Online giant Amazon said it is to offer unlimited cloud storage, offering two plans for people who want to upload vast collections of media that they have.
The first is called the Unlimited Photos Plan – it comes with a free three month trial, then a subscription of $12 a year – this lets you store as many photographs as you like on the Amazon Cloud and includes 5GB of extra storage for videos, documents or other files. more»
The market for customised backup appliances reached $1 billion worldwide in the fourth quarter of last year.
This market represents standalone disk products that use software, disk arrays, server engines, and more specifically data coming from backup software.
IDC said that the market for this kind of kit rose by four percent in 2014 and generated revenues of $3.26 billion. more»
The storage division of HP said it has released a series of storage products aimed at mid sized companies who don’t want to spend much cash.
HP claimed it has released the most affordable solid state drive (SSD) read caching product which starts off at $1,599. more»
IDC said that the storage market ended well. In the last quarter, worldwide enterprise storage systems revenue grew 7.2 percent year on year to amount to close to $10.6 billion.
And capacity shipments rose by 43.7 percent compared to the same quarter the previous year to represent 99.2 exabytes. more»
75.7 million personal and entry level storage products shipped in 2014 and that means the market was essentially flat.
IDC estimated that annual shipment values fell 1.5 percent compared to 2013, with a value of $6.6 billion.
Personal stort age suffered from competition from public cloud providers and people started using online streaming more, said IDC. more»
A report said that integrated infrastructure and platforms – that is to say vendor systems containing servers, disk storage, networking kit and systems management software – grew by 38 percent in the third quarter of last year.
IDC said vendors turned in revenues of $616 million in the quarter, a year on year growth of 38.2 percent for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) in the quarter. more»
The Australian National University (ANU) claimed that a prototype quantum hard drive it’s developing has improved storage times by as much as 100 times.
The goal of the scientists are to use quantum physics to develop a highly secure data encryption network using quantum information, with applications in banking and other internet functions. more»
Sales of flash memory array units were more than robust last year, amounting to a market worth $11.3 billion in 2014.
IDC said in a market report that the reason is there are better offerings that handle a wide range of more complicated workloads. more»
The generation of vast amounts of data continues to fuel the disk storage systems revenue in the third quarter.
With revenues of $8.8 billion, up 5.1 percent from the same period last year, 25 exabytes shipped in the quarter, said IDC. more»
Big Blue says it has created a new model for enterprise data storage intended to work across a large number of IT solutions.
Jamie Thomas, general manager of storage at IBM, said that it’s time the “traditional” storage model must change. more»
Another survey on the growth of big data technology and services underlines the growth in this sector of the IT market.
Market research company IDC predicts that the western Eurpean big data market will grow between now and 2018 at a compound annual growth rate of 24.6 percent. more»
Enterprises have got off the fence about adoption in big data technologies with 73 percent of those surveyed saying they either have invest or will invest in big data in the next 24 years.
That’s according to some data from Gartner, which says the pack is being led by North America, with 47 percent of organisations saying they’d invested in 2014. more»
File sharing enterprise company Egnyte said it has recruited a former EMC head of US partnerships as its vice president in charge of channells.
Jeff Nollette, who has a 25 year background in sales and channel development, is to head up Egnyte’s partner programme aimed at VARs and MSPs. more»
Shipments of storage products fell by five percent last year, said market research company IHS.
However, solid state drive shipments in 2013 doubled and the reason for the decline in the whole sector is because of contractions in the hard drive and optical disk drive sectors. more»
Distributor Avnet said it has introduced a programme called Altitude aimed at small and medium sized businesses.
The programme promotes EMC storage and back up devices and aims to help its resellers offer VNXe storage and Data Domain backup products.
The scheme centres around an online configuration tool that lets resellers calculate price for the EMC products without needing to contact Avnet. more»