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Docker as a High-Performance Enabler for Cloud Storage

Docker as a High-Performance Enabler for Cloud Storage

The container-based service Docker is gaining massive momentum in the industry, and for many good reasons. The ...

Pivot3 Adds Dynamic Provisioning With NextGen Deal

Pivot3 Adds Dynamic Provisioning With NextGen Deal

The convergence of the hyper-convergers continues with infrastructure specialist Pivot3's deal to acquire flash array startup NexGen ...

Canada’s CPAC Leverages DDN Storage Tech for Ballooning Data and News Content

Canada’s CPAC Leverages DDN Storage Tech for Ballooning Data and News Con...

For the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC), the C-SPAN of Canada, 2015 posed two major challenges – ...

Storage Consolidation Quickens With NetApp-SolidFire Deal

Storage Consolidation Quickens With NetApp-SolidFire Deal

The consolidation of the storage sector gained momentum at the end of 2015 with NetApp Inc.'s deal ...

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February 9, 2016(0)
The container-based service Docker is gaining massive momentum in the industry, and for many good reasons. The current appeal of Docker stems from issues associated with running VMs, namely that each one has to be provided with virtualized memory and storage resources.  Containers make it far easier to run enterprise-grade services and address concerns for data portability, scaling, processing, ... Full article
January 27, 2016(0)
The convergence of the hyper-convergers continues with infrastructure specialist Pivot3's deal to acquire flash array startup NexGen Storage Inc. Privately held NexGen, Louisville, Colo., was spun out a year ago from SanDisk Corp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The boards of both companies approved the acquisition, which is expected to close next month. Pivot3, Austin, Texas, said ... Full article
January 24, 2016(0)
For the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC), the C-SPAN of Canada, 2015 posed two major challenges – one of them data intensive, the other operational. On the data side, CPAC’s data management and storage infrastructure was nearing capacity, in part because CPAC was transitioning from standard definition viewing format to the denser high definition format. Operationally, CPAC was tasked ... Full article
January 4, 2016(2)
The consolidation of the storage sector gained momentum at the end of 2015 with NetApp Inc.'s deal to acquire all-flash startup SolidFire for $870 million in cash. The deal announced just before the holidays also accelerates efforts by NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) to push all-flash arrays into datacenters and other enterprise infrastructure. NetApp, Sunnyvale, Calif., noted that SolidFire's all-flash storage ... Full article
December 9, 2015(0)
Akin to their cloud deployments, enterprises are hedging their bets on storage by adopting a mix of storage options for virtualized infrastructure in datacenters. Hence, a new vendor survey concludes, flash-based hybrid storage is making inroads in the datacenters. A study on the state of storage in virtualized datacenters found that 61 percent of respondents—nearly all with some workloads ... Full article
November 19, 2015(0)
Analytics and other data intensive applications continue to drive new enterprise memory and storage approaches along with device manufacturing partnerships needed to scale production of emerging memory channel storage platforms. Another case in point is this week's announcement from Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) that it is joining forces with Korean memory chip powerhouse Samsung Electronics Co. (KRX: 005930) to ... Full article
November 16, 2015(0)
Nearly one-third of storage systems spanning storage area networks to cloud platforms reached 1 petabyte or greater capacity in 2015, according to a user census that also projects more than half of installed storage systems will top the 1-PB level by 2020. The storage user survey released by market watcher Intersect360 Research also said surging storage demand driven by ... Full article
November 13, 2015(0)
The entire HPC world – from traditional HPC research sites to advanced scale computing in the enterprise – is at a crossroads. Then again, has it ever not been? A company standing in the crossroads, one that is usually ready for whatever is onrushing, is DataDirect Networks, the scalable storage specialist founded in 1998. Back then, HPC was mostly ... Full article
November 11, 2015(0)
With all-flash arrays making inroads into enterprise storage infrastructure, the growing list of vendors of PCIe flash arrays are looking for ways to differentiate themselves while persuading potential customers that they can reap a quick return on a still pricey investment. The latest gambit comes from flash array startup NextGen Storage Inc. that is promoting its multi-tier all-flash array ... Full article
