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Enterprise Flash Storage Market Growth 2018

July 16, 2018
Driven by the growth of flash, the data storage market in 2018 is moving ahead rapidly. It's time to take stock of where the all-flash storage market stands and where it's headed.
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20 Top Enterprise Data Storage Vendors

July 3, 2018
An overview of leading data storage vendors, based on a variety of enterprise storage needs.
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SLC vs MLC vs TLC NAND Flash

June 29, 2018
A look at the types of NAND flash storage, along with the price, performance and endurance characteristics of SLC, MLC and TLC.
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SSD vs HDD: Price Comparison

June 28, 2018
Are SSDs worth the price premium over HDDs? It all depends on your organization's storage requirements.
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15 Enterprise Storage Experts You Need to Follow

June 22, 2018
With a finger on the pulse of the data storage landscape, these storage experts are worth following on social media.
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M.2 vs SATA: Storage Showdown

June 5, 2018
M.2 supports multiple storage and non-storage use cases and is therefore more of a form factor and connector specification for computers. SATA, meanwhile, is a bus interface strictly for data storage devices.
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20 Data Storage Startups to Watch

May 29, 2018
These data storage startups reflect the future: container-friendly storage, GPU-powered alternative to RAID, rented spare disk capacity -- these are just some of the innovations that storage startups are bringing to market.
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NVMe vs SATA: Comparing Storage Technologies

May 23, 2018
NVMe is muscling into SATA's territory. Can both storage technologies coexist? Here's what IT pros need to know.
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GDPR Compliance: What Storage Pros Must Know

May 21, 2018
 A GDPR compliance guide for CIOs and enterprise storage administrators.
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Converged vs Hyperconverged Storage

May 17, 2018
Exploring the similarities and differences between converged and hyperconverged storage and how they are shaping the modern data center. We look at the technology, use cases and costs, with an eye toward creating a competitive data center.
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Object Storage vs Block Storage

May 9, 2018
A comparison of the purposes block storage and object storage serve and how they fit into modern enterprise data storage environments.
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A Guide to Block Storage

May 7, 2018
Block storage is a foundational technology found in enterprise SANs. In the enterprise, block storage helps makes today's large-scale databases and business applications possible.
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RAID vs NAS: How They Differ and Overlap

May 4, 2018
A comparison of RAID and NAS data storage technologies and how they fit in today's storage environments.
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Why Hyperconverged Storage is Gaining Adoption

May 2, 2018
Hyperconverged storage is causing technology leaders to reconsider their data storage strategy. Hyperconverged storage enables enterprises to support agile development cycles, streamline IT management and bring their storage, compute, virtualization and networking initiatives into tighter alignment.
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Data Storage Security: What Storage Professionals Need to Know

April 19, 2018
Secure storage systems provide the last line of defense against attackers. But it's necessary to fully understand the storage security landscape.
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Enterprise Filesharing Guide

April 19, 2018
A guide on enterprise fileshare and synchronization services, deployment options and how it differs from backup.
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Storage Management Software Essentials

April 6, 2018
Storage management software helps administrators manage and optimize today's complex enterprise data storage environments.
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Enterprise Storage Hardware Systems Guide

April 4, 2018
An in-depth overview of the components and architectural approaches that are shaping modern enterprise storage environments, including flash arrays, NVMe and hyperconvergence.
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Enterprise Data Storage Compliance Guide

April 4, 2018
Add regulatory and legal compliance to the storage management challenges faced by today's enterprises. From GDPR to Sarbanes-Oxley, there are now many regulatory hurdles for storage administrators.
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HYCU Makes Official Debut as HCI Data Protection Provider

March 27, 2018
Formerly Comtrade Software, HYCU arrives with new data backup and recovery capabilities for Nutanix-based hyperconverged infrastructures.
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Public Cloud Storage: Guide for Businesses

March 23, 2018
A look at public cloud storage vendors and services and the key roles they serve in today's businesses. Public cloud storage is growing in importance as businesses grapple with the need for ever greater storage.
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Hybrid Cloud Storage: Guide for Businesses

March 23, 2018
A look at the role a hybrid cloud data storage strategy plays in today's enterprises.
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Storage Networking Hardware and Solutions

March 16, 2018
The essentials of enterprise storage networking hardware and solutions, from SAN and NAS to FCoE and RAID.
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Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software

