Week of 25 Aug 2014 Early users found VSAN hardware difficult, management easy (29 Aug 2014)
VSAN management wasn't an issue for early adopters of the hyper-converged storage, but getting it to work with re-purposed hardware was a challenge.
Infinio adds block storage support to RAM cache engine (25 Aug 2014)
The latest version of Infinio's RAM cache tool, Infinio Accelerator 2.0, borrows idle memory from servers to support large VDI deployments.
Maxta Inc. develops MaxDeploy, seeks hardware partners (27 Aug 2014)
Like VMware, Maxta wants to sell its software-only, hyper-converged storage platform integrated on standard industry hardware.
With EVO: RAIL, VMware turns VSAN into a franchise (25 Aug 2014)
VMware's EVO: RAIL allows hardware vendors to build hyper-converged appliances running VSAN and other VMware software.
Week of 11 Aug 2014 Tintri VMstore adds Red Hat support, Hyper-V still on deck (15 Aug 2014)
With hypervisors other than VMware gaining popularity, Tintri delivers on its promise for wider support with OS 3.0.
Week of 14 Jul 2014 Gridstore Inc. Hyper-V storage goes bigger, deepens Windows support (15 Jul 2014)
Gridstore beefs up capacity for its Hyper-V storage arrays and integrates management through Microsoft Windows Systems Center.
Week of 07 Jul 2014 NCS aims at VDI with hyper-converged infrastructure (11 Jul 2014)
NCS launches hyper-converged systems with storage, compute and networking to handle a virtual desktop infrastructure with up to 5,000 VMs.
Week of 30 Jun 2014 Nimboxx develops Atomic Unit hyper-converged storage platform (01 Jul 2014)
Nimboxx hyper-convergence software enables VM backup and instances of hybrid cloud while putting storage, network and compute in one box.
Week of 23 Jun 2014 CloudPhysics adds storage analytics to virtualization monitoring (27 Jun 2014)
CloudPhysics' storage suite troubleshoots storage contention on VMware VMs, predicting when disks will fail and how much caching will help.
Week of 09 Jun 2014 Fusion-io delivers 6.4 TB Atomic Series PCIe flash card (SearchSolidStateStorage.com | 09 Jun 2014)
New Fusion-io Atomic Series PCIe cards treat flash as memory, not faster disk.
Samsung releases TLC flash SSDs aimed at data centers (SearchSolidStateStorage.com | 10 Jun 2014)
Samsung says new triple-level cell (TLC) flash drives will reduce latency and provide steady state performance for read-intensive applications.
Week of 02 Jun 2014 Intel launches NVMe PCIe flash cards up to 2 TB (SearchSolidStateStorage.com | 03 Jun 2014)
Intel brings out its first PCIe flash cards based on the NVMe specification, with a range of capacity and performance options.
Week of 26 May 2014 X-IO ISE provides health insurance firm with affordable VDI care (27 May 2014)
AvMed turns to X-IO ISE hybrid array to resuscitate sluggish virtual desktop infrastructure, which had been too much for its primary storage.
Week of 19 May 2014 Oracle GreenBytes acquisition likely more about flash than VDI (SearchSolidStateStorage.com | 22 May 2014)
Analysts say Oracle acquired GreenBytes for its deduplication technology, which makes a good fit for a future all-flash array.
Week of 12 May 2014 Tintri VMstore appliance adds Hyper-V support (14 May 2014)
After making its name as storage for VMware hypervisors, Tintri VMstore adds Microsoft Hyper-V support for multi-hypervisor customers.
Week of 28 Apr 2014 New flash-optimized DataCore SANsymphony-V targets VMware VSAN (30 Apr 2014)
Storage virtualization veteran DataCore makes SANsymphony-V software flash-friendly and gets ready for VMware's move on the virtual SAN market.
Week of 21 Apr 2014 New Hitachi VSP G1000 storage virtualization array goes active-active (23 Apr 2014)
Hitachi Data Systems rolls out new flagship enterprise storage array and virtualization software that allows active-active clusters across locations.
