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15 Sep 2017
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Worldwide Enterprise Storage Market Grew 3% Y/Y in 2Q17 - IDC [66471]
StorageNewsletter.com, September 15th, 2017

"Total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue was up 2.9% year over year and reached $10.8 billion in 2Q17, according to the International Data Corporation's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker.

Total capacity shipments were up 16.5% year over year to 65.3EB during the quarter. Revenue growth increased within the group of original design manufacturers (ODMs) that sell directly to hyperscale datacenters..."
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13 Sep 2017
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2Q17 and Lifetime HDD Failure Rates at Backblaze [66470]
StorageNewsletter.com, September 13th, 2017

"In this update, we'll review the 2Q17 and lifetime HDD failure rates for all our current drive models. We also look at how our drive migration strategy is changing the drives we use and we'll check in on our enterprise drives to see how they are doing. Along the way we'll share our observations and insights and as always we welcome your comments and critiques.

Since our last report for 1Q17, we have added 635 additional HDDs to bring us to the 83,151 drives we'll focus on..."
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08 Sep 2017
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Panasonic Plans 1TB Optical Disc [66168]
StorageNewsletter.com, September 8th, 2017

"Due to the rapid development of IoT technologies, widespread of SNS, and increasingly better resolution of digital images, a staggering amount of data is being generated around the world.

And the rising need for long-term storage of big data is becoming a social issue. Amid such challenges, optical discs are drawing much attention in the IT industry as a media possible of safely and securely storing large volumes of data over an extended period of time. To meet the needs of society, Panasonic Corporation has been developing its optical archive business, drawing on the optical disc technology first developed in Japan that the company has helped cultivate for more than three decades..."
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06 Sep 2017
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How Long Do Solid State Drives Really Last? [66131]
How-To Geek, September 6th, 2017

"When large-scale flash storage first came to the consumer market as an alternative to conventional hard drives, the biggest concern (aside from price) was longevity. Tech fans had a pretty good idea of the general reliability of hard drives, but SSDs were still something of a wild card..."
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06 Sep 2017
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How NVMe Over Fabrics Will Change the Storage Environment [66142]
SearchSolidStateStorage, September 6th, 2017

"Expect NVMe to supplant SCSI and SAS protocols for SSD storage and NVMe over Fabrics to find a place in high-end networking deployments for transporting data....

Storage networks started becoming popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s with the widespread adoption of Fibre Channel technology. For those who didn't want the expense of installing dedicated Fibre Channel hardware, the iSCSI protocol provided a credible Ethernet-based alternative a few years later. Both transports rely on the use of SCSI as the storage protocol for communicating between source (initiator) and storage (target). As the storage industry moves to adopt flash as the go-to persistent medium, we're starting to see SCSI performance issues..."
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29 Aug 2017
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What You Should Know About CephFS [66000]
opensouce.com, August 29th, 2017

"Today, new storage system interfaces are created regularly to resolve emerging challenges in distributed storage. For example, Amazon Simple Storage Service [S3] (an opaque object store) and Amazon Elastic Block Storage [EBS] (a virtual machine image provider) both provide an essential, scalable storage service within a cloud ecosystem; however even with these new technologies, the conventional file system remains the most-widely used storage interface in computing..."
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