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...

This week in storage with HPE, Qumulo, and another K8s data protection startup

This week, HPE announced it has sold a neat Qumulo system on its Apollo server for image processing, and Replix emerged from stealth as a containerised app...

Western Digital has a very good Q2… but enterprise?

Western Digital's Q2 revenues out-stripped expectations on the back of strong client-side and retail sales for disk drives and flash device. Yesterday's earnings announcement saw the company's...

Dell’s VxRail is an EPYC story in the works

Dell Technologies has spruced up the VxRail hyperconverged line-up with AMD EPYC processor options brought in to P Series performance-intensive configurations. The new all-flash...

Quantum upgrades hybrid storage appliance

Quantum has refreshed its hybrid storage appliance line-up with the H2000 giving the new range higher-capacity drives and faster connectivity than its predecessor. Quantum...

Astronauts walk in space to upgrade International Space Station datacomms. No more hard drives...

Two astronauts will walk in space today to upgrade the International Space Station's datacomms. Their efforts will mean that data collected in science experiments conducted aboard the...
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SSDs will crush hard drives in the enterprise, bearing down the full weight of...

The supposed limitation of flash memory manufacturing capacity compared with hard disk drive manufacture is a “myth”, according to the Wikibon Research analyst David Floyer.

HDDs remain big cash-generating machine for Seagate

Seagate has delivered another $2.5bn-plus revenue quarter as it spits in the eye of nearline disk cannibalisation by flash. Top line numbers for the...

Nidec takes Seagate out for a patent spin

Nidec, the dominant maker of spindle motors for hard disk drives, is suing its Seagate, its biggest customer, in a patent spat The Japanese...

ExaGrid goes big with backup appliances

ExaGrid has increased capacity in its deduplicating backup appliances and at the same time, cut the product portfolio from nine systems to seven. Appliances of any size...

It’s (quick) payback time for Cisco UCS and Cohesity

In this week's storage news roundup, Cohesity and Cisco say users can save bundles of cash compared to using other servers and unstructured data management software. We've...