It’s HAMR time. Seagate hooks up with Showa Denko to develop heat-assisted magnetic recording...

Heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) needs new recording media on disk platter surfaces. One solution is in the works from Seagate, which has partnered with platter and media...

Disky business: DRAM array cacher Infinidat adds faster solid state array to extend Infinibox...

High-end array supplier Infinidat has announced its first all flash array as a higher-performance  extension to its existing disk-based Infinibox line, using the same DRAM-cached architecture and...

Dell’s CloudIQ storage health and performance checker adds security status monitoring

Dell EMC has introduced cybersecurity features into CloudIQ, its AIOps application for Dell EMC IT infrastructure products. CloudIQ supports PowerMAX, PowerStore, PowerScale, PowerProtect, VxBLock,...

Happy days: IDC sings good storage forecast news song

It’s a good market to be in. IDC has increased its disk drive and SSD revenue and capacity forecasts for the 2020–2025 period, citing increased demand pretty...

Toshiba disks get 2-gen leg-up from flux control

Flux control MAMR gives Toshiba two more real density increase generations from current disk drive recording technology without having to develop a new recording medium.

Your occasional storage digest with DNA storage, a new IDC Tracker and more

New things are the theme of this week’s roundup, with DNA storage prospects explained in a white paper, and IDC setting up a software-defined infrastructure tracking report....

Quantum gives ActiveScale a sizable upgrade

Quantum has taken the ActiveScale object storage business it bought from Western Digital and given it a significant upgrade with new hardware and software.

Analyst IDC: Is that a blip? Nope, it’s some actual external storage growth after...

IDC’s beancounters reported a small 1.7 per cent rise in enterprise external OEM storage systems revenues in 2021’s first quarter, to $6.7bn from $6.57bn the year before....

StorONE’s SSD supply crisis survival guide

StorONE has announced there is a current and growing SSD supply crisis, caused by the pandemic and cryptocurrency mining and farming. It has a user survival strategy:...

Chia space crypto-mining puts Seagate disk drive revenues in a spin

Disk drive maker Seagate has upped its revenue forecast for the current quarter, with its CFO telling investors there has been “an increase in the crypto farming...

NetApp goes all-in on hybrid cloud

NetApp appears to making hybrid cloud a core focus, having recently made a slew of product announcements including core storage products, Flexpod converged infrastructure,...

Your occasional storage digest with TrendForce, NVM Express and Datto

Enterprise SSD prices are rising, the NVMe spec extends to SSD zones, key-value stores and disk drives, and Datto has pushed out software-only data protection security to...

Graphene protective coating could signal ‘ultra-high storage density’ media, say researchers. How high? 100TB+...

Research scientists writing in Nature Communications have said that switching to graphene protective coating on disk drive patters and read/write heads opens the way to 4–10 Tb/in2...

‘Cloud world software’ firm NetApp reports Q4 growth, gains storage market share against Dell,...

NetApp’s latest results were higher than expected, “capping off a solid year of growth” in CEO George Kurian’s view, as NetApp gained storage market share against flat...

Dell eyes up HCI rivals, adds compute, disaggregated storage, tools to VxRail hyperconverged systems

Dell Technologies has given its VxRail hyperconverged (HCI) systems faster processors to beef up compute performance. It has also added compute-only nodes and enhanced storage capacity...

Seagate solidifies HDD market top spot as areal density growth stalls

Seagate has consolidated its place at the top of the global HDD supplier rankings against a backdrop of stagnating disk drive areal density. Data...

Just two weeks after launch, storage-based cryptocurrency Chiacoin drives up disk prices

Never mind the GPUs used for process-intensive mining of Bitcoin, new cryptocoin Chia is driving up hard disk drive prices by its own processing needs, which are...

I always feel like somebody’s watching me: WD releases higher-rated Pro version of Purple...

Western Digital has launched a Pro version of its Purple surveillance system drive with a longer warranty and enhanced workload rating. The aim is...