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As enterprises work to rapidly embrace the mobile revolution, both for their workforce and to engage more deeply with their customers, the pressure is on for IT to support the tools needed by their application developers. Mobile application developers are working with a massive variety...
Avere Systems has announced that it raised an additional $20 million in venture financing, bringing the total amount invested in the company to $72 million. The Series D funding round was led by Western Digital Capital, with participation from previous investors Lightspeed Venture Part...
It’s no secret that doing nothing is often considered a safe bet. The psychology behind inaction is well understood, particularly in the case of IT — the path of least disruption is usually maintaining the status quo rather than trying something new, But once in a while, a decision ...
NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company, announced on Wednesday a key addition to its suite of cloud storage and data replication solutions with the launch of its NaviCloud® Vault: Data Domain® solution. Enabling a secure, reliable, highly available, off-site replication service th...
SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today introduced Version 6 of its Element OS, named Carbon, and a new set of enterprise class features into its industry leading all-flash array. Building on tremendous success as the benchmar...
SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the next generation data center, today announced that their products have been verified as Citrix Ready® for Citrix XenDesktop®. This verification with the industry-leading solution for virtual desktop delivery ensures custom...
Crossbar, Inc., a start-up company pioneering Resistive RAM (RRAM) technology, today announced it has completed a $25 million Series C funding in an oversubscribed round. Participating in the round were Crossbar’s existing investors Artiman Ventures, Kle...
IoT is not a new concept. Wikipedia says: “The term Internet of Things was proposed by Kevin Ashton in 1999 though the concept has been discussed in the literature since at least 1991.” In its early stages, the concept relates to the use of radio-frequency identification (RFID) and how...
In part one of this three-part series I summed up how the way we produce and consume data has evolved over the last three decades, creating a need for new storage methodologies that can help enterprises store and effectively manage massive pools of data. I concluded that the immutable ...
With more organizations embracing cloud mandates and moving quickly to flash-accelerated, shared storage infrastructures, NetApp introduced a new line of enterprise storage systems and enhanced software designed to accelerate the broadest range of virtualized applications. "As they ad...
Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its just-published M2M Strategies by Vertical: North American Enterprise Survey, which provides a view of the machine-to-machine (M2M) market - also known as the Internet of Things (IoT) - through the eyes of businesses us...
Rather than talking about what others should do or consider for their data protection needs, for this post I wrote down some notes using my Livescribe about what I need and want for my environment. As part of walking the talk in future posts I'm going to expand a bit more on what I'm d...
This is the second of a three-part series (read part I here) about how vendors are keeping backup alive, however what they can and should do to shift and expand the conversation to data protection and related themes. Modernizing data protection and what to do about it Building off of...
Lenovo and IBM have entered into a definitive agreement in which Lenovo plans to acquire IBM's x86 server business. This includes System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software...
A few years ago I did a piece (click here) about the then emerging trend of tiered hypervisors, particular using different products or technologies in the same environment. Tiered hypervisors can be as simple as using different technologies such as VMware vSphere/ESXi, Microsoft Hyper...
Moving your data storage to the cloud is a smart move as there is an explosion of data day by day and systems are struggling to store all that data effectively and securely. Cloud computing has proven not only to be cost effective but also frees the businesses to concentrate on the da...
Perhaps it is tied to the number of press releases, product or staffing announcements including who has joined the organization along with added coverage of it? Maybe its based on how many articles, videos or some other content and coverage that helps to show traction and momentum? O...
If you ever intend to manage large, corporate, enterprise wide solutions to data storage, then you will surely come across RAID arrays. RAID, which currently stands for redundant array of independent disks, formerly known as redundant array of inexpensive disks, saves data across multi...
Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Million USD by Western Digital (WD). Virident a nand flash PCIe card startup vendor has been around for several years and in the last year or two has gain more industry awareness as a competitor to FusionIO among others. Ther...
EMC Corporation has kicked off a 24-hour, around-the-world live broadcast announcing new products that help give customers the speed they need to lead their IT Transformation. Today's news includes revolutionary technology advances in the EMC VNX line of midrange storage, new capabilit...
“Our proven technology is displacing legacy boxes that were designed for yesterday’s storage needs across a wide range of industries. What they have in common is breakneck growth of storage needs that were poorly addressed by old-fashioned products from EMC and others," said John Morri...
