Stories by Lucas Mearian

Intel, Micron deliver highest capacity, smallest NAND flash

Intel and Micron Technology today announced the delivery of 3-bit-per-cell (3bpc) NAND flash memory on 25-nanometer lithography technology. The new flash memory chips represent the industry's highest capacity, smallest NAND device to date, the companies said.

Intel ships new Atom processors small biz, home storage appliances

Intel today introduced an update to its Atom processor-based platform for home and small business storage appliances.

Micron ships its first enterprise-class SSD

Micron Technology Inc. today said it is shipping what it calls the fastest enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD) on the market.

'Cyberchondriacs' jump to almost one-third of all adults

The number of adults using the Internet to find health-related information leaped from 154 million in 2009 to 175 million this year, according to a Harris Interactive poll released today. It's the largest year-over-year increase since the poll began in 1998.

Kingston announces its first water-cooled RAM

Kingston Technology Co. today announced the release of its first water-cooled DDR3 memory kit for PCs, which it said provides longer-term reliability.

Samsung unveils its densest 2TB desktop hard drive

Samsung Electronics Co. today announced what it's calling the world's highest-density hard disk drive for desktop systems.

State CIOs focus on updating IT for national healthcare

State government CIOs are focusing on upgrading IT systems to support some 24 million people expected to be using state health insurance exchanges by 2019 as part of the national health care legislation passed by Congress late last year.

Cisco, VMware, NetApp claim first end-to-end FCoE configuration

Networking, storage and virtualization vendors Cisco , NetApp, and VMware on Wednesday announced what they said is the first certified end-to-end Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) storage network for VMware server environments.

A waste of space: Bulk of drive capacity still underutilized

Near the turn of the century, data centers were only beginning to implement Fibre Channel storage-area networks (SAN), with most relying on direct-attached storage (DAS). Data utilization rates were abysmal, with data centers on average using just 25% to 30% of their hard disk drive capacity.

EMC releases new midrange deduplication array

EMC announced three new products, including a new midrange Data Domain deduplication appliance, a new disk archive system with deduplication for mainfames and a disk library series with arrays that scale from 8TB to 1.4PB.

Nimble's all-in-one storage combines primary and backup in one box

Start-up Nimble Storage came out of the development stage this week with its first product -- an array that combines solid state drives (SSD) with high-capacity, cost and performance serial ATA (SATA) hard drives, acts as primary and backup storage and replicates offsite for disaster recovery.

Toshiba, SanDisk look to boost flash production

Toshiba Corp. announced today that it has started construction on a new NAND flash chip fabrication facility - dubbed Fab 5 -- at its Yokkaichi City Operations in Japan. The facility, a joing venture with long-time business partner SanDisk Corp., will turn out about 210,000 NAND wafers a month when it becomes fully operational.

Survey finds storage systems underutilized as companies add more capacity

A survey of 1,165 IT managers found that the average company doesn't utilize 28% of storage capacity but nonetheless plans to increase storage capacity by 34% over the next year.

EMC shuts down online cloud storage service

EMC plans to shut down its Atmos Online cloud storage service immediately, according to a posting on its website.

Seagate releases first 3TB external desktop hard drive

Seagate Technologies today announced the first 3TB external desktop hard drive, which is capable of using USB 2.0, 3.0 or FireWire 800 connectivity.