Storage News, Features, and Interviews

  • Cost-savings theme pervades IBM storage news

    IBM Storage Insights is a new AI and cloud-based storage management platform that’s designed to give users a fast view of storage capacity and performance as well as make tiering recommendations to help cut storage cost. .

    18 May 18 20:01 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • 10 hot storage companies to watch

    Offerings from these young storage companies include the likes of hybrid-cloud storage, tiered caching, zero data loss after recovery and even distributed storage on free disk space.

    28 March 18 21:00 Written by Jeff Vance
  • How we chose10 hot storage startups to watch

    Innovation, founders and funding all helped us winnow down the initial 58 contenders for our list to the final10 hot storage startups.

    28 March 18 21:00 Written by Jeff Vance
  • The ATO and the mystery of the cables

    The Australian Taxation Office is still unsure as to whether the cables that have been held identified as a key cause for a crippling SAN outage are defective or whether they had been incorrectly installed.

    23 March 18 12:53 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Dropbox IPO priced at nearly one-third below its peak valuation

    Dropbox this week priced shares for its initial public offering that would value it at up to US$7.1 billion, nearly a third below the valuation it commanded in 2014, a clear sign of how overheated the private tech market became a few years back.

    13 March 18 08:59 Written by Reuters
  • Infinidat ramps up ANZ operations

    Israeli storage company Infinidat — which say it offers a revolutionary and highly cost-effective approach to storage — has named Newcastle-based IT services provider Regional IT and New Zealand IT services company Spectrum as its first customers under a revamped approach to the local market that has seen all its original Australian team, and its distributor, replaced.

    27 Feb. 18 13:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • What is a SAN and how does it differ from NAS?

    A storage area network (SAN) provides a pool of storage resources that can be centrally managed and allocated as needed, but how is a SAN different than NAS and how does how it segregate storage traffic?

    23 Feb. 18 05:58 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Mingis on Tech: 2018 and the Blockchain bubble

    After a raft of pilot programs last year, blockchain continues to evolve. It's now seen as the heart of a new global shipping platform that could save companies billions and the underpinnings for a P2P cloud storage endeavor.

    24 Jan. 18 06:15 Written by Ken Mingis
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency may soon underpin cloud storage

    Emerging now: P2P networks that use blockchain to manage cloud storage based on the sharing of excess drive and network capacity on PCs and in data centers. Those who share capacity get free storage – and can be paid in cryptocurrency.

    23 Jan. 18 22:00 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Generative AI: The new power tool for creative pros

    Generative AI will drive the next generation of apps for autoprogramming, content development, visual arts, and other creative, design, and engineering activities

    21 Dec. 17 22:00 Written by James Kobielus
  • KB Food accelerates ERP with hyperconverged infrastructure

    KB Food Group, Australia’s largest handler of fresh seafood, has replaced its ageing IT infrastructure with hyperconverged infrastructure built with DataCore’s Virtual SAN software and Lenovo x3650 servers, reducing its hardware footprint by 70 per cent and improving the performance of key processes by up to 14 times.

    19 Dec. 17 09:32 Written by Stuart Corner
  • IT chiefs urged to take steps towards connected business.

    Companies can increase agility, collaboration, control on digital transformation journey.

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