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Violin and Microsoft play a duet to speed up applications
A partnership between Microsoft and Violin Memory will let enterprises tightly tie a new all-flash storage array to their servers, speeding up...
Micron ups endurance, capacity of SSDs to meet data center demand
As data centers demand faster and faster storage, Micron is answering the call with long-lasting, solid-state drives that offer up to 800GB of...
Even the most secure cloud storage may not be so secure, study finds  
Some cloud storage providers who hope to be on the leading edge of cloud security adopt a "zero-knowledge" policy in which vendors say it is...
Sookasa mitigates compliance risk of file sharing cloud services
Personal email systems and file synchronization and sharing tools like Dropbox and Gmail have become prevalent, but have inherent risks in the...
Box patches Heartbleed flaw in its cloud storage systems
Box has patched the Heartbleed security hole on its servers and has advised its customers to change their passwords.
Dropbox for Business exits beta as storage vendor sets sights on workplaces
Dropbox unwrapped the enterprise edition of its cloud storage and file sync service on Wednesday, as it seeks to expand its customer base from...
MediaFire offers 1TB of cloud storage for $2.50, 50GB for free
MediaFire has launched a storage and file-sharing service that it argues is more secure than Amazon's.
Hynix reveals world's first 128GB DDR4 memory module
SK Hynix said it has developed the world's first 128GB DDR4 memory module, with twice the capacity of the company's current 64GB module.
HP talks up faster speed of Z Turbo Drive PCI-Express SSDs
Hewlett-Packard's new Z Turbo Drive solid-state drives will be faster than conventional SSDs that plug into hard-drive slots, the company said.
Seagate releases 6TB hard drive, its fastest yet
Seagate has released its first 6TB hard drive, saying that it was able to reach that capacity without using helium like rival Western Digital.
Canonical to close Ubuntu One cloud-storage service
Canonical is shutting down its Ubuntu One cloud-storage service rather than continue to go up against competitors such as Dropbox, Google Drive and...
Western Digital's 'MyCloud' has been broken for 5 days
WDs My Cloud and My Book Live have been experiencing intermittent server issues that have disrupted remote access for customers attempting to connect...
WD releases Thunderbolt drive with selectable RAID settings
The My Passport Pro comes in 2TB and 4TB models and can be set to RAID 0 or 1.
Box to offer usage-based pricing, file conversion service
As it heads toward an estimated US$250 million initial public offering, cloud storage and collaboration provider Box is thinking outside, well,...
Open Compute Project chief Frankovsky quits Facebook
Open Compute Project Foundation leader Frank Frankovsky, who founded the project with colleagues at Facebook to help foster scalable data centers in...
The ultimate guide to proper SSD management
There's no understating it: Solid-state drives are awesome. If you're still using a mechanical hard drive on your computer, the biggest real...
Review: Riverbed brings branch office storage back to the data center
Riverbed Granite 2.5 eliminates remote office server administration and backup pains by delivering iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage over the WAN
Tested: Which PC upgrades offer the biggest performance boost for your buck?
Upgrading an aging PC is a bit of a crapshoot. Sure, a faster processor or GPU, more memory, or a solid state drive can significantly speed up a...
Symantec fires CEO, appoints interim replacement
Symantec fired its second CEO in less than two years on Thursday, dismissing Steve Bennett and putting a board member in charge while the security...
SpiderOak streamlines its enterprise secure-cloud pricing to $5 per user
Cloud storage provider SpiderOak has simplified the pricing of its enterprise service, updated its management console and introduced a mobile app for...