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10 May 2017
63% Of Enterprise IT Pros Heading To Software-Defined Storage In Coming Year, May 10th 2017

"Software-defined storage (SDS) is becoming reality in the enterprise, as 95% of companies express an interest in the flexible storage approach, and nearly two-thirds - 63% - say their organization will realistically begin to adopt a SDS approach in the next 12 months.

That's according to an international study of IT professionals commissioned and released by enterprise open source infrastructure solution provider SUSE LLC..."
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10 May 2017
Backblaze Releases Its Q1 2017 Hdd Reliability Results, May 10th 2017

"Backblaze has released its latest HDD reliability results, withthe results are for the first quarter of 2017. This time Backblaze is looking at over 80,000 HDDs, increasing it from the previous 70,000. And a new addition to the testing is enterprise HDDs...

The setup/testing environment is still the same as we mentioned last time: Since 2007 Backblaze has been offering an online backup service. For the backup service Backblaze uses storage pods that holds at least 45 HDDs (the newer pods hold 60 HDDs). They put 20 storage pods together to make a storage vault that can hold up to 1,200 HDDs. Backblaze uses hard drives from primarily four main vendors: Seagate, WD, HGST, and Toshiba..."
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