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Seagate competes with its OEMs through StorONE

Seagate is selling its Exos AP drive arrays through StorONE, a software-defined storage startup. This takes the company into direct competition with OEMs such as Dell EMC,...

HPE: No need to swap disk for SSDs in the enterprise

Some storage suppliers and analysts are saying QLC (4bits/cell) flash drives can replace disk drives for enterprise data storage. For example, Wikibon, VAST Data and StorONE. Others...

Seagate delivers Lyve Cloud object storage-as-a-service via Equinix colos

Seagate is equipping Equinix co-location data centres with its Lyve Drive racks in order to offer Lyve Cloud, an S3-compatible object storage as a service.

How to stop El Capitan’s thousands of blades from overwhelming the SAN

The El Capitan exascale supercomputer will use HPE-designed 'Rabbit' near node local storage to get data faster to its many processing cores from a backend SAN.

Seagate: Why SSDs will not kill disk drives

We recently reported technology analyst firm Wikibon's thesis that SSDs will replace disk drives in enterprise data centres. So what do the hard drive makers have to...

Toshiba poised to join ranks of the 18TB HDD makers

Toshiba is using energy assist technology in its first 18TB disk drive. The MG09 - out later this year - will be its highest capacity...

Your occasional storage digest with a ZB of shipped disk capacity, petabyte flash Dell...

A zettabyte of disk capacity shipped in 2020. A 2U Dell server can have over a petabyte of Nimbus Data flash. And GigaSpaces in-memory apps can use...

HPE servers gain SSD performance ‘at 10k HDD price points’

HPE has announced the Very Read-Optimised SSD replacement option for SATA-connected disk drives in Apollo, ProLiant and Synergy servers. The 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch VRO SSDs are plug-in...
Jousting knights

Hard drives are doomed? You must be joking, Infinidat retorts

Yesterday we reported VAST Data's Howard Marks's argument that hard drives are IO disks are IO sluggards, caching doesn’t work, and overall all-QLC flash array costs are...

Big disk drives are IO sluggards at scale – VAST Data

Disk drive IO limitations will cripple the use of larger disk drives in petabyte-scale data stores, according to VAST Data's Howard Marks, who says Flash is the...