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  • HP offers $1.6 billion for 3PAR, tops Dell's offer

    Hewlett-Packard has offered to buy 3PAR, a vendor of virtualized storage systems, for US$1.6 billion in cash, topping a bid of $1.15 billion made by Dell last Monday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus and Peter Sayer24 Aug. 10 04:03
  • NAND flash memory pricing to plummet to $1 per GB

    After two years of inflated prices, NAND flash memory prices are expected to dip down to a key $1 per gigabyte level, according to a new report by research firm iSuppli.

    Written by Lucas Mearian20 Aug. 10 02:50
  • NetApp revenue grows 36% in Q1

    Data storage vendor NetApp reported today on its revenue for the first quarter of 2011, stating total product sales grew 51% when compared with the same quarter last year; and overall revenue was up 36 per cent.

    Written by Lucas Mearian19 Aug. 10 08:38
  • SanDisk releases postage stamp-sized SSD

    SanDisk Wednesday unveiled a solid state drive (SSD) that is smaller than a postage stamp and weighs less than a paperclip.

    Written by Lucas Mearian19 Aug. 10 03:59
  • SanDisk reveals the SSD perfect for mobile computing

    Solid state drives just got a whole lot smaller. Memory maker SanDisk introduced a new super compact memory chip that is smaller than your average postage stamp and lighter than a paperclip.

    Written by Chris Brandrick19 Aug. 10 08:00
  • Toshiba claims hard-drive breakthrough

    Toshiba will detail a breakthrough in data storage later Wednesday that it says paves the way for hard drives with vastly higher capacity than today.

    Written by Martyn Williams18 Aug. 10 13:00
  • SSDs may give you more bang for your DRAM

    Device and storage vendors are gradually embracing flash SSDs (solid-state disks) as a complement to spinning disk drives, but one executive at this week's Flash Memory Summit sees great potential in turning flash "upside down," as a lower tier of cache behind DRAM.

    Written by Stephen Lawson18 Aug. 10 09:51
  • Intel, Micron deliver highest capacity, smallest NAND flash

    Intel and Micron Technology today announced the delivery of 3-bit-per-cell (3bpc) NAND flash memory on 25-nanometer lithography technology. The new flash memory chips represent the industry's highest capacity, smallest NAND device to date, the companies said.

    Written by Lucas Mearian18 Aug. 10 06:10
  • Intel-Hitachi SSDs fall behind schedule

    A partnership between Intel and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has missed the ship date for its first enterprise flash storage products, but that stumble wasn't a harbinger of bad times for the technology, which continues to gain acceptance in data centers, an industry analyst said Monday.

    Written by Stephen Lawson17 Aug. 10 11:29
  • Actifio aims to create order in data management

    The fast-growing stores of information in many enterprises have made a variety of data management tools necessary, but those many components are starting to come together.

    Written by Stephen Lawson17 Aug. 10 05:03
  • Dell buying 3PAR for $1.15 billion

    Dell on Monday announced it has agreed to acquire virtualized storage provider 3PAR for about US$1.15 billion, a move that will boost its capabilities for building public and private cloud computing environments. The deal is expected to close later this year.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus17 Aug. 10 04:34
  • Box app keeps you connected to cloud data offline

    Box.net, a cloud storage provider, recognized that users on the go are often unable to connect with the cloud--often when access to the data stored in the cloud is most urgent. To solve that problem, Box is updating its iPhone and iPad apps to sync files for offline access.

    Written by Tony Bradley12 Aug. 10 02:08