IT - Storage

Surging demand from data center clients in 4Q19 helped reduce suppliers' stock levels

"According to the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce, Inc., 4Q19 NAND flash bit shipment increased by nearly 10% Q/Q thanks to demand growth from data center clients.

On the supply side, contract prices made a successful rebound due to shortages caused by the power outage at Kioxia's Yokkaichi production base in June. In sum, 4Q19 NAND flash revenue reached $12.5 billion, an 8.5% increase Q/Q..."

5 Storage Class Memory Queries Answered
SearchStorage, February 25th, 2020
Find out if emerging SCM technology is right for your organization with this look at the benefits, uses and products, as well as what to assess when considering it

"Storage class memory is a new class of non-volatile memory worth paying attention to. It aims to fill the gap between existing storage and memory technologies, bringing together the best of both in a way that could fundamentally change data storage.

On one end, dynamic RAM, or DRAM, is fast and efficient, but it's expensive, isn't persistent and has scalability limits. On the other end, traditional storage is cheaper, persistent and can handle large amounts of data, but it isn't as fast and doesn't last as long as DRAM..."

7 Predictive Storage Analytics Tools Compared
SearchStorage, February 27th, 2020
Learn how storage management tools from Hitachi, Infinidat, Pure Storage and other vendors use AI to improve array operation and storage administration efficiency

"AI has become mainstream with its use of machine learning, computational statistics and various deep learning models. Social networks, search engines and shopping websites use lots of AI applications, including personalization and product recommendation engines, clickstream analysis, image feature identification and classification, and ad price optimization..."

In the Computer Weekly/TechTarget IT Priorities survey cloud dominates storage spending priorities for 2020, but on-premise technologies such as SAN and NAS are still key to IT

"Use of the cloud will dominate storage and backup projects in 2020. That's according to questions about storage and backup in the Computer Weekly/TechTarget IT Priorities survey, which asked around 3,500 IT decision-makers worldwide, and 383 in the UK, about likely spending in 2020.

Asked what storage technologies they expected to deploy in 2020, the largest number of UK respondents (44%) said cloud storage..."

Solid state drives (SSDs) have remade the storage industry in the last decade

"They're costly, fast, and power efficient, but just how reliable are they? A new study of almost 1.4 million SSDs offers some surprising answers.

Thanks to a collaboration between long-time reliability researcher Prof. Bianca Schroeder and enterprise storage leader NetApp, we now have the results of an in-depth study, presented in a paper at this week's Usenix File And Storage Technology (FAST 20) conference..."

Where Are Enterprise Marketers Allocating Their Budgets?
Business 2 Community, February 25th, 2020
Not a surprise, spend on digital channels is continuing to increase while spend on more traditional channels such as newspapers and magazines is on the decline

"In a recent study by Gartner, digital and social channels garnered a healthy portion of marketing spend. Over 50% of budgets were allocated to websites, digital commerce, mobile marketing, social marketing and digital advertising.

However, overall growth of marketing budgets is stalling and slightly on the decline this past year. Average budget over the past few years has hovered around 11% of company revenue, with it declining from 11.2% to 10.5% this past year..."

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