October 19, 2015(0)
The oil and gas sector is slumping, cutting back on exploration and drilling as energy prices continue to slump. Perhaps based on the strategy that it's best to invest during a downturn, Sinclair Oil announced this week it is deploying new scale-out network-attached storage from intelligent storage startup Qumulo Inc. Seattle-based Qumulo announced earlier this year that Sinclair was ... Full article
October 8, 2015(0)
Mesosphere, the datacenter operating system specialist, is teaming with federated storage leader EMC Corp. to expand datacenter storage options within Apaches Mesos cluster management architectures. Mesosphere said Thursday (Oct. 8) its collaboration with EMC (NYSE: EMC) means its datacenter operating system (DCOS) would support storage platforms such as EMC's ScaleIO, OpenStack Cinder, Amazon Web Services (AMZN) Elastic Block Storage ... Full article
October 7, 2015(0)
Dell is reportedly in talks to merge with EMC, according to published reports. Rumors and uncertainty have swirled around $50-billion storage behemoth EMC. Facing the unscheduled but certainly upcoming retirement of longtime chairman and CEO Joe Tucci, pundits have wondered what form the EMC federation -- including EMC, VMware, and Pivotal -- would take without his leadership. The company has been under ... Full article
October 7, 2015(0)
All-flash storage array specialist Pure Storage launched a $400 million initial public offering this week, one of the largest technology IPOs of the year, prompting other all-flash vendors to assert that the emerging storage architecture is entering the mainstream. Pure Storage (PSTG) announced on Tuesday (Oct. 6) it was setting its share price at $17 for its IPO of ... Full article
October 2, 2015(0)
Free, slow cloud-based storage may work for family photos but it's not appropriate for mission-critical business applications. Full article
September 16, 2015(0)
Storage leader EMC Corp. said it is bundling commodity servers with ScaleIO software to serve as a "node" for deploying and leveraging software-defined storage. EMC's ScaleIO Node is designed to scale out from three to more than 1,000 nodes across multiple stacks, the company said Wednesday (Sept. 16). Performance is said it scale linearly at, for example, 100 million ... Full article
September 15, 2015(0)
PernixData aims to further simplify storage managers' jobs with today's release of FVP version 3.0, Freedom, and software platform Architect. The company's technology decouples storage performance and management functions from an organization's underlying storage hardware, allowing an enterprise to maximize application performance, attain predictable scale-out growth, and minimize storage costs, according to the San Jose, Calif.-based vendor. Rather than ... Full article
September 9, 2015(0)
A consistent, growing challenge enterprises face in the big data age revolves around decreasing the total cost of ownership for storage while simultaneously providing ready access to petabytes of data for the expanding number of employees involved in analytics. Caringo intends FileFly for Swarm, released today, to address both these concerns. While FileFly installs on a Windows server or ... Full article
September 1, 2015(0)
Seagate targeted hyperscale and cloud datacenters -- as well as mobile devices – with its flurry of new product announcements at VMworld today. Continuing adoption of cloud for primary storage, as well as backup and recovery, will expand this market to $65.41 billion by 2020, increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 28.2 percent from $18.87 billion this ... Full article
August 31, 2015(0)
Days after unveiling its DataSphere data virtualization platform, Primary Data announced the technology act as a Universal VMware vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness storage provider for the Virtual Volumes feature in VMare vSphere 6. This capability is part of Primary Data's focus on eliminating silos by allowing organizations to access data, regardless of vendor or technology, and on ... Full article
August 26, 2015(0)
A partner network announced this week will deliver storage drivers for ClusterHQ's Flocker container data management software rolled out a year ago. The partnership would allow the enterprise storage vendors to offer customers hardware or software-defined storage options based on Flocker to create container storage for Docker application containers. San Francisco-based ClusterHQ said its enterprise storage partners include ConvergeI/O, ... Full article

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