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Chip advance could boost thumb drive speed by 50%

Silicon Motion announced it is sending samples of a new USB 3.0 controller chip that will boost performance in flash drives by up to 50%.

Facebook open-source cache squeezes more from flash disks

Facebook continues to push the boundaries of storage and server technology in order to more quickly serve its billion users, and the results are being offered as open-source technology that can also benefit other companies.

VM-based storage platform scales out to multiple sites

Businesses that want their storage organized around virtual machines will get more hardware options and greater scalability later this year from Tintri, a startup that specializes in VM-based storage.

Backupify opens up its cloud-to-cloud backup to more SaaS vendors

Backupify, a cloud-based backup service offered for SaaS platforms including Salesforce and Google Apps, may expand to many other SaaS platforms through a developer kit designed for quick and easy integration.

Verizon's next cloud services emphasize performance, granular billing

Verizon adds to its cloud services with a new option called Verizon Cloud Compute, as well as a new storage-as-a-service, called Verizon Cloud Storage.

Box pages developers, asks them to give healthcare industry a shot of innovation

Box and two partners are sponsoring a developer competition for apps that improve patient communication and education.

Western Digital's 'My Cloud' drive transforms your PC into a personal Dropbox

WD has done connected hard drives before, but My Cloud is all about simplicity.

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Silicon Graphics acquires Filetek to rein in petabytes of data

SGI is best known for high-performance computing systems, and Filetek’s software offerings will help better analyze, manage and provision storage resources depending on application needs, a SGI executive said.

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Seagate, TDK show off HAMR tech designed to jam more data into hard drives

Seagate Technology will demonstrate HAMR, a technology it's counting on to fit more data onto hard disk drives, at the Ceatec show this week.

SkyDrive expands OCR scanning, talks up data-saving 'smart files'

SkyDrive can now turn your pictures into words and soon, it'll save a lot of space on your hard drive, too.

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EMC bets big on flash storage

The vendor gets aggressive about enterprise flash arrays, but faces challenges in the data center.

What to do when your free cloud storage fills up

Giving away scads of free cloud storage is all the rage these days, but when you've hit your limit, your options are few, and the answers from cloud services, murky.

Stock prices plunge for flash storage vendor Violin

Shares of solid-state storage vendor Violin Memory raised just over $160 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange, which the company will use primarily to expand its global sales and marketing capabilities.