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Western Digital touts world’s first microwave-assisted magnetic recording hard-disk drive

Western Digital has revealed what it claims is the world’s first microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) hard-disk drive, and suggested that the disk-drives using the technology will be out during 2019. According to WD, current heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technologies are reaching their limits in terms of performance and capacity, but MAMR promises to be able to improve both capacity and ... Read More »

Bain Capital consortium finally bags Toshiba Memory Corp for $18bn

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

Bain-led consortium ups bid for Toshiba Memory Corp to $22.3bn

The consortium led by Bain Capital has increased its bid for Toshiba Memory Corporation in the long-running auction of the Japanese conglomerate’s memory chip and NAND flash storage business. It comes after a rival group led by Western Digital, which enjoys 50/50 ownership of Toshiba Memory Corp factories in Japan, appeared to have taken pole position in the race to ... Read More »

Western Digital buys up all-flash array specialist Tegile Systems

Western Digital has concluded a deal to buy storage hardware vendor Tegile Systems in a deal that will add Tegile’s technology to Fusion-io, a company that came bundled with its $19bn SanDisk acquisition last year. The acquisition of Tegile comes at the same time that the company, as part of a consortium including private equity and two Japanese state-linked investment ... Read More »

Western Digital-led consortium to offer 1.9 trillion yen for Toshiba’s chip unit

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

World’s largest data centre to be built in Arctic Circle

Norwegian-American start-up company Kolos has announced plans to build the world’s largest data centre, in northern Norway. The development, in Ballangen, will be four storeys tall and cover 600,000m². That is larger than the current record holder in Langfang, China (585,000m²), although smaller than a planned centre in Nevada. The Nordics, and Norway in particular, are a popular location for ... Read More »

Toshiba chip sale talks stall over payments and continuing dispute with Western Digital

The sale of Toshiba Memory Corporation, the semiconductor unit of the troubled Japanese electronics and engineering giant, has been held up in a dispute over the payments schedule – as well as the continued uncertainty caused by the company’s ongoing dispute with its NAND flash manufacturing partner Western Digital. According to Bloomberg, Toshiba’s preferred bidder for the highly rated unit, ... Read More »

IBM breaks tape storage record getting 330 terabytes onto a single cartridge

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

IBM marks transition for first cloud storage platform

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

IBM deprecates its first cloud storage platform

IBM is killing off its first attempt at cloud object storage – after less than two years. The cloud is a useful tool, offering high speeds for fast development and storage – but the downside of that speed is evident in IBM’s latest decision: turning off a service that it launched in December 2015, because it is obsolete. Bluemix’s Object ... Read More »

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