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Ex-NFL Star Patrick Willis Tackles Storage Technology

Ex-NFL Star Patrick Willis Tackles Storage Technology

Former star NFL linebacker Patrick Willis is trading his football spikes for a corner office with a ...

IBM Eyes Object Storage on Tape

IBM Eyes Object Storage on Tape

Despite a steady stream of storage technology advances, IBM scientists insist there is still plenty of life ...

HGST Puts Software Spin on Hard Drive Storage

HGST Puts Software Spin on Hard Drive Storage

The waterfall of unstructured data pouring into datacenters is fueling the need for data and object storage ...

Dell Releases Newest FluidFS Scale-Out NAS

Dell Releases Newest FluidFS Scale-Out NAS

Dell today (April 7) released the latest edition of Dell Fluid File System (FluidFS), its scale out ...

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April 23, 2015(0)
Former star NFL linebacker Patrick Willis is trading his football spikes for a corner office with a Silicon Valley storage technology company. San Jose-based Open Source Storage said it has appointed Willis executive vice president for strategic partnerships for the media, entertainment and sports sectors. Willis is listed as an owner Open Source Storage along with founder and CEO ... Full article
April 20, 2015(0)
Enterprise storage may have been simplified with the recent broad availability of Microsoft Azure Premium Storage. Under Microsoft’s Premium plan, which Microsoft expanded late last week, enterprises’ data is stored on solid state drives (SSDs). The program is designed for Azure virtual machine workloads, which need consistent high IO performance and low latency for tasks such as OLTP, big ...
April 9, 2015(0)
Despite a steady stream of storage technology advances, IBM scientists insist there is still plenty of life left in left in tape storage along with new cloud applications like object storage. IBM Research this week claimed a new storage density record of 123 billion bits of uncompressed data per square inch on inexpensive particulate magnetic tape. The areal recording ...
April 8, 2015(0)
The waterfall of unstructured data pouring into datacenters is fueling the need for data and object storage approaches that retain all that stuff while at the same time making “useful’ data accessible if and when needed. Emerging storage vendors zeroing in on the big data market often refer to this approach as making storage “data aware.” That along with ...
April 7, 2015(0)
Dell today (April 7) released the latest edition of Dell Fluid File System (FluidFS), its scale out network attached storage (NAS) solution. Version 4 – available now on the FS8600 with the Compellent platform and sometime later this year on EqualLogic – was designed to help customers manage the number and size of user files; support file-based workflows, and ...
March 27, 2015(0)
If it’s true that there has been very little technology innovation in the development of enterprise storage technology and that current technologies are failing to keep pace with the rise of data analytics, then this week showed that a gaggle of vendors are focused on leveraging software-defined networking technologies to address the current storage gap. Most potential solutions are ...
March 25, 2015(0)
Hedvig Inc., a software-defined storage startup emerging from stealth mode this week after three years of development, is rolling out a distributed storage platform it touts as helping enterprises run virtualized infrastructure as easily as a public cloud service in their datacenters. Hedvig, Santa Clara, Calif., likens its “mature” software-defined platform to infrastructure run internally by hyper-scalers like Amazon, ...
March 23, 2015(0)
Google Cloud Platform’s new archival storage offering called Nearline appears to target the same “cold storage” market eyed when Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a similar service called Glacier in 2012. Nearline is described as Google Cloud Storage “suitable for workloads traditionally filled by offline storage, such as cold storage and disaster recovery, but without the access penalties typically ...
March 16, 2015(0)
A month after announcing a $40 million funding round, scale-out intelligent storage startup Qumulo Inc. has emerged from stealth mode with a “data-aware” network-attached storage offering dubbed Qumulo Core. The startup also revealed a batch of new customers ranging from video studios and an energy company to university research institutes. Qumulo Core is “data aware” by incorporating real-time analytics ...
March 13, 2015(0)
As the name implies, Shutterfly Inc. is a digital retailer of high-end “personalized photo-based products and services,” which is to say it has turned the family photo album in a big digital business. As the market analysts say, Shutterfly is in the “memory management” business. With more smartphones taking more shared family pictures, all the digital images have to ...
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