Stories by Lucas Mearian

Q&A: EMC's Brian Gallagher touts the new VPLEX appliance

Brian Gallagher , president of EMC 's Symmetrix & Virtualization Product Group, sat down with Computerworld at EMC's annual user conference, EMC World, to talk about the company's new VPLEX synchronous data replication product . Gallagher explained what differentiates it from rival products and EMC's existing offerings, such as Symmetric Remote Data Facility [SRDF] replication technology and Invista storage virtualization software.

QLogic rolls out InfiniBand network optimization software

QLogic has unveiled InfiniBand Fabric Suite (IFS) 6.0, a new version of its management software that automates network provisioning for high performance computing (HPC) clusters.

Wall Street to install 'circuit breaker' to head off market gyrations

Regulators plan to enact new rules to curb the type of market volatility behind the May 6 "flash crash" that caused the Dow to plunge almost 1,000 points in a half hour. The goal is to head off market gyrations that can be exacerbated by automated high-speed trading.

Intel ships world's densest NAND flash chip

Intel has announced it is shipping to equipment manufacturers its 25-nanometer (nm) NAND flash memory chip, which doubles the capacity of its previous 34nm chip.

Seagate confirms 3TB drive, this year

Seagate confirmed on Monday that it does plan to ship a 3TB, 3.5-in Constellation ES hard disk drive this year, but cautioned that it will only be useable with PC and server makers who have upgraded their products to handle drives with capacities of more than 2.1TB.

US House Committee fails to find smoking gun on market plunge

The U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets failed to pinpoint any single cause for last week's stock market plummet that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Index plunging almost 1,000 points in a half hour.

Iomega releases lower-cost storage array for SMBs

Iomega Corp. today announced a new rack-mountable storage array aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses and enterprise workgroups that offers up to 24TB of capacity, but has a starting price of $US5,000 with lower capacities.

EMC 'Boosts' Data Domain de-duplication speed by 50%

BOSTON -- <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9138245/EMC_Update">EMC</a><a href="http://canada.emc.com/about/news/press/2010/20100511-01.htm">announced at its annual user conference</a> here on Tuesday a new software add-on that increases the performance of its Data Domain appliance by an average of 50%.

EMC announces VPLEX private-cloud appliance

EMC today announced at its annual user conference here a private-cloud appliance that allows synchronous replication between storage arrays up to 100km apart, including the applications and virtual machines associated with them.

Sharp stock market drop likely human, computer error

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted almost 1,000 points in a half-hour today, the cause of which appears to be human error exacerbated by a market made more volatile by high-speed trades and automatic sale orders that are measured in milliseconds.

Hard disk drive shipments to soar through 2014

Despite historical declines in sales last year and the onslaught of solid state drives, hard disk drive shipments are expected to soar through 2014, representing 300,000 petabytes of capacity, according to a new study released by market research firm IDC.

Imation launches broad line of secure removable storage devices

Removable storage vendor Imation Corp today announced a new line of products ranging from hard drives and flash drives to Blu-ray Discs and removable tape cartridges, all with a range of encryption and security management tools.

Flash memory set to benefit from mobile Internet explosion

Look for NAND technology to thrive as the world becomes ever more interconnected through mobile devices and data centers seek to become more efficient, or "green."

Enterprise SSDs to soar through 2015

A new research report predicts that use of solid state drives (SSD) in enterprise servers and storage systems will explode over the next five years, increasing in numbers by 50 times.

Compellent announces SAN, NAS integrated array

Compellent Technologies Inc. today announced a new network-attached storage (NAS) array that consolidates file- and block-level storage on a single storage platform based on Sun Microsystems' ZFS file system.