Depending on who or what is your sphere of influence, or your sources of information and insight are, there will be different views of tiering, particular when it comes to tiered storage and storage tiering for cloud, virtual and traditional environments. Recently I did piece over at ...
Twilio (http://www.twilio.com), the cloud communications company, has announced the completion of a $70 million Series D round of funding. New investors include Redpoint Ventures, who led the round with existing investor Bessemer Venture Partners, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). The...
Telerik, an end-to-end provider of development tools and solutions for building cross-platform and mobile applications, has announced the latest evolution of Telerik DevCraft, the ultimate toolset for professional .NET developers. With this release, Telerik sets the standard for .NET m...
Dr. Radoslav Danilak, CEO and co-founder of Skyera Inc., will present on next-generation flash memory technologies to attendees of Cloud Expo New York, June 10-13 at the Javits Center in New York City. Skyera will also show its 44-terabyte skyHawk, a complete enterprise solid-state sto...
Stagnant budgets, overwhelming data growth, and new user and application demands, are just a few of the many challenges that are putting IT organizations under more pressure today than ever before. As a result, a new approach is required. The session being given by Hitachi Data Systems...
"Our vision of the Software Defined Environment is one of an intelligent data-driven ecosystem that is easily managed and scaled to meet ever-changing market demands," said Dr. Inder Gopal, IBM's VP of System Networking Development, as IBM today launched new software that makes it easi...
Yesterday VCE and their proud parents announced revenues had reached an annual run rate of a billion dollars. Today VCE announced some new products along with enhancements to others. Before going forward though, lets take go back for a moment to help set the stage to see where things ...
Red Hat on Wednesday announced its Big Data direction and solutions to satisfy enterprise requirements for highly reliable, scalable, and manageable solutions to effectively run their Big Data analytics workloads. In addition, Red Hat announced that the company will contribute its Red ...
HOUSTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data storage is a perennial need of businesses large and small, but many of today's technologies are too unwieldy or complicated for small business customers. SoftNAS™ provides network attached storage (NAS) for cloud computing that meets every co...
This is a follow-up companion post to the larger industry trends and perspectives series from eariler today (Part I, Part II and Part III) pertaining to today's VMAX 10K enhancement and other announcements by EMC, and the industry myth of if large storage arrays or systems are dead. T...
Here is an interesting article from over at wired about proposed privacy law and court warrants for cloud data, along with this one over at information week. Both got me thinking about some things that I hear when out and about talking with IT professionals and their concerns around cl...
In the past two years, international IT giants, including IBM, Oracle, EMC and SAP, have been engaged in an upsurge of acquisition in the big data market, spending more than $1.5 billion in acquiring related data management and analysis companies. Big data becomes a new hot term after ...
"This Nirvanix-TwinStrata pre-packed solution gives enterprises everything they need at a simple, flat annual rate, making cloud storage for businesses more convenient than ever," said Nicos Vekiarides, CEO of TwinStrata, as Nirvanix and TwinStrata today announced the availability of a...
Coraid on Wednesday unveiled EtherFlash™ Cache, a flexible programmable cache that uses solid-state drives (SSDs) to accelerate read performance for demanding server virtualization, web, database and email applications. Users can provision and then rapidly re-assign application priorit...
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has announced and published more documents for data center customers of cloud usage. These new cloud usage models for to address customer demands for interoperability of various clouds and services before for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) among...
How much flash (or DRAM) based Solid State Device (SSD) do you want or need? IBM recently took a flash step announcing it wants and needs more SSD capabilities in different packaging and functionality capabilities to meet the demands and opportunities of customers, business partne...
There is a new (free) book that I'm a co-author of along Bruce Grieshaber and Larry Jacob (both of LSI) along with foreword by Harry Mason of LSI and President of the SCSI Trade Association titled SAS SANs for Dummies compliments of LSI. This new book (ebook and pri...
Vectorwise Hadoop Data Connector Optimizes Analysis of Unstructured Hadoop Data, Creating Actionable Information for Business Systems and Decision-makingSAN DIEGO, July 31, 2012 - Actian Corporation today announced the upcoming release of its bi-directional Hadoop Data Connector at the...