Why SSDs are obsolete Solid State Drives - SSDs - are a product of convenience, not good architecture. Read More In a recent compilation, the fine folks at Storage Newsletter compiled annual disk drive shipment into a bar chart. The bad news: disk drive unit shipments peaked almost a decade ago, in 2010. What killed the disk drive?That's easy: the solid state drive, or SSD. What's keeping the disk drive alive?That's harder. One is price: disks are down to as low as 2 cents per gigabyte, compared to 25 cents per gig for SSDs.helium drives from HGST and, later, Seagate, are aimed at cloud providers and the enterprise. They offer lower power consumption and greater capacity, both important when you're running millions of drives. Whither the disk?Since pundits have been predicting the demise of tape for decades - and it hasn't happened - disks too will stick around for decades to come due to the same factor that keeps tape alive: cost.The Storage Bits takeI still use about a dozen … [Read more...] about Whither the disk drive?
Pure Storage launched a data protection and recovery system designed for flash and cloud environments called ObjectEngine. Pure acquired StorReduce. The aim of ObjectEngine is to unify cloud and on-premise infrastructure to provide fast data recovery and backup. launched a cloud management system integrated with AWS. ObjectEngine//A, which delivers 25 TB/HR backup performance and 15 TB/HR restore with deduplication. ObjectEngine//Cloud, which has a native AWS S3 interface and scaling to more than 100 petabyte and more than 100 terabytes-per-hour performance. … [Read more...] about Pure Storage makes flash, cloud case to replace tape backup
Dell EMC on Tuesday announced a new addition to its Isilon all-flash scale-out NAS platform, along with updates to its Dell EMC ClarityNow software. The tech giant said the updates are aimed at helping enterprises manage unstructured data as part of their digital transformation efforts. Featured stories Top cloud providers 2019: AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud; IBM makes hybrid move; Salesforce dominates SaaS Good enough 5G fixed-wireless broadband could change everything Russia to disconnect from the internet as part of a planned test An Apple store salesman questioned my intelligence, says customer Dell EMC said the Isilon F810 system offers highly dense storage options that can help reduce datacenter footprints and boost workload efficiencies. The architecture delivers up to 250,000 IOPS and 15 GB/s bandwidth per 4U chassis, with 3x the capacity of the current Isilon platform. Additionally, the system is made to integrate into existing Isilon clusters without disruption … [Read more...] about Dell EMC bolsters all-flash storage lineup
Teams in the fast-paced world of F1 motor racing are currently revealing their new cars to press and testing these models in preparation for the beginning of the 2019 season in March. Matt Harris, head of IT for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, is aware of the impact that technology can have on helping his team maintain a competitive advantage, yet he also recognises it is far from the only element. Why a hard drive RAID array can save your bacon Intel's turbo-charged Optane SSDs just got more affordable with the new 800P Hyperscale data centers fuel revenue growth for enterprise storage vendors Eliminating storage failures in the cloud Overcoming the challenges: Back-up and storage for banks "Everyone talks about the potential advantage through technology — and those elements can help and we're always learning from our partners and their new software techniques. What's critical is our ability to take a new idea and work out how it benefits us as a team," says Harris, … [Read more...] about Formula 1: How faster access to data is giving this team the edge
Seagate reported second quarter financial results on Monday that beat market expectations. The hard-disk drive storage provider reported Q2 net income of $384 million, or $1.34 per share, on revenue of $2.72 billion. Non-GAAP earnings for the quarter were $1.41 a share. A year ago, Seagate reported Q2 revenue of $2.91 billion. Featured stories 5G initial use cases are going to be all about business Unsecured MongoDB databases expose Kremlin's backdoor into Russian businesses 'It's on the website.' How the internet made retail staff ignorant Apple's enterprise app war with Facebook, Google could aid Android in companies Wall Street was expecting Seagate to report non-GAAP earnings of $1.28 a share on revenue of $2.72 billion. Shares of Seagate were up nearly four percent in after-market trading.Seagate said Q2 revenue for its hard-disk drive (HDD) portfolio was $2.49 billion, down from $2.7 billion the previous year. The bulk of HDD sales went to OEMs. Revenue from Seagate's … [Read more...] about Seagate satisfies Q2 earnings targets