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Only a Fraction of 160 Zettabyte ‘Datasphere’ to Be Stored

Apr 25, 2017 |

Think you’ve seen big data? Think again. The amount of data created in the universe will skyrocket from 16 zettabytes this year to more than 160 zettabytes by 2025, according to a new IDC report sponsored by Seagate. Read more…

Is Spinning Disk Going Extinct? Experts Weigh In

Oct 25, 2016 |

There’s no doubt about it: Spinning disk is getting squeezed. As fast solid state drives (SSDs) get cheaper and tape drives get bigger, the sweet spot where spinning hard disk drives (HDDs) make sense gets smaller every year. Read more…

Top Five Use Cases Where All-Flash Arrays are Most Cost Efficient

Nov 4, 2013 |Solid state or flash based storage is a more expensive storage media when compared to HDDs on a dollar per gigabyte basis ($/GB). Yet, when intelligently integrated into a system with storage optimization technologies, storage vendors lower the acquisition cost and overall total cost of ownership (TCO). Moreover, $/IO is lowest with the use of solid state storage and dramatically lowers cost in several use cases. Read more…

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