Storage

NetApp Introduces New Flash Storage

The NetApp EF550 all-Flash storage array. (Photo: NetApp)

NetApp (NTAP) introduced two new hardware platforms – the EF550 and E2700, and updated a third – the E5500, to address particular workloads, and the broad performance requirements of data-intensive applications. Read More

Avere Systems Launches Cloud NAS Storage

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Looking to change the economics and functionality of data storage for the cloud era, Avere Systems announced its new Cloud NAS solution this week at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent event in Las Vegas. Read More

Cray Offers Tiered Adaptive Storage

Cray launches Tiered Adaptive Storage through a partnership with Versity Software, Internap and Aerospike parter for a fast, big data solution, and Permabit software exceeds one million IOPS performance. Read More

Swimming Storage: Helium Hard Drives Use Immersion Cooling

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On Monday, HGST announced a new Helium-filled hard drive, which boosts storage capacity by reducing drag. Because they’re hermetically sealed, the drives are ideal for immersion cooling. At Cloud Expo, HGST showed off an immersion cooling implementation of its Ultrastar He6 drive. Read More

Pushing New Limits: HGST Launches 6TB Helium Hard Drive

Helium drives (Photo by Hitatchi.)

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a Western Digital (WDC) company, has launched a hermetically sealed helium-filled hard drive. Leveraging the inherent benefits of helium, which is one-seventh the density of air, the new Ultrastar He6 drive features a 7Stac disk design with 6TB, making it a very high capacity HDD. Read More

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