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big data / data center / server racks / storage / binary code / analytics

Western Digital launches open-source zettabyte storage initiative

Western Digital's Zoned Storage initiative uses new technology to create more efficient zettabyte-scale data storage for data centers by improving how data is organized when it is stored.

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Oracle updates Exadata at long last with AI and machine learning abilities

Oracle announced an update to its Oracle Exadata Database Machine X8 server line that includes artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities, plus support for hybrid cloud.

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Dell and Cisco extend VxBlock integration with new features

Dell EMC and Cisco took another step in their alliance, announcing plans to expand VxBlock 1000 integration across servers, networking, storage, and data protection.

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For enterprise storage, persistent memory is here to stay

Persistent memory – also known as storage class memory – has tantalized data center operators for many years. A new technology promises the key to success.

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What is sharding? It's one way blockchain can scale

Sharding is one of several methods being tested by start-ups, developers and current blockchain platforms to see if it can help developers finally address blockchain's scalability problem.

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NVMe over Fabrics creates data-center storage disruption

By delivering high speed and low latency storage over a network fabric, NVMe over Fabrics promises to take demanding applications to a new level of performance. Here's what you need to know.

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Nutanix offers unified data backup and recovery, allies with AMD

Nutanix Mine essentially turns a Nutanix system into a backup appliance, putting primary and secondary storage in one place.

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Backblaze report shows slight uptick in HDD failure rates

Annualized failure rates of hard-disk drives (HDD) had fallen over the past few years, but Q1 2019 shows a slight increase, a new Backblaze report shows.

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Some IT pros say they have too much data

IT professionals have too many data sources to count, and they spend a huge amount of time wrestling that data into usable condition, a survey from Ivanti finds.


Revolutionary data compression technique could slash compute costs

A new form of data compression, called Zippads, will create faster computer programs that could drastically lower the costs of computing.

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How data storage will shift to blockchain

Move over cloud and traditional in-house enterprise data center storage, distributed storage based on blockchain may be arriving imminently.

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Startup MemVerge combines DRAM and Optane into massive memory pool

MemVerge software combines regular DRAM with Intel’s Optane DIMM persistent memory into a single clustered storage pool that doesn't require any changes to applications.

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As memory prices plummet, PCIe is poised to overtake SATA for SSDs

Falling prices will increase use of SSDs in enterprise and data center applications, which is expected to further drive the adoption of PCI Express drives.

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New chemistry-based data storage would blow Moore’s Law out of the water

If successful, a computing technique being developed by researchers at Arizona State University would allow transistors to fit on individual molecules – smaller than Moore ever envisioned.

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Western Digital launches SSDs for different enterprise use cases

Western Digital, a company synonymous with hard-disk technology, introduced a pair of SSDs for markedly different use -- the Western Digital Ultrastar DC SN630 NVMe SSD and the Western Digital CL SN720 NVMe SSD.


What is hyperconvergence?

Hyperconvergence aims to simplify data center operations by combining compute, storage and networking in a single system. Enterprises can choose an integrated HCI appliance from a single vendor, or hardware-agnostic hyperconvergence...

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HPE predicts storage-class memory will replace NAND flash

Storage-class memory (SCM) will eventually supplant NAND flash as the high-speed storage medium of choice, says Ivan Iannaccone, VP and general manager of HPE’s 3PAR storage unit.

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How to pick an off-site data-backup method

When determining how to move data to a backup facility, you must balance cost, risk level, speed of data recovery, and how much data you can afford to lose.

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