The Storage Inquirer

Following the people and ideas that makes Storage so interesting.
  • Five Things To Watch In Enterprise Storage In 2017
    Five Things To Watch In Enterprise Storage In 2017

    Enterprise storage has historically been a market that is slow to change, but a number of factors are making this an interesting space to watch right now. Vendors like Dell EMC, (HPE), , , Pure Storage and others are servicing the storage market with on-premise traditional storage systems and server-based storage products. In addition, these traditional storage vendors are being challenged by public cloud storage-as-a-service offerings from the likes of AWS, Cloud, Azure and others. (Source: Pixabay) I expect to…

  • This Two Terabyte Flash Drive Packs More Storage Than a MacBook
    This Two Terabyte Flash Drive Packs More Storage Than a MacBook

    For those eager to easily misplace two terabytes worth of photos, videos, MP3s, and other important documents, today Kingston unveiled a three-inch USB flash drive packing more storage than even a fully spec’d MacBook Pro. Advertisement The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte (GT) flash drive isn’t exactly tiny, but compared to the external backup drive sitting on your desk, it’s probably considerably more pocket-friendly and easy to travel with. When eventually available the USB 3.0 drive will presumably arrive with…

  • Digital Storage Projections For 2017, Part 2
    Digital Storage Projections For 2017, Part 2

    Our last 2017 projection piece talked about developments in solid-state storage in 2016 and projections for 2017. Let’s look at other storage technologies in common use and talk about where they have gone in 2016 and plans for 2017. These storage technologies include hard disk drives, optical discs and magnetic tape. HDDs are becoming repositories for larger less frequently accessed data. This is due to their increasing storage capacity and lower cost per TB than technologies such as SSDs. The…

  • Fiscal 2Q16 Financial Results for Brocade

      The company reported GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.11, down from $0.18 in Q2 2015 and down from $0.23 in Q1 2016. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $0.22 for Q2 2016, flat year-over-year and down from $0.29 in Q1 2016.   “Despite the challenging environment for both SAN and IP networking, Brocade had a productive second fiscal quarter,” said Lloyd Carney, CEO. “We were excited to announce our intent to acquire Ruckus Wireless, a pioneer in wireless infrastructure…

  • Tech Graduation gifts

    A lean bank account isn’t a problem for your recent grad, because you can easily spend less than $50 and still get him or her some great gadgets to celebrate. Here are CNET’s favorites, which include everything from video streamers to wireless speakers to — yes — even a tablet. It’s not easy picking out a gift for your recent grad, but you’ll definitely find some ideas in this roundup of CNET’s favorite audio gear. From headphones to Bluetooth speakers,…

  • Investor Confidence Soars In Cloud Storage But

    Money continued to flow to the cloud storage sector, where a total of 1,800 transactions were made in 2015 for a total value of more than $100 billion. The largest of these deals was between two storage giants, with SanDisk getting gobbled up by competitor Western Digital for a $19 billion price tag. Cloud #storage, which allows users and businesses to store vast amounts of #data remotely, has been in heavy demand lately. With approximately 2.5 quintillion bytes of data…

  • IBM Triples PCM Storage Capacity, Can Finally Challenge Flash

    Scientists at IBM Research said they have for the first time “reliably stored 3 bits of data per cell and retained the information at elevated temperatures”, a technical advance that makes phase-change memory (PCM) an alternative to flash storage. The idea is that PCM will be used in future in mobile and IoT devices, as it offers non-volatile and high-density #data #storage that is 100 times faster and far more durable than Flash. IBM scientists in Zurich first introduced PCM technology way…

  • IBM Demos Intelligent Data Storage System

      Robin Harris recently wrote in ZDnet, “For IBM, a world leader in AI, as their Watson project has demonstrated, applying intelligence to storage is a natural.   We’re facing a #data onslaught like never before. We’ll be generating more data than we have capacity to store once IoT gets rolling. Just as any software problem can be solved by adding a layer of indirection, any analytics problem can be solved by adding a layer of intelligence. Of course, we…

  • How IT Managers Can Learn to Talk to the C-Suite

      How much will it cost? What’s the return on investment? And why do we need it? Questions like these abound when IT managers approach board leaders for funding.   According to Gartner’s 2015 CEO survey, 18 percent of the most important strategic decisions that chief executives want to introduce to their businesses involve IT or digital innovation. Another 63 percent of CEOs said that they would increase investment in their businesses’ IT infrastructure. With executives keen to invest in…

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