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RAID vs erasure coding for flash storage

Flash storage needs array data protection. We run the rule over RAID for flash storage and look at erasure coding, which will become more attractive as drive sizes increase... ComputerWeekly: Latest IT News

Top 10 virtualisation and storage stories of 2016

Flash storage has held onto the headlines in 2016, but hyper-converged infrastructure, containerisation, software-defined storage and VMware’s plans for the hybrid cloud are rising themes... ComputerWeekly: Latest IT News

Top 10 storage stories of 2016

The year has been dominated by the continued rise of flash, plus the rapid emergence of hyper-converged infrastructure. Meanwhile NVMe promises huge performance gains for flash... ComputerWeekly: Latest IT News

Surface Studio teardown shows a cool design with upgradable storage

The Surface Studio has begun shipping, and iFixit has already received its all-in-one PC from Microsoft, swiftly carrying out the compulsory teardown which shows that the device does have some upgrade potential – at least in terms of…

Dropbox and Google commit to improving terms of use for cloud storage customers

Dropbox and Google join the government’s push to ensure cloud storage users are not caught out by sudden price hikes or contract changes... ComputerWeekly: Latest IT News

Blockchain and the promise of cooperative cloud storage

Blockchain technology allows distributed retention of encrypted data and is at the heart of cooperative cloud storage ComputerWeekly: Latest IT News

Cloud firm Backbone relegates X-IO SAN with Atlantis tiered storage

London-based Backbone uses Atlantis USX as storage virtualisation layer on top of PCIe flash and X-IO and as a stepping stone to hyper-converged infrastructures ComputerWeekly: Latest IT News

HPE boosts MSA and StoreVirtual with sub-$10,000 flash storage options

HPE launches new StoreVirtual 3200 entry-level array that can cost as little as $ 6,000, plus the SME-focused MSA 2042 array which has 800GB of flash embedded ComputerWeekly: Latest IT News

​NetApp SolidFire offers flexible purchasing model for datacenter storage

New model is better aligned with how companies want to buy software, the company claims. Latest stories for ZDNet related to UK

Nearly all datacentres have flash storage, reveals 451 survey

Nine out of 10 enterprises have flash somewhere in the datacentre, according to research ComputerWeekly: Latest IT News

Cloud firm adds Cloudian object storage to satisfy S3 demand

Calliog puts Cloudian object storage on Lenovo hardware to add a tier of storage for customers that want Amazon S3-compatible cloud services, but not from Amazon ComputerWeekly: Latest IT News

Government competition chiefs demand fairer use terms for cloud storage customers

LiveDrive, JustCloud and Dixons Carphone commit to fairer usage terms for cloud customers, but Microsoft and Google are conspicuous by their absence ComputerWeekly: Latest IT News