Data Storage

Computer data storage is accomplished on a variety of physical devices including memory chips, disk and tape drives, flash and other solid state memory and new storage mediums that store and read information. Data storage is an overhead archival cost that must also be managed for risk and compliance across a lifecycle of demand, usability and disposal.

NewsDuring the past year, Google has deployed “thousands” of these specialized artificial intelligence chips, called TensorFlow Processing Units, in servers within its data centers.
FeatureEnterprise IT is on the verge of a revolution, adopting hyper-scale and cloud methodologies including micro-services, DevOps and those developed specifically for cloud platforms (cloud-native).
BlogA data lake combines massive storage capabilities for any type of data in any format as well as processing power to transform and analyze the data. Often data lakes are implemented using Hadoop technology.
FeatureDifferent levels of the stack, including storage, database, clustering, data flow, data processing, analytics, and messaging are all composed together to form the final product.
NewsGrowth in the market is now being driven by maintenance revenue, which indicates a rapidly maturing software market segment, a new report from Gartner says.
NewsDell Inc. is paying up to sell more than $16 billion of secured bonds that will finance its $67 billion acquisition of EMC Corp., according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
NewsA majority of organizations are required to store certain data for a specified number of years, but most lack a coherent long-term strategy for how to preserve and protect that data, a new study reveals.
NewsThe computer maker would reduce other parts of the debt financing needed to fund its buyout of data storage leader EMC Corp.
FeatureWhether a company maintains data on SSDs or HDDs, it’s critical to employ data erasure at key transition points in the data and equipment lifecycle.
Data professionals continue to be among the most in-demand in the job market, but what they earn -- or you should be paying -- depends on industry experience, location, technical skills, and contribution to the bottom line. This week we look at how data professionals can earn top dollar, depending on job focus, certifications earned, and skill concentrations. In part one we look at the top paying data certifications.
NewsEMC Corp. reported first quarter sales and profit that fell short of analysts’ estimates in a slowing market for storage devices, as the company nears a $67 billion takeover by Dell Inc.
NewsDell Inc. and EMC Corp. are in talks to sell EMC’s Documentum, part of the companies’ plan to divest more than $6 billion in assets to help finance the largest technology acquisition ever.
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