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IBM may have a cheaper DRAM alternative

PCM, a cheaper alternative to DRAM, just took a step closer to enterprise data centers as IBM unveiled a way to make it more dense.

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How cloudbursting could accelerate discovery

Cloudbursting has its pluses and minuses, with one of the pluses being the ability for researchers to advance and accelerate their research programs, helping them achieve meaningful results in a shorter amount of time.

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29% off Seagate 4TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage - Deal Alert

This high capacity portable USB drive from Seagate is currently discounted 27% and can be purchased via Amazon for $127.

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USB-C Explained: Why some devices are 5Gbps and others are 10Gbps

USB-C promises up to 10Gbps data transfer, but the first generation of USB-C devices aren’t as fast as they could be. Here's what to look out for.

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Simplivity attacks the ‘unbearable complexity’ of IT

CEO Doron Kempel claims rivals can’t touch company’s ‘hyperconvergence 3.0’ model and promises big savings even over Amazon Web Services. If you’re interested in a data center free of third-party appliances and a slew of point...

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AMD gets back into SSDs with value Radeon R3 drives

AMD is jumping into the SSD market with Radeon drives for laptops and desktops.

C'mon, what good is all this automation anyway?

This big company is in the process of moving its data center -- and the new CIO has his own ideas about the best way to keep business data available for generating reports.

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Users describe pros and cons of hyperconverged storage products

Enterprise users weigh in on their favorite features and offer suggestions for improvement.

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EMC's latest VCE nodes aim to make clouds easy

One way to get enterprises and service providers to adopt cloud infrastructure is to make it easier to set up and use. That’s what EMC is doing with Neutrino, a new type of hardware-software node for the VCE VxRack platform.

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Dell plus EMC has new name: Dell Technologies

Dell’s planned $67 billion acquisition of EMC will create a broad collection of businesses called Dell Technologies.

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EMC World kicks off with cloud backup and cheaper flash arrays

EMC is kicking off its EMC World user conference with a new backup offering and a storage array priced for mid-sized enterprises.

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Microsoft is making big data really small using DNA

Microsoft has partnered with a San Francisco-based company to encode information on synthetic DNA to test its potential as a new medium for data storage.

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IBM lines up all-flash storage to help power cognitive computing

IBM is expanding its flash storage lineup to power cloud data centers that carry out so-called cognitive computing.

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Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to infinity

Dropbox has a futuristic vision for how its users will be able to share massive files and have quick access to them on their computers, without their hard drives overflowing.

Microsoft gives OneDrive users until July to shrink their storage

Microsoft has given users of its OneDrive cloud storage service a 90-day notice that their free allowance will be scaled back from 15GB to 5GB in late July, according to emails and reports from customers.

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Here's a handheld server with a 13TB SSD

Fixstars' Olive is like the Raspberry Pi of servers, but with a twist -- it packs 13TB of solid-state drive storage in a system that could be held in one hand.

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Akitio's combines two speedy technologies in blazing external SSD

If you have $1,299 to spend, Akitio's external Thunder3 PCIe SSD storage system will deliver blazing speed and more.

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Sony cranks up optical disc storage to 3.3TB

Optical discs like Blu-ray are losing favor, but Sony and Panasonic don't seem to care. The companies have cranked up the storage capacity on optical media to a stunning 3.3TB.

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