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  • IBM offers ‘stackable’ storage incentives for partners

    IBM has announced new storage incentives for partners, designed to increase channel momentum in the competitive storage marketplace. The incentives are available for IBM business partners who sell IBM’s storage systems and storage software services, stacking them up so that each eligible partner and systems engineer can potentially earn up to $100,000 in storage incentives annually. John Teltsch, general manager of IBM’s global business partners, laid out the company’s plan to be the biggest player in the storage market. “We want…

  • The 9 Weirdest Data Storage Devices Ever Created #FlashbackFriday

    Image: Getty Storage devices have taken many strange forms over history. We’ve seen everything from an old 19th-century loom to massive data centers that power companies like Facebook and Google. But along the way, some truly weird devices tried to change how we save our precious data bits. These technologies were either wonderfully weird, woefully misguided, or just behind the times, but regardless, they each have their own idiosyncrasies worth remembering. Here are 10 of the weirdest storage devices ever…

  • Dropbox Chief to Join Elite Ranks of Idea-to-I.P.O. Founders

    close story-meta Photo Drew Houston, Dropbox’s chief executive, will soon join a small club of tech founders who took their start-up all the way through to the public markets. Credit Earl Wilson/The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — When Drew Houston played computer games like Starcraft in high school, he made some changes so the games ran more smoothly on his friends’ computers. “He created this one little application, and it would basically display everybody’s shared files, and then if…

  • Why HCI Market is One of the Hottest IT Stories of 2018

      Hyperconverged infrastructure systems are all the rage, marketing analysts have been telling us for a couple of years. Everybody and his brother is trying to surf the prevailing wave that HCI represents. HP, Dell EMC, Cisco Systems, Lenovo, Nutanix, Pivot3, Cohesity, HyperGrid, Maxta and a group of others are crowding the space. While the competition is all good for the potential buyer, it’s only natural that a shakeout in this market–via acquisition or old-fashioned attrition–is probably going to happen…

  • Leaderboard – Best Hard Drive, SSD and Storage Solutions

      Leaderboard – Best Hard Drive, SSD and Storage Solutions paging_filter Updated 11/07/2016 The StorageReview Leaderboard briefly describes the drives that we believe are the best in their given categories. Note, however, that these capsule comments are not a substitute for the full reviews of the drives. To help consumers better sort through the clutter, StorageReview has also put together a list of the most important SSD brands (updated 10/14) to consider when buying an SSD. SMB and Enterprise users may also…

  • From HIPAA to hyper-converged – a healthier storage scenario lies ahead

    By Shridar SubramanianIn 2017, HIPAA turned 21. Had you told a health care IT professional in 1996 that health care data would grow 48% YoY, and the projected total volume by 2020 would be close to 2,500 exabytes, their head would have spun at the massive task of managing cost, complexity, risk and compliance. If that weren’t enough, when HIPAA was enacted into law, just 13% of the U.S. population had Internet, only 15% owned a mobile phone, and the…

  • IBM expands storage systems to enable modern digital business strategies – SiliconANGLE

    Storage has not historically been a high priority in terms of overall business strategy. But with new shifts in digital business focused around extracting maximum value from data, businesses of all sizes are facing an increased need for improvements in the flexibility of their systems. As big data elevates business processes across the board, companies like IBM are working to keep up with industry trends and competitive customer needs. “Storage is … one of the … critical foundations you have…

  • Tech sector fears fallout from Microsoft data privacy case

    Some in the tech sector look at Microsoft as a savior these days, fending off possible government intrusion on privacy. A lawyer representing Microsoft went before the Supreme Court Tuesday and helped justices decipher the mysteries of the internet and how data is retrieved around the world in a case involving Microsoft and a data center it owns in Europe. At stake in the case is whether the government can compel Microsoft to turn over the email of a suspected…

  • Cloudian raises $25M in cash, $100M in credit to fund ‘composable infrastructure’ shift – SiliconANGLE

    Object storage appliance maker Cloudian Inc. is joining the “composable infrastructure” trend with a combined round of investment and loan financing that will enable it to offer pay-by-the-drink licensing. Composable infrastructure is a cloud-inspired approach to deployment and licensing that physical compute, storage and network resources as services. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. has popularized the concept with its Synergy offering, which delivers computing resources as an integrated platform that can be spun up or down as needed, with customers paying only…

  • StorageNewsletter » IBM Pushes Software-Defined Storage

    This announcement was published on a blog of IBM Corp.‘s and written by Eric Herzog, VP, product marketing and management, storage systems. Storage innovation that drives 21st century business IBM Storage – the #2 storage software vendor by revenue market share[1] – is announcing a range of innovations to our software-defined storage (SDS), data protection and storage systems portfolio. Driven by the exponential volumes of data growth and the underlying value in this huge treasure trove of information, many 21st…

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