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External Disk Storage Revenues Drop in Q1: IDC

The storage industry hits a speed bump, its first since 2009.
Tags : Flash, enterprise storage, SAN, NAS, external drives

EMC Goes 'Wild' with Cloud and Big Data Strategy

The company unveiled a host of new products--including many with animal names--at EMC World.
Tags : cloud computing, EMC, data protection, NAS, Isilon, big data, Documentum, Storage, Pivotal

Oracle's Flash-Friendly Sun ZFS Storage Is Ready for New SPARCs

What good are new servers without storage? Oracle NAS systems offer automated SSD caching to speed up enterprise workloads.
Tags : Flash, NAS, ZFS, SPARC, Storage

Two Viable Open Source NAS Solutions

Both FreeNAS and OpenFiler offer solid options for open source NAS, with FreeNAS having a few advantages in regards to management and ease of use.
Tags : open source, NAS, benchmarks, Storage

The 'Dumbing Down' of Data Storage

As appliances take over storage, enterprises don't need as many highly skilled storage administrators.
Tags : appliances, SAN, NAS, Storage, administrator, filesystem

Big Data NAS Buying Guide

Several vendors offer network storage solutions designed to handle Big Data.
Tags : EMC, HP, NAS, Panasas, HDS, big data, Storage

Two Contrasting NAS Products for SMBs

Enhance Technology's ES3160P4 and EMC's Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d both offer good small business storage in different form factors.
Tags : SMB, NAS, Storage

Rethinking Storage for Microservers

With microservers, it may be necessary to create two separate layers of networked storage.
Tags : NAS, Storage, microservers

The Rise and Fall of SAN Storage

What are the factors that are causing SAN storage to fall from dominance, and what does the rise of appliances mean for the storage industry?
Tags : SAN, storage management, NAS, appliance, Storage Administrator, Storage

HP Updates IBRIX NAS with the New X9730

HP’s ProLiant-powered enterprise file serving platform makes room for exploding data storage rates with new hardware and storage OS updates.
Tags : HP, NAS, Storage

Scalable NAS Buying Guide

There is no shortage of options in the scale-out NAS marketplace. Therefore, when considering scale-out NAS, it is critical to define what you are looking for. Gridstore, Sanbolic and Nexenta are pushing the envelope on scale-out NAS to deliver unique solutions.
Tags : NAS, Nexenta, Sanbolic, Scale-out NAS

IBM Storage Buying Guide

IBM's venerable storage portfolio includes tape, disk, SAN and NAS. Even more important than the hardware, however, is the intelligence Big Blue offers to easily and efficiently manage  enterprises' ever increasing storage needs.
Tags : IBM, SAN, NAS, Buying Guide, tape, disk

QNAP TS-879U-RP Turbo NAS Serves Up More Than Storage

The  QNAP TS-879U-RP Turbo NAS is offers more than just file storage. This small but mighty box is easy to install and configure, and has the potential to replace multiple servers.
Tags : NAS, storage server, QNAP

Infortrend Storage Buying Guide

What Infortrend lacks in name recognition it makes up for in product selection. Its ESVA and EonStor product families aim to meet the SAN and NAS needs of the midrange and SMB markets.
Tags : SAN, NAS, Buying Guide, Infortrend

Panasas Promotes Parallel Scale-Out NAS for HPC

Tackling big data storage requirements, the company offers ActiveStor parallel NAS solution touting scalability, simplified management for HPC operations.
Tags : NAS, Panasas, HPC, Scale-out NAS, big data, ActiveStor 11

Symform, QNAP Bring Together Cloud Storage and NAS

QNAP Systems has agreed to integrate its NAS offerings with Symform's Cloud Storage Network.
Tags : cloud computing, NAS, Storage, Symform, QNAP

Infortrend Adds Deduplication to EonNAS

Unified storage products for SMBs add deduplication to the menu.
Tags : deduplication, NAS, Storage, Infortrend

SnapServer Claims New Storage Appliance Needs No Provisioning

Overland Storage  unveils SnapServer DX, a new unified NAS and iSCSI SAN device that leverages RAID technology to eliminate the need to provision storage capacity.
Tags : SAN, NAS, RAID, iSCSI, Overland Storage, Unified Storage, Overland Snap Server

NetApp Storage Buyer's Guide

A rundown of the NAS pioneer's four primary product families: FAS Series, V-Series, E-Series and Flash Cache.
Tags : NetApp, NAS, Buying Guide, Storage

Virtual Storage Startup Channels 'Consolidation 2.0'

Fresh out of stealth mode, Nutanix is on a mission to help enterprises tear down the wall between storage and computing in their virtual data centers and in the process reduce costs and complexity.
Tags : virtualization, virtual storage, SAN, NAS, data center virtualization

Gluster Expands Open-Source Scale-out NAS

The company claims the first scale-out virtual NAS appliances for VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Tags : open source, NAS, Gluster, Scale-out NAS

