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Hard disk drive shipments fell 50% between 2012 and 2019

Disk drive shipments fell by half in the seven years to the end of 2019 according to TrendForce, a market research firm. Enterprise...

WekaIO replaces Dell EMC Isilon at Genomics England

WekaIO is replacing Dell EMC Isilon at a genome sequencing installation where Isilon ran out of gas. In 2015 Genomics England deployed 7PB of...

Your occasional enterprise storage digest, featuring Pavilion Data, HPE, Supermicro and more

This week's enterprise storage round-up starts with NVMe-over-Fabric startup Pavilion Data is readying a big sales and marketing push, spending August 2019 VC money. And there are...

Hitachi Vantara targets solution sales with new army of consultants

Hitachi has completed the merger of Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi Consulting, first announced in September. The company has grand plans for the enlarged Hitachi...

Seagate touts Lyve Drive Mobile System for business

Seagate unveiled the Lyve Drive Mobile System series of integrated and modular data storage drives, carriers and receivers for multi-stage workflow processes at CES 2020.

Seagate lights up gamer SSDs

Seagate has launched a brace of external SSDs for gamers at CES. The accent is on speed and lighting effects. The FireCuda Gaming...

HAMR or MAMR? Western Digital’s disk drive roadmap could go either way

Blocks & Files met Siva Sivaram, President for Technology and Strategy at Western Digital, in San Jose. We discussed various aspects of disk drive technology, NAND and...

Western Digital considers HAMR time for really big disk drives

Microwaves or heat? Western Digital has yet to decide which is better for its future disk drives. The company is adopting microwave-assisted magnetic recording...

Meatier MemSQL database munches more data in memory and goes faster on disk

Version 7 of MemSQL’s relational database, out today, does space-saving in memory and adds hash indexing on disk to speed access.  This is phase...

Dell retains external storage crown, NetApp is down – and Huawei is climbing fast

Dell Technologies pulled in external storage revenues of $2,075.8m in the third quarter, accounting for 31.5 per cent of an anaemic global market, up 1.3 per cent...