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...

Catch up time: Toshiba unveils enterprise disk drive strategy

Toshiba aims to catch up with its competitors in storing enterprise unstructured or nearline data. The company revealed details of its disk drive strategy...

Toshiba launches small capacity, large format video surveillance disk drive

Toshiba has launched a 2-6TB capacity video surveillance disk drive. The DT02-V series succeeds the 2014-era MD04ABA-V drives. These had five platters and held 4TB or 5TB....

Microsoft stress tests Seagate Mach.2 drives for cloud roll-out

Microsoft is testing Seagate's MACH.2 dual-actuator technology prior to deploying the 14TB Exos 2X14 disk drive in Azure and Exchange cloud services. The dual actuators will enable...

Your occasional storage digest, featuring Amazon, DDN, Intel and more

It’s all about speed this week; Amazon is announcing new stuff before its December Re: Invent conference. DDN has spruced up its arrays and Intel is launching...

Get the DataCore vFiLO facts here

DataCore has added file and object storage to its software-defined storage portfolio. vFiLO inherits block-oriented SANsymphony’s scale-out, tiering and parallel IO architecture, and the ability to virtualize...

NetApp’s third quarterly revenue dip

NetApp's ongoing revenue decline continues with its latest set of results. Second fiscal 2020 quarter revenues of $1.37bn were almost 10 per cent down...

Dell bakes automation into PowerONE converged infrastructure

Dell has launched an all-Dell EMC converged infrastructure system called PowerONE and is making its products available with a subscription and metered pricing deal called Technology on...

Infinidat: All-flash arrays don’t do hyperscale – use disk drives instead

Infinidat has no plans to move from disk to quad-level flash for its capacity storage, arguing that all-flash arrays at scale are prohibitively expensive.