SanDisk acquisition broadens enterprise flash storage

Flash card maker SanDisk Corp. has been quietly moving into enterprise flash storage for some time. Last week it accelerated that move by striking a US$1.1 billion deal to buy publicly-traded Fusion-io (NYSE:

Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP says its all-flash array is equal to cost of spinning disk

LAS VEGAS – The advent of solid state hard drives has created a conundrum for IT managers: Flash drives offer speed needed  for many real-time applications, but at a price premium over spinning

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SolarWinds tweaks Storage Manager

SolarWinds has updated its storage performance and capacity management software with enhanced monitoring of EMC arrays, simpler charting and reporting the ability for IT administrators to customize monitoring equipment with their own LUN groupings. The company said

Published on: May 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP to cut 11,000 to 16,000 more jobs

Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to axe between 11,000 and 16,000 positions from its operations worldwide by October 2015, adding to some 34,000 positions it was already in the process of eliminating. The new cuts,

Published on: May 23rd, 2014 Andrew Brooks

EMC betting on flash array’s stability

LAS VEGAS – You might say EMC Corp. is in a gambling mood. At its annual EMC World conference here the storage vendor said it will pay US$1 million for the first customer of

Published on: May 6th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Integrated infrastructure, platforms market booming, says IDC

A few years ago the major enterprise software and hardware vendors made a bet that integrating platforms and infrastructure was the way of the future. That calculation seems to have been a good

Published on: May 4th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

HP offers lure to EMC customers

Annual user conferences are a time when vendors aim to shine a spotlight on their company an new products and services. Hewlett-Packard’s storage division is trying to steal a little of that spotlight

Published on: May 1st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Hitachi shows off new top array

Hitachi Data Systems revealed the latest version of its tier 1 Virtual Storage Platform, using the background of a Toronto airport to link to its theme that the array is pitched at organizations moving

Published on: April 23rd, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

HP’s new XP7 array boosts storage performance

When Hewlett-Packard Co. set out to create the seventh generation of its XP tier 1 storage array, it didn't hold back. The XP7, announced Wednesday, is built around a new chassis, new processors,

Published on: April 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon