data storage

  • Scientists create a data storage material with a million year lifespan

    Posted October 25, 2013 - 1:34 am

    Optical media and magnetic media are only good for a few decades. This will last long enough to send throughout the galaxy, assuming whoever finds it can read it.
  • No, your data isn't secure in the cloud

    Posted August 13, 2013 - 1:11 pm

    While online data storage services claim your data is encrypted, there are no guarantees. And with government surveillance programs crawling the web for metadata and email, there's little doubt online privacy can exist without strong safeguards.
  • New storage technologies to deal with the data deluge

    Posted March 25, 2013 - 6:17 am

    Enterprise storage demands are reaching a critical point, and vendors are scrambling to develop new products to deal with the data deluge. We look at how these technologies will help manage the major pain points for storage administrators.
  • How big is the sound of music?

    Posted March 21, 2013 - 6:07 am

    Music fans and major recording artists are adopting lossless audio file formats to keep copies of their music thats as close to a master recording as possible, leading to multi-terabyte-sized home music storage systems.
  • Wanted: 40 trillion gigabytes of open storage, stat!

    Posted January 29, 2013 - 4:30 pm

    The world's storage needs are growing at an alarming rate, but are existing technologies ready to meet the challenge?
  • STORE: Data storage holiday gift ideas

    Posted November 24, 2012 - 8:35 am

    If you're gadget fans like we are, all of this digital content creation leads us to need more places to store the stuff we're making.
  • Preparing for the real costs of cloud computing

    Posted August 15, 2011 - 10:31 am

    Moving to the cloud can mean added costs, some of which might be unexpected. While these types of costs don't necessarily prevent companies from getting real business value out of cloud computing initiatives, they will have an impact on the overall cost-benefit analysis of cloud services.
  • Mozy redefines 'Unlimited'

    Posted February 1, 2011 - 5:48 pm

    Unlimited free or very low-cost online storage was one of those things you knew had to go away at some point, like when thought it was more convenient and cheaper to ask customers to pay to have a 50lb.
  • Dell shares drop in wake of Compellent purchase deal

    Posted December 13, 2010 - 7:20 pm

    It's hard to believe that extra 25 cents a share bothered Wall Street so much, but I don't know how else to explain the battering taken Monday by shares of computer maker Dell.
  • NetApp earnings soar, shares drop after release leak

    Posted November 17, 2010 - 8:34 pm

    Maybe the logistics of the announcement went awry, but NetApp and its shareholders should be happy with the details of the data storage company's fiscal second-quarter performance.
  • EMC rides cloud to record revenue in third quarter

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 4:50 pm

    Improving margins helped data-storage vendor EMC Corp. increase net income by 58 percent in its third quarter, the company reported Tuesday morning.
  • 5 ways to cut your storage footprint

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 10:36 am

    With the economy still shaky and the need for storage exploding, almost every storage vendor claims it can reduce the amount of data you must store. Trimming your data footprint not only cuts costs for hardware, software, power and data center space, but also eases the strain on networks and backup windows.
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