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  • IBM Storwize: New Innovations for Midmarket, Channel – eWEEK

      Continual evolution is the foundational truth underlying tech industry chestnuts such as Moore’s Law, and it provides the subtext for innumerable marketing and promotional campaigns. In fact, it’s one of IT’s biggest selling points. But a valuable, if less-discussed, point to consider is the top-down nature of how this evolution usually proceeds. Building new products costs lots of money, especially when it comes to business IT. So it’s no surprise that new solutions are initially designed according to the…

  • Predictions 2019: Data Privacy Gains Gravity in the Age of Sharing

      The institution of the General Data Privacy Regulation by the European Union on May 25, 2018 was the first major step in establishing a worldwide standard for keeping personal data private for users of IT–and that means just about everybody. It also includes the right to be forgotten, should a user decide to completely vacate the cyber world. GDPR provides a set of regulations to help protect user privacy and enforce data protection. GDPR also includes reporting requirements for…

  • Total Compensation of WD’s Executive Officers – Part One – StorageNewsletter

    This is the first on a three parts analysis of the salaries and compensations of the executives of the top 3 storage companies in the world: Micron, WD and Seagate. Next part will be published tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. Most paid executives in the WW storage industry Ranking Company Name and position FY Salary Total compensation 1 WD Steve Milligan, CEO 2018 $1,250,000 $19,738,381 2 Micron D. Mark Durcan, former CEO 2017 $912,692 $15,701,652 3 Micron Sanjay Mehrotra,…

  • SNIA SDC Dishes Up Storage Innovations

    The 2018 SNIA Storage Developers Conference is a great event to find out the latest developments in digital storage technology and storage management software. There were announcements and presentations, demonstrations and lots of networking covering topics as diverse as cloud storage, containers, NVMe (which is now moving to TCP as well as fibre channel and Infiniband support), NVMe-oF, new storage architectures and long-term (cold storage) data retention. The Cloud Data Management Interface is an open international ISO standard, ISO/IEC 17826:2016,…

  • Cloud storage: Minimizing repair costs

    As the Big Data revolution continues its exponential growth, the problems of processing and protecting that also grow. Advanced ECCs – along with hardware and geographic redundancy – can ensure that data loss becomes less likely than an asteroid strike, at only a 40 percent overhead, much lower than the triple redundancy used in some cloud storage. But when the data redundancy is compromised by a hardware failure – disk, server, or data center – redundancy must be restored. As…

  • StorageNewsletterSurvey Spotlights Top 5 Storage Pain Points

    This article was posted on August 22, 2018, and was written by Mike Matchett. Survey Spotlights Top 5 storage Pain Points The Enterprise Storage Forum survey uncovered the biggest challenges storage professionals have with their existing storage infrastructure: aging gear, lack of capacity, high operations cost, security, maintenance burden. We’ll discuss which storage technologies available or coming soon might serve to ease those pain points. Storage has been around as long as computing, but based on this survey, we have…

  • Unleashing Storage in the Modern Enterprise

    Irshad Raihan is Senior Manager of Product Marketing at Red Hat. Have you heard of the term “versatilist”? Chances are you know one, or perhaps you’re even one yourself. Coined by Gartner, the term “versatilist” refers to a person who is “able to apply a depth of skill to a progressively widening scope of situations and experiences, equally at ease with technical issues as with business strategy.” Think of an individual who works in a DevOps environment, straddling the worlds…

  • 5 ways to tune up your big data storage strategy

    Few areas in IT get less attention than storage. In the past, if you needed more storage, you simply ordered it. After all, storage was cheap. Now in the days of cloud computing, you simply provision for more. However, taking a commodity approach to storage doesn’t address the key storage issues that come with big data. With unstructured big data now comprising 80% of corporate data, and with data overall continuing to double worldwide every two years, how do you…

  • Commvault pick up Cisco, HP vet to lead WW channel

      Commvault has announced the appointment of former Cisco and HPE executive Wenceslao Lada as VP of worldwide alliances. Lada, who spent 20 years at HPE in both Europe and the U.S. and a further seven years at Cisco, will join a team at Commvault charged with building the vendor’s current alliances, while working on new partnerships with cloud providers and other tech leaders, Commvault said. Related articles   In today’s announcement, Lada noted that Commvault partners had indicated improvements…

  • Digital Storage For Media And Entertainment

    For 9 years, Coughlin Associates has been running a survey of media and entertainment professionals on their uses of digital storage for content creation and capture, post production, content distribution as well as archiving and preservation. This has provided insights on developments in digital storage for rich media applications. This article and a talk that Tom Coughlin will give at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference on June 7, 2018 in Culver City, CA (www.creativestorage.org) explore some of the results from…

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