Since when did the enterprise market get a sense of style? That's the first question that comes to mind when spying pureSilicon's new line of enterprise-focused storage devices, the Kage K1 USB Flash Drive and the Kage K1 SATA SSD, both of which bring a little pizazz to the storage sector. The "impossibly thing" (4.5mm) flash drive is especially funky looking and resemebles something you might see in a sci-fi flick.
Enterprise hardware and software firm Oracle has a pretty big 'Patch Tuesday' of its own lined up for tomorrow. A so-called "Critical Patch Update" scheduled to roll out on January 17, 2012 is the first of the year for Oracle and will include 78 new security vulnerability fixes across hundreds of Oracle products, some of them affecting multiple products, the company stated in a pre-release announcement.
Toshiba on Tuesday morning announced that a complete tiered solution of its enterprise hard drives and solid state drives have been qualified by Super Micro Computer, Inc. That doesn't mean much for the average home user, but in the enterprise, being part of Supermicro's storage solutions means customers will be able to deploy Toshiba drives in each tier of the solution, from SSDs and HDDs for tier 0 and tier 1 storage requirements, to HDDs for nearline storage applications, Toshiba says.
When Microsoft first started talking about Windows 7 slates, it was still a pre-iPad world. The prospect of Win 7-based tablets still evoked a reasonable amount of hope and excitement. But it soon became clear that Windows 7 and tablets just weren’t meant to be together. Now, the only time the two get together is when a vendor feels that it’s a match made in enterprise computing heaven. This time that vendor happens to be Toshiba.
After making waves by quietly launching the industry's first 4TB internal hard drive in Japan just days ago, Hitachi announced it is now shipping its new Ultrastar C10K900 enterprise hard drive, which the company claims are the fastest 10K hard drives on the planet. According to Hitachi, C10K900 drives offer 18 percent faster sequential and 17 percent faster random performance than the nearest competitor.
In Greek mythology, Talos was a giant bearded man made of bronze, a human statue forged by Hephaistos and tasked with circling the island of Crete three times a day to guard it against pirates. The Talos 2 is something completely different. It's a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD) series built for enterprise chores, and unlike its comparatively giant 3.5-inch predecessor, OCZ's second generation Talos series is available in a compact 2.5-inch form factor.
This is fast turning out to be world storage week, or so it seems. A day after Seagate upped the hard drive capacity ante with its ultra-capacious 4TB FreeAgent GoFlex Desk external hard drive, Dell has begun offering the Precision M6600 and M4600 mobile workstations it launched back in May with the option of 512GB SATA3 Mobility SSDs, “giving users lightning quick 500MB/s read and 300MB/s write times.” What’s more, those interested in the M6600 now have the option of configuring the machine with more than 1TB of SATA III solid-state storage.
Iomega's new StorCenter px12-350r is a rackmount network storage array (NAS) for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises. The px12-350r replaces the ix12-300r as Iomega's flagship rackmount NAS and comes loaded with 12 bays with support for up to 36TB, though SMBs can also opt to slap high performance solid state drives (SSDs) in there as well.
A company called Pure Storage raised an additional $30 million in its third round of funding led by Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures, and Sutter Hill Ventures, with Samsung sneaking in as part of a broader strategic partnership, the company announced today. The millions in funding come as Pure Storage enters the limelight with its flagship product, the FlashArray FA-300 Series all-flash enterprise array.
Hitachi and Intel are fast becoming best buddies in the storage space, and why not, the two apparently play very well together. The latest effort from these two tech heavyweights is Hitachi's new Ultrastar SSD400M multi-level cell (MLC) solid state drive family. Pitched as a cost-effective alternative to those pricey single-level cell (SLC) SSDs, these new drives are built using Intel's 25nm enterprise-grade MLC NAND flash memory, Hitachi says.