fbpx

Latest storage publications


Blockchain-based cloud storage service reveals pricing and launch date

A distributed cloud storage service that stores encrypted data on the spare disk space of users around the world using blockchain technology has revealed its pricing model and launch date.

Storj Labs’ Tardigrade service has been in beta for developers, businesses and consumers since August and currently has 400 active users. Today, the company has come forward with a pricing model which it claims is more economical than legacy cloud storage providers.


Microsoft stores Superman movie on quartz glass in Azure cloud storage concept

Microsoft and Warner Bros have teamed up to store the 1978 movie Superman on a piece of quartz glass the size of a drinks coaster.

The achievement is part of a Microsoft Azure initiative called Project Silica, aimed at developing long-lasting storage technologies for the cloud that reduce the provider’s long-term storage costs and environmental footprint.


Dropbox says SMR technology has delivered major data centre cost savings

The company adopted the high-density storage technology a year ago Cloud storage firm Dropbox says it has shaved 20 percent off data centre operational costs by adopting SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) storage technology. The company said by switching to SMR storage it has also increased data centre capacity by hundreds of petabytes and generated significant… Read More


Universal Memory breakthough: Patented device uses 100 times less energy than DRAM

The world of flash drives and DRAM could soon be a distant memory Researchers at the University of Lancaster have created the world’s first Universal Memory device, which could spell the end of the $100bn market for Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM). The quest for the first Universal Memory device has preoccupied scientists and engineers… Read More


Western Digital launches new initiative to improve how data centres store data

Company launches new initiative to accelerate adoption of zoned storage It’s no secret that the amount of data being generated is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. In 2016, global IP traffic first exceeded one zettabyte, ushering in the Zettabyte Era. According to IDC, we will be generating 103 zettabytes per year by 2023 (for reference,… Read More



Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!