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Stories by Lucas Mearian

Micron ships its first enterprise-class SSD

Micron Technology Inc. today said it is shipping what it calls the fastest enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD) on the market.

Written by Lucas Mearian12 Aug. 10 20:16

'Cyberchondriacs' jump to almost one-third of all adults

The number of adults using the Internet to find health-related information leaped from 154 million in 2009 to 175 million this year, according to a Harris Interactive poll released today. It's the largest year-over-year increase since the poll began in 1998.

Written by Lucas Mearian05 Aug. 10 04:55

Kingston announces its first water-cooled RAM

Kingston Technology Co. today announced the release of its first water-cooled DDR3 memory kit for PCs, which it said provides longer-term reliability.

Written by Lucas Mearian04 Aug. 10 05:28

State CIOs focus on updating IT for national healthcare

State government CIOs are focusing on upgrading IT systems to support some 24 million people expected to be using state health insurance exchanges by 2019 as part of the national health care legislation passed by Congress late last year.

Written by Lucas Mearian03 Aug. 10 06:56

EMC releases new midrange deduplication array

EMC announced three new products, including a new midrange Data Domain deduplication appliance, a new disk archive system with deduplication for mainfames and a disk library series with arrays that scale from 8TB to 1.4PB.

Written by Lucas Mearian27 July 10 04:18

Toshiba, SanDisk look to boost flash production

Toshiba Corp. announced today that it has started construction on a new NAND flash chip fabrication facility - dubbed Fab 5 -- at its Yokkaichi City Operations in Japan. The facility, a joing venture with long-time business partner SanDisk Corp., will turn out about 210,000 NAND wafers a month when it becomes fully operational.

Written by Lucas Mearian15 July 10 05:36

Flash array vendor Violin buys NAS caching vendor Gear6

Flash memory array maker Violin Memory today announced it has purchased the technology assets of high-end NAS vendor Gear6, whose DRAM and flash memory-based appliances improve the scalability of Web applications and content.

Written by Lucas Mearian17 June 10 06:01

Cisco launches line of desktop storage devices

Cisco Systems today announced the launch of Cisco Smart Storage, its first line of networked-attached desktop storage devices aimed at businesses with fewer than 100 employees.

Written by Lucas Mearian10 June 10 04:03

Seagate hybrid drive delivers SSD performance at HDD price

After failing to gain market traction with its first iteration of hybrid drives three years ago, Seagate today announced a new hard-disk and solid-state combination drive with as much as 500GB of capacity, but with a 250GB model starting at $113.

Written by Lucas Mearian25 May 10 02:33

E-health and Web 2.0: The doctor will tweet you now

When Janel Wood's 9-year-old son recently began experiencing migraines, the working mother decided to try a new company health care program that allowed her to communicate with a doctor through videoconferencing, voice over IP, and instant messaging.

Written by Lucas Mearian21 May 10 03:35

Q&A: EMC's Brian Gallagher touts the new VPLEX appliance

Brian Gallagher , president of EMC 's Symmetrix & Virtualization Product Group, sat down with Computerworld at EMC's annual user conference, EMC World, to talk about the company's new VPLEX synchronous data replication product . Gallagher explained what differentiates it from rival products and EMC's existing offerings, such as Symmetric Remote Data Facility [SRDF] replication technology and Invista storage virtualization software.

Written by Lucas Mearian13 May 10 05:55

Wall Street to install 'circuit breaker' to head off market gyrations

Regulators plan to enact new rules to curb the type of market volatility behind the May 6 "flash crash" that caused the Dow to plunge almost 1,000 points in a half hour. The goal is to head off market gyrations that can be exacerbated by automated high-speed trading.

Written by Lucas Mearian20 May 10 04:12
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