March 6, 2018
A look at the role backup and recovery software products play in the modern enterprise along with leading providers.
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Disaster Recovery Planning

March 5, 2018
Hopefully, you'll never need to use your disaster recovery plan. But to properly protect your data storage, your business absolutely needs a well considered DR plan. 
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ODMs, Flash Vendors Kept Data Storage Market Buzzing in Q3

December 18, 2017
Massive data centers are snapping up storage systems from the original design manufacturers, helping the market make significant gains in Q3.
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Cost Savings, Data Protection Driving Enterprises to Cloud-Based Data Storage

December 15, 2017
The cloud is helping many businesses keep their storage costs in check, but that doesn't mean they're completely happy with the arrangement.
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Unstructured Data Growth Fueling Massive Migration to Object Storage

December 7, 2017
Enterprises are increasingly looking to object storage to help them cope with the explosive growth of unstructured data, according to a new study from Western Digital and 451 Research.
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Toshiba Launches New Video Surveillance HDDs

November 28, 2017
With up to 10TB of capacity, the MD06ACA-V series HDDs from Toshiba allow physical security operations to capture and store more video footage.
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NAND Flash Prices are Leveling Off

November 22, 2017
Flash chip makers kept prices in line during the third quarter of 2017 despite a NAND flash chip shortage that kept SSD prices relatively high.
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Half of U.S. Businesses are Bungling Their Backups

November 17, 2017
An alarming number of companies are not only having trouble with data growth but also struggling to backup all that data, according to a new StorageCraft study.
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Dell EMC Expands Midrange SC All-Flash Array Lineup

November 7, 2017
Dell announces new SC5020F and SC7020F for midmarket organizations, along with a new efficiency-enhancing version of its Dell EMC Unity storage software.
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Seagate Bakes Security into Its 'Fleet' of Enterprise Drives

October 18, 2017
The company's new Enterprise Datasphere Fleet portfolio, comprised of Exos HDDs and Nytro SSDs, are built from the get-go with security in mind.
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Software-Defined Storage Market to Surpass $16 Billion in 2021

October 4, 2017
In pursuit of cloud-enabled IT environments, enterprises are driving demand for software-defined storage solutions, finds IDC.
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Declining Enterprise Data Backup Market Challenges Vendors

September 22, 2017
Pressured by the cloud and newer approaches to data protection, Dell sold fewer backup storage systems and shed considerable market share last quarter.
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Vexata Raises $54 Million, Launches Active Data Fabric

September 21, 2017
The company's Active Data Fabric targets big data and critical applications in enterprise and cloud data centers.
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Dell EMC Debuts SCv3000 Midrange Storage Arrays with High-End Features

September 19, 2017
The entry-level SCv3000 Series arrays include enterprise-grade functionality at entry-level prices for midrange storage environments.
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HPE Led Modestly Growing Storage Market in Q2

September 15, 2017
Flash-enabled storage systems help lift the market as demand for traditional storage arrays continues to wane.
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Western Digital to Acquire Flash Storage Systems Maker Tegile

August 29, 2017
Tegile's flash-enabled storage systems will serve as the foundation of Western Digital's data center storage business.
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Acronis Uses AI to Guard Backups Against Ransomware

August 24, 2017
The latest release of the company's True Image software uses artificial intelligence to thwart ransomware attacks on backup files.
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Enterprises Encounter Cloud Storage Cost and Management Challenges

August 23, 2017
Businesses moving their storage services and workloads to the cloud sometimes find that it doesn't live up to the cost-cutting promises made by vendors.
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Seagate, Micron and Toshiba Debut Next Generation of NVMe SSDs

August 9, 2017
The companies seek to push the enterprise storage performance envelope with new NVMe SSDs for the data center.
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Moonwalk Releases Free Starter Edition

August 1, 2017
Companies can try Moonwalk's automated, cloud-enabled data storage management platform without spending a penny.
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IBM Tames Big Data by Blending All-Flash Storage and Spectrum Scale Software

July 27, 2017
The IT giant bundles its All-Flash Elastic Storage Server with Spectrum Scale software to help enterprises tackle big data storage.
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SoftNAS Narrows the Cloud Storage Performance Gap

