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  • Start waiting on 3DXP arrays

    Start waiting on 3DXP arrays Start Waiting on 3DXP arrays, by Woody Hutsell, AppICU Let’s get one thing out of the way.  Most storage systems will eventually offer 3DXP.  Why?  Because adding 3DXP SSDs to a storage array will be easy. A second thing, I think the early usage for 3DXP will flow largely to server vendors (and their suppliers).  This is a major point and central to my thoughts on storage and 3DXP.  In the server, 3DXP reduces cost and…

  • Modernizing data infrastructure

    It’s a year and a half into the partnership between Hortonworks Inc. and Syncsort Inc. that is centered around modernizing legacy data stores and infrastructure. The results so far? The synergy between Syncsort’s high-performance data integration and Hortonworks’ modern data architecture solutions is creating a seamless experience for their common customers, according to Chief Technology Officers from both companies. “In the Fortune 500 enterprises — insurance, healthcare, telco, financial services and banking — there are a lot of legacy data stores….

  • 3 smart ways to back up and manage digital files – KnowTechie

    Consider the amounts of digital information you have stored on your phone, laptop, DSLR, GoPro, and other devices. Scans of old tax returns. Twenty thousand pictures and hundreds of videos. Financial records and mortgage applications. All of this information is valuable and would present a severe emotional and (and possibly financial) blow if the information was lost. Especially when it comes to personal devices, most users simply do not backup their data, due to the time involved, or they simply…

  • Blockchain: ‘Overhyped’ buzzword or real-deal enterprise solution?

    While blockchain is among the hottest technologies in the enterprise security, data storage and file-sharing arenas, many experts question its use or even whether it’s really as secure as billed. As marketplaces struggle with how best to deploy the distributed ledger technology, IT vendors are beginning to test it in their products — in some cases, as a reaction to  customer inquiries rather than a proactive move. “It’s a very hot topic right now,” said Zulfikar Ramzan, CTO of RSA…

  • 7 Things You Need to Know About the Future of Digital Storage | Finance Magnates

    7 Things You Need to Know About the Future of Digital Storage The cloud and big data is poised to change all of our lives moving forward. Photo: Bloomberg This article was written by G. Scott Paterson, technology and media venture capitalist and Executive Chairman of FutureVault. The cloud has become more than an abstract concept in our lives. It’s where we store music, movies, photos and lots and lots of data. For financial firms, the cloud is going to increasingly…

  • Multilayer film for data storage and processing

    10 April 2017 Multilayer film for data storage and processing   An ultrathin multilayer film, created by a team of scientists at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Engineering, could use skyrmions as information carriers for storing and processing data on magnetic media. Skyrmions – which are swirling nanosized magnetic textures – have been shown to exist in layered systems, with a heavy metal placed beneath a ferromagnetic material. Due to the interaction between the different materials, an…

  • Cloud Computing Is on the Rise as Big Data and IoT Merge

    Cloud computing is expected to quadruple within the next few years. It’s predicted that only 8 percent of all workloads will continue to be processed by traditional data centers, while 92 percent will be processed by cloud data centers. Recent estimates by Cisco predict that there will be a number of changes by the year 2020. Those changes include an increase to 14.1 zettabytes in cloud traffic. Big data and the Internet of Things are big contributors to this growth, with…

  • Your iPhone 50 could have atomic storage
    Your iPhone 50 could have atomic storage (The 3:59, Ep. 192)

    IBM researcher Chris Lutz stands by a microscope used to store a bit of #data on a single holmium atom. The dawn of atomic-#storage computing is upon us. Well, sort of. IBM researchers managed to squeeze a bit of data into a single holmium atom , providing a hint at a future of supertiny storage for massive reams of data. Still, these researchers warn that commercializing this kind of technology could be decades away. Also on the show, we discuss…

  • RAID vs erasure coding for flash storage
    RAID vs erasure coding for flash storage

    It’s a fact of life that despite being highly reliable, flash media can go bad. Drive internals (such as the controller or NAND ) can fail, and of course drives have a specific lifetime. Once endurance levels are reached for a particular cell in NAND, then the media is at risk of failing or returning false results. As a result, we continue to require #data protection methods against media failure, using recovery techniques such as redundant array of inexpensive disks…

  • Increasing Agility with a Modern Storage Network
    Increasing Agility with a Modern Storage Network

    Credit: iStock The combination of heated competition and high customer expectations is feeding the demand for greater operational agility in every organization. Employees must have the ability to transform massive amounts of #data into actionable insight while delivering the superior service customers demand. That calls for a more responsive, reliable IT infrastructure—but organizations also need to minimize delays, costs, and downtime while they make that infrastructure more agile. Although IT teams are under pressure to respond promptly and cost-effectively to…

  • The next iPhone could make it so you never have to worry about having enough storage space
    The next iPhone could make it so you never have to worry about having enough storage space

    Trendforce Apple’s Asian supply chain is gearing up to build next-generation iPhones ahead of a launch later this year, and it’s generating a lot of chatter about what to expect from the next iPhone. Research firm TrendForce issued a report on Tuesday with its predictions for Apple’s next iPhone, citing “information from the supply chain.” Lots of details from the TrendForce report line up with current rumors , but there’s one new wrinkle it suggests: the “high-end” iPhone could come…

  • Storage Spaces Direct a key option in Windows Server 2016 features
    Storage Spaces Direct a key option in Windows Server 2016 features

    Transcript – #Storage Spaces Direct a key option in Windows Server 2016 features Microsoft upped the ante in its bid to entice more customers to use software-defined storage with the release of a host of enhanced Windows Server 2016 features. At the top of the list of enhanced features is Storage Spaces Direct, an update to the Storage Spaces feature that Microsoft shipped with Windows Server 2012. Storage Spaces technology enables users to pool storage drives, and then create virtual…

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