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  • Google cloud ''loses'' data (sky falling; film at 11)

    Google is sorry to report it's lost some cloud customers' data. Lightning struck four times near its St. Ghislain, Belgium data center. From cloud to cloud, as't were, causing some storage to go bye-bye...

    Written by Richi Jennings20 Aug. 15 13:20
  • 9 hot enterprise storage companies to watch

    Amidst all the venture investments this year in startups that generate gobs of data -- from those focused on everything from apps to drones to the Internet of Things to Big Data -- are a batch of newcomers aiming to help organizations store and access all that information. Yes, storage companies are pulling in big bucks in 2015, as they did in 2014, and a couple have even double-dipped this year and announced two rounds of funding.

    Written by Bob Brown12 June 15 01:44
  • First look: Couchbase's new SQL for NoSQL

    Couchbase might seem like a bit of an outsider in the world of NoSQL datastores. After all, MongoDB grabs most of the limelight, while Cassandra and HBase have sewn up most of the big data world, and Redis has pretty much supplanted Memcache as the key/value cache that people reach for by default. But Couchbase has not been sitting on the sidelines looking in. You might not know it from Hacker News, but the use of Couchbase Server has been growing steadily for the past couple of years.

    Written by Ian Pointer05 June 15 01:16
  • How Apple could exploit a forever-free iCloud

    While Google and Microsoft are using large amounts of free cloud storage to sell inexpensive consumer notebooks, Apple has stood above the fray.

    Written by Gregg Keizer24 Nov. 14 12:43
  • 12 Ways to Disaster-Proof Your Critical Business Data

    How can you keep critical data safe when disaster strikes? There is no one magic answer, but there are steps your business can and should take to protect important files and applications in the event of a disaster.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff04 March 14 21:41
  • 4 Tech Innovations That Improve Data Center Scalability

    In today's business environment, companies are expected to grow quickly. This means their data centers must grow quickly, too. These four technological advances will help firms scale up -- and down, when necessary -- so growth doesn't turn into a bad thing.

    Written by John Brandon10 Dec. 13 15:38
  • How to Beat Storage Bottlenecks in a Flash

    When a data visualization and analysis software provider found that its backend storage was slowing down its developers, it resisted the urge to add capacity. Instead, it turned to a software solution that scales storage performance using virtualization.

    Written by Sharon Florentine10 Oct. 13 13:25
  • RAM wars: RRAM vs. 3D NAND flash, and the winner is... us

    While resistive RAM's chances of crowding out NAND flash anytime soon are slim, the coming RAM wars mean mobile users are likely to have hundreds of gigabytes, or even a terabyte, of storage at their fingertips.

    Written by Lucas Mearian08 Aug. 13 22:07
  • How Intel plans to destroy the legacy datacentre

    These days, and with the help of Cisco and EMC, Intel is dipping its toes into the networking and storage ends of the enterprise technology pool. Add this to Intel's server expertise and the data center of the future may be at hand.

    Written by Rob Enderle26 July 13 15:53
  • Big Data analytics moves to the Cloud

    What if you could store your data in the cloud and run complex queries and analytics on it where it resides, without moving it? That's the question high-performance cloud infrastructure and big data analytics specialist Joyent looks to answer with its new Joyent Manta Storage Service.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud25 June 13 19:50
  • New storage technologies to deal with the data deluge

    Enterprise storage demands are reaching a critical point, and vendors are scrambling to develop new products to deal with the data deluge. We look at how these technologies will help manage the major pain points for storage administrators.

    Written by Robert L. Scheier25 March 13 10:17
  • How big is the sound of music?

    Music fans and major recording artists are adopting lossless audio file formats to keep copies of their music thats as close to a master recording as possible, leading to multi-terabyte-sized home music storage systems.

    Written by Lucas Mearian21 March 13 10:07
  • Tape storage finds new life in the enterprise and beyond

    Tape is not dead - far from it. In fact, many enterprises depend on it for cost-effective long-term storage. Tape is also finding new applications in the virtualized and increasingly video-centric world of IT. As enterprises deal with bigger sets of data, tape will play a vital role going forward.

    Written by Stephen Lawson23 Jan. 13 15:45
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