IT - Storage

This article shows you our pick of tools that can help you move files and data. We cover some powerful general-purpose tools, a few of our daily go-to favorite picks, and a couple of powerful enterprise-level open source systems.

"When you have to move data from one computer to another or from a client to a server, you need tools that can reliably move your files and verify that the move was successful. In this guide, we're going to look at eight such tools, each of which solves a different sort of problem or gives you a different approach or interface to get the job done.

This category has a ton of software products. FTP software, for example, has been around for decades. Our approach was to look for products that worked (or had versions for) multiple platforms, as well as a deep feature set and a solid interface. Later, I'll show you two tools I personally use regularly and rely upon, as well as two enterprise-class tools for when you need to move vast amounts of data on an ongoing basis..."

By Toshiba, Why HDDs Will Remain Relevant?, September 8th, 2021
Will not die out any more than tape has.

"Although we are seeing HDD drives disappear from many end devices, it doesn't mean the end for this storage medium.

Rapidly growing amounts of data push storage space requirements in data centers and the cloud to the very limit, which means HDDs remain relevant and important. 2020 saw a total combined capacity of over 1ZB in HDDs delivered to the market for the first time.

Tape storage should no longer exist. When tape drives disappeared from desks in the 1990s because computers were equipped with internal HDDs large enough for archiving purposes, many experts predicted the imminent end of the technology - but that did not happen. Even today, there is a stable market for tape storage, as it is still essential for efficient and cost-effective archiving of data..."

Dell Technologies was the largest external enterprise storage systems supplier during the quarter, accounting for 26.8% of worldwide revenue.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, global market revenue for enterprise external OEM storage systems grew 9.7% year over year to $6.9 billion during the second quarter of 2021 (2Q21). Total external OEM storage capacity shipped was up 27.9% year over year to 22.1 exabytes during the quarter.

Revenue generated by the group of original design manufacturers (ODMs) selling directly to hyperscale datacenters declined by 7.7% year over year in 2Q21 to $6.4 billion, while capacity shipped grew 13.8% year over year to 88.7 exabytes. Enterprise storage capacity shipments for the entire market (External OEM + ODM Direct + Server-Based Storage) increased 25.2% to 156.1 exabytes.

Best Storage As-A-Service Providers 2021, September 10th, 2021
Top picks: Google, Oracle, Dropbox, Amazon, Box, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, IBM

"Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) has only been with us for a little more than a decade, but it is hard to find someone who isn't using it. Whether it's via Microsoft OneDrive on their home computer, iCloud for their phone, or Dropbox, most people are using some form of online storage. And, many are using a lot of it, including entire businesses.

These days, online storage is being offered at excellent rates. Relatively small amounts of storage are given for free, and then most providers offer multiple tiers. From instantly available high-performance storage at the highest rates, service tiers grade down to lower performance and slower retrieval. The bottom, archival tier is very cheap with longer retrievals..."

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