PernixData FVP aims to cache RAM, as well as flash (24 Apr 2014)
PernixData extends the read of its Flash Virtualization Platform (FVP) software to work with a wider set of servers and storage.
Week of 14 Apr 2014 Nutanix completes phase two of dedupe plan for hyper-converged storage (15 Apr 2014)
Nutanix upgrades operating system for its hyper-converged storage platform, adding post-process deduplication for data on hard disk drives.
Week of 10 Mar 2014 VMware Virtual SAN appeals to hyper-converged storage fans (13 Mar 2014)
VMware's vSAN beta appeals to customers who like having their storage, compute and hypervisor in one box, supported by one vendor.
Week of 24 Feb 2014 Atlantis ILIO moves into hyper-converged storage (28 Feb 2014)
Atlantis ILIO USX takes the startup beyond VDI and into hyper-converged storage with the ability to use inline memory to pool data center resources.
Texas school district picks Pure Storage all-flash array for performance and Unidesk software for management to fix its problems with storage for VDI.
Week of 10 Feb 2014 Electric co-op juices up SAN with DataCore virtual storage software (11 Feb 2014)
Pee Dee Electric Cooperative used DataCore's SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software to solve its virtual environment performance issues.
Week of 20 Jan 2014 VM-aware storage helps app-hosting firm manage storage without LUNs (23 Jan 2014)
After struggling with LUN management, application-hosting provider Beyond Nines selected Tintri's T540 arrays for improved performance.
Week of 11 Nov 2013 Maxta comes out with software-only, hyper-converged storage (12 Nov 2013)
Startup Maxta ships storage software that can replace a traditional SAN for VM storage by aggregating capacity and compute on commodity servers.
Week of 28 Oct 2013 DataCore adds scale to SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software (29 Oct 2013)
Buoyed by talk of software-defined storage, DataCore gives SANsymphony-V greater enterprise features and doubles the number of nodes supported.
Week of 07 Oct 2013 Tintri expands VM-aware storage line, adds global management (08 Oct 2013)
Tintri Inc. pushes for the enterprise with its VMstore T650 VM-aware storage appliance and adds a global management interface to support 32 systems.
Week of 30 Sep 2013 Gridstore changes target to storage for Hyper-V (30 Sep 2013)
Gridstore Inc. prepares to release new nodes that handle block storage and are optimized for storage for Hyper-V hypervisors.
Week of 26 Aug 2013 Beta testers see VMware's vSAN as a hyper-converged option (28 Aug 2013)
Early beta testers for VMware's Virtual SAN give the product high marks for simplicity and flexibility, but would like to see dedupe and snapshots.
Pivot3 VDI appliance goes Horizon-tal (29 Aug 2013)
Pivot3 upgrades its vSTAC virtual desktop infrastructure appliance and ships a version pre-configured with VMware Horizon Suite.
VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache and Virsto play big roles in VMware's software-defined storage strategy.
Quantum, Fusion-io, Nimble Storage and Brocade are among the vendors to launch storage products at VMworld 2013.
Week of 19 Aug 2013 Dedupe added to Nutanix storage performance tiers (20 Aug 2013)
Nutanix adds dedupe to its hyper-converged storage platform, beginning with flash and memory performance tiers; hard drive dedupe to follow.
Dell's Foglight for Storage Management includes support for more arrays and performance monitoring.
A year after coming out of stealth with its hyper-converged OmniCube, SimpliVity delivers smaller and larger systems for different markets.
Week of 12 Aug 2013 HP adds auto-tiering for SSDs to StoreVirtual VSA (13 Aug 2013)
To make its StoreVirtual VSA more than just an SMB play, HP added auto-tiering and higher capacity licensing options.
Week of 05 Aug 2013 Backupify lets enterprises manage their cloud-to-cloud backups (SearchDataBackup.com | 06 Aug 2013)
Cloud-to-cloud backup vendor Backupify gives enterprises 'bring your own storage' option for protecting Google Apps.
