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Facebook wants to use a new type of flash for long-term storage of data such as photos and videos.
The newly formed Storage Products Association aims to raise the profile of spinning disks amid a flash craze.
Lenovo opens its Reach consumer cloud service for public preview. Reach is a "cloud-desktop" service through which applications can be launched without downloading and installing them locally on mobile devices and PCs.
New NAND flash components fit more data into the same space, which reduces power consumption and per-gigabyte cost. The catch: Flash gets slower and more error-prone when it gets that dense
While resistive RAM's chances of crowding out NAND flash anytime soon are slim, the coming RAM wars mean mobile users are likely to have hundreds of gigabytes, or even a terabyte, of storage at their fingertips.
Make way for SATA Express, part of the new SATA revision 3.2 that was ratified on Thursday. The new version should pave the way for faster solid-state discs.
As a new school year approaches, Box is hoping to march into more campuses right alongside students and teachers with its cloud storage and file sharing application.
SSD shipments nearly doubled from the first quarter of 2012 to the same time frame of 2013 thanks to growing usage of mobile devices.
More cloud vendors are adding backup to the choices they offer customers, letting enterprises that embrace the cloud for applications, computing and storage also go there for business continuity.
Samsung has started making flash storage chips that it claims will be twice as fast and up to 10 times more durable than the current flash storage used in mobile devices.
Enterprises that rely on cloud-based services are getting more options for falling back on another cloud if necessary.
PernixData, a startup founded by VMware veterans, says its software can turn server-based flash storage into a resource shared across a standard VMware cluster of as many as 32 systems.
A British broadcaster has successfully convinced a judge to require Microsoft to change the name of its SkyDrive cloud-storage service because of trademark issues.