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  • IBM's software-defined storage rides Watson's coattails

    Posted May 12, 2014 - 9:28 am

    Storage is now marching down the same path as computing, approaching a future when all of an organization's storage systems can be mixed and managed as virtual pools.
  • How to beat storage bottlenecks in a flash

    Posted October 10, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    When a data visualization and analysis software provider found that its backend storage was slowing down its developers, it resisted the urge to add capacity. Instead, it turned to a software solution that scales storage performance using virtualization.
  • The impossible enterprise data security challenge

    Posted April 10, 2013 - 1:39 pm

    Securely deleting data in a personal context is hard enough, but it's far more complicated when enterprise storage is involved.
  • HDS releases virtual storage array for smaller firms

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 4:08 pm

    Hitachi Data Systems has released its Hitachi Unified Storage VM, its first unified platform with enterprise virtualization for all data types, including file, block and objects.
  • Review

    HP P4000 VSA teaches dumb storage new tricks

    Posted July 25, 2012 - 11:22 am

    HP’s LeftHand P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance offers a wealth of flexibility with a few caveats
  • Cloud adoption pushes storage virtualization

    Posted July 2, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Storage hypervisors are increasingly being used to virtualize storage hardware to allow for disparate infrastructures to be centrally managed.
  • Data center lock-down is top concern.

    Posted September 15, 2011 - 10:14 am

    Data center security an afterthought? Survey says: No!
  • F5 releases two new storage virtualization appliances

    Posted July 11, 2011 - 9:22 am

    F5 Networks announced two new storage virtualization appliances that are designed for entry-level and midrange businesses.
  • SAN and NAS virtualization primer

    Posted August 26, 2010 - 1:32 pm

    How storage virtualization technologies allow you to keep pace with ever-increasing storage requirements while maintaining high availability and service levels
  • Dell ups offer for 3PAR to $1.6B, tops HP

    Posted August 26, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    The bidding war between Dell and Hewlett-Packard for virtualized storage vendor 3PAR continued on Thursday, with Dell increasing its bid to US$24.30 per share, or about $1.6 billion.
  • NetApp Hopes to Catch Virtualization, Cloud Computing Wave

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 12:13 pm

    As customers' storage needs scale up, storage virtualization advances and customers explore cloud computing, NetApp seeks a new competitive edge.
  • Storage Virtualization: When to Invest

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 8:33 pm

    Storage virtualization adds to your costs, but if your goal is to manage your storage networks more efficiently, it pays off.
  • What I've Learned about Backing up Data, the Virtual Way

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 5:22 pm

    Don't throw caution to the wind, but putting data protection in the server-to-storage path and using disk virtualization makes a good alternative to legacy tape backups.
  • SMEs dominate data centre activity: Symantec

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 5:44 pm

    Mid-sized enterprises will be leading in data center activity this year as these companies focus on staff training and adopting technologies like storage virtualization and cloud computing to cut costs and manage increasingly complex facilities, according to Symantec Corp.'s 2010 State of the Data Center report.
  • Mennonite Mutual Aid uses storage virtualization to ensure cost-effective business continuity

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 10:21 pm

    Mennonite Mutual Aid successfully transitioned from a sprawling Windows and IBM server environment with direct-attached storage to a tiered, virtual infrastructure with a remote disaster recovery (DR) site. It accomplished this by working with its partner, MapleTronics Computers, to implement FalconStor Software's and Network Storage Server (NSS) and Virtual Tape Library (VTL) plus VMware.
  • Virtualizing storage

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 1:07 pm

    Storage virtualization is really nothing more than taking multiple storage devices, and abstracting them so that the end user can more easily manage a larger amount of storage without having to deal with the complexities of multiple devices. Storage from multiple devices are combined and appear as a single resource.
  • Vizioncore optimiser reclaims storage space

    Posted January 14, 2009 - 11:08 am

    Server virtualisation company, Vizioncore has released a product that will enable users to reclaim unused space on Windows virtual machines.
  • Three deals symbolized storage trends in 2008

    Posted December 19, 2008 - 9:49 pm

    The storage story of 2008 was growth: An accelerating explosion of information, much of it in the form of video, led IT administrators to try to make better use of their capacity and staff.
  • Take Your Customers to the Next Level with Virtualization

    Posted November 14, 2008 - 2:22 pm

    Virtualization is transforming the data center and solution providers are migrating their customers to a virtual environment to create a more flexible IT infrastructure, reduce costs and maximize storage resources. At the same time, however, virtualization introduces some new concerns.
  • Three degrees of storage virtualization

    Posted October 6, 2008 - 4:34 pm

    Over the years, virtualization has been employed in almost every facet of storage technology: disk, controller, array, SAN, LAN and even host (think logical volume manager). At the risk of oversimplification, I'd suggest that there are three broad categories: inside the box, outside the box and tape emulation. Each of these offers distinct benefits as well as some commonalities.
  • A closer look at storage virtualization

    Posted October 6, 2008 - 4:26 pm

    Managing disk storage was once simple: If we needed more space, we got a bigger disk drive. But data storage needs grew, so we started adding multiple disk drives. Finding and managing these became harder and took more time, so we developed RAID, network-attached storage and storage-area networks. Still, managing and maintaining thousands of disk drives became an ever more onerous task. The latest answer to this dilemma is storage virtualization.
  • HP to buy LeftHand Networks for $360 million

    Posted October 1, 2008 - 3:04 pm

    HP will buy LeftHand Networks for $360 million to fill in its storage virtualization and iSCSI lines with products for medium-size companies and remote offices and branches.
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