IT - Storage

Persistent memory - also known as storage class memory - has tantalized data center operators for many years. A new technology promises the key to success

"It's hard to remember a time when semiconductor vendors haven't promised a fast, cost-effective and reliable persistent memory technology to anxious data center operators. Now, after many years of waiting and disappointment, technology may have finally caught up with the hype to make persistent memory a practical proposition..."

Seagate Begins Shipping 16TB Hard Disk Drives, June 3rd, 2019
Exos X16 HDD is the world's highest capacity 3.5" 7200 RPM drive

"Seagate announced it has been actively shipping 16TB helium-based enterprise drive as part of the Exos X16 family. The company also announced that the IronWolf and IronWolf Pro Network Attached Storage drive lines will be getting 16TB capacity models.

Exos X16 HDD is the world's highest capacity 3.5" 7200 RPM drive, and drives in the line are 2-4TB larger than the next largest Exos drives, the X12s. The new X16 line has ten models to choose from, evenly split between 16TB and 14TB models with both SATA and SAS versions for both capacities..."

Demand for capable and talented storage technicians and engineers remains high in today's workplace, so what better way to showcase your skills than with a well-respected certification in that field

"An IT storage professional, who is typically an engineer or an architect, plans and deploys all kinds of storage for small to large organizations, whether it's on-premises storage area networks (SANs) or network-attached storage (NAS) appliances, or cloud-based storage as a service (STaaS) solutions. This person must also be deeply knowledgeable about networking infrastructures and all of the connections that must be made to ensure high availability for stored data..."

Storage for serverless functions must be external to the compute environment. Learn about the types of storage that work best for serverless computing

"What is serverless computing and how does serverless storage work?

Basically, serverless is a way to develop an application as a set of smaller functional components and then submit those functions to a host service for elastically scalable event-driven execution. The service provider takes care of running, scaling and operating the entire IT stack underneath, freeing the application owner to focus more on business value and less on IT operations..."

Only NetApp, Hitachi, Lenovo, Pure Storage, Huawei and Inspur increasing sales

"According to the International Data Corporation's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, vendor revenue in the WW enterprise storage systems market decreased 0.6% Y/Y to $13.4 billion during 1CQ19.

Total capacity shipments were up 14.1% year over year to 114.2EB during the quarter..."

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