PernixData virtualizes server-side flash caching (07 Aug 2013)
PernixData launches its Flash Virtualization Platform, which clusters server-side flash storage for high performance and fault tolerance.
Week of 22 Jul 2013 Silver Peak Systems offers free switch to virtual WAN optimization (22 Jul 2013)
Silver Peak Systems tells customers they can buy NX hardware WAN optimization devices today and switch to VX virtual appliances later at no extra charge.
Week of 08 Jul 2013 Coraid EtherDrive helps Emerson College simplify its VM management (10 Jul 2013)
Emerson College moved off its Fibre Channel SAN and simplified its virtual server environment with Coraid's EtherDrive SRX Ethernet storage array.
Week of 24 Jun 2013 SimpliVity OmniCube relieves Wisconsin manufacturer of complexity (28 Jun 2013)
An upgrade to SimpliVity's hyper-converged OmniCube helped Wausau Coated Products simplify the firm's infrastructure and its management.
Week of 17 Jun 2013 Nutanix Inc. ships larger, smaller converged storage platforms (18 Jun 2013)
Nutanix brings out two new versions of its converged storage systems, one for remote offices and a more storage-intensive data center version.
Week of 10 Jun 2013 VMTurbo takes its talents to the storage level (11 Jun 2013)
VMTurbo expands its Operations Manager software for virtual infrastructure into the storage level -- providing your storage is NetApp filers.
Week of 13 May 2013 Startup CloudFounders builds open storage for VMs (14 May 2013)
CloudFounders promises an open storage version of software-defined storage that supports OpenStack, Amazon S3 and VMware.
Week of 01 Apr 2013 Virtual server value still outweighs virtual storage (SearchStorage.com | 03 Apr 2013)
Storage admins and vendors say they want virtual storage to act more like virtual machines, but is that possible?
Week of 25 Mar 2013 VM-aware, hyper-converged storage to make room for more hypervisors (29 Mar 2013)
VM-aware and hyper-converged systems for VM storage mainly support VMware now, but wider support for other hypervisors is coming.
Week of 18 Mar 2013 Sanbolic gives Melio clustered file system a distributed architecture (18 Mar 2013)
Switching to a distributed architecture lets Sanbolic Melio 5 provide high availability for storage on commodity hardware with flash and hard drives.
Week of 11 Mar 2013 EMC sees software-defined storage as storage virtualization done right (14 Mar 2013)
EMC execs call storage virtualization the missing link to the software-defined data center, and plan to change that with software-defined storage.
Week of 25 Feb 2013 Atlantis Computing handles virtual desktops' persistent data in RAM (01 Mar 2013)
Atlantis Computing's ILIO Persistent VDI extends VDI optimization to virtual desktops with persistent data.
GreenBytes adds a virtual appliance based on its IO Offload Engine product that reduces storage for VDI and transmits images faster.
Week of 18 Feb 2013 HDS' Yoshida on virtual data storage: Appliances don't go far enough (22 Feb 2013)
Hitachi Data Systems CTO Hu Yoshida discusses virtual data storage challenges and the effects of server virtualization on enterprise storage.
Week of 11 Feb 2013 U.S. Army conquers virtualized desktop challenges with hybrid tiers (15 Feb 2013)
A U.S. Army desktop health care patient program has increased the time doctors can spend with patients by tiering virtualized desktop storage.
The Virsto acquisition could strengthen the VMware software-defined data center and help fight off advances from Microsoft Hyper-V, experts say.
Week of 28 Jan 2013 Outsourcing turnaround: In-house success with Astute Networks Inc. appliance (31 Jan 2013)
Construction equipment dealer VCES solved performance issues using a flash storage appliance after relocating their outsourced data center on-site.
Week of 21 Jan 2013 Storage hypervisor solves city's VM management and performance problem (23 Jan 2013)
The city of San Luis Obispo used Virsto Software's VM management software to increase storage performance after it implemented server virtualization.
