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Scality picks up cash to software-ize all the storage things

Software-defined everything is the IT flavor of the day. This is increasingly extending to storage, and Scality's funding round is an indication of that.

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IBM extends Spectrum storage line into the cloud

IBM has expanded two products to allow customers to combine in-house Spectrum deployments with IBM Cloud storage services.

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13 firms join to open up Ethernet, object-storage to everyone

The Linux Foundation has announced a collaborative of 13 industry-leading companies in support of open source object storage on next generation, Ethernet-enabled storage devices.

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OOPS: Google ''loses'' your cloud data (sky falling; film at 11)

Google is sorry to report it's lost some cloud customers' data. Lightning struck four times near its St. Ghislain, Belgium data center. From cloud to cloud, as't were, causing some storage to go bye-bye...

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Researchers can store data in DNA; the hard part is retrieving it

Researchers have discovered a method for storing information in DNA that can last for at least 2,000 years and which takes up a fraction of the space required by hard drives and other electronic media.

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Amazon, Microsoft strengthen tools to store app and enterprise data in their clouds

Amazon and Microsoft are going after developers and IT departments with upgraded tools and cloud storage offerings.

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Massive telescope array aims for black hole, gets gusher of data

Astronomers controlling a synchronized network of 34 ratio antennas hope to capture the first ever picture of a black hole -- one that's located at the very center of the Milky Way.

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CERN's data stores soar to 530M gigabytes

CERN's data requirements are growing at massive rates: Every experiment with its Large Hadron Collider creates 3GB of data per second. So the agency is relying on its public-private partnerships to develop new storage, networking and...

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Dropbox adds U2F support for better security

It's a better option for high-security environments, one analyst says.

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Ultra HD Blu-ray 4K discs will ship before the holidays

The Blu-ray Disc Association will begin licensing 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc technology this month and expects content to be out by the holidays.

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Because storage needs to get smarter, Tintri raises $125M

The days of storage being all about brawn not brains are coming to a close. Storage needs to get smarter, and Tintri is showing how.

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SanDisk, Toshiba double down, announce the world's highest capacity 3D NAND flash chips

SanDisk and Toshiba today announced the fruits of their collaboration on a new fabrication plant: a 48-layer 3D NAND flash chip that doubles the capacity of previous chips.

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This new 3D XPoint memory could last forever

Intel and Micron may be touting their new 3D XPoint memory as the first new class of memory since 1989, but it bears a remarkable resemblance to another memory that's been around for years. That said, 3D XPoint is in a league of its...

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Intel & Micron 3D XPoint memory -- is it just CBRAM hyped up?

Intel and Micron announce 3D XPoint. Pronounced 'crosspoint,' it's a new form of solid-state, non-volatile memory, we're told. We're also told it's faster and more durable than NAND flash. But we're not told much else, except it's not...

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Google lures businesses to Nearline with 100 PB of free cloud storage

Google on Thursday had its sights fixed firmly on Amazon as it launched its new, low-cost Nearline cloud storage service out of beta and into general availability.

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BitTorrent teams with Onehub for 'hybrid' enterprise file-sharing service

Onehub Sync aims to combine the best of the cloud and peer-to-peer worlds.

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U.S. memory maker buyout by Chinese firm not likely to succeed

An attempt to buy U.S.-based micron by China's largest government owned chipmaker, Tsinghua Unigroup, isn't likely to succeed for several reasons, not the least of which is that the U.S. government is unlikely to approve it and Micron...

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MIT proves flash is as fast as RAM, and cheaper, for big data

MIT researchers built a server network for large-scale databases that proves RAM is not always the best memory for the job as it's vastly more expensive and isn't even faster than flash.

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