EMC finally gets into the all-flash game with first XtremIO units

  SUMMARY:Rivals love to point out that EMC is late to all-flash storage. But now that it’s shipping its new XtremeIO arrays, that may not matter since EMC is, after all, EMC. In one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets, EMC on Thursday is launching solid-state storage arrays resulting from its purchase of XtremIO a year and a ...

Flash storage: Everything it’s cracked up to be, and probably unnecessary

photo: (c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com SUMMARY:EqualLogic and now DataGravity Co-founder Paula Long is very smart about storage technology. Right now, she’s looking at things like flash and cloud storage with a skeptical eye. They’re valuable and will become more valuable, she says, but only when they’re done right. Paula Long is no novice when it ...

EMC gets flashier with latest hybrid storage array

  photo: Flickr / getinet SUMMARY:EMC sees the appeal of flash storage but maintains that hybrid arrays still suit most customer requirements. tweet this Last week was VMware’s time to shine. Now parent company EMC is strutting its stuff — in Milan — unveiling an updated VNX hybrid storage array that it claims is now built with fast flash storage ...

The Most Exciting New NetApp Technologies of 2013

There are a lot of things I like about working with NetApp, but my favorite thing is to see the innovative and groundbreaking new technologies that they’re constantly putting out. They have a long history of not just improving existing technologies but creating radical new products that are unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. It looks ...

Can we write off disk if tape isn’t even dead?

SUMMARY:The flash storage community is telling a tale of a tape-free world, but at least on storage-industry veteran isn’t buying the hype. In fact, she noted, tape is far from dead. The flash storage industry has been writing off disk for years, but they might be getting ahead of themselves. According to DataGravity Co-founder and ...

Fusion-io puts down $119M to pick up storage maker NexGen and add enterprise adoption

This was posted originally on Gigaom. photo: fusionio.com screen shot SUMMARY:Fusion-io on Wednesday said it has acquired hybrid-storage vendor NexGen Storage for around $119 million, positioning it to take on more enterprise business. This story was corrected at 6:28 p.m. PT to clarify Fusion-io’s plans for NexGen Storage. Fusion-io will not sell the NexGen appliances, ...