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Cloud backup, flash vendors led 2019 storage investments

Six data storage vendors closed six-figure funding rounds in 2019. Backup, data protection and newer flash technologies generated the most attention from investors.


SwiftStack's founder unveils Azure, erasure code news

Q&A: SwiftStack's founder and president Joe Arnold says disk-based object storage can deliver the concurrency and throughput that AI, machine learning and analytics workloads need.


The role of HDDs in a flash world

HDDs continue to play a key role in the data center, even as SSD capacities increase and prices fall. See how HDDs and SSDs stack up in terms of price, capacity and use cases.


See how multi-cloud SDS keeps data moving freely

Looking for a way to keep data moving freely and efficiently among cloud platforms? Check out how software-defined storage in a multi-cloud environment works.

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