Computing

  • Storage dictionary in 18th edition evolves with the times

    Storage developer Carlos Pratt is a busy man, having recently left his job at IBM to work at a stealth-mode cloud startup, but his passion is words—Pratt in his spare time leads a team producing the Storage Networking Industry Association’s ever-changing dictionary. The dictionary team published its 18th edition online in September 2017 and in print last month. This year’s digital version is 330 pages and adds definitions for many aspects of non-volatile memory, which is a modern twist on…

  • Blockchain and storage for critical digital assets

    Blockchain, at root, is a distributed database in which individual transactions are verified across a peer-to-peer network of nodes. As such, it is a method of storing, managing and maintaining sets of information with great potential. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and…

  • Quantum: Fiscal 2Q18 Financial Results

    Quantum: Fiscal 2Q18 Financial Results Poor results, CEO Jon Gacek leaving company This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.11.13 (in $ million) 2Q17 2Q18 6 mo. 17 6 mo. 18 Revenue 134.7 107.1 251.0 223.9 Growth -21% -11% Net income (loss) 4.0 (7.9) (0.6) (11.5) Quantum Corp. reported results for the fiscal second quarter 2018 ended September 30, 2017, and made a number of other announcements. Fiscal Second Quarter Results (all comparisons are relative to the fiscal…

  • Make Disaster Recovery Part of Your Holiday Plan

    Photo credit: igorstevanovic/Shutterstock While executives often feel their organization is very prepared to recover from data loss or damage, their IT professionals say otherwise. Going dark for days at a time could significantly alter revenue generation for a small business, especially during the busy holiday shopping season. If your small business has a busy holiday shopping season, disaster recovery preparedness should be a major part of your holiday planning process. A 2016 survey revealed a huge disconnect between C-suites and…

  • The Very Real Danger of Cyberattacks

      Shari Klevens and Alanna Clair   Law firms have become prime targets for many types of cyberattacks, including phishing scams, technological spying and hacking. It is no longer unusual to hear of valuable and confidential client information being leaked or stolen. Headlines have been replete with examples of law firms targeted by hackers seeking confidential client information. It is not particularly surprising that an internal report issued by Citigroup in 2015 concluded that “digital security at many law firms,…

  • Russian ‘eternal disc’ may store information for 1 million years

    Ivan Glebov © Dmitriy Serebriakov/TASS MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. Russian scientists are completing work on super-stable optical memory technology to create a disc capable of storing information for one million years under certain conditions. They created a prototype of an “eternal disc” and will conduct research and development work in 2018-2020, head of the Moscow-based laboratory of laser nanostructuring in glass at the Foundation for Advanced Research Projects (FARP) Ivan Glebov told TASS. “The research proves stability of encoded data, and…

  • The Decentralized Cloud And The Future Of Data Are Here

    In light of the recent Equifax hack, exposing over 143 million Americans confidential information, one must ask, can we really trust these giant corporations with our most sensitive data? Equifax is just another number on the list of companies that have failed to keep their customer’s data safe. In July 2017, Verizon had a data breach and lost 14 million customers information.The list goes on for 2017, going to show that storing data in a central location is very susceptible…

  • Russ Kennedy Chief Product Officer Named Nasuni

    Russ Kennedy Chief Product Officer, Nasuni Came from IBM following acquisition of Cleversafe By Philippe Nicolas on 2017.10.11 Nasuni Corp., i.e “NAS UNIfied”, one of the few historical cloud gateway players with Ctera Networks, Panzura, TwinStrata (acquired by EMC in 2014) and StorSimple (acquired by Microsoft in 2012), just recruited Russ Kennedy. He came from IBM where he stayed two years following Cleversafe acquisition in 2015. He was before at CA Technologies, ThinIdentity, Cleversafe (1st period), Pillar Data Systems, Sun…

  • Top Storage Technology Trends for 2017

    Top Storage Technology Trends for 2017 3D NAND only revolutionizing technology but lot of enhancements By Jean Jacques Maleval on 2017.01.09 As in 2016, we see this year only one revolutionizing technology even if there will be a lot of enhancements in the current $100 billion+ storage industry. Look to several start-ups, especially in software designed in their R&Ds in Israel. SSDs They will continue to rapidly replace HDDs into PCs and notebooks, and up to high-end storage systems. Without…

  • Cray Takes Aim at Fast-Growing HPC Storage Market With Completion of Strategic Transaction of Seagate’s ClusterStor Storage Business Nasdaq:CRAY

    SEATTLE, Sept. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) today announced it has completed the previously announced transaction and strategic partnership with Seagate centered around the addition of the ClusterStorTM high-performance storage business. With the strategic transaction now complete, Cray will continue to sell, support, develop, manufacture, and test ClusterStor storage solutions with Lustre®, including the ClusterStor L300, the next-generation ClusterStor L300N and the ClusterStor SL220. “Storage is the fastest-growing part of the expanding HPC market…

  • Fast magnetic writing of data

    In 1956, IBM introduced the first magnetic hard disc, the RAMAC. ETH researchers have now tested a novel magnetic writing technology that could soon be used in the main memories of modern computers. Credit: IBM Magnetic data storage has long been considered too slow for use in the working memories of computers. Researchers at ETH have now investigated a technique by which magnetic data writing can be done considerably faster and using less energy. /4988204/Phys_Story_InText_Box For almost seventy years now,…

  • Editor’s voice: The week’s channel chatter

      Boy does summer go by fast. It seems like just yesterday I was clearing out the backyard in preparation for summer fun, and now we’re already getting ready for Labor Day Weekend – and all before I ever managed to buy myself a pair of summer sandals. Oh well. The beginning to the end of summer could be something to pout about, but if you’re a channel innovator it’s actually something to celebrate. And that’s because it means we’re…

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