Google rolls back its file limits on Google Drive after backlash
Google caused an uproar among users and businesses by capping all Google Drive users at 5 million files, regardless of their payment for extra storage. The cap caused significant disruptions for some users, and because Google failed to communicate the change, many initially thought it was a bug.
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mintBlue writes blockchain history: 50 million transactions in 24 hours
At mintBlue, they have recently been working on a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform. Now they have processed more than 50 million transactions within 24 hours, proving the scalability of the public blockchain. We talked about it with CEO Niels van den Bergh and CIO Pieter Den Dooven.
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Honey, I shrank the data. How DNA storage could reduce the data centre to just a few particles
Capacity, cost, and performance. Three of your top data storage priorities? No wonder, and it’s the same for many. The volume of data we produce is in overdrive, we’re churning out a staggering 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day - and that impacts the size of your data centre, how far your ... Read more
Pure Storage unveils FlashBlade//E for unstructured data storage
The new offering promises to "makes the all-flash data center a reality"
This week Pure Storage announced the availability of FlashBlade//E, which the company touts as "a scale-out unstructured data repository built to handle exponential data growth with industry-leading energy efficiency".
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Synology unveils two-bay DiskStation DS223 NAS
The new product offers multi-platform support, a secure private cloud and advanced multimedia capabilities.
Synology announced the availability of the 2-bay DiskStation, DS223. The new unit is the latest addition to the company's lineup of storage servers for home and SOHO environments.
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NetApp introduces NetApp Advanced program for on-premises environments
NetApp introduces NetApp Advance, a collection of storage programs and warranties that allow customers to future-proof their on-premises environments at a lower cost. In addition, the storage and cloud specialist is also introducing a series of flash storage systems and a new entry-level storage mo... Read more
ScaleFlux: Computational storage, mainstream is no daydream
Storage needs a makeover. Often thought of as back-office donkey/grunt work, we all recognise the need and importance of storage, but not many of us want to focus on it as a computing discipline in and of itself. Which is wrong, obviously.
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Supermicro partners with GRAID and Qumulo
Supermicro announced new collaborations to enhance the storage functionality in its servers. Supermicro servers can now be equipped with GRAID's RAID cards and run Qumulo's expandable file system software.
GRAID's GPU-powered RAID cards offload RAID and NVMe storage data from the server processo... Read more
Pure Storage simplifies Kubernetes with managed version of Portworx
Pure Storage launched a managed version of Portworx Enterprise, a storage solution for Kubernetes. The service makes Kubernetes accessible to organizations without expertise in container storage. In addition, Portworx Enterprise 3.0 will be available shortly.
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Is Filecoin cheap storage or some kind of ponzi scheme?
We were recently presented with a very complex presentation about Filecoin. It offers a decentralized storage solution for archival data, based on blockchain technology and is also a cryptocurrency. It brings storage providers together to jointly offer enterprise storage at 95 percent lower cost.
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