Monthly Archives: February 2018

  • IBM expands storage systems to enable modern digital business strategies – SiliconANGLE

    Storage has not historically been a high priority in terms of overall business strategy. But with new shifts in digital business focused around extracting maximum value from data, businesses of all sizes are facing an increased need for improvements in the flexibility of their systems. As big data elevates business processes across the board, companies like IBM are working to keep up with industry trends and competitive customer needs. “Storage is … one of the … critical foundations you have…

  • Tech sector fears fallout from Microsoft data privacy case

    Some in the tech sector look at Microsoft as a savior these days, fending off possible government intrusion on privacy. A lawyer representing Microsoft went before the Supreme Court Tuesday and helped justices decipher the mysteries of the internet and how data is retrieved around the world in a case involving Microsoft and a data center it owns in Europe. At stake in the case is whether the government can compel Microsoft to turn over the email of a suspected…

  • InfiniBox, Infinidat Backup Appliance, Commvault, Infinidat partner over petabyte-scale data protection | ITWeb

    N Robert Hammer, chairman, president and CEO of Commvault.   Information management company Commvault has partnered with Infinidat, an independent provider of petabyte-scale data storage solutions, to deliver a single data protection solution to large enterprises for primary and secondary storage-use cases. The partnership aims to help organisations protect data on-premises and in the cloud, and increase business agility, IT efficiency and reliability. According to Commvault, Infinidat and its resellers will be able to sell and deliver Commvault software to…

  • What does SD-Branch mean for security, storage and IoT? |

    We’ve started to hear a lot about SD-Branch as a natural successor to SD-WAN, which makes sense as the centrally-orchestrated model is attractive to many enterprises. However, just as we saw with SD-WAN, the term “SD-Branch” is being adopted by many different vendors and service providers to mean what they want, in the absence of any “official” definition. What is SD-Branch anyway? Based on most definitions, SD-Branch means delivering more IT infrastructure to branches under a programmable, centrally orchestrated model….

  • Western Digital Announces PC SN720 and PC SN 520 NVMe SSDs Read/Write Speeds up to 3,400MB/s and 2,800MB/s

    Western Digital, one of the most recognizable brands in storage has announced today a pair of new NVMe SSDs, the Western Digital PC SN720 and Western Digital PC SN520 with a new NVMe storage architecture which can be scalable for a range of implementations such as IoT, Edge computing and mobile computing systems. New SSDs Deliver Performance and Power Efficiency The Western Digital PC SN720 and Western Digital PC SN520 are the first NVMe SSDs built with the new platform,…

  • Cloudian raises $25M in cash, $100M in credit to fund ‘composable infrastructure’ shift – SiliconANGLE

    Object storage appliance maker Cloudian Inc. is joining the “composable infrastructure” trend with a combined round of investment and loan financing that will enable it to offer pay-by-the-drink licensing. Composable infrastructure is a cloud-inspired approach to deployment and licensing that physical compute, storage and network resources as services. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. has popularized the concept with its Synergy offering, which delivers computing resources as an integrated platform that can be spun up or down as needed, with customers paying only…

  • StorageNewsletter » IBM Pushes Software-Defined Storage

    This announcement was published on a blog of IBM Corp.‘s and written by Eric Herzog, VP, product marketing and management, storage systems. Storage innovation that drives 21st century business IBM Storage – the #2 storage software vendor by revenue market share[1] – is announcing a range of innovations to our software-defined storage (SDS), data protection and storage systems portfolio. Driven by the exponential volumes of data growth and the underlying value in this huge treasure trove of information, many 21st…

  • Big SSDs For Data Centers

    Samsung has announced that it is shipping a 2.5-inch form factor 30.72 TB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSD. Samsung made this SSD by combining 32 of its new 1TB NAND flash packages, each with 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips. Performance of these drives are nearly twice its prior generation product. With a 12 Gb/s SAS interface the PM1643 drives offers random read and write speeds of up to 400,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS respectively and sequential read and…

  • Making data storage personal with #MemoriesInDNA

    A new UW project seeks to immortalize these moments in one of the smallest mediums imaginable: DNA. Partnered with Microsoft and Twist Bioscience, the UW #MemoriesInDNA Project team has set out to convert 10,000 images provided by technology users into genetic code. They will become a biological flash drive of sorts, encoded into strands of DNA for efficient data storage. Snapshots can be of anything: a day at the beach, a fleeting moment that caught you off guard, maybe even…

  • Supreme Court to Hear Microsoft Case on Emails, Customer Data Stored Overseas – WSJ

    Feb. 26, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET WASHINGTON—Technology companies will square off with law enforcement on Tuesday as the Supreme Court hears arguments on whether emails and other customer data stored overseas are subject to U.S. search warrants. The case is one of several legal battles on law-enforcement access to private online data, and it requires the justices to interpret a law that Congress wrote before email and cloud computing were part of everyday life. A federal appeals court, in a…

  • IBM, Cloud Constellation Look at the Evolution of Data Storage Architectures – Via Satellite –

    IBM, Cloud Constellation Look at the Evolution of Data Storage Architectures As worldwide security growth moves to more than $96 billion in 2018, research firm Gartner is predicting an increase of 8 percent from 2017 for cybersecurity investment. Organizations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats, and the evolution to a digital business strategy. Responding to this need, Cloud Constellation has released a joint white paper with IBM detailing how data storage…

  • A Guide to Data Storage Coins

    Cloud storage is nothing new. For years now, it’s been possible for consumers to forego the traditional local storage options afforded by external hard drives, and to instead subscribe to a third-party service that allows them to upload and download their files to remote servers run by companies such as Google, Apple, Dropbox and Amazon, to name a few. The remote option offers certain advantages over physical storage – accessibility from multiple devices and no reliance on hardware (which can…

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