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Cisco revs up storage connections for data centers and WANs

Cisco is boosting the speed of its long-distance storage links for disaster recovery and business continuity. It’s also introducing higher speeds for IP (Internet Protocol) storage networks in data centers and rolling out software to simplify storage management.

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Tech supergroups formed to push PC data transfers to blazing-fast speeds

The OpenCAPI Consortium and Gen-Z are announcing new ports and protocols that will give computers faster memory, storage, and processors.

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IBM's Cleversafe storage platform is becoming a cloud service

If dispersing data among storage nodes can make it more secure and less prone to loss, wouldn’t spreading it across far-flung cloud data centers make it even more so? If so, IBM has the right idea with its Cloud Object Storage service

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Seagate drops the world's largest tiny hard drive

Seagate pushes the 2.5-inch drive needle all the way to 5TB.

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Hardware makers unite to challenge Intel with Gen-Z spec

A new consortium called Gen-Z is out to ease the transition to this new class of storage and memory in computers. It is creating a new specification and architecture that also will make it easier to add other new forms of non-volatile memory to computers.

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Dell EMC patches critical flaws in VMAX enterprise storage systems

Dell EMC has fixed six flaws in its management interfaces for VMAX enterprise storage systems, including three vulnerabilities that are rated critical and could lead to the exposure of files or complete system compromise.

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Citigroup is cutting costs by making storage simpler

Citigroup is using software-defined storage to build an infrastructure that could last 25 years – while generations of hardware come and go. By simplifying its architecture, Citigroup expects to slash its operational expenses, which make up most of its storage costs.

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Samsung's 960 Pro and 960 Evo SSDs marry crazy-fast speeds with roomy capacity

Samsung's new 960 Pro and 960 Evo M.2 SSDs pack capacity and speed into tiny packages.

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Boom: SanDisk just dropped the world's largest SD card

SanDisk demos a 1TB SDXC card with twice the capacity of the previous model.

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Falling flash prices are a boon to enterprise storage buyers

As flash gets cheaper, enterprises are spending the same amount of money on storage systems but getting more capacity.

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Violin, still pushing flash speeds, looks to the cloud

In flash storage these days, it takes more than speed to win over many enterprises. Flash pioneer Violin is introducing its fastest arrays yet but also bringing its Concerto OS to the cloud.

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The new Dell Technologies: 6 things you need to know

Dell and EMC have completed their $67 billion merger to create Dell Technologies, the world's largest privately held technology company. It's a historic day, far from the PC company that sponsored the "Dude, I've bought a Dell" campaign.

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Toshiba's smartphone backup device is for people who hate the cloud

The centerpiece of Toshiba Storage Peripherals' booth at IFA is a prototype device that will back up the contents of your smartphone without using the cloud.

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Fujitsu's DRAM killer uses carbon nanotubes for a 1,000x performance boost

Fujitsu is now manufacturing a new storage-class memory made from carbon nanotubes that is 1,000 times faster than DRAM and has seemingly limitless endurance.

Say hello to old friend Dell Technologies on Sept. 7

Dell will complete its acquisition of EMC on Sept. 7, ending nearly a year of approvals and decades of history for the two companies that will combine to become Dell Technologies.