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  • 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,…

  • Red Hat Buys Storage Specialist

      Red Hat Buys Storage Specialist (Bedrin/Shutterstock) Open source leader Red Hat continued its buying spree with the acquisition of a data compression software specialist focused on cloud storage. Red Hat said this week its acquisition of Permabit Technology Corp. would add data deduplication and compression capabilities to its mainstay enterprise Linux platform along with its hybrid could offerings. Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) said it would acquire all technology and assets of privately held Permabit, based in Cambridge, Mass. Other…

  • General Data Protection Regulation and the role of object storage

    Next – Previous Links Next – Previous Links Display Category Labels Enterprise ITStorage Back to Home .Display Category Labels General Data Protection Regulation and the role of object storage By Nigel Houghton, EMEA Strategic Alliance & Channel Sales Director, Scality Ellie Burns 4th July 2017   Add to favoritesNigel Houghton from Scality looks at how object storage can help companies become and stay compliant in the GDPR era. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), due to come into effect…

  • Microsoft’s DNA-Powered Server Cost $2 Billion — but Prices Could Drop Over 99.9%

    A few years ago, Harvard professor and bio-engineering rockstar George Church was a guest on The Colbert Report. As many of the talk show’s guests did, he presented host Stephen Colbert with a copy of his book, which he’d co-authored with Ed Regis. Well, sort of. He actually handed Colbert 20 million copies of his book — and they all fit in his front pocket. How was that possible? Church had programmed 20 million copies of his book into DNA,…

  • News Bits: Primary Data

      June 30th, 2017 by Adam Armstrong News Bits: Primary Data, Cisco, NetApp, IBM, DataCore, WD, Toshiba, Excelero, & More paging_filter This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Primary Data unveils DataSphere for SMB. Cisco and NetApp partner with a software-defined CI solution. Veritas announces Hyperscale for Containers. IBM Cloud Object Storage now available on Cisco UCS. DataCore’s Hybrid Cloud Replication now available in Azure. WD Launches…

  • 24 M&As in Storage Industry at Mid-Year 2017

    24 M&As in Storage Industry at Mid-Year 2017 Low historical figure but perfectly in phase with 2016 (48 for year) By Jean Jacques Maleval on 2017.06.21 Since 1998 we analyze the merger and acquisition trends in the worldwide storage industry, which has allowed us the proper perspective from which to gauge the evolution over time. At mid-year 2017, there were 24 M&As in the worldwide storage industry to be compared to a total of 48 in 2016, the pace being…

  • Pure Storage expands Canadian leadership

    SAN FRANCISCO – A little over a year ago the only Canadian-based employee of Pure Storage was Chris Gowans. That has changed dramatically with the all-flash array vendor hiring not just a Country Manager but also a Canadian Channel Chief. Pure Storage has appointed former Cisco Canada executive Brent Allen as the company’s first ever Canadian Country Manager. Supporting Allen is Jill Martin as the Pure Storage Canada Channel Chief. She was recently with Dimension Data Canada. Andy Martin, the…

  • IT leaders are concerned about storage obsolescence, but lack preservation systems

      IT leaders are concerned about storage obsolescence, but a fifth have no preservation plans With technology advancing quickly, it should be no surprise that business leaders are wary of the pace of change to crucial systems. They do not want to be out of date, but are hesitant to invest in platforms that will soon be obsolete. An area where long-term reliability is vital is storage of corporate data. Three in five IT decision makers believe that it is…

  • Nutanix, IBM Aim To Provide Intel Alternative in the Cloud – Barron’s

    Shares of storage technology vendor Nutanix (NTNX) are down 69 cents, or 4%, at $16.25, a victim of today’s general sell-off in the broader market, but yesterday the news flow was happier, as the company announced a “multi-year partnership” with International Business Machines (IBM) to sell Nutanix’s software on top of “hyper-converged” computing devices from IBM. The products aren’t hear yet: further details are expected later this year with actual products vaguely promised before the year is out. The announcement was…

  • How Do SSDs Work? – ExtremeTech

    Here at ExtremeTech, we’ve often discussed the difference between different types of NAND structures — vertical NAND versus planar, or multi-level cell (MLC) versus triple-level cells (TLC). Now, let’s talk about the more basic relevant question: How do SSDs work in the first place, and how do they compare with new technologies, like Intel Optane? To understand how and why SSDs are different from spinning discs, we need to talk a little bit about hard drives. A hard drive stores data on…

  • StorageNewsletter » HPE Completes Tender Offer to Acquire Nimble Storage

    HPE Completes Tender Offer to Acquire Nimble Storage At $12.50 per share This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.04.17 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary has successfully completed its previously announced tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Nimble Storage, Inc. at a price of $12.50 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes. The offer and all withdrawal rights…

  • 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…

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