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IBM lines up all-flash storage to help power cognitive computing

New systems in the company's FlashSystem line are designed to power cloud data centers that carry out real-time data analysis

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Intel's new super-fast SSDs feature 3D NAND

The company's first SSDs with 3D NAND chips are aimed at businesses and data centers

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Flash is rocketing into big-data analytics

At one time, all-flash storage arrays were used for a single mission-critical application with a need for speed, usually in big IT shops. Now they're poised to take over many more parts of IT

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Intel is lining up super-fast Optane SSD tech for MacBooks

Intel's been quiet about its super-fast Optane memory and SSD products, but few emerging details may provide insight into how they could be used in products like Apple's MacBooks

Get predictable performance from flash storage

How storage QoS shields mission-critical apps from latency spikes and resource contention in all-flash and hybrid arrays

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These technologies will blow the lid off data storage

Hard disk drive and SSD makers are about to wow the storage market again

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Seagate reveals world's fastest SSD

Seagate will show off at an industry event a 10GBps SSD, 4GBps faster than any previous drive

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Flash memory's density surpasses hard drives for first time

HDD makers will roll out new tricks to increase areal density in the next two years

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The world's first 13TB SSD is here

Be prepared to fork out around $13,000 for the drive, which has more than twice the storage of the current highest-capacity SSD

SSDs gear up for five-fold speed boost

A host interface developed specifically for solid-state storage, NVMe is about to break the SATA bottleneck

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Consumer SSDs and hard drive prices are nearing parity

SSDs will be in more than 25 percent of new laptops this year, more than 40 percent by 2017

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9 enterprise tech trends for 2016 and beyond

Enterprise technology development keeps racing ahead, and this year's forecast explains how most of it will be wrapped in the cloud

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Storage giants are getting bigger, but prices will stay small

Even with big buyouts like Western Digital and SanDisk, hard drives and flash remain cutthroat businesses

Western Digital rolls out ultra-slim 5mm Ultrabook

Western Digital to buy Sandisk for $19 billion

The deal will give WD a way forward as buyers switch from hard disks to solid state drives

Why traditional storage QoS methods aren’t good enough

Only a flash array can deliver guaranteed, predictable storage performance -- and only if it was designed to do so

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Samsung releases world's first 2TB consumer SSDs

Samsung touts a whopping 10-year warranty on the new drives, which double the maximum capacity of their predecessors

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How to choose an all-flash storage array that scales

Now that controller CPU and memory are the bottlenecks, efficient metadata management becomes the key to performance and scalability

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Micron shrinks NAND by 28% in upcoming flash drives

Micron's densest NAND flash to date is a 16nm, triple-level cell NAND that will be seen in SSDs and USB-connected flash drives next quarter

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