by Adam Armstrong

New WDC Survey Finds Reliability Is More Important Than Cost

Western Digital Corporation has once again run its global survey of CIOs and IT decision makers, this being its second annual. What was found this year is that cost is no longer the major consideration when it comes to data storage purchases. As organizations are mining their data more and more to gain insight, reliability is now the top factor when it comes to purchasing data storage. Another interesting items discovered is that IT budgets are actually increasing, perhaps showing that industries are beginning to understand the importance and value of their data now.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Releases New Read-Intensive SAS SSD

Today Toshiba America Electronics Components Inc. released their latest very read-intensive enterprise SAS SSD, the PX04SL series. The PX04SL expands on Toshiba’s third generation SAS SSDs. The new SSD series is aimed at high read-intensive application workloads such as data warehousing, web servers, media streaming, and video on demand.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Begins Mass Production Of HBM2 4GB DRAM Package

Samsung Electronics has announced they have begun mass producing the industry’s first 4GB DRAM package based on the second-generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) interface.  Designed for HPC, advanced graphics, network systems, and enterprise servers, Samsung indicates that it will boast more than seven times the speed of current DRAM performance limitations, resulting in faster responsiveness for high-end computing tasks. This follows the company’s introduction of a 128GB 3D TSV DDR4 RDIMM last October.

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by Adam Armstrong

More Market Woes For Violin Memory

Violin Memory makes a high performing all-flash array, in fact some of the best performance in the industry as we’ve seen with the Windows Array. However since going public in 2013, Violin’s stock has struggled. Starting off at $9 per share the stock has been floating under a dollar the last couple of months just popping over the dollar mark a few times. And now it looks as though the company could be delisted off of the NYSE due to its low common stock price.

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by Adam Armstrong

Zerto Raises An Additional $50 Million In Series E Funding

Zerto announced that it has raised an additional $50 million in series E funding led by IVP. Zerto states that it plans on using the extra capital to support continued product development to increase the flexibility of software defined, hybrid cloud infrastructures for easier adoption and use by business leaders in a wide range of industries. Zerto is also announcing that it has achieved a fourth consecutive year of 100%+ sales growth.

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by Lyle Smith

Caringo Swarm Now Available For Microsoft Azure

Caringo has announced the immediate availability of its Swarm object storage software on Microsoft Azure. Swarm is designed to aid in the rapid deployment of highly reliable, scalable and compliant storage to developers and enterprises in any of the global network of managed data centers that Azure currently offers. In addition, applications using Amazon S3 much will be able to move to Azure much easier when using Caringo Swarm.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Announces First 10TB Enterprise HDD

Seagate Technology has unveiled their first 10TB enterprise HDD, combining high capacity with low power consumption and low weight. Designed to meet the constantly growing storage requirements for both private and public cloud-based data centers, the Seagate Enterprise 3.5 Capacity HDD offers maximum storage capacity for easy system integration by using the standard 3.5-inch CMR design. The new drive also features an increased 2.5 MTBF and is available in both a 6Gb/s SATA and 12Gb/s SAS interfaces.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate 8TB NAS HDD Announced

Dubbed the largest NAS optimized drive on today’s market, Seagate has announced their 8TB NAS HDD, allowing businesses to use both fewer drives and fewer costly enclosures. As such, the new 8TB drives are specifically built for tower enclosures with one to eight bays for upwards of 64TB in a single eight-bay desktop form factor. Seagate indicates that this gives small business the high capacity and flexibility they need in order to prepare for the future.

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by Lyle Smith

Diablo Technologies Raises Another $19 Million For Its Series C Financing Round

Diablo Technologies has announced that it has secured an additional $19 million in capital for its Series C Financing round, which is led by new investor ICV along with participation from Battery Ventures, BDC Capital, Celtic House, and Hasso Plattner Ventures. Diablo adds that the funding will be used to help expedite customer deployments with the expansion of sales, applications support, and R&D.

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by Adam Armstrong

Avere Announces New FXT Edge Filers That Deliver 70% More Data Throughput

Today Avere Systems announced its latest FXT Edge Filers, the FXT 5000 Series. Avere claims that this new Edge Filer series is the most powerful hybrid cloud storage product on the market to date. They further state that businesses of any size will have access to the same technology used by the world’s largest genomic sequencing databases, renders the visual effects of today’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters, and serves national treasures from the world’s largest digital assets library.

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