Week of 14 Jan 2013 Tegile hybrid SAN SSD solves contractor's VDI performance issues (16 Jan 2013)
Tegile Systems hybrid SAN's SSDs and data reduction technologies solved Egan Company's virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) performance issues.
Week of 31 Dec 2012 Scale Computing HC3 solves school district's virtualization problems (31 Dec 2012)
Find out how a California school district was able to simplify management in its VMware environment while keeping costs low with converged storage.
Week of 10 Dec 2012 Virtual storage 2012: VDI, VM-aware and software dominate news (14 Dec 2012)
The top 2012 stories about virtual storage involved solving storage problems for virtual desktops and making it easier to provision storage for VMs.
Week of 03 Dec 2012 Nutanix offers scale-out storage options for its Complete Cluster (03 Dec 2012)
Hyperconverged infrastructure vendor Nutanix goes scale-out with Complete Cluster, adding configuration options and management features.
Silver Peak moves ahead with its strategy to make its WAN optimization software accessible to storage administrators.
Virsto updated its virtual machine storage application with high-availability (HA) tools and increased support for XenDesktop VDI deployments.
Week of 19 Nov 2012 Nimble Storage: More than half of mission-critical data is virtualized (19 Nov 2012)
Over half the respondents to a recent survey from Nimble Storage said that more than half of their business-critical applications are virtualized.
Week of 05 Nov 2012 IBM adds Storwize V3700 entry-level storage virtualization array (06 Nov 2012)
IBM Storwize V3700 gives SMBs the ability to virtualize internal storage, plus one-way data migration, thin provisioning and auto-tiering.
NexGen Storage makes its performance and Quality of Service metrics more granular for its n5 series of iSCSI hybrid flash arrays.
Week of 22 Oct 2012 Nimble, GlassHouse each deliver VDI reference architecture (25 Oct 2012)
GlassHouse Technologies released virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) reference architectures for VMware View deployments.
Gartner analyst Stanley Zaffos explains how storage virtualization can help mitigate the effect of server virtualization on storage resources.
Week of 08 Oct 2012 HDS revamps Unified Compute Platform integrated infrastructure (09 Oct 2012)
Hitachi Data Systems brings out new UCP integrated infrastructure, with turnkey bundle and reference architectures.
Pivot3 expands vStac VDI appliance for storage (09 Oct 2012)
Pivot3 releases second version of its vStac VDI appliance, using VMware's View Storage Accelerator for read caching to lower flash requirement.
Dell's newly acquired vFoglight Storage 2.0 software brings storage monitoring and server performance management into one application.
Week of 01 Oct 2012 Sanbolic Melio gains support for PCI Express flash, solid-state drives (03 Oct 2012)
With the new Latency Targeted Allocator module, Sanbolic Melio extends its storage management to server-side PCI Express flash and solid-state drives.
Experts offer keys to managing storage for virtualization, both on the desktop and server side.
Week of 24 Sep 2012 With HUS VM, Hitachi takes its unified storage to the enterprise (SearchStorage.com | 25 Sep 2012)
Hitachi Data Systems rolls out Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS VM), taking its multiprotocol storage array to the enterprise.
Week of 27 Aug 2012 Scale Computing weighs in with converged storage, compute, VM cluster (27 Aug 2012)
Scale Computing's HC3 clustered system includes storage capacity, compute and virtual machines built in.
Week of 20 Aug 2012 Astute Networks improves ViSX G4 VM storage box with speed, dedupe (20 Aug 2012)
Astute Networks upgrades ViSX platform for VM storage; G4 model adds inline data deduplication and is faster with more capacity than G3 line.
Dell adds hybrid solid-state EqualLogic arrays for VDI storage (SearchStorage.com | 21 Aug 2012)
Dell expands its EqualLogic hybrid solid-state array lineup with new PS6500 Series systems that use flash to accelerate IOPS for VDI storage.
