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VMware refreshes its Fusion products for running Windows VMs within Mac OS X, introduces Fusion Professional for multiple platform enterprises. Storage Players Try To Improve Solid State
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New Skyera, Tegile, SanDisk offerings make existing big data, analytics, and virtualization environments run faster at less expense. HP Tools Simplify VM, Private Cloud Chores
New products aim to ease movement of data in cloud environments, virtualized data centers. Fusion-io Software Enables Solid State SAN Array
Ion Data Accelerator allows expensive PCIe flash drives to be shared across physical and virtual servers, lowers the cost of storage. Proximal, Texas Memory Release Server Acceleration Tools
VMware acceleration supplier Proximal Data exits stealth mode, while Texas Memory releases bootable PCIe Flash drive firmware. EverSync Relaunches Storage Appliances For Midsize Businesses
Formerly known as Revinetix, company comes out with a new line of NAS appliances. Overland Storage Reaches Out To Enterprise
New SnapSAN network attached storage appliances incorporate enterprise features such as thin provisioning, replication, and data auto-tiering. Symantec, Red Hat Team Up For Disaster Recovery
New bundle of existing products helps enterprises caught between the rock of rising costs and the hard place of static IT budgets. Dell Storage Forum Brings Wave Of New Products
With its new EqualLogic blade storage, vStart blade datacenter system, and migration services, Dell strives for performance and cost efficiency. EMC Refreshes VMAX, VNX, Isilon, And Data Domain Lines
Updates announced at EMC World target in-house storage. EMC Shares New Atmos Details
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EMC announces upgrades to Symmetrix VMAX, VNX, Isilon, Data Domain, Isilon storage arrays and appliances, and new management software at EMC World... Virsto Storage Hypervisor Now Supports Citrix XenDesktop
Virsto's storage hypervisor software reverses 'I/O blender' effect and speeds virtual desktop deployments. Best of Interop 2012: Award Winners
What innovative technology product earned the coveted Best of Interop award for 2012? Get the lowdown on all of this year's winners and why... Ceph Open Source Storage Founder Launches Services Startup
Inktank will provide services and support for Ceph distributed open source storage system, which accommodates block, file, and object-based storage. Google Drive Arrives, At Last
Google Drive will duel with the likes of Dropbox and Box for the right to be your file sharing service in the cloud. 4 Keys To Hybrid Cloud Planning
When blending private and public cloud infrastructure, IT leaders must consider everything from IT skill sets to management tools. Prioritize... How One SMB Slashed Disaster Recovery Time
Midmarket firm Hit Promotional cut its backup window from around 17 hours to two. The CIO explains how it streamlined disaster preparedness in its... 5 Secrets To Revlon's Virtualization Success
Revlon IT leaders says goal of virtualization project was not just saving money but also making Revlon better. SAS Introduces Big Data Visual Analytics Platform
Hadoop-based storage combined with visual data-exploration and predictive analytics capabilities make new SAS platform stand apart in in-memory... Quantum Launches Hybrid Data Protection
Combines on-premises storage, cloud backup, and deduplication appliance to reduce storage needs, ensure disaster recovery. Dell Boosts Backup With AppAssure Acquisition
Addition to Dell's growing storage business enables backup and recovery for both virtualized and physical servers. 8 Ways Windows Server 8 Handles Storage Better
Microsoft has added important enhancements to the way Windows Server 8 works with and uses storage. Amazon Cloud Users Get SunGard Disaster Recovery Option
Amazon EC2 users can now back up VMs and data at SunGard data centers, not just on Amazon's infrastructure. The move may reflect customer pushback...
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