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Storage news ticker – May 18

Cloud and backup storage service provider Backblaze has announced an improved channel program. It will drive joint marketing activities, provide co-branded collateral, and establish market development funds...

Gartner: Enterprise SSDs will hit 35% of HDD/SSD exabytes shipped by 2026

In four years' time over 95 percent of shipped hard disk drives will be high-capacity nearline 3.5-inch drives, and SSDs will outstrip the "other disk drive" categories, ...
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Western Digital: The disk drive roadmap

Western Digital execs trumpeted its disk and flash/SSD roadmaps and growth prospects at a May 10 Investor Day event that was perhaps overshadowed by the break-up proposal...

Storage news ticker – 11 May

Aerospike has announced GA of Aerospike Database 6 (AD6), a fresh release of the core engine that powers Aerospike’s Real-time Data Platform. It has native support for...

Seagate pushes Lyve Cloud into Hammerspace

Seagate and Hammerspace are working together to have Seagate's Lyve Cloud storage-as-a-service (STaaS) and Exos CORVAULT disk box included in Hammerspace's Global Data Environment (GDE).
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Western Digital spins out 10-platter drives

Western Digital is sampling conventional 22TB and shingled 26TB 10-platter disk drives to cloud service providers with mass availability scheduled for the summer. It is also introducing...

A glimpse at Dell’s future

Dell Technologies World 2022 attendees this week saw and heard from Dell's probable next CEO: Chuck Whitten, He arrived at Dell as its co-COO in August last year,...
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Storage news ticker – May 5

Bacula is announcing the availability of its Nutanix AHV backup module which includes agentless deployment, snapshot-based backup/restore, support for any kind of guest VM, and hot copy...

Panasas updates flash-in-a-box HPC system plus high-capacity hybrid box

Panasas has revved its high-performance scale-out hybrid ActiveStor Ultra 100 storage with an all-flash version and an expanded capacity hybrid flash/disk Ultra XL system.

Western Digital faces conundrum: to split or not to split?

Activist investor Elliott Management says the shareholder value of Western Digital would be much greater if its disk drive and SSD businesses were separated. Does it have...

Storage news ticker – May 2

Aerospike announced the GA of Aerospike Database 6 – the core engine that powers Aerospike's Real-time Data Platform. Aerospike Database 6 gives developers an environment that supports...

Western Digital: COVID, contamination dent profits

Western Digital achieved better quarterly results than Seagate reported this week, but profits fell and it's facing a sales downturn next quarter. Revenues in...
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China lockdowns hit Seagate revenue growth

Seagate reported slower sequential sales growth for the third quarter of its fiscal 2022 ended 1 April amid component shortages and with government imposed lockdowns in China...
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For sale: Toshiba considering a buyout

Japanese conglomerate Toshiba is actively soliciting proposals from potential investors and sponsors about the future of the company, including taking the business private in order to increase...

Storage News Ticker – 22 April

…. Unstructured NAS and object data migrator and manager Datadobi has signed Climb Channel Solutions to distribute its products to resellers and solution providers...

Seagate object storage used in exascale computing projects

Seagate’s CORTX object storage was used for high-performance research projects in the European Union’s SAGE Exascale computing initiative. SAGE, started in 2015,  is one...

There’s no flash in ExaGrid’s plan, says exec

ExaGrid makes disk-based purpose-built backup appliances and its CEO told us he sees no need to move to flash media. We suggested ExaGrid might...

Nearline disk shipments flatten as COVID sales boom cools down

Researchers at TrendFocus reckon that all disk drive shipments declined sequentially in Q1, with nearline-only shipments growing year-on-year but declining slightly quarter-on-quarter and all other categories seeing...