We are at the start of a major reformation in the storage industry. Traditional vendors of arrays and appliances are losing their ability to dictate the hardware platforms of the industry, and so apply proprietary pricing to them. In a word, storage is going "commodity."
As 2015 kicks off, data security and encryption feel like a very fitting topic. Let's start here; no one wants to experience a data breach. But it happens. That said, do you know how much an average data breach costs a company?$3.5 million. That's the average.
The ship has sailed on the idea that an enterprise can mandate that no employees ever use personal cloud storage while at work. With that in mind, our sister site InformationWeek has an excellent slide show highlighting six options that employers should consider.
2015 is the year that all the FUD around flash will evaporate. The large array vendors were caught flat-footed by the advent of super-fast drives and it's taken them almost 5 years to figure out that they are believers, too. The result is that we are seeing strong support for flash and SSD solutions, and only the drive makers and some hard-drive array ...
There has been much interest in non-volatile technologies based on increasing demand for data storage originating from the expanding information age. In addition, current technologies which form principal data storage means are thought to be approaching a scaling limit such that decreasing price per gigabyte will not continue in the future.
We're really getting caught up in the whole SDS, flash, converged architecture conversation. When looking at storage platforms take the time to look at all of the features, optimizations, and add-ons storage platforms have. Do you need direct API integration for OpenStack? Are you looking for specific types of compression technologies? How cloud-ready do ...
Flash memory can be defined by levels -- single-level (SLC), two levels (called multilevel or MLC), and the latest, triple-level (TLC). Our sister site EE Times has a great overview of the advances made by TLC flash memory in the past year and where it will be headed in the near future.
It has been a tough week for one of the latest and hottest trends in flash-based memory, the DIMM-connected SSD. A court decision brought two of the biggest players in the space to a screeching halt in that innovative area.