Greenbytes revs IO Offload Engine to spark VDI adoption (21 Aug 2012)
Greenbytes delivers an IO Offload Engine to remove VDI system traffic from the data path and increase IOPS for virtual desktops.
SimpliVity prepares 'hyper-converged' OmniCube (20 Aug 2012)
Startup SimpliVity promises its OmniCube 'hyper-converged' stack of storage, compute and networking will replace a wide range of data center devices.
Virsto Software digs deeper into VM storage management (21 Aug 2012)
Virsto for vSphere 1.5 VM storage management application includes greater integration with VMware View and vSphere and better storage migration.
Week of 13 Aug 2012 HP VSA rebranded, expanded (14 Aug 2012)
HP renames its virtual storage appliance StoreVirtual VSA, expands its server support, pumps up capacity and adds snapshot capability.
Week of 30 Jul 2012 Direct marketing firm solves VDI storage woes with hybrid flash array (30 Jul 2012)
Direct marketing firm EU Services received a performance boost from Nimble Storage hybrid flash to remove VDI storage bottlenecks.
Week of 02 Jul 2012 University solves write IOPS VDI problem with Whiptail storage flash array (06 Jul 2012)
The University of Portland turned to a Whiptail all-solid-state storage array to get sufficient write IOPS performance for its VDI project.
Week of 18 Jun 2012 NetApp takes virtual storage appliance approach with Data Ontap Edge (20 Jun 2012)
NetApp gets into virtual storage appliance market with Data Ontap Edge software, which lets remote offices connect to NetApp data center storage.
Week of 28 May 2012 Amid shrinking I/O virtualization market, Xsigo I/O Director brings flexibility to IT shops (29 May 2012)
I/O virtualization and InfiniBand can help provide virtualized data centers with improved security, network performance and management, yet few virtual I/O products are catching on.
NextIO is one of the few remaining vendors in the I/O virtualization space. Its V-series products achieve PCIe virtualization to consolidate and share I/O resources at the top of the server rack.
Week of 21 May 2012 Atlantis Computing unveils Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI 3.2; more news (22 May 2012)
In virtual storage news, Atlantis launches ILIO Diskless VDI 3.2, and Tiger Technology releases storage clustering software cluStore.
Silver Peak’s virtual WAN optimization appliance helps keep VDI environment in SurePrep’s global service centers well refreshed during tax season.
Week of 07 May 2012 Virsto software adds support for XenDesktop VDI environments (11 May 2012)
Seeing its technology as a good fit for solving VDI storage woes, Virsto Software extends its support to Citrix Systems’ XenDesktop VDI environments.
Week of 23 Apr 2012 Bocada offers backup reporting software for virtual, physical reports (SearchDataBackup.com | 24 Apr 2012)
Bocada’s vpConnect combines Prism and Vision backup reporting software modules to bring backup reporting for physical and virtual machines under one monitoring tool.
Week of 16 Apr 2012 Barracuda offers VMware host support with backup service (SearchDataBackup.com | 20 Apr 2012)
Barracuda Networks Inc., announced this week that its Barracuda Backup Service will include VMware host support.
Week of 02 Apr 2012 Storage benchmark, planning tools for VDI can help alleviate cost overruns (03 Apr 2012)
VDI storage benchmarking and planning tools can give administrators a better idea of their storage requirements and costs before beginning a virtual desktop project.
Tintri virtual machine storage appliance supports VAAI (03 Apr 2012)
Tintri’s virtual machine storage platform gets VAAI support and improved virtual machine cloning capabilities.
Week of 26 Mar 2012 Nutanix Complete Cluster storage appliance helps insurance firm clear VDI performance obstacle (28 Mar 2012)
Concerns about VDI performance and price led insurance brokerage DeWitt Stern to add a Nutanix Complete Cluster storage appliance instead of an existing SAN.
Week of 19 Mar 2012 Quantum unveils virtual backup platform based on DXi, vmPRO (SearchDataBackup.com | 21 Mar 2012)
Quantum Corp., said its virtual backup appliances built on its DXi and vmPRO software can reduce size of data sent to the cloud.
