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April 18, 2018
After four straight quarters of growth, IBM storage hardware revenue crashed in the first quarter of 2018. IBM reported a 15% decline in storage hardware revenue, a drop that dragged the entire ...
June 09, 2017
Dell EMC revenue from storage systems in the first quarter dropped 16% from 2016 according to IDC, a fall Dell EMC executives blame on a change in the vendor’s reporting calendar. Dell EMC uses the ...
June 29, 2016
Containers have been rising in prominence over the past year or so, but this last week has seen a flurry of products and features aimed at changing the way they relate to storage. In some senses ...
March 18, 2016
Despite slipping in the fourth quarter, overall worldwide storage revenue increased 2.2% in 2015. External (networked) storage declined 2.3% for the year, according to International Data ...
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According to its creators, atomristor technology promises a vast improvement on modern flash storage devices, but mainstream use may still be far off. Continue Reading
SATA Express (SATAe or Serial ATA Express) is a bus interface to connect storage devices to a computer motherboard, supporting SATA and PCI Express protocols simultaneously. Continue Reading
Nearline storage is the on-site storage of data on removable media. Continue Reading
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Cracks in the SAS and SATA protocols started to appear with the rise of SSDs and the exponential performance improvements they delivered over HDD technology. This led to the development of the nonvolatile memory express protocol to exploit flash's potential. As the future of flash storage, NVMe addresses many of SAS and SATA's shortcomings by, among other things, connecting storage devices closer to the processor to reduce latency and introducing parallelism using multiple I/O queues and greater queue depth to match flash's ability to process many requests in parallel -- something SAS and SATA drives can't do. NVMe SSD adoption is leading to new storage architectures and helping give rise to disaggregated approaches to storage. NVMe-based devices come at a cost premium, however. Find out if and when you should move to NVMe and what the best use cases are for the future of flash storage and your enterprise.
Monetizing malware through ransomware has led to massive financial losses for companies worldwide. Ransomware is a megabillion-dollar industry and is becoming more sophisticated all the time. Although data backup restoration remains the best way to deal with a ransomware attack, it's no longer foolproof. It's time to rethink your organization's backup and restoration processes, acknowledge the hidden dangers of replication and revisit your permissions model to strengthen your defenses against the ransomware threat. Here's how.
Economic espionage, the theft of intellectual property and trade secrets, is another threat U.S. companies face. It can be rogue employees with access to company information doing the stealing, but most often, cybercriminals commit the crime. Effectively combatting economic espionage requires implementing a range of IT measures covered in this article.Continue Reading
Nominate your favorite or best storage products for the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com annual Products of the Year awards now. Continue Reading
Organizations continue to demand scalable, easy-to-implement disk-based data backup storage devices over cloud or tape when increasing backup storage capacity. Continue Reading
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Which VM hardware version you use and how you configure hardware components can affect performance in your VMware infrastructure. Use these best practices to stay on track. Continue Reading
Take stock of your current environment, including instance types, orchestration systems and storage devices, before deciding whether to deploy MySQL to VMs or physical machines. Continue Reading
Adoption of protocols such as NVMe and memory bus-based flash DIMMs helps flash storage devices keep pace with the most demanding use cases. Continue Reading
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The open source Ceph project prioritizes efficient data storage over easy access, so companies that want to set up file sharing on their object stores must do a little extra work. Continue Reading
USB storage devices can be turned into covert channels with a software tool called USBee. Expert Nick Lewis explains how to protect your enterprise data from this attack. Continue Reading
Storing apps on an SD card conserves storage space on low-end Windows 10 tablets, but SD-based apps won't update all the time. Here's a fix. Continue Reading