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‘Mammoth’ 50TB SSD launched by Viking Technology

Viking Technology has introduced what it describes as the ‘world’s largest’ 50 terabyte solid state drive (SSD) – but that kind of capacity doesn’t come cheap.  The mammoth SSD, which the company claims is the highest-capacity drive of its kind shipping today, is part of Viking’s Ultra High-Capacity (UHC) Silo series. Not surprisingly, it’s not aimed at the consumer market and, ... Read More »

Western Digital wins injunction over Toshiba restoring access to intellectual property databases and chip samples for WD staff

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 »

Toshiba sues Western Digital and shuts out WD staff from factories in Japan

Toshiba is to sue Western Digital in the Tokyo District Court, claiming that its NAND flash joint-venture partner has been interfering in its sale of Toshiba Memory Corporation. Toshiba is claiming compensation of 120 billion yen ($1.07bn) and has also shut out Western Digital employees from the two company’s joint-venture NAND flash manufacturing plant in Yokkaichi, near Nagoya. Toshiba is claiming ... Read More »

Western Digital threatens to block Toshiba chip sale to consortium including Hynix

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 »

Red Hat Hyperconvered Infrastructure claims to bring main office speed to network edge

Red Hat thinks that it’s uncovered the next step for the software-defined market. After software-defined networks and software-defined storage, of course, comes the software-defined data centre, in the form of the Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI). Hyperconverged Infrastructure is an open-source, production-ready solution, which combines virtualisation and storage technologies with an operating platform. The intent is to help businesses add ... Read More »

Western Digital to seek injunction to prevent sale of Toshiba Memory Corp

Disk-drive maker Western Digital is to seek an injunction to prevent Toshiba from selling its semiconductor unit, Toshiba Memory Corp. The move comes just days after Western Digital raised its offer for Toshiba’s chip business, which is part-financed by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan. That bid, though, still fell short of what is believed to be the highest offer from ... Read More »

Apple, Dell and Kingston to join Foxconn-led bid for Toshiba Memory Corp

Foxconn founder and CEO Terry Gou has revealed that Apple, Dell and Kingston have joined its consortium in the bidding for Toshiba’s semiconductor unit, Toshiba Memory Corp. It comes a week after Gou let slip that the company was putting together a broad-based consortium to support its bid. The company is also in talks with Amazon, Google-owner Alphabet, Microsoft and ... Read More »

Toshiba in no-nonsense response to Western Digital over semiconductor sale

Toshiba has reportedly threatened to bar Western Digital staff from accessing the Japan-based semiconductor facility jointly owned by the two companies if it doesn’t take a more conciliatory attitude towards Toshiba’s sale of its stake to the highest bidder.  The company has given Western Digital until Monday to comply.  It follows threats in April by Western Digital to block the sale ... Read More »

How to launch your storage project

IT leaders at a recent Computing event have given their tips on how to kick off new enterprise storage projects. Speaking at an IT Leaders Forum in March this year, ‘Building an insight driven digital business’, Alun Jones, data scientist at Konecranes, advised firms to “start with what they’ve already got”. “Start with where youare now,” said Jones. “Do an ... Read More »

IT leaders discuss benefits of software-defined storage

Big Data IoT Excellence Awards Computing’s Big Data IoT Excellence Awards, brand new for 2017, celebrate the achievements of the IT industry’s best big data and IoT companies, solutions, products and personalities. Date: 17 May 2017 London Read More »

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