Storage

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

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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

Seagate Launches Kinetic Open Storage Platform

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Seeking to redefine cloud storage infrastructure, Seagate Technology rolled out its Kinetic Open Storage Platform. The platform simplifies data management, improves performance and scalability, while lowering total cost of ownership of average cloud infrastructures. Read More

How Dropbox Stores Stuff for 200 Million Users

Along with expanding enterprise features, Dropbox is working on deeper integration with Microsoft's Office 365 service, which offers Microsoft Office software as a service. (Image: Dropbox)

How does Dropbox store files for those 200 million users, who store 1 billion files every 24 hours? The company uses more than uses more than 10,000 physical servers to manage user content, along with Amazon Web Services. Here’s an overview from the Velocity conference. Read More

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