Week of 12 Mar 2012 EMC ProSphere SRM software gets beefed-up capacity management (13 Mar 2012)
With ProSphere 1.5, EMC adds capacity management with improved monitoring and reporting to its storage resource management tool.
Week of 16 Jan 2012 Atlantis ILIO Diskless boots VDI faster, reduces VDI storage (16 Jan 2012)
Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI software can speed boot times but doesn’t completely eliminate the need for VDI storage.
Virsto launches Virsto for vSphere to improve VMware storage performance, two years after it launched with a similar product for Micrsoft Hyper-V.
Week of 09 Jan 2012 AutoVirt's demise another blow to file virtualization (12 Jan 2012)
AutoVirt is the latest file virtualization vendor to close its doors, raising more questions about the technology’s viability as a standalone product.
Week of 07 Nov 2011 NexGen emerges with virtual machine storage system with QoS twist (08 Nov 2011)
NexGen Storage launches n5 virtual machine storage system, which uses flash, hard drives and RAM and lets admins set quality-of-service tiers based on IOPS.
Week of 17 Oct 2011 Pivot3, GreenBytes launch VDI storage systems (19 Oct 2011)
Pivot3 and GreenBytes address unique requirements of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) storage with new iSCSI SANs.
Tintri upgrades VM storage appliance, features (18 Oct 2011)
Startup Tintri adds dual-controller, larger-capacity versions of its virtual machine storage appliance with a VM auto-alignment feature.
Week of 29 Aug 2011 VMware performance, capacity, scalability improvements pave way for mission-critical apps (30 Aug 2011)
Improvements in VMware performance, scalability and capacity are leading enterprises to run more and more of their mission-critical applications on the platform.
VMware previews next-gen vStorage APIs for vSphere (31 Aug 2011)
VMware previews its next generation of vStorage APIs for vSphere at VMworld, promising to facilitate more granular levels of data management.
Week of 15 Aug 2011 Astute Networks launches flash appliance to speed performance of VMware storage (15 Aug 2011)
Astute Networks rolls out ViSX G3 flash appliance designed to improve the performance of storage for heavy-duty VMware environments.
Week of 01 Aug 2011 VDI benchmark launched to measure storage performance, costs (02 Aug 2011)
Analyst firm Evaluator Group develops VDI-IOmark benchmark to calculate I/O performance and cost per user for virtual desktop infrastructure storage.
Week of 25 Jul 2011 DataCore adds auto tiering note to SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software (27 Jul 2011)
Unlike most storage system vendors’ auto tiering, DataCore’s SANsymphony-V lets customers move data across heterogeneous storage devices.
Week of 11 Jul 2011 F5 looks to bring ARX NAS virtualization, file migration to smaller organizations (11 Jul 2011)
F5 adds midrange and entry-level ARX devices as it attempts to bring NAS virtualization and file migration to organizations besides large enterprises.
Week of 20 Jun 2011 Sanbolic expands Melio virtual clustered file system (21 Jun 2011)
Sanbolic broadens its hypervisor support with version 3.5 of its Melio 3.5 virtual clustered file system for volume management.
Week of 06 Jun 2011 SolarWinds Storage Manager: SRM for virtual server infrastructures (08 Jun 2011)
SolarWinds Storage Manager turns storage resource management technology acquired from Tek-Tools into a management tool for storage in virtual environments.
Week of 23 May 2011 IO Turbine addresses IO performance for VMware virtualized servers (24 May 2011)
Startup IO Turbine unveils Accelio software for offloading IOPS from primary storage to flash to improve IO performance in VMware virtualized server environments.
Week of 25 Apr 2011 Atlantis ILIO looks to boost VDI storage with inline deduplication (26 Apr 2011)
Atlantis Computing upgrades ILIO virtual software appliance, tweaks deduplication and improves I/O offload to try to improve performance and utilization for VDI storage.