Stories by Lucas Mearian

Compellent adds virtualization, hardware upgrades to its SAN

Compellent Technologies today announced the availability of the latest version of its storage area network (SAN) technology, Storage Center 5.4 SAN, which incorporates several hardware upgrades as well as adding storage virtualization.

IBM develops new clustered analytics processing platform

IBM today announced that it has created a new distributed computing architecture with a General Parallel File System technology that is twice as fast as existing clustered file systems and that provides management and advanced data-replication techniques.

500 million people will be using mobile health apps by 2015

Smartphone apps are set to become the killer health care product as a research report projects that some 500 million people will be using them within five years.

Violin releases multi-terabyte NAS acceleration device

Flash array vendor Violin Memory today released its first caching appliance for network-attached storage systems.

Intel invests $32M in Israeli SSD startup

Intel's investment division Tuesday announced it has invested $32 million in Israeli start-up Anobit Technologies, whose MLC-flash based solid state drive (SSD) for enterprise data centers emerged from its development stage earlier this year.

Brocade releases Ethernet storage switch family

Brocade Communication Systems today announced the release of a new line of Ethernet-based switches that will allow standard server traffic to share networks with data storage traffic, offering administrators a method of reducing network complexity and cost.

EMC buys mainframe virtual tape library vendor Bus-Tech

Storage vendor EMC today announced it has completed the purchase of privately-help virtual tape library (VTL) vendor Bus-Tech for an undisclosed amount.

SugarSync ups free backup, file-sharing capacity to 5GB

File sharing and backup service provider SugarSync today announced that it has increased the capacity of its eponymous online storage offering from 2GB to 5GB.

NetApp releases flurry of hardware, OS upgrades

NetApp today announced hardware upgrades to its midrange and high-end line of Fabric-Attached Storage (FAS) arrays as well as to its Data ONTAP 8 operating system, which it launched a little more than a year go

NAND flash sales up, prices down

The sale of new tablet PCs and smartphones with solid state storage technology is compensating for weak demand for memory cards and USB flash drives and has led to a 17 per cent increase in NAND flash shipments over the last quarter and an average price drop of about nine per cent.

Toshiba rolls out slimmer form factor for SSDs

Toshiba America Electronic Components on Monday announced <a href="">a series of solid state drives</a> with a new form factor that's 42% smaller than today's mini-SATA or mSATA SSD modules.

Super Talent introduces 8GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $14

Memory vendor Super Talent Technology announced a new USB 3.0 drive that sells for under $2 per gigabyte of capacity.

Intel, Toshiba, Samsung aim to halve chip circuitry size

Three unlikely bedfellows have joined forces to halve the size of the technology used to make NAND flash chips and microprocessors in an effort to vastly increase the density and capacity of solid-state drives (SSDs) and create faster CPUs that use less power.

New 1TB PCIe SSD boasts triple the performance of SATA

OCZ Technology today announced the launch of its next-generation PCI-express solid state drive, which offers up to 740MB/sec throughput or up to 120,000 I/Os per second (IOPS).

Better storage tech could trim energy, cooling costs, IDC says

The migration to smaller drives and the use of solid-state drives (SSD) are among several key technologies that will lead to much lower data center power and cooling costs over the next several years, IDC said in a report today.