFlash, VSAN and Virsto. But as always, there are pros and cons.
September 05, 2013 11:33 AM
Some vendors won't fare well if software-defined storage takes off, but disk drive specialists will reap benefits. Here's how.
September 04, 2013 14:39 PM
Using FVP from startup PernixData together with VMware's VSAN is an all-around bad idea. Combining two flash management layers would be inefficient and reduce performance.
September 04, 2013 12:53 PM
EMC launches new VNX arrays with upgraded software to take full advantage of SSD performance. All-flash startups still have an advantage, but VNX takes a big step forward.
August 27, 2013 17:10 PM
Skyera’s newest SSD appliance skyEagle boasts up to 250TB of storage. That gives Skyera the highest-density system on the market.
August 21, 2013 13:57 PM
Startup Crossbar bets on resistive random-access memory in the race to find a replacement for flash storage.
August 12, 2013 20:10 PM
Optical disks, data crystals and other new storage media promise capacity and longevity, but that's not all it takes to meet the needs of a large, long-term archive.
August 06, 2013 17:18 PM
2D NAND flash is fast reaching its limit but Samsung's new 3D chip is an encouraging development in flash memory's evolution.
July 31, 2013 14:05 PM
Diablo Technologies' new Memory Channel Storage devices plug flash storage into the DIMM slots. If Diablo's performance claims prove true, expect to see some fast servers built around the technology.
July 30, 2013 14:25 PM
Microsoft improves on the storage functionality in its upcoming Windows Server release with new SSD-supported automated tiering and write-back caching.
July 26, 2013 15:40 PM
One day of streamers and cake doesn't make up for all the hard work underappreciated sysadmins do.