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Enterprise storage market hints at big changes ahead

Disruption in the enterprise storage market appears unlikely to subside anytime soon. AI analytics, cloud, HCI, mergers and NVMe flash highlight key themes heading into 2018.


Amazon S3 problems due to poorly configured buckets

Amazon has built more security functions for S3 buckets after cybersecurity firms uncovered a worrisome trend of IT administrators failing to properly secure them.


Building a case for buying a hybrid flash array

Despite being more complex than all-flash or all-hard disk drive systems, hybrid systems offer the speed and low latency of flash and the economy of HDDs, tape or cloud.


Quantum tries to muscle in on NAS players with Xcellis

Quantum's new system takes on scale-out NAS and object markets. The vendor says its Xcellis NAS tier will scale from 40 TB to petabytes without a performance hit.

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