Storage

Expert coverages of storage, memory, network-attached storage, hard drives, backup, and more.

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What is the Open Compute Project?

Hardware designed to Open Compute Project specification accounts for well over $1 billion in hardware sales.

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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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File storage modernization for the small and midsize business

Evaluating the myriad options for small and midsize business (SMBs) that want to upgrade their storage architecture, including on-premise, cloud storage, hybrid-cloud architectures and managed service providers (MSPs).

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There’s still a lot of life left in tape backup

From capacity to security, there’s still a lot to like about tape backup. And it isn't going anywhere fast.

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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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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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Emerging blockchain-based distribution storage market and its effect on cloud computing

Until blockchain can produce an easily accessible, trustworthy model that clearly outshines cloud in security, it will be in catch-up mode.

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What is NAS and how do NAS servers excel at corralling 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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Micron sets its sights on quad-cell storage

NAND flash memory maker Micron announced plans for quadruple-level cell (QLC) flash memory. With 4 bits per cell, storage density will increase 33%.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Modernized infrastructure that I love

It's Valentine's Day, and we should take a moment to appreciate the ones we love, as well as the innovative technologies that will change the world.

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Dell-EMC expands its CI platform, simplifies data center operations

With the VxBlock 1000, Dell-EMC’s next-generation CI platform, customers can mix and match storage, networking and compute technology for greater data center agility.

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Looks like Veritas has big plans for data and information management

Legacy backup and recovery vendor Veritas appears to be on the verge of rolling out a complete data and information management platform.

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Data could one day be stored on molecules

Academics are frantically searching for ways to best store and retrieve the exabytes of data being produced daily. Chemistry is superseding traditional engineering routes.

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HPE partners with Portworx for easier Kubernetes deployment

The new solution pairs HPE’s Synergy composable system with Portworx’s PX-Enterprise cloud-native storage platform to deploy a scale-out container platform on bare metal.

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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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What the storage industry’s inevitable transition to the cloud means for your business

Incorporating the cloud model into a storage strategy helps IT meet its overarching goals. This column spells out how and why, as well as what to expect from the industry in 2018.

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Impact of Intel and Micron ending their NAND partnership is negligible

The end of the Intel and Micron partnership in developing 3D NAND memory won't impact Intel SSD users. Nor will it affect other projects they are working on together.

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