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Is it Time to De-Tape Your Archive?

Enterprises want more value from their archived data assets but tape doesn’t really enable the real-time archive that organizations need. The challenges is that any enterprise in existence for 10 years or longer more than likely has terabytes, even petabytes,

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Meeting Data Security Demands With Object Storage

Data is the lifeblood of every organization. An organization’s data comprises important information such as customer and financial records, internal processes, marketing tactics and strategies, details of products and/or services that it produces. All of this contributes to an organization’s

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Do you Always Need to Backup?

Typically backup is the copying of data from one type of storage system (e.g. primary storage) into another type of storage system (e.g. backup system) for the purposes of recovery in case the first copy becomes unavailable. This definition works

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HGST Buys Amplidata – The Beginning of an Object Storage Shopping Spree?

As we reported last year HGST is on a shopping spree, and that spree continues into 2015 as today HGST announced that is has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Amplidata. The purpose of the Amplidata acquisition is to

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Why HGST is now building Storage Systems

Historically, HGST (a subsidiary of WD) and other drive manufacturers have done an impressive job with innovation both from an incremental perspective (when you build millions of units, you get good at fine tuning a technology) and with larger scale

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HGST announces 10TB HDD, ‘Flash Fabric’, NVMe SSDs, Archive Platform

At HGST’s Analyst’s Day in San Francisco this week the company announced several new storage products including a 10 TB drive that uses Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology in conjunction with the company’s Helium (He) technology platform, plus an 8TB

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HGST upgrades Flash Acceleration hardware and software products

HGST, a division of longtime disk drive manufacturer Western Digital, announced updates for two products in the application acceleration market. FlashMAX III is the latest generation of half-height, half-length PCIe accelerator cards designed for high performance enterprise and hyper-scale environments.

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HGST an SSD Powerhouse? Buys Virident for $685 Million

HGST, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital, announced that it will acquire Virident, a company rapidly becoming a resurgent force in the PCIe SSD marketplace. In addition to flash storage hardware Virident was hitting full stride with a line

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