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SSD roundup: New products deliver speed, density gains

Enterprise SSD products are separating themselves from their consumer counterparts by getting faster, smarter and denser.

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Dell upgrades PowerStore hardware, software

PowerStore performance gains include faster Intel processors, greater scalability, and tools to simplify NVMe capacity expansion.

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8 enterprise storage trends to watch

Advanced storage technologies, including DNA storage and immutable backups, are on the horizon, but some are further from mainstream adoption than others.


Micron ships high density SATA-based SSDs for data centers

The old SATA interface may be much slower than PCIe but it is still useful in many use cases.

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New PCI Express spec doubles the bit rate

PCIe continues to double its data rate, targeting 800G Ethernet and cloud computing.

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StorONE enables HDD connectivity over NVMe-oF

New enterprise storage system can connect NVMe SSDs and HDDs on one platform, which means users don’t have to maintain separate all-flash and hard-disk arrays.


IBM launches a software-defined storage server for AI

IBM says the ESS 3500 storage devices will improve AI training by up to 70%.

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Pure Storage, Snowflake partner for on-premises data warehousing

Snowflake has always worked in the cloud, but some data warehouses are on premises, and that needed to be addressed.

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Western Digital unveils 26TB hard drives, 15TB enterprise SSD

Storage giant updates its high-capacity hard drives and SSDs and debuts a new portable storage device.

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Dell bolsters storage lineup with 500 software upgrades

Updates to Dell's PowerStore, PowerMax and PowerFlex product lines are aimed at boosting automation, data mobility and security.

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5 reasons restores can take longer than backups

Backing up data can be fairly quick, but because the steps needed to access the backup and restore it to the live network, restores can be surprisingly slow.


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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How to inventory server storage with PowerShell

Figuring out how much storage is free on servers is important, and the PowerShell cmdlet Get-PhysicalDisk can help.

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Dell expands Apex cloud and on-prem storage options

7 new Dell systems and services cover multi-cloud offerings and more.

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Supply chain woes forcing more workloads to the cloud

Chip shortages are driving enterprises to shift applications to the cloud, avoid ad-hoc hardware purchases, and work to improve their equipment forecasting capabilities.

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The latest tape storage is faster and holds more, but is it better?

The LTO-9 open standard boosts the transfer speed of magnetic tape, which seems like an improvement, but that might not make tape a more attractive option for backup.

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Why aren’t optical disks the top choice for archive storage?

Optical storage can last a century, give faster access to data, and is backward compatible with earlier optical technology, yet disk drives and tape rule in long-term storage.

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How to right-size edge storage

Enterprises need to consider capacity, power and connectivity when choosing storage options for edge computing deployments.

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