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What is an SSD? How solid-state drives work

Solid state drives use interconnected pools of flash memory that are managed by an SSD controller to deliver speeds far beyond what a hard disk drive (HDD) can offer.

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What's hot in enterprise networking for 2019

With 2019 just around the corner there's a lot of  developments and advances coming that will affect how enterprises make use of technologies for SD-WAN, IoT, Wi-Fi, data centers, the cloud and more. Here's a selection of some of...

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IDC: Expect 175 zettabytes of data worldwide by 2025

By 2025, IDC says worldwide data will grow 61% to 175 zettabytes, with as much of the data residing in the cloud as in data centers.

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AWS, Red Hat move to shore up hybrid cloud environments

Amazon Web Services (AWS) acknowledges it’s a hybrid world and announces eight hybrid storage offerings. Meanwhile, Red Hat acquires multi-cloud storage startup NooBaa.

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HPE aims superfast Memory-Driven Flash storage at real-time workloads

HPE is targeting a new class of storage it calls Memory-Driven Flash at enterprise data centers that are increasingly being called on to handle real-time analytics, high-speed transactions, big data and AI workloads demanding more...

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Mass data fragmentation requires a storage rethink

A fresh approach to secondary storage is required to solve the growing mass data fragmentation (MDF) problem.

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Hyperconvergence: Not just for specific workloads anymore

Hyperconvergence has come a long way in a relatively short time, and enterprises are taking advantage of the new capabilities.

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Why disk beat tape in the backup wars

When it comes to storage technology, tape and disk have their advantages and shortcomings, but disk has won because, in a nutshell, tape is fast, but disk is quick.

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Making the right hyperconvergence choice: HCI hardware or software?

Enterprises planning to adopt hyperconverged infrastructure can select from two main approaches: hardware or software. Hyperconvergence hardware typically comes in the form of an integrated appliance, a hardware/software package...

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Understanding mass data fragmentation

Data is viewed as the primary source of fuel for digital transformation, but mass data fragmentation is holding companies back.

How we selected 10 hot business continuity startups to watch

Here's the process used to winnow down the possible candidates for mention in our business-continuity roundup.

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Tape vs. disk storage: Why isn’t tape dead yet?

Despite the many advantages of disk storage for backing up data, shipments of tape storage keep growing because for some jobs, tape is best.

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Lenovo, NetApp team up vs. Dell EMC, HPE on storage

Lenovo and NetApp have jointly developed flash storage, plan sales cooperation worldwide and created a joint venture to capture storage and data management business in China.

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Supermicro unveils an insanely fast, insanely thin storage server

Supermicro's all-SSD server is as thin as a pizza box, but its capacity is as high as 576TB and has throughput of up 20GB/sec and 10 million IOPS.

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Dell EMC puts big data as a service on premises

Dell EMC teams with BlueData, provider of the EPIC self-service, container-based software platform, to offer Ready Solutions for Big Data, a big data as a service (BDaaS) package for on-premises data centers.

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The correct levels of backup save time, bandwidth, space

Backup and recovery done efficiently require use of multiple backup levels carefully thought out so a full backup isn’t needed as often if incremental and differential backups are properly planned.

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Dell EMC rolls out future-proofed high-performance servers

Dell EMC's PowerEdge MX line was designed to support a wide variety of traditional and emerging data center workloads, such as AI.

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Pure Storage CEO on all-flash data centers and the cloud

CEO Charlie Giancarlo discusses how data-centric storage can boost application performance and how Pure Storage's subscription agreements promise infrastructure upgrades without downtime.

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