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As data storage has continued to rapidly evolve in the last few years, the whole concept of data storage is being reimagined. Everything from the storage medium – Microsoft just days ago made their hopes to use DNA-based storage in their data centers by 2020, for instance – to the technology used to manage the storage systems is being improved on and replaced with new ideas every year. One of the flag bearers for the advancing storage industry is the…

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Intel’s recently unveiled Optane line of solid state drives have been given a release date: the company will begin shipping the drives on April 24, 2017. Developed under the name 3D Xpoint with its partner Micron, Intel has claimed that their new line of solid state drives will allow PCs to boot twice as fast as with conventional SSDs, and boost internal storage performance fourteen-fold. The Optane memory cards have been shown to perform up to ten times faster than…

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Western Digital’s second-quarter (ending December 30th) revenue jumped a massive 47% over the same quarter in 2015, from $3.32 billion US to $4.89 billion. Helped along by WD’s shift to high-performance and cost-effective NAND flash drives over traditional magnetic storage, and bolstered by their SanDisk acquisition in May, the number blew past the average analysts’ estimate of $4.76 billion for the quarter. Western Digital’s shares have grown by more than 80% in the last year, and earned $2.30 per share…

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U.S. based organizations are putting more and more resources than ever before into the cloud, and data storage is the primary driver. According to a new report from Persistence Market Research, the estimated global storage in big data market value will be just under $9.6 billion US by the end of 2016. That value is predicted to swell to a staggering $61.44 billion by 2016, sporting a compound annual growth rate of over 20%. The firm cites the digitization of…

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Seagate, a long time leader in traditional storage along with its rival Western Digital, has continued its advance into the SSD battleground when it showcased its latest and most advanced solid state drives during the Open Data Center Summit on Tuesday, along with a powerful lineup of traditional hard disk solutions. The Open Data Center Summit, held in Beijing, showcases the latest technology trends aimed to promote highly efficient and competitive data centers. Seagate used the platform to promote a…

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Intel, in conjunction with Micron Technology Inc., dropped a bombshell at its Q2 2016 earnings call, announcing that its rumored 3D Xpoint solid state drives will be shipping this year, along with 3D Xpoint DIMMs arriving in 2017. The 3D Xpoint technology blurs the line between memory and storage; faster, denser, and more durable than conventional DRAM and flash storage, the technology is reported to be up to ten times faster than today’s conventional SSDs, with ten times the density…

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Dell has been making big waves in the industry lately, from their monumental purchase of data storage powerhouse EMC to the sale of their information technology unit, Dell’s company refocusing has continued to make headlines. On May 19, Dell’s storage wing made a surprise announcement, bringing a major update to its existing storage file system to light. Dubbed Storage Center Operating System 7, or SCOS 7, the company’s latest file system software for storage centers is part of Dell’s initiative…

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Dell announced on March 29 that its Dell Services Information Technology unit is being sold to Japanese company NTT Data Inc. for a cool $3 billion US. The deal is hardly surprising given Dell’s ongoing reorganization in preparation for their acquisition of the world’s largest data storage provider, EMC. The $67 billion EMC deal is expected to close in the second or third quarter of Dell’s fiscal year (which ends February 3, 2017). Dell purchased the IT unit for $3.9…

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A team of scientists may have created the storage medium of the future – glass. First demonstrated in a study in 2013, the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton used binary-coded dots etched in quartz glass to store data, which was unfortunately limited in the volume of data held on each “disc” and its writing speeds. However, the ORC recently announced their latest leap forward with the technology in a paper published on February 17, highlighting a…

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Seagate recently unveiled its largest hard drive capacity to date, topping out at a whopping 10 terabytes to match Western Digital’s largest hard drive. The traditional HDD is geared toward the rapidly expanding storage requirements of cloud-based data centers, and sports a standard 3.5-inch communications riser cable (CMR) design. The announcement on January 14 wasn’t focused just on the impressive capacity; it marked Seagate’s first foray into helium-filled hard drives. Traditionally filled with air, this new wave of large-capacity hard…

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