July 20, 2017
Cloud storage entices with its economics but can disappoint when it comes to performance. SoftNAS aims to tackle this disconnect with its latest Cloud NAS release.
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HPE Fortifies Backup Software in Battle Against Ransomware

July 12, 2017
New updates to HPE's Adaptive Backup and Recovery Suite strengthen the last line of defense against ransomware attacks and other causes of downtime.
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SMB Demand Drives Consumer NAS Market

July 10, 2017
Small businesses are snapping up consumer NAS products as their data storage requirements grow, lifting demand for the device class.
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Toshiba Debuts Quadruple-Level Cell 3D Flash

June 29, 2017
The market for 3D flash storage solutions heats up as Toshiba announces its industry-first QLC memory.
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CloudBerry Dabs Wasabi on its Cloud Backup Portfolio

June 26, 2017
The companies team up to make it easier and more economical for small and mid-sized businesses to protect their data on the cloud.
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Samsung Ramps Up Production on 64-Layer V-NAND Flash Chips

June 15, 2017
The electronics giant is supplying the growing market for solid-state storage solutions with its new high-performance 3D flash chips.
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Enterprise Storage Market Flattens in Flashy Q1

June 9, 2017
The traditional disk-based array segment took a hit as businesses look to high-performance flash for their storage needs.
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All-Flash Array Market Grows 48% in Q1

June 7, 2017
Despite a downturn in the overall enterprise storage market, all-flash storage arrays keep making gains.
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Top Storage Technology Letdowns

May 30, 2017
DataCore's latest survey reveals that some of the trendiest storage technologies are failing to live up to their potential for enterprises.
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NetApp Invests in Cloud Data Protection Firm Datos IO

May 11, 2017
Storage provider NetApp and networking giant Cisco pump funds into the cloud backup startup.
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IBM Storage Banks on NVMe

May 8, 2017
Big Blue announces that NVMe-enabled storage systems are arriving in 2018.
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Storage Workloads the Top Cloud Migration Targets

April 25, 2017
Businesses are eyeing some critical storage workloads for their next cloud migration projects, according to a Zetta survey.
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Hybrid Storage Becomes the Go-To Application Performance Booster

April 20, 2017
Feeling the need for speed, businesses are increasingly turning to hybrid storage systems, finds a new survey from ActualTech Media and Tegile Systems.
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Quantum Upgrades StorNext for Distributed Enterprises

April 18, 2017
The company tackles delivering responsive data services for enterprise organizations spread far and wide.
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Elastifile Harnesses the Flash Storage and the Cloud for Hybrid Workloads

April 5, 2017
The startup's silo-busting storage platform offers cloud-enabled data services and management for enterprise applications.
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Worldwide Data Will Surge to 163 Zettabytes by 2025

April 4, 2017
Explosive growth in the artificial intelligence and IoT markets will massively increase the amount of data stored in tomorrow's enterprises, according to a new report from Seagate and IDC.
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Enterprises Earn a 'C' Grade in Backup

March 31, 2017
CloudBerry Lab's study of the cloud backup awards businesses a middling 'C' grade for their data protection efforts.
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Dell Technologies Leads Declining Backup Storage Systems Market

March 17, 2017
Now home to EMC's market-leading data storage portfolio, Dell Technologies is the backup appliance provider to beat.
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All-Flash Arrays Buck the Enterprise Storage Doldrums

March 14, 2017
IDC calls the all-flash array segment a "bright spot" during an underwhelming Q4 2016 for storage vendors, particularly in EMEA.
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Backup Appliance Market Dropped Nearly 8% in Q3

December 20, 2016
Following the overall enterprise storage market, sales of backup systems took a tumble in the third quarter.
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Avoiding Arrays, Enterprises Caused a 2.2% Drop in Storage Market in Q4

March 14, 2016
Storage vendors saw their sales decline last quarter as the industry grappled with tepid demand for enterprise storage arrays, according to IDC.
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Elite Eight Flash Data Storage Tips

March 30, 2015
Just as the NCAA basketball tournament whittles down to the elite eight, we offer eight elite tips for flash storage.
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Barracuda's Copy Storage Cloud Updates Get Enterprising

February 18, 2014
Copy gets ready for business with new features that improve security and support advanced workflows.
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Scality Cloud Storage Update Delivers Native NFS Support

October 29, 2013
The one RING? Storage startup blurs the lines between file and object storage.
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