Compellent Announces SAN, NAS Integrated Array Computerworld – April 26, 2010 Compellent has released a new storage device, the zNAS, which allows both file-based and block-level data to be stored and managed through a single user interface.
EMC, IBM Extend Their Uneasy Storage Arrangement eWeek – April 26, 2010 EMC has revealed the extension and expansion of a licensing agreement with IBM that will continue to enable data center customers who have production elements from both companies to deploy EMC storage arrays alongside IBM Power Systems servers.
Slideshow: SSDs That Might Make You Leave Your Old Disks Network World – April 23, 2010 Solid-state drives (SSDs) are appearing in all types of gear these days. Network World tested seven SSD-based products—three PCIe boards, two SAN systems, a server blade system, and a standalone SSD.
What’s Keeping Data Storage out of the Cloud? SearchStorage.com – April 23, 2010 Despite all the talk about cloud storage, few organizations are storing corporate data in the cloud. According to SearchStorage.com’s Storage Priorities for 2010 survey, only 4 percent of respondents are using the cloud for data storage.
Solid-State Storage More Popular in PCs, Disk Arrays Than Servers So Far SearchStorage.com – April 20, 2010 Early adopters of solid-state storage have used the technology in PCs, laptops, and disk arrays, but signs point to the increasing adoption of solid-state drives (SSDs) in servers.
Why Aren’t SSDs Getting Cheaper? Computerworld – April 19, 2010 While oversupply caused the NAND flash market to take a bath in 2007 and 2008, prices in 2009 and 2010 have been flat or a bit higher. Experts expect few changes before new fabrication technology hits the market and manufacturers increase production.
Storage Sprawl a Catalyst for High-Growth Data Deduplication Market Channel Insider – April 21, 2010 Although more than 75 percent of data deduplication solutions are still sold directly by vendors such as EMC, NetApp, Symantec, and IBM, there’s still a lot of potential for IT solution providers to establish a practice specialty.
Start-Up Founded by HP Vets Targets Cloud Computing Deployments Network World – April 20, 2010 TwinStrata, founded in 2007 by veterans of HP’s storage team and the IT vendor Incipient, isn’t revealing all the details of its technology yet but is promising a more secure way of accessing cloud storage platforms.
Why Not iSCSI? Network World – April 15, 2010 Even though FibreChannel over Ethernet gets all the hype, iSCSI over Ethernet is just as capable of converging or unifying data center servers, storage, and networking, proponents say.
EPA, Industry to Meet on Greener Storage IDG News Service – April 14, 2010 The storage industry and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are crafting energy consumption standards for enterprise storage as that part of the data center becomes a bigger target for questions about efficiency.