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HTC Can’t Stanch The Flow Of Departing Senior Talent As Internal Turmoil Prevails

A brain drain at a big tech company is never a good thing, and when a lot of that departing talent consists of high-level execs moving on in rapid succession it’s bound to look like curtains to outside observers. That appears to be the case at HTC, which is losing a lot of senior execs according to …

10 Things to Know Before You Go into the Cloud

"Know before you go" is a popular maxim. And it very much applies to cloud storage. Here are ten questions to answer before you rush to the cloud.<p>1. …

Ten Tips for Storing Social Data

Social data is being created at an unprecedented rate. Facebook has around a billion users, and Twitter is at the half-billion mark. That’s a massive …

Top 10 Storage Appliances

Hitachi gets a second mention due to the recent release of Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) 1000 for VMware EVO:RAIL. This hyper-converged …

QLogic FabricCache Solves Caching Issues in Virtualized and Clustered Environments

We are excited about QLogic’s new FabricCache offering. As the first product based on QLogic’s Mt. Rainier technology, the FabricCache QLE10000 is a …

Hybrid Disk Drives, Caching SSDs and What They Mean to You

The concept of putting a cache in front of storage to improve performance is back again. The last time I remember this happening was in the early …

The Coming Software-Defined Storage Revolution

Software-defined storage (SDS) is set to revolutionize the storage industry over the coming years.<p>But this shouldn't come as a surprise: after all, …

A World of Difference: Enterprise vs. Consumer SSDs

Posted by<p>on<p>Not all solid-state drives (SSDs) are created equal—some are intended for consumers, others for the enterprise. The former provides a step …

Is SATA Going the Way of the Dodo Bird?

Everyone is talking about 12 Gbit SAS, which should appear later this year after having been talked about for quite a long time.<p>Over the last ten or …

Stranger Than Fiction: Hitachi Discusses Holographic Storage

I am currently at the IEEE Mass Storage conference and was shocked to hear Hitachi talking about holographic storage with availability in early …

SSDs, Flash and Why Disks Will Not Go Away

Almost three years ago, I made the seemingly bold statement that SSDs would not replace spinning disks, and the flash vendors of that time told me I …

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April 30 - May 4, 2018<p>Attend focused, in-depth training sessions and labs delivered by IBM Distinguished Engineers, developers, or product …