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Storage: Cloud Giants Bypass Big Three Storage Vendors When Building Datacenters

By Dick Weisinger

A total of 72.5 exabytes of enterprise storage systems shipped worldwide in the third quarter 2017, according to a report by IDC, an increase of nearly 25 percent over the same period in 2016. Sales revenues reached $11.8 billion, a

Storage: Storage Trends for 2017

By Dick Weisinger

Digital storage is at the heart of IT and new technology.  Here are four predictions for storage in 2017, based on a Forbes article by Gina Longoria, senior enterprise analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. More Data.  Specialized storage devices. As

Enterprise Storage: Strong Growth in Shipped Capacity but Overall Revenues Flat

By Dick Weisinger

While businesses continue to store ever increasing amounts of data and new technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) spew out massive amounts of data, revenues reported for enterprise storage declined. Enterprise storage is used to hold business information and

Storage Memory: IBM Advances PCM as Alternative to DRAM and Flash

By Dick Weisinger

Phase Change Memory (PCM) is another type of media used for computer memory that may challenge existing DRAM and Flash memory technologies.  Last month IBM announced a breakthrough for densely packing data in a PCM array. PCM has two states: amorphous and

Storage: Google Pushes for Redesign of Disks to Optimize for Data Center/Cloud Use

By Dick Weisinger

Google is calling on the storage industry to develop hard drives that are designed with cloud computing in mind.  Current drive designs are based on the requirement of very high reliability for desktop and laptop computer use.  To accommodate that requirement, next generation