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Panasas ActiveStor sheds tiers for faster file storage

Panasas storage software focuses on novel method to boost capacity and efficiency. Dynamic Data Acceleration in PanFS shuttles data to disk or flash based on file size.


Qumulo cloud approach gang-tackles file-to-object conversion

Qumulo grabs $125 million in funding as the file storage world shifts to the cloud; CEO Bill Richter says unstructured data growth presents an opportunity that could lead to IPO.


4 hard disk technologies to know

Don't write off HDDs just yet. Energy-assisted technologies such as MAMR and HAMR may keep hard disk drives competitive in an evolving secondary storage market.


An in-depth look at HDDs: HAMR and MAMR

Energy-assisted hard drive technology is here, and heat-assisted and microwave-assisted magnetic recording technologies are about to bring even more changes to the HDD market.

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