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The Company That Could Replace Flash Storage with Nanotubes

Even as flash storage overtakes the enterprise, a still more innovative technology is potentially poised to overtake flash.

EMC Keeps Storage Networks Up and Running

EMC unveils the latest version of Storage Configuration Advisor and shuts down its Atmos cloud storage service.

HP FlexFabric Gets Raves from Storage Networking Vendors

QLogic and Emulex help HP create a new multiprotocol blade server technology that can change connection protocols on the fly.

SNIA Launches Programs for Storage Sales, Virtualization and Backup

The Storage Networking Industry Association has launched new programs for those who don't need full certification credentials.

NEC Moves Data Deduplication Down Market

The new HydraStor HS3-210 offers midrange storage users inline deduplication starting at $40,000.

Anobit Claims Enterprise SSD Performance from MLC

Anobit claims a breakthrough in low-cost solid state drives that has eluded other SSD makers.

Dell Adds Solid State Drive Tiering to EqualLogic Storage Arrays

Dell is the latest storage networking vendor to make the most of solid state drives with automated tiering.

Brocade Unveils Vision for Converged Data Center Networks

Brocade rolls out its vision for virtual data center networks and also has an answer to the Cisco-EMC-VMware coalition.

Cisco Unveils Data Storage Arrays for Small Businesses

Storage users don't normally think of Cisco when shopping for hardware, but the networking giant hopes to change that.

CTERA Adds Data Protection to Linux File Systems

The data storage startup says its Next3 file system goes well beyond Linux's snapshot capabilities.

Permabit Does Primary Storage Deduplication

Primary says its primary data reduction technology bests NetApp in performance and capacity.

NetApp Leapfrogs the Storage Networking Competition

In a single quarter, NetApp leapt past Dell and HP and nearly caught IBM, according to IDC, while EMC remains all alone at the top.

HP Builds Storage Networks for Small Businesses

HP sees the small business data storage market as a big growth area.

Brocade Gives Ethernet, Storage Networking Switches a Boost

Brocade gives speed and density boosts to its Ethernet and data storage switches as its rivalry with Cisco heats up.

VM6 Makes Virtualization Easier for Small Businesses

VM6 Software claims to have a solution for small businesses that haven't been able to afford virtualization.

EMC Settles Kickback Charges for $87.5 Million

EMC has paid $87.5 million to settle a federal kickback and pricing lawsuit.

Google Launches Online Data Storage Service for Developers

Google launches a cloud storage service to compete with Amazon.

IBM Resells LSI 6-Gig SAS RAID Array

The long-running storage networking partnership between IBM and LSI shows no signs of slowing.

EMC Mozy Speeds Up Online Backup, Adds Local Disk

With soaring growth and competitive pricing, EMC's online backup service sees plenty of opportunity ahead.

Backup Software Firm Double-Take Gets Acquired

Double-Take and its 20,000 customers will become part of Vision Solutions.

Deduplication, Security and Clouds Highlight Data Storage News

Infineta, Emulex, ParaScale and Quantum were among the storage vendors making headlines this week.

EMC Claims Answer for Latency in Global Storage Networks

EMC today unveiled the first details of its plan to unite storage networks around the globe.

Oracle Says It's Committed to Tape Storage

Oracle is reassuring its Sun StorageTek data tape customers of its long-term commitment to the technology.

EMC, Cisco Name Capellas to Lead Acadia Private Cloud Venture

EMC and Cisco prove they're serious about their virtual data center coalition by hiring a big name to run it.

Iomega Unified Storage Array Gives EMC Low-cost NAS

Iomega's new unified storage array stops short of challenging NetApp, but next week's EMC World may have more to say about that.

NetApp Leads Rebound in Storage Networking Jobs

Data storage vendors are hiring, and NetApp is leading the way.

EMC Sees SSDs, Ethernet Taking Over Data Storage

EMC's Global Marketing CTO sees solid state drives, the cloud and Ethernet as the future of storage networking.

Brocade Scores CNA Deals with EMC, NetApp, IBM, HDS

Brocade hopes to break into a storage networking adapter market that has been dominated by Emulex and QLogic.

Emulex Moves Into Storage Network Management

Emulex is moving beyond its core market for storage networking adapters and into storage management software.

Oracle Makes Lustre Users Buy Hardware for Support

The clustered file system will remain open source, but paid support for version 2.0 will require new hardware.

Nimbus Unveils Nifty Solid State Drive Storage Array

Nimbus Data Systems has unveiled an all-SSD data storage array that the company claims is the first of its kind for enterprise storage.

Sepaton Taps Hitachi for Deduplication Storage

The relationship with HDS could be the start of something big for the dedupe company.

Microsoft Adds Email Archiving, eDiscovery Features to Exchange 2010

The software giant continues to add data storage, protection and compliance features to Exchange 2010.

EMC Sales Hit Record on Deduplication, Symmetrix Demand

Data deduplication and high-end storage arrays drive EMC's recovery from the Great Recession.

Hitachi, HP Plan for Converged Storage, Data Networks

HDS unveils a unified data center stack, and HP may be working on an FCoE switch.

Storage Networking World Turns Cloudy

Cloud storage seems a long way from being enterprise-ready, but a number of users are considering the technology anyway.

Symantec Expands Thin Provisioning, Partners on Clustered NAS

Despite reports of layoffs, Symantec's storage and backup software division remains hard at work.

