IBM to put Elastic Storage system on Power servers

IBM will announce an expansion of its Elastic Storage platform at a company conference this week, according to a report. Computerworld U.S. said that on Monday the company will reveal an integrated Elastic Storage

Published on: October 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Are consumer drives more reliable than enterprise-grade devices?

An ongoing study by a cloud service provider indicates that enterprise-focused hard drives from manufacturer Seagate are more likely to fail than consumer hard drives from Western Digital or Hitachi. Backblaze has more than

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Hitachi expands Content Platform

Hitachi Data Systems has expanded the capabilities of its object storage system. The Hitachi Content Platform now includes HPC Anywhere, for file synchronization and sharing; and Hitachi Data Ingestor, a scalable and backup-free file service

Published on: June 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SanDisk acquisition broadens enterprise flash storage

Flash card maker SanDisk Corp. has been quietly moving into enterprise flash storage for some time. Last week it accelerated that move by striking a US$1.1 billion deal to buy publicly-traded Fusion-io (NYSE:

Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP says its all-flash array is equal to cost of spinning disk

LAS VEGAS – The advent of solid state hard drives has created a conundrum for IT managers: Flash drives offer speed needed  for many real-time applications, but at a price premium over spinning

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SolarWinds tweaks Storage Manager

SolarWinds has updated its storage performance and capacity management software with enhanced monitoring of EMC arrays, simpler charting and reporting the ability for IT administrators to customize monitoring equipment with their own LUN groupings. The company said

Published on: May 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP to cut 11,000 to 16,000 more jobs

Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to axe between 11,000 and 16,000 positions from its operations worldwide by October 2015, adding to some 34,000 positions it was already in the process of eliminating. The new cuts,

Published on: May 23rd, 2014 Andrew Brooks

EMC betting on flash array’s stability

LAS VEGAS – You might say EMC Corp. is in a gambling mood. At its annual EMC World conference here the storage vendor said it will pay US$1 million for the first customer of

Published on: May 6th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Integrated infrastructure, platforms market booming, says IDC

A few years ago the major enterprise software and hardware vendors made a bet that integrating platforms and infrastructure was the way of the future. That calculation seems to have been a good

Published on: May 4th, 2014 Andrew Brooks