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»
The market for Big Data tech and services is expected to be worth $32.4 billion by 2017, growing between then and now at a CAGR of 27 percent.
That’s what market research company IDC is projecting, in a report that says that growth is about six times the growth rate of the ICT market. more»
The external disk storage market posted a decline of 3.5 percent for the third quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year.
IDC, which released the data today said the total disk storage market – including internal disks – produced $7.4 billion in revenues – and that’s a 5.6 percent fall compared to last year. more»
Giant vendor Hewlett Packard turned in a profit of $1.4 billion on revenues of $29.1 billion, compared to a loss of $6.9 billion in the same fourth quarter a year back.
But although its enterprise group showed growth of two percent, its other divisions – personal systems, printing, enterprse services and software showed declines from the same period last year. more»
A London startup thinks it can take on Google and win.
Frank Kristiansen, founder of Seevol.com, said that small companies have the ability to disrupt the Google model.
He said: “It is unheard of that a whole industry can stay so passive in its evolution for so long without being destroyed by small innovative competitors. more»