IBM Adds Solid State Drive Tiering to DS8700 Storage Array

IBM beats EMC to market with sub-volume data storage tiering.

EMC Clusters Data Domain Deduplication Appliances

EMC has taken its first step toward global deduplication with the dual-controller Global Deduplication Array.

EMC Offers Emulex CNAs for FCoE, iSCSI

Emulex is making up for lost time in the market for converged data and storage networks.

Data Storage Companies Top Forbes' Fast-Growing Tech List

Data is growing by leaps and bounds -- and so are the companies that store it.

Cisco Unveils Midrange Fibre Channel Switch

Cisco's SAN storage switch rivalry with Brocade moves down market.

EMC's Storage Networking Business Poised for Recovery

Analysts see double-digit growth for data storage giant EMC for the first time since 2008.

Cleversafe's Cloud Storage Network Takes on EMC Atmos

Cleversafe beat EMC Atmos to market by a year -- and analysts like what they see.

IBM, Verizon Move Data Backup and Recovery to the Cloud

The two tech giants are partnering on a cloud-based data backup offering that uses Verizon's private network for performance and security.

HP Unveils LTO-5 Tape Storage Products

Tape storage remains a vibrant market, HP says.

EMC to Merge Clariion, Celerra Storage Arrays?

Storage area networks and network attached storage may be converging at EMC.

Dell Resells EMC Dedupe, Unveils Object Storage System

Dell deepens its relationship with EMC to include deduplication systems, and also unveils a system for storing unstructured data.

Brocade's Storage Networking Business is Undervalued, Analyst Says

Brocade shares are being unfairly punished for the company's missteps in the Ethernet switch market, according to one analyst.

EMC Gives Exchange Users New Disaster Recovery Tools

EMC taps into a Microsoft API to offer new data replication, disaster recovery and storage networking tools.

EMC, NetApp Strike Storage Networking Deals

QLogic and EMC partner on Fibre Channel switches as Emulex notches an FCoE win with NetApp.

EMC Outlines Global Storage Networking Vision

The data storage giant envisions a massive, global storage network without distance, performance or data consistency limitations.

Sepaton Takes on EMC with New Deduplication Appliance

Sepaton unveils a new midrange deduplicating virtual tape library aimed at the EMC Data Domain DD880.

EMC Turns Storage Management Over to VMware Admins

EMC claims its new Celerra software cuts VMware storage needs in half, doubles cloning speed and automates failback.

3PAR Adds Sub-Volume Solid State Drive Tiering

3PAR beats EMC to the punch with storage tiering at the sub-LUN level.

Oracle Drops Hitachi Data Storage Arrays

Hitachi's high-end storage arrays leave Oracle's data storage product lineup; will others follow?

EMC, NetApp Strike Online Backup and Recovery Deals

Data storage vendors continue to tailor their offerings for the cloud.

Emulex, QLogic Battle Over Data, Storage Networking Convergence

HP, IBM and Cisco sign adapter deals for converged data center networks.

FalconStor, Violin Speed Storage Networks with SSDs

FalconStor and Violin Memory have combined storage virtualization with solid state drives to speed storage networking performance.

IBM Brings Deduplication to Mainframes

Big Blue unveils a virtual tape library with deduplication capabilities for backing up z/OS environments.

Double-Take, Amazon Move Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

Double-Take's backup software and Amazon EC2 give smaller businesses the equivalent of a disaster recovery site in the cloud.

Brocade Plunges on Weak Networking Sales

Brocade's Ethernet business weakens as its storage networking business takes off.

Iron Mountain Acquires Email Archiving Firm Mimosa

The information management giant is building a formidable data backup, recovery and archiving business.

HP Upgrades SAN Storage, OEMs QLogic Fibre Channel Switches

HP unveils new offerings for iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage networking environments.

Cloud Leverage Offers Really Cheap Online Storage

A new startup promises enterprise-class online storage for a nickel a gigabyte per month with no transfer fees.

EMC's Really Big Storage Network

EMC's Atmos cloud storage system gets new levels of data protection and a big boost in performance and capacity.

IBM Unveils Clustered NAS Storage

Big Blue is the latest data storage vendor to offer extreme scale-out network attached storage.

Micron Buys Phase Change Memory Maker Numonyx

Micron's acquisition of Numonyx gives the memory firm a big stake in phase change memory (PCM) and NAND flash, two technologies that could change enterprise data storage.

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Dell Weighs Exanet Acquisition, EMC Dedupe Deal

Dell may be poised to enter the clustered NAS and deduplication markets.

Holographic Storage Pioneer InPhase Scrambles for Funding

Holographic data storage has yet to achieve commercial viability despite decades of development efforts.

NetApp Halts VTL Deduplication Development

Six months after losing a bidding war for Data Domain to EMC, NetApp backs away from the market for VTL deduplication.

Continuity Software Ensures Disaster Recovery Preparedness

Continuity Software says its disaster recovery monitoring software is the next best thing to extensive DR testing.

CommVault Moves Data Storage to the Cloud

Storage management and backup software vendor CommVault is giving its Simpana software new cloud storage capabilities.

Oracle to Keep Sun's Data Storage, Tape Businesses

Oracle revealed this week that it not only plans to keep Sun's disk storage business, but its tape business too.

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