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  • 10 Storage Predictions For 2018

    Storage In 2018: Deja Vu Again The year 2018 for the storage industry is shaping up to be a year that looks more like an extension of 2017 than a sea change. Many trends  – increased cloud adoption, the shift from disk to flash storage, the move towards software-defined everything – continue to shape the storage and data center infrastructure. Though the trends are familiar, 2018 won’t be boring. Vendors large and small, as well as their channel partners, have…

  • Data Center Connectivity Startup PacketFabric Raises $25M

    PacketFabric, the data center connectivity startup that’s built a software-defined networking platform that stretches across 150 colocation facilities located across the US, has raised a $25 million Series B funding round, provided by its original backer, the healthcare and biotech company NantWorks. PacketFabric’s private Layer 2 Ethernet network is designed for easy, automated connectivity provisioning and transfer of large amounts of data. The aim is to give data center users a way to provision network links the same way someone…

  • Western Digital: Fiscal 2Q18 Financial Results

    (in $ million) 3Q17 3Q18 9 mo. 17 9 mo. 18 Revenue 4,888 5,336 9,602 10,517 Growth 9% 10% Net income (loss) 235 (823) (131) (142) Western Digital Corp. reported record revenue of $5.3 billion for its second fiscal quarter ended Dec. 29, 2017. Operating income was $955 million with a net loss of $823 million, or ($2.78) per share. The GAAP net loss for the period includes a provisional net tax charge of $1.6 billion primarily due to the…

  • Integral unveils 512GB microSD card, coming this February

    A 512GB microSD card was unveiled as far back as mid-2015, but that never came to market. Maybe this new one will work out better – Integral Memory promises it will arrive in Febuary (but theres no price yet). The new 512GB card is rated class 10, UHS-I U1 meaning it guarantees a minimum of 10MB/s sequential writes. That should be enough for 4K shooting and plenty of it it half a terabyte of memory! Thats sustained sequential speed, the…

  • 2018 Predictions of 38 Storage Vendors

    This study took place these last few weeks. We have asked a selection of 50 CEOs and other leaders of the storage industry about their 2018 predictions and got finally 38 answers to discover some trends or at least repeatable patterns and topics. To participate companies had to produce three predictions with a short paragraph illustrating each point. The list of vendors is: Avere Systems, C3DNA, Caringo, CloudEndure, Cloudian, Cohesity, Coraid, DataCore, Datos IO, Datrium, DDN Storage, DriveScale, E8 Storage,…

  • Four Big Benefits of Software-Defined Storage

    Four Big Benefits of Software-Defined Storage Antonio Pogliani Four big benefits of software-defined storage. Companies today are generating and storing more data than ever, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. The rise of big data, the internet of things, and analytics are all contributing to the exponential data growth. Data has always been valuable, but retaining data for extended periods was more about disaster recovery, having an archive, or for regulatory compliance. As we move more into…

  • Dropbox, Spotify Expected to Lead IT IPOs in 2018

      San Francisco-based cloud storage and file-sharing provider Dropbox has filed confidentially for an initial public offering, according to a Jan. 11 Bloomberg News report. This is not a surprise to IT industry watchers. Dropbox has been rumored to be going public for at least five years, and it looks like management is now serious about pulling the trigger. According to the report, the company’s goal is to list on an exchange in the first half of 2018, with the…

  • Storage Predictions for 2018 by StorageNewsletter.com

    We didn’t find in 2018, as well as in 2017, revolutionizing storage technologies even if there will be a lot of enhancements in the current $100 billion+ storage industry. Look to several start-ups, especially in software. SSDs There is a strong demand. The price will finally going down this year with new fabs, especially in China, and consequently they will continue to faster replace HDDs from PCs and notebooks, and up to high-end storage systems. The massive move from 2D…

  • Scientists warn we may be creating a ‘digital dark age’

    Science, Tech & Environment Scientists warn we may be creating a ‘digital dark age’ Science Friday January 01, 2018 · 11:30 PM EST Wikimedia Foundation servers You may think that those photos on Facebook or all your tweets may last forever, or might even come back to haunt you, depending on what you have out there. But, in reality, much of our digital information is at risk of disappearing in the future. Unlike in previous decades, no physical record exists…

  • The best emerging storage tech of 2017

    Storage technology is evolving faster than any time in the last 40 years. Here are my picks for the best technologies to emerge in 2017. My consulting focuses on emerging technology, especially in data storage. Storage is taking a larger and larger piece of the IT budget, and with the growth of IoT, Big Data, and AI, that trend will only continue. That’s why we need new technologies to improve our not-terribly-resilient storage infrastructure. Flash While flash is not new,…

  • Big Data 2018: Cloud storage becomes the de facto data lake

    As we bat cleanup with our 2018 predictions for big data, we’re going to pick up where Big on Data bros Andrew Brust and George Anadiotis have left off. Yes, it’s getting harder and harder to stay oblivious to the impact of AI, with implications from the geopolitical to the mundane and the positively creepy. It’s getting harder to miss the growing impact of IoT on everything from our homes to the way hospitals deliver care, autonomous cars are driven,…

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