Storage News, Features, and Interviews

  • The Evolution of data storage: From paper to cloud

    By 2025, it’s predicted that the size of the global data-sphere will be 163 zettabytes. For context, one zettabyte is one trillion gigabytes. Imagine trying to store that amount of data on paper – there would hardly be any trees left!

    26 July 18 12:00 Written by Tony Marceddo, Vault Systems
  • What is NVMe, and how is it changing enterprise storage?

    Non-Volatile Memory Express, or NVMe, is a protocol for accessing high-speed storage media that’s designed to reduce latency and increase system and application performance. NVMe is optimized for all-flash storage systems, and it’s aimed at enterprise workloads that require low latency and top performance, such as real-time data analytics and high-performance relational databases.

    20 June 18 20:00 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Cost-savings theme pervades IBM storage news

    IBM Storage Insights is a new AI and cloud-based storage management platform that’s designed to give users a fast view of storage capacity and performance as well as make tiering recommendations to help cut storage cost. .

    18 May 18 20:01 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Indirect access: SAP offers a new way to pay

    SAP invites customers to pay for software per record created when accessed indirectly through third-party apps and services, and not per named user.

    10 April 18 19:05 Written by Peter Sayer
  • How we chose10 hot storage startups to watch

    Innovation, founders and funding all helped us winnow down the initial 58 contenders for our list to the final10 hot storage startups.

    28 March 18 21:00 Written by Jeff Vance
  • 10 hot storage companies to watch

    Offerings from these young storage companies include the likes of hybrid-cloud storage, tiered caching, zero data loss after recovery and even distributed storage on free disk space.

    28 March 18 21:00 Written by Jeff Vance
  • Windows Server 19 embraces hybrid cloud, hyperconverged data centers, Linux

    Microsoft is set to make Windows Server 2019 generally available in the second half of the year, opening up access to its preview build through its Insiders program now and targeting data centers with new features to handle hybrid cloud setups and hyperconverged infrastructure.

    21 March 18 08:52 Written by Marc Ferranti
  • What is a SAN and how does it differ from NAS?

    A storage area network (SAN) provides a pool of storage resources that can be centrally managed and allocated as needed, but how is a SAN different than NAS and how does how it segregate storage traffic?

    23 Feb. 18 05:58 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Microsoft shoots for AutoSave parity in Mac Office 365

    Office for Mac 2016 gets an auto-save feature matching what Windows users have had since last August. AutoSave is available only to Office for Mac 2016 users who also subscribe to Office 365.

    23 Jan. 18 23:34 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency may soon underpin cloud storage

    Emerging now: P2P networks that use blockchain to manage cloud storage based on the sharing of excess drive and network capacity on PCs and in data centers. Those who share capacity get free storage – and can be paid in cryptocurrency.

    23 Jan. 18 22:00 Written by Lucas Mearian
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