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Enterprise SSD: Long-Life Drives Set to Revolutionize the Data Center
June 21, 2016 -- Enterprise SSDs that last seven years or more offer a low-cost alternative to slower spinning-disk storage and tape archives.
Flash Strengthens Its Foothold in Enterprise Storage
June 17, 2016 -- The vast majority of organizations already have flash-enabled storage systems in their data centers, finds a new study from 451 Research.
Apple Debuts New SSD-Optimized APFS File System
June 14, 2016 -- During this year's Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple is unveiling APFS, the company's long-awaited follow-up to HFS+.
HPE 3PAR Makes Room for Larger SSDs, Flashy Docker Containers
June 8, 2016 -- The company's updated all-flash arrays now support SSDs of over 15 TB and will soon provide Docker containers with 3PAR's data management and security services.
Storage Market Decline Persisted in Q1: IDC
June 3, 2016 -- Data storage vendors started off 2016 on a down note as array sales keep slipping.
SSD Data Recovery on the Rise
May 31, 2016 -- Kroll Ontrack reports that SSD failures are piling up as a growing number of users flock to flash-based storage.
SSD Makers Shipped 10 Exabytes of Capacity in Q1
May 23, 2016 -- New data from Trendfocus reveals an across-the-board increase in flash storage demand, even from the beleaguered PC market.
Dell Focuses on Flash with Storage Center Operating System 7
May 19, 2016 -- The update, three years in the making, includes enhancements to help data centers squeeze the most out of their flash arrays.
Maximizing SSD ROI
May 17, 2016 -- Ensuring SSD return on investment (ROI) is enabled by using a portfolio management approach. SSD ROI is always dependent on finding the correct role for flash in your data storage setup.
Western Digital Completes SanDisk Acquisition
May 12, 2016 -- It's a done deal. Western Digital has completed the $19 billion buy, bringing SanDisk's flash storage technology portfolio into the fold.
E8 Storage Lands $12 Million for NVMe-based Enterprise Storage
May 10, 2016 -- The Israeli storage startup, founded by ex-IBM XIV staffers, is banking on faster NVMe flash to deliver blazing business application performance to enterprises.
IBM Debuts All-Flash Arrays for Low-Latency Cloud Apps
May 2, 2016 -- The three new arrays feature IBM's hardware-based MicroLatency tech to boost cloud applications.
Seagate Begins Volume Shipments of 10TB Helium Enterprise HDD
April 27, 2016 -- The company's first foray into helium-filled hard drives is finally shipping in large enough quantities to start filling up cloud data centers.
Hyperconverged Storage Appliance Buying Guide
April 21, 2016 -- Vendors like HPE, Maxta, Scale Computing, Atlantis Computing, Gridstore, Promise Technology, Nutanix, Dell and SimpliVity offer appliances that combine compute, storage, networking and management software into one solution.
All Flash Array Buying Guide, Part Two
April 14, 2016 -- Continuing our survey of vendors offering All Flash arrays.
FalconStor Keeps Storage Admins in the Know with FreeStor Analytics
April 12, 2016 -- New predictive analytics capabilities help IT administrators keep an eye on the entirety of their storage environments, avoid looming issues and plan capacity upgrades.
Intel Embraces 3D NAND for Enterprise PCIe SSDs
April 1, 2016 -- Targeting the growing market for enterprise flash storage, Intel debuts new SSDs with 3D NAND flash chips.
Red Hat and SanDisk Partner for Flash-based Ceph Storage
March 29, 2016 -- Seeking to speed up OpenStack-based cloud workloads, SanDisk will deliver InfiniFlash arrays with Red Hat Ceph Storage software.
Backup Appliance Market Rises 4% in Q4 2015
March 23, 2016 -- Continued demand for data protection equipment helped makes 2015 a growth year for the industry.
Software-Defined Flash Improves SSD Performance
March 22, 2016 -- Intelligent storage systems that control SSDs' housekeeping functions will unleash the raw flash they contain.
Shareholders Approve Western Digital-SanDisk Acquisition
March 17, 2016 -- The deal to combine a major hard drive maker with a leading provider of flash storage clears a major hurdle.
Data Storage for Media and Entertainment
March 16, 2016 -- Given that the media and entertainment industries are voracious consumers of storage technology, the trends in these verticals are instructive across the enterprise.
All-Flash Array Buying Guide
March 14, 2016 -- These leading storage vendors offer AFAs.
Seagate Debuts OCP-Compliant 10 GB/s PCIe SSD
March 9, 2016 -- The unit is being billed as the "fastest-ever" solid-state flash drive, capable of making quick work out of demanding cloud workloads.