Solid State Drives - SSDs - are a product of convenience, not good architecture. Storage systems need to be re-architected to achieve the highest performance of NAND flash and, soon, byte-addressable non-volatile memory. Here's an example.
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Samsung has announced that it has begun production of its new Universal Flash Storage chips, which the company claims have a random reading speed up to 28 times faster than external memory cards.
Sony's Amy Pascal has resigned as co-chair of the company following a disastrous cyberattack which cost the company dearly both financially and in reputation.
Today's smartphones and tablets offer computing power, memory and storage that surpass that offered by mainframe computers in the 1990s. But security remains an ongoing challenge.
Storage companies best known for providing memory cards for smartphones and cameras are increasingly using their scale and knowhow to come to a data center near you.
The pace of change continues to accelerate as Big Data, IoT and video create growing demand. New technologies are emerging while cloud storage erodes traditional business models.
Toshiba says its new NAND flash products are 26 percent smaller than previous generations.
RMIT University researchers have developed new nanoscale data storage technology that mimics the human brain, and could see ultra-fast electronic memory devices reduced in size to just a few nanometres thick.
The firm launches a flash storage array that introduces a data services software suite aimed at replicating a wider range of the capabilities found in spinning disc storage arrays.
The R&D guys at Sony announced a real breakthrough: Nanotech that enables uniform crystalline orientation on tape - and ultra-high density. Will it save tape?
ABN AMRO is relocating its data center from its current office premises to an external location to comply with security requirements, and will take the chance to upgrade its network infrastructure for fully native connectivity.
With two high-performance memory modules onboard, this implementation of LSI's popular MegaRAID HBA uses flash to cache frequently accessed data, boosting storage performance without the upheaval or cost of switching from magnetic disk to SSD.
Optical discs have been left behind by the rapid growth in storage requirements, but Archival Discs may get Sony and Panasonic back in the game with 300GB discs next year and 1TB on the way.
Personal cloud services, portable storage devices, and email are a company's worst enemies. Malware is much less of a problem than once thought.
At CES this week 4k video is everywhere, not unlike 3-D video two years ago. But 4K is different: supply creates its own demand. The implications for storage are enormous.
Compressed memory is the only major storage feature in OS 10.9 Mavericks. Here's what it is and how well it works.
In-memory databases are hot, but tiered storage may be our cooler destination.
Violin has launched its Maestro Memory Services Software Suite and storage appliances in a bid to enter more data centers.
Microsoft doubles its cloud email storage capacity for users and streaks ahead of Google Apps.
'Every photo is a crime scene,' according to Queensland Police Service, which has launched a new system to help investigators battle crimes against children.
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