Alacritech Appliances Accelerate NAS

Alacritech's SSD-based ANX 1500 appliances accelerate NFS in NAS environments without requiring modifications to existing NAS systems.
Tags : NAS

Symantec Ships Scale-out NAS, Dedupe Appliances

Symantec moves deeper into the hardware market with the NetBackup 5200 data deduplication and FileStore N8300 scale-out NAS appliances.
Tags : NAS, data deduplication

EMC Intros 41 Products, Unifies Clariion and Celerra

EMC announced 41 new products, and claimed records in storage performance in a wide variety of categories.
Tags : SAN, NAS, Unified Storage

EMC Intros 41 Products, Unifies Clariion and Centera

EMC announced 41 new products, and claimed records in storage performance in a wide variety of categories.
Tags : SAN, NAS, Unified Storage

EMC Snaps Up Isilon for $2.25 Billion

The Isilon scale-out NAS platform will augment and accelerate EMC’s unified storage portfolio.
Tags : EMC, NAS, Isilon, Scale-out NAS, OneFS

Netgear Adds Replication, Cloud Options to New ReadyNAS Family

The new ReadyNAS Pro family for SMBs supports virtual machines, replication for disaster recovery and touts 100GB of free cloud storage.
Tags : Cloud Storage, NAS, Netgear, replication, ReadyNAS

Avere Systems Speeds Up Tiered NAS Appliances

Version 1.4 of the Avere OS supports up to 24 mass storage systems, bi-modal CIFS ACL and parallel file access.
Tags : NAS, storage tiering, Avere Systems, Tiered NAS, FXT

Huawei Symantec Enters U.S. Storage Hardware Market

The three-year-old joint venture between Huawei and Symantec is bringing its products to North America with a line of storage and networking hardware products for SMBs.
Tags : SAN, Symantec, NAS, Huawei Symantec, Oceanspace

Dell Debuts New PowerVault NAS for SMBs

Dell has added to its SMB storage line as users plan to refresh their IT infrastructures.
Tags : SMB, Dell, NAS, network attached storage, PowerVault

Nasuni Overhauls Cloud NAS Filer for Microsoft Environments

Version 2.0 of the Nasuni Filer ties on-premise storage to Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud services platform.
Tags : Azure, Cloud Storage, NAS, Nasuni

SAN and NAS Virtualization Primer

A guide to understanding storage virtualization.
Tags : storage virtualization, SAN, NAS

New Intel Chips Optimized for Entry-Level NAS Devices

The latest additions to Intel’s Atom processor line are aimed at NAS devices for SMBs and home offices.
Tags : Intel, NAS, network-attached storage

5 Options for Building Low-Cost NAS Servers

There are several open source technologies available for building low-cost – and in some cases no-cost – NAS servers.
Tags : open source, NAS, network-attached storage

Newtech Selects Exar BitWackr for NAS Deduplication

BitWackr was chosen for ease of integration and support for SAS, SATA, and SSD disk drives.
Tags : deduplication, NAS, dedupe

Overland Beefs Up NAS, Tape Library Families

Overland Storage has announced a new SnapServer NAS system and a NEO tape library with LTO-5 tape support.
Tags : company, Enterprise, NAS, configuration, transfer

IBM expands ProtecTIER deduplication, upgrades SONAS platform

IBM has introduced ProtecTIER data deduplication appliances for SMBs and a series of enhancements for the massive SONAS platform.
Tags : IBM, NAS, data deduplication, ProtecTIER, SONAS

Seagate Offers Customizable SMB Storage Networking Server

Seagate's Blackarmor server is for small businesses and households that want data storage protection.
Tags : Storage Networking Device, storage network, NAS

Overland Storage Promotion Doubles NAS Storage for Free

Customers get 4-TB of network attached storage (NAS) capacity for the price of 2-TB.
Tags : NAS, Storage

NetApp threatens Coraid over sales of open-source ZFS technology

Storage startup Coraid may face legal action from NetApp if the company does not cease plans to sell the Coraid EtherDrive Z-Series NAS appliance based on the open-source Zettabyte File System (ZFS).
Tags : Oracle, NetApp, NAS, ZFS, Sun Open Storage

Solid State Drives (SSDs) for Enterprise Storage Networking

Vendors have been quick to offer cache solutions for direct attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS) and storage area networks (SAN).
Tags : SSD, SAN, Solid-State Drives, NAS, DAS

Storage Networking Startup Fails to Secure Funding

ParaScale says it has down-sized and will evaluate options going forward.
Tags : storage networking, NAS, network-attached storage

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.
Tags : data storage, Cisco, NAS, iSCSI, small business storage

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.
Tags : EMC, SAN, NetApp, NAS, market share

