Articles By Lucas Mearian

Severe weather intensifies focus on disaster planning

Severe weather intensifies focus on disaster planning

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. -- Severe thunderstorms knocked out power to 1.2 million homes in the D.C. area. Wildfires ravaged more than...

July 9th, 2012 Lucas Mearian
This hard drive will self-destruct in five …

This hard drive will self-destruct in five …

Shades of Mission Impossible.RunCore, a Chinese maker of solid state drives (SSDs), has unveiled a drive that with the push...

May 17th, 2012 Lucas Mearian
Protocol wars: Can Fibre Channel survive Ethernet’s assault?

Protocol wars: Can Fibre Channel survive Ethernet’s assault?

Fibre Channel, the high-speed data transport protocol for storage area networks (SAN), is under increasing pressure as data centers move...

May 2nd, 2012 Lucas Mearian
Diskeeper 12 adds TRIM, new interace and faster boots

Diskeeper 12 adds TRIM, new interace and faster boots

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Consudiv (formerly Diskeeper) today announced a new version of its Diskeeper disk defragmentation software for Windows systems...

April 23rd, 2012 Lucas Mearian
Cisco, NetApp tout FlexPod cloud architecture

Cisco, NetApp tout FlexPod cloud architecture

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Cisco and NetApp last week announced plans to sell a new FlexPod cloud architecture, this time as...

April 16th, 2012 Lucas Mearian
Shell Oil targets hybrid cloud as fix for energy-saving, agile IT

Shell Oil targets hybrid cloud as fix for energy-saving, agile IT

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. AND DALLAS, TEXAS - Two years ago, Shell Oil's IT subsidiary found itself in a somewhat ironic situation. It...

April 4th, 2012 Lucas Mearian
Hitachi releases first enterprise-class 4TB hard drive

Hitachi releases first enterprise-class 4TB hard drive

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. -- Hitachi's former disk-drive division today announced what it said it the first enterprise-class 4TB hard disk drive.The...

April 4th, 2012 Lucas Mearian
LSI launches Nytro application acceleration cards

LSI launches Nytro application acceleration cards

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. -- LSI on Monday announced a portfolio of NAND flash-based PCIe cards aimed at accelerating application performance in servers and...

April 2nd, 2012 Lucas Mearian
Micron releases first 2.5-in PCIe SSD

Micron releases first 2.5-in PCIe SSD

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Micron this week announced PCIe-based server products , one involving a traditional card approach and the other...

March 12th, 2012 Lucas Mearian
Diskeeper changes name, announces new product direction

Diskeeper changes name, announces new product direction

FRAMINGHAM -- After 31 years of doing business as Diskeeper, the disk defragmentation company announced today that it has changed...

March 5th, 2012 Lucas Mearian