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Glacier: Cold Cloud Storage From Amazon

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Amazon Web Services today rolled out Glacier, a new “cold storage” service that expands the company’s cloud computing platform. The announcement immediately prompted questions about how Glacier works and how it may impact the storage world. Here’s a roundup of notable analysis and commentary from around the web. Read More

Nimbus Data Readies Gemini Flash Memory Arrays

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Nimbus Data Systems this week introduced its Gemini flash memory arrays, a new platform that debuts several design advancements in hardware and software that offer potentially compelling operational and economic advantages for virtualization, database, and cloud initiatives. Read More

Fusion-io Marries SSD, SDN With ION Accelerator

Fusion-io (FIO) announced its new ION Data Accelerator software that boosts the performance of applications that need access to shared data while enhancing existing enterprise storage infrastructure. Fusion-io said ION can enhance storage area networks (SANs) by addressing “hot spots” and bottlenecks created by demanding applications, which can slow down shared storage systems. Read More

Fusion-io, NetApp Team on Server-Side Flash

Flash storage specialist Fusion-io announced that it is working closely with storage industry leader NetApp to provide solutions using server-side flash and caching software products for NetApp Virtual Storage Tier. Read More

Dell Expands Big Data Portfolio

Dell announced a new Big Data Retention solution, designed for organizations that leverage big data analytics to derive business value from their data. The solution integrates with existing analytics platforms as a frontend big data repository for large datasets or a backend archive. Read More

Dell Announces EqualLogic Blade Arrays

Dell today announced new storage arrays for blade servers, expanding its EqualLogic line to include Blade Arrays that fit inside a Dell PowerEdge blade chassis. Dell will also offer a Dell Converged Blade Data Center solution that combines the new EqualLogic blade arrays with Dell PowerEdge M420 blade servers and Dell Force10 MXL switches. Read More

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