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China poised to play pivotal role in NAND flash industry

Led by state-backed conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup, China's semiconductor sector is investing heavily in NAND production at home and abroad.

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700,000 reasons to implement object storage in a research environment

An interview with IT researcher and influencer Dirk Peterson, who implemented an object storage system in a research-based environment, and saved an estimated $700,000 in the process.

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Dell to buy EMC for a huge $67 billion [u3: Who's next?]

Michael Dell found some cash behind the couch cushions. So he's getting EMC. The transaction was announced today. And it's a biggie -- the second biggest tech merger ever...

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Data-aware infrastructure: It’s about time!

We need a smarter infrastructure, with the emphasis on the data itself.

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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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Tintri covers the bases — all-flash and hybrid-flash storage

Choice is, to mangle a marketing line, the choice of a new generation. Tintri aims to offer it in spades to storage customers.

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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...

EMC sells Syncplicity to focus on core storage business

Investment firm Skyview Capital plans to keep evolving the file-sharing system.

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Sony keeps optical discs alive with storage startup acquisition

Sony has acquired Optical Archive in a bid to get businesses to put 'cold storage' data on optical discs.

EMC Syncplicity lets enterprises manage their own encryption keys

Its Customer Managed Keys feature uses rights management software that customers can run on their own hardware

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SanDisk's new InfiniFlash storage format will sell for under $1/GB

SanDisk hopes the $1/GB price of its new InfiniFlash storage platform will convince customers that all-flash systems can be viable for big-data applications.


SanDisk crams 200GB onto MicroSD

The card will cost $400 and be available worldwide in the second quarter.


Dropbox boosts mobile talent with CloudOn buy

The latest in the cloud-storage company's shopping spree also delivers a ready-made presence in Israel.

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SanDisk flash drive targets Android smartphone data transfer

The drive is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions.

Backblaze Storage Pods in Data Center

Cloud provider pits 6TB hard drives in real-world face off

Cloud service provider Backblaze has published data comparing the performance of two of the leading providers of high-capacity hard drives.


6 great gifts your Mac will love you for

If you’re looking for cool tech gifts this season, look no further — here are half a dozen products your Mac will love you for.

EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco

The move comes as Cisco and EMC are increasingly competitive on some fronts

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Got a Mac? Prevent OPSEC leakage by cleaning hidden OS X files from USB drives

If you plug a USB drive into OS X and use the Finder app to browse and change sort order, then you may have an OPSEC problem. Apple knows about the issue, and came up with a work around starting with OS X Tiger; but while Apple...

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