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January 09, 2017
Check out our comprehensive forecast of what challenges and opportunities the top enterprise storage vendors are expected to face in the coming year.
December 08, 2016
Western Digital told financial analysts its business will be better than expected this quarter, and added solid-state drives (SSDs), hard-disk drives (HDDs) and an all-flash array platform to its ...
February 05, 2016
CarePoint Health System installed Dell hyper-convergence and Nutanix software to boost its local SAN, and to cut cost by shifting electronic records to Dell's healthcare cloud.
January 26, 2016
Seagate is following in HGST's footsteps with the Enterprise Capacity 10 TB drive, which replaces air with helium to boost storage density of the traditional drive form factor.
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SD cards use flash memory to provide nonvolatile storage. They are more rugged than traditional storage media and are used in more portable storage media. Continue Reading
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Partitioning a hard disk drive is the first step in preparing it for data storage. A disk partition is a carved out logical space used to manage operating systems and files. Continue Reading
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NAND flash adoption has been as fast as the speed it offers, but faster storage techs such as 3D XPoint and phase-change memory are on their way. Continue Reading
Disk backup targets have grown to include many new elements that can aid an organization's data protection. But traditional components remain as well. Continue Reading
HDD failure can put bytes of data at risk. Is multi-copy mirroring or erasure coding the more efficient data protection approach? Continue Reading
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When RAID restores require more skills than can be found in-house, a RAID recovery service provider could be the answer -- as long as the right one is chosen. Continue Reading
Exablox uses global namespace and object-based file system to present itself as NAS share. The 4312 appliance doubles the capacity of the inaugural OneBlox 3308. Continue Reading
Facebook's plans to use Blu-ray discs for cold storage, 'netbook-class' M.2 SSD for booting Web servers draw mixed reviews from analysts, IT pros. Continue Reading
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NVMe improves the performance of flash storage, driving consumers to use it for performance problems even if it only leads to minimal gains in latency or throughput. Continue Reading
Most all-flash arrays perform primary storage dedupe and/or compression to extend capacity. Why are we are still waiting on that for traditional disk drives? Continue Reading
Jon Toigo offers insights on storage options for deep archives, and the ways they affect data integrity and potential technology issues. Continue Reading