Storage Networking Architectures for Imaging

GIS systems have relied almost exclusively on SAN and NAS, but those systems are hitting performance limitations.
Tags : storage networking, SAN, NAS, GIS, imaging

Coraid Combines ZFS With Ethernet SAN Technology

The company has announced its new EtherDrive Z-Series NAS appliances.
Tags : SAN, NAS, ZFS, EtherNet

The Future of Storage Networking Protocols

Storage networking convergence is a hot topic with the introduction of more modern NAS Protocols, virtualization and cloud-based storage.
Tags : storage networking, NAS, protocols, NFS

ParaScale Runs Apps on Cloud Storage Nodes

ParaScale Cloud Storage (PCS) software aggregates multiple Linux servers to present one scalable virtual file-storage appliance.
Tags : Cloud Storage, NAS, Storage Node

QNAP Announces New Business Series Turbo NAS

The TS-859U-RP Business Series Turbo NAS is an 8-drive NAS enclosure in desktop and rack-mounted configurations.
Tags : storage networking, NAS, network attached storage

Compellent Offers Open-Source ZFS-based NAS

The company's zNAS file server is integrated into Compellent's Storage Center SAN array.
Tags : SAN, NAS, ZFS, open-source, zNAS

Pillar Adds Storage Networking Support to AxiomONE

Pillar Data Systems has added native asynchronous replication for both SAN and NAS data on the same Axiom platform.
Tags : data storage, storage networking, SAN, NAS, array

Zetta Expands Storage Networking Cloud Service

Zetta is expanding to the east coast and recruiting channel partners.
Tags : Cloud, storage networking, NAS, network-attached storage

Panasas Announces Scale-out NAS System

The PAS HC features RAID-6 data protection, redundant power and cooling, and automatic failover and recovery.
Tags : NAS, RAID-6, PAS HC, storage pool

Data Robotics Adds NAS Functionality to Drobo Arrays

The company's self-managing Drobo disk arrays now offer NAS functionality.
Tags : NAS, Drobo, array, Storage

QNAP Adds 10TB Pro Turbo NAS to Business Lineup

QNAP adds a new 5-drive desktop model to its Business Series Turbo NAS lineup.
Tags : virtualization, NAS, storage system, business storage

Will 10GbE and FCoE Hurt iSCSI and NAS Storage?

Data center networking convergence is coming; what will it mean for existing Ethernet storage protocols?
Tags : Dell, storage networking, NAS, iSCSI, FCoE

Synology's DS410 NAS Server for SMBs

The new DS410 DiskStation is built on Synology's DiskStation Manager firmware and offers automatic backup to the cloud.
Tags : NAS, RAID, storage server, Diskstation

QNAP Expands Business Series Turbo NAS Lineup

QNAP announces VMware certified 1U rack-mounted, 4-drive NAS models.
Tags : data storage, storage networking, VMware, NAS

EMC Optimizes its Storage Management Software

Software on EMC's Celerra network-attached storage (NAS) arrays is now optimized for VMware environments.
Tags : software, EMC, storage management, VMware, NAS

Buffalo Partners for Data Storage Protection and Backup

A new partnership with NovaStor will bundle NovaBACKUP software with the entire portfolio of Buffalo's network attached storage solutions.
Tags : data storage, data security, NAS, storage software, TeraStation

Seagate Armors Small Business for Storage Networking

The company has announced a new suite of network-attached, workstation and portable storage solutions for small businesses.
Tags : data storage, SMB, storage networking, NAS, Seagate

Intel Optimizes Atom Processor Platform to Small Office Storage Devices

Intel releases its first storage-optimized Intel Atom processor-based platform for the growing home and small office/home office storage markets.
Tags : data storage, Intel, backup, NAS, small business

Netgear Offers SMBs NAS Appliance for Data Storage and Backup

The updated ReadyNAS network-attached storage appliance supports up to 500 users with data storage and integrated replication and backup.
Tags : storage networking, NAS, appliance, ReadyNAS

Tandberg Launches Dedupe Software, Storage Networking Appliance

The company has introduced its first NAS device and data deduplication software for SMBs
Tags : storage networking, NAS, appliance, data deduplication

Things to Know before Switching your SMB to NAS

There are a number of things for a SMB to consider before ditching its file servers and investing in network-attached storage (NAS) appliances.
Tags : SMB, NAS, appliance, network-attached storage

Thecus Announces new Storage Networking Server

The new enterprise-class NAS offers support for multiple RAID modes.
Tags : hardware, NAS, storage server, rackmount

New iSCSI SAN Product Simplifies Storage Management

Overland Storage has announced its first iSCSI storage area network (SAN) appliance.
Tags : SAN, storage management, NAS, provisioning

Synology adds Two-bay Business NAS Server to Line

The DS710+, is a 2-bay NAS server that grows from 2 bays to 7 bays to solve storage and file management problems.
Tags : storage management, NAS, Synology, file management, 7 bays