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10 hot storage companies to watch

Innovations such as software-defined storage (SDS), hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI), and blockchain have investors flocking to enterprise storage startups, and this market shows no signs of slowing down. Collectively, the 10...

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How we chose 10 hot storage startups to watch

Innovation, founders and funding all helped us winnow down the initial 58 contenders for our list to the final 10 hot storage startups.

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What is composable infrastructure?

In a composable infrastructure world, physical compute, storage and network devices are treated as services. The composable aspect refers to the ability to make those resources available on the fly, depending on the needs of different...

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Blockchain and cryptocurrency may soon underpin cloud storage

Emerging now: P2P networks that use blockchain to manage cloud storage based on the sharing of excess drive and network capacity on PCs and in data centers. Those who share capacity get free storage – and can be paid in cryptocurrency....

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Hyperconverged infrastructure gets its own Gartner magic quadrant

Hyperconvergence is winning over enterprises that are drawn to its potential to ease management, streamline the deployment of new workloads, and optimize costs. As much as 20% of business-critical apps will transition to...

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Top 10 file-sharing options: Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and more

Most file-sharing services have evolved into full-blown collaboration platforms. We look at 10 online services ranging from basic to enterprise-level.

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What is a SAN and how does it differ from NAS?

A storage area network (SAN) provides a pool of storage resources that can be centrally managed and allocated as needed, but how is a SAN different than NAS and how does how it segregate storage traffic?

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What is NAS and how do NAS servers corral unstructured data?

Network-attached storage (NAS) is a category of file-level storage that’s connected to a network and enables data access and file sharing across a heterogeneous client and server environment. “Ideally, NAS is platform- and...

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Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

Whether you're looking for speed, capacity, portability, or all of the above, a USB external hard disk or SSD is a necessary complement to your desktop PC setup.

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What is disaster recovery? How to ensure business continuity

Organizations prepare for everything from natural disasters to cyber-attacks with disaster recovery plans that detail a process to resume mission-critical functions quickly and without major losses in revenues or business operations.

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Server vendors push flex pricing to challenge cloud providers

As enterprises adopt cloud services, hardware vendors are fighting back with long-term payment plans that avoid capital outlay.

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Vexata all-flash systems aim to reduce storage latency

Startup Vexata tackles how to eliminate input-output bottlenecks in storage fabrics without requiring customers to retool their IT infrastructure or rewrite applications.

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25% off SanDisk 256GB iXpand Base for iPhone charging and backup - Deal Alert

This handy gadget from SanDisk automatically backs up your iPhone’s photos, videos contacts and more, every time you charge. And its currently discounted 25% on Amazon.

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Tech luminaries we lost in 2017

Whether they developed programming languages, carbon nanotubes, data classification systems, video games, or the Internet itself, these 12 men and women are among the tech luminaries we lost in 2017. Their legacies, however, live on.

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30% off APC 1500VA Compact UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector

The Back-UPS Pro uninterruptible power supply provides power to your critical devices during an outage, allowing you to continue working or gaming, and stay connected to your network. Ideal for PCs, home office electronics, networking...

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Enterprise network trends to watch 2018

What's going to shake things up in 2018? IT pros will have their hands full with technologies that have been hyped for some time and are now ripe for adoption, including software-defined WAN, hybrid cloud computing,...

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Hyperconvergence gathers speed in 2018

Hyperconvergence gained traction in 2017 as enterprises shifted storage spending to software. In 2018, the momentum will continue.

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Micro-modular data centers set to multiply

Edge computing is driving demand for micro-modular data centers, which are prefabricated IT facilities encapsulated in their own protective shell. Climate controls, power distribution and network connectivity are built into the units,...

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25% off SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC UHS-I card with Adapter - Deal Alert

At its currently discounted price of $11.19, the 32GB capacity card is actually $0.61 cheaper than the 16GB model. SanDisk has discounts running today on higher capacity cards as well.

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