NetApp tops customer survey for block and file storage

NetApp is ranked the top supplier for block and file storage by end users in a survey of European and US companies. Coldago, a...

Hyperscalers keep server sales afloat. Enterprise storage vendors are less fortunate

Covid-19 has depressed demand for servers and data storage from transportation, hospitality and physical retail operation. At the same the pandemic has increased demand for video streaming,...

AWS adds cheaper HDD option for Windows file services

AWS has introduced a cheaper - and slower - disk storage option for Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, which previously used flash memory only.

Every data storage product pic needs the human touch

So how to give a sense of scale or indeed liven up a boring product shot? Simple, use the human touch - as is literally the case...

Panasas assesses six new data storage technologies for HPC use case

Modern data storage technologies may deliver high speed data access but not all make the cut for the exacting demands of high performance computing (HPC) applications.

Dell’s external storage crown slips – just a little

Dell continues to dominate IDC's external OEM storage market numbers for 2019’s fourth quarter. But the company experienced a 6.4 per cent fall in revenue in a...

WD My Passport: 5TB of shingled disk capacity in my shirt pocket

I can store five terabytes in my shirt pocket with Western Digital’s My Passport portable drive. The latest iteration of My Passport as released...

Seagate aims to deliver HAMR blow to WD nearline hard drives

Seagate thinks it will gain a HAMR-based competitive advantage over Western Digital - because its arch-rival is delaying a move to the HDD technology. It also...

Researchers show how magneto-optical drives could be cheaper and faster than HDDs

Physicists at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have altered a magnetic bit’s polarity with light, potentially opening the way to denser and faster...
Coronavirus

Infinidat offers some services free to help customers with Covid-19 planning

Infinidat is offering unlimited capacity on demand and temporary swing capacity free of charge for 30 days, in response to a spike in customer demand fuelled...

Your occasional storage digest, featuring Infinidat, Retrospect, Toshiba and more

In this week's data storage roundup, Infinidat has put things in place to support vSphere disaster recovery failover across metro distances while Retrospect make it simple and...

Western Digital hires Cisco exec as new CEO

Western Digital has appointed David Goeckeler, the head of Cisco’s networking and security Business, as its new CEO. Goeckeler starts on March 9 and...

HPE storage sales remain flat despite adding SimpliVity HCI to the numbers

HPE storage revenues fell in Q12020, but the company was pleased even to maintain "flat sequential revenues competitive backdrop", CFO Tarek Robbiati said.

Nexsan turbo-charges the BEAST array with QLC flash

Nexsan has re-engineered the BEAST entry-level block storage array to use QLC flash and 16TB disk drives, providing lower latency, more bandwidth and higher capacity.

Dell merges server and storage sales teams to combat enterprise slowdown

Dell has combined its server and storage teams in response to a slowdown in enterprise sales in North America and China. Speaking in the...

Infinidat exhibits six exabytes – good that!

Infinidat, the high-end disk-based storage array maker, today announced it has deployed more than six exabytes of storage capacity, up from 5EB six months ago.

Toshiba selects Showa Denko platters for MAMR HDDs

Showa Denko (SDK), the Japanese chemicals and electronics company, among other things, makes platters for disk drive makers such as Toshiba. A 2019 annual results report reveals...

Google hybridises six storage vendors for the Anthos Kubernetes cloud

Google has announced the Anthos Ready Storage program for third-party on-premises storage suppliers. Six vendors have qualified for the initial line-up: Dell EMC,...