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  • Dell launches dedupe appliance, VMware integration

    Posted January 11, 2012 - 11:32 am

    Dell today announced its first deduplication appliance, along with an upgrade to its Compellent Storage Center management software that includes tighter integration with VMware.
  • Windows 8 to tame storage hassle with 'Spaces' technology

    Posted January 10, 2012 - 10:43 am

    Windows 8 will tame data loss and storage bloat on PCs by offering a simple form of the thin provisioning and virtualisation technology more commonly found tin data centres, Microsoft has said.
  • SSD prices will fall below $1 per GB in 2012, says IDC

    Posted January 9, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    The price for SSDs (solid state drives) that are going into PCs are expected to fall below US$1 per gigabyte during the second half of 2012, further boosting adoption, market research company IDC said on Monday.
  • Cloud services emerge as CES trend

    Posted January 9, 2012 - 10:39 am

    Lenovo and Acer are following software giants such as Apple, Google and Microsoft into the cloud with services that make your music, videos, photos, and documents available instantly across all your devices. The two computer makers separately announced new online personal data storage services at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which officially opens Tuesday.
  • Three benefits of Windows 8 storage spaces

    Posted January 8, 2012 - 9:40 am

    Small and midsize businesses often can’t afford file servers, and struggle with the best way to provide their users with enough space to store data and keep it safe from hardware failure. Windows 8's new feature called Storage Spaces has three benefits: bringing the safety of RAID to the desktop, creating an expanding space to store files, and providing these features at lower cost than other hardware options.
  • Marvell unveils first PCIe scalable NAND flash controller

    Posted January 8, 2012 - 8:57 am

    Marvell unveiled a new solid state storage controller that can be used to create PCIe-based flash cards that scale up in performance and capacity using commodity hardware.
  • Microsoft aims Windows 8 storage at enterprise data centers

    Posted January 8, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Windows 8 includes a storage scheme suitable for business deployment that can treat hundreds of disks as a single logical storage reservoir and ensures resiliency by backing up data on at least two physical disks.
  • Fusion-io to cut flash storage latency again

    Posted January 6, 2012 - 8:57 pm

    Fusion-io previewed a technology on Thursday that gives server CPUs more direct access to stored data, apparently achieving I/O performance far beyond that found in typical data centers.
  • DRAM oversupply adds salt to wounded market

    Posted January 5, 2012 - 3:13 pm

    The DRAM market, already suffering from low demand, now faces an alarming rise in inventory that threatens to further sink the industry.
  • Apple's purchase of Anobit would give it a leg up on rivals

    Posted December 28, 2011 - 7:55 am

    Having been the largest consumer of flash memory, Apple will gain a leg up on competitors with its purchase of Anobit, since the deal will enable the company to use the cheapest chips in its products while maintaining a high level of resilience and performance.
  • Imation buys dedupe backup vendor Nine Technology

    Posted December 21, 2011 - 10:59 am

    Imation today announced it has acquired deduplication technology from Nine Technology.
  • Apple reportedly buys Israeli SSD-maker Anobit

    Posted December 20, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    Apple has apparently agreed to purchase Anobit Technologies, an Israeli start-up that makes enterprise-class SSDs based on consumer-grade NAND flash chips.
  • Hard drive prices slide as Thai flood aftermath subsides

    Posted December 20, 2011 - 12:46 pm

    Hard drive shortages peaked in October, pushing up prices by as much as 150%, but supplies and prices appear to be leveling off and may give online consumers much-needed relief in the weeks ahead.
  • Seagate completes acquisition of Samsung's HDD business

    Posted December 20, 2011 - 2:57 am

    Seagate Technology said Tuesday it has completed the acquisition of the hard disk drive (HDD) business of Samsung Electronics, after it recently received approval for the deal in Australia, China, and the European Commission.
  • Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, others launch HD content security initiative

    Posted December 19, 2011 - 3:04 pm

    Five major Blu-ray and memory manufactures are collaborating to create a new security protocol to protect hi-def content that will be available across multiple consumer platforms, including smartphones and tablets.
  • Poor data replication 'costing hundreds of thousands'

    Posted December 17, 2011 - 12:09 pm

    Each major outage of business-critical data can cost over a million pounds, it is estimated, with data replication failures playing a major part.
  • Hard drive manufacturers slash warranty periods

    Posted December 16, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    Seagate and Western Digital are cutting back on hard drive warranties, in some instances from five years to one, in order to save money or redirect it to product development.
  • British TV network moves to all-digital storage

    Posted December 16, 2011 - 10:47 am

    ITV is building a new data storage and management platform with EMC as part of its business transformation project.
  • SSD shipments leap 66% in Q3, revenue doubles

    Posted December 13, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    SSD shipments rose 66% between Q3 2010 and this year, and revenue from PC SSD sales and enterprise systems more than doubled.
  • Converging SAN traffic in the data center

    Posted December 13, 2011 - 1:31 pm

    Most organizations today use dedicated storage networks in the data center, but the concept of leveraging converged network infrastructure to provide organizational storage services is gaining steam.
  • TwinStrata integrates storage gateway with OpenStack-based clouds

    Posted December 13, 2011 - 12:00 pm

    Enterprises can now use TwinStrata's CloudArray to access storage capacity hosted in OpenStack-based clouds, the company said on Tuesday.
  • SandForce releases SSD controller for the cloud

    Posted December 12, 2011 - 9:57 pm

    SandForce today announced its newest NAND flash controller that is aimed for use with SSDs in cloud computing systems because it has twice the error correction capability for data resilience.
  • Hitachi GST begins shipments of a 4TB disk drive

    Posted December 12, 2011 - 4:09 am

    Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) said Monday it began shipments of its first 4TB, 3.5-inch hard drive, targeted at the PC market, three months after rival Seagate launched its own version.
  • Big data has potential but requires care

    Posted December 9, 2011 - 9:03 pm

    The proliferation of large-scale data sets is just beginning to change business and science around the world, but enterprises need to prepare in order to gain the most advantage from their information, panelists said at a Silicon Valley event this week.
  • Wall Street Beat: Economy weighs on chip, PC sector

    Posted December 8, 2011 - 8:53 pm

    After several days of gains, tech stocks dropped Thursday as markets declined on disappointing news from Europe, where government officials are meeting to try to solve the sovereign debt crisis afflicting several countries in the euro area.
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