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Iron Mountain on getting rid of storage junk

Given that customers need to dispose of old disk, tape and solid state drives, what problems might they face? We were briefed by Chris Greene, VP and...

Data management is still human labor for most Register readers

A Blocks & Files report, based on Register and B&F reader responses to an online questionnaire, shows that automated data management is a long way off.

Opinion: Online disk archives are just wrong

A question: what’s the difference between nearline disk storage and an active archive system only using disk drives? The answer is none. The Cambridge...

Having an efficiency standard like SNIA’s is good. But what about public cloud?

Comment: The Emerald energy initiative from the SNIA holds great promise to better measure storage efficiency and lower carbon emissions, but it's missing a public cloud storage...

Back up a minute: Backblaze on SMR, storage tiers, and Web3

Blocks and Files talked to Gleb Budman, co-founder and CEO of cloud storage supplier Backblaze, well known for providing helpful reports detailing reliability statistics on the drives...

Quantum developing AI-based media tagging

Quantum is developing AI software that can inspect unstructured data stored in its StorNext file system and ActiveScale object storage to identify content in videos, images and...
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Web3 storage needs to ditch cryptocurrency

Analysis: Decentralized storage – the Web3 concept – will fail unless it deals with seven issues that are stopping its growth. Web3 storage or...

OVH, IBM promoting Cold Archive in France

French public cloud supplier OVH is setting up an Amazon Glacier-type service in France, working with IBM tape systems. OVH is promoting a December...

Scality adds dynamic data tiering to RING

Scality has added NVMe flash and tiering support to its RING object storage product and extended its integrations at API level with Veeam backup, VMware Cloud Director,...
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EIDF: Where tape storage meets artificial intelligence

The Edinburgh International Data Facility (EIDF) has combined Spectra Logic tape storage with Cerebras wafer-scale AI so that archived datasets can be mined for insights.