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Seagate and Western Digital Playing Snap

Seagate and Western Digital both issued press releases announcing new 4TB drives optimised for Video surveillance.   Seeing two major competitors release almost identical news on the same...

IBM FlashSystem 840 optimized for cloud and analytics

IBM launched its sixth generation enterprise X-Architecture for System x and PureSystems servers that feature integrated eXFlash memory-channel storage – DIMM-based storage that provides up to...

Big Data I OBJECT

Big Data ? I Object! Object Based Storage and Big Data – are we confused? Two things the IT industry and particularly the IT press tend to be guilty of. 1 – Hyping a particular...

6 tips for selecting HDD and SSD drives

With today’s wide variety of storage devices, many people are confused as to what type of drives they should be using for what data types. Adding to the confusion is that SATA and SAS refer to...

Time to Virtualise Storage in the Cloud - Cloud Abstraction

Virtualise the Cloud! Virtualisation is about providing an abstraction layer between the logical and the physical. It started with storage many years ago with the limitations of physical disks...

NetApp data deduplication and other strategies

In data storage parlance, deduplication is the process of identifying and deleting duplicates of data. Depending on the vendor and the situation, deduplication can be achieved in different ways. For...

Fusion ioControl outperforms conventional hybrid Flash arrays by 7x

Flash memory vendor Fusion-io announced that the Fusion ioControl hybrid flash array has outperformed other hybrid storage arrays by up to 7x in testing conducted by The Tolly Group. In its testing,...

History says virtualization started with storage

Virtualisation? It started with Storage! Years ago I was employed by a company called Veritas software, now absorbed into Symantec the brands from Veritas that survive include Backup Exec and...

Thailand public health service eases data storage needs with HDS

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) is a government organization established under the National Health Security Act of 2002 and drawn up under the supervision of Thailand's Minister of...

FLASH – saviour of the I/O universe?

Reading the press you would not be wrong in thinking that FLASH storage is like “the cavalry” coming over the hill to save the day, but is it going to be the saviour? There is no doubt...

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