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  • 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…

  • Behind Micron’s Plan to Leverage Its Storage Portfolio

    Will Micron’s Diversification Bring Earnings Stability? PART 5 OF 9 Behind Micron’s Plan to Leverage Its Storage Portfolio By Paige Tanner     | Mar 31, 2017 7:20 pm EDT     Cloud versus enterprise Micron Technology’s (MU) Vice President of Storage, Darren Thomas, recently noted that spending on the cloud is growing at a rate of 30%, while overall IT (information technology) spending is growing at a rate of 18%. Cloud experiments with new technology and refines it, and…

  • Taneja Group | Is Object Storage Right For Your Organization?

      Is Object Storage Right For Your Organization? Is object storage right for your organization? Many companies are asking this question as they seek out storage solutions that support vast unstructured data growth throughout their organizations. Object storage is ideal for large-scale unstructured data storage because it easily scales to several petabytes and beyond by simply adding storage nodes. Object storage also provides high fault tolerance, simplified storage management and hardware independence – core capabilities that are essential to cost-effectively…

  • DataCenterNews Asia – Brocade brings in virtual machine visibility for storage networks

      Brocade brings in virtual machine visibility for storage networks medium text large text The American data and storage networking company Brocade released the Brocade G610 this week – a storage switch for always-on connectivity to the all-flash data center. Brocade says the switch provides up to 32 Gbps of performance and aims to help organisations adapt to dynamic workloads and new demands. The entry-level switch is designed for a range of environments from small shared storage fabrics to network…

  • From paper to microchip: evolution of computer storage
    From paper to microchip: evolution of computer storage

    I can hear the sounds of the old player pianos in my head. It amazed me how an instrument could play the proper notes by following directions punched onto a piece of paper. Recently, I got to relive this wonderment when I bought a Christmas-themed music box player. Machines taking directions from holes in paper is nothing new. Its first known use of it dates to 1725 when Basile Bouchon first controlled a loom with punched holes in paper. Tying…

  • Quickly convert between storage size units
    Quickly convert between storage size units: KB, MB, GB, TB & 512 byte blocks

    A very common task in the IT industry is needing to convert between #storage size units – bytes, kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, terabytes, etc. To make things even more complicated, the POSIX standard also specifies that the default output for commands like “df” and “du” must be in 512 byte block sizes. This post will cover a very simple and easy way to quickly convert between any of these units. A kilobyte/megabyte/gigabyte versus a kibibyte/mebibyte/gibibyte Historically there has been a discrepancy/dispute…

  • 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…

  • Here’s some storage news bytes to brighten your week
    Oh my god, it's nearly Monday. Here's some storage news bytes to brighten your weekend

    Too enthusiastic? Too enthusiastic Sunday #storage sum-up It’s been one of those overwhelming-tidal-waves-of-news weeks. Here’s an attempt to catch up. Amazon Web Services has added a new Elastic Block Store feature it calls Elastic Volumes and is making it available for all current-generation EBS volumes attached to current-generation EC2 instances. AWS says you can increase volume size, adjust performance, or change the volume type while the volume is in use. You can continue to use your application while the change…

  • Flash storage and the diseconomies of sharing
    Flash storage and the diseconomies of sharing

    One little appreciated aspect of the flash #storage revolution is that it has dramatically changed the economic relationship between individual SSDs and all-flash-arrays (AFAs), compared to disk drives and disk-based arrays. How? Disks topped out at about 500 IOPS, while disk-based arrays could regularly manage 50,000 to 100,000 IOPS, and the biggest arrays could manage millions of IOPS. To be conservative, call the array to device IOPS ration a 1,000 to 1, but it could go as high as 10,000…

  • 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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