Expert coverages of storage, memory, network-attached storage, hard drives, backup, and more.

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EMC helps VMAX, VNX storage arrays hook up with public clouds

Cloud repositories like Azure and Amazon S3 can become another tier of storage

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HR vs. IT: A backup bout goes three rounds

HR and IT duke it out over missing files, and only one winner can emerge from this fight

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Seagate ships 8TB drive for video

The HDD can support up to 64 high-definition video streams simultaneously while running 24/7

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The best new features in Windows Server 2016 (so far)

From Nano and Docker to software-defined networking and storage features, the next version of Windows Server is packed with great additions

5 bitter truths about software-defined storage

Software-defined storage can deliver great agility and cost savings -- if you watch for these caveats

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2015 technology industry graveyard

Cisco, Microsoft, Google, and others bury outdated technologies to move ahead with new ones

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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

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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

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Western Digital self-encrypting external hard disk drives can expose data

The hardware-based encryption built into popular Western Digital external hard disk drives has flaws that could allow attackers to recover data without knowing the user password.

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4 no-bull takeaways from the Dell EMC/VMware buyout

Meeting of ambitious minds in tech or a circling of old-school business-IT wagons? Here are four insights into the $67 billion deal

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HP, SanDisk partner to bring storage-class memory to cloud

The non-volatile memory technology is expected to be up to 1,000 times faster and offer 1,000 times more endurance than flash storage

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SanDisk builds tougher flash for IoT devices

SanDisk introduced a line of heavy-duty, long-lasting flash storage cards for connected industrial equipment in the Internet of Things.

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Backblaze lights up cloud storage with dirt-cheap prices

Backblaze slashes prices on cloud storage to a half-cent per gigabyte per month, but the lack of Amazon API compatibility might limit its appeal

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Dropbox wants shadow IT to drive enterprise adoption

Dropbox has an enterprise problem. Its pitch to companies: Your users are already running our products -- now pay us to control them.

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Review: Software-based NAS options for the storage do-it-yourselfer

We test 6 products targeted at the SMB market, some with free versions.

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Storage spending veers toward cloud

Sales are growing fastest for companies that ship generic storage hardware to big cloud providers, IDC says

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Seagate breaks through the 1TB-per-platter barrier for laptop drives

Seagate today announced its first laptop drive that can store 2TB of data using only two platters, allowing the company to manufacture them in a 7mm-high form factor

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Cloud backup: Don't rely on your provider alone

Cloud providers take care of your data, even in disaster. But you shouldn't leave the job solely to them

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