Seagate to Participate in Consortium Led by Bain Capital Private Equity to Acquire Toshiba Memory Corporation

Seagate Commits to Provide up to $1.25 Billion in Financing, Expects to Enter into a Long-Term NAND Supply Agreement Seagate Technology, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced its participation in the consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity that has entered into an agreement ...

Could the World Run Out of Data Storage Capacity?

Could we really be looking at the limit of the world’s data storage capacity? Even after another 100 or so years of incredible storage advances? If you’ve read our recent stories exploring how the world of data will look in 2025, you know how explosive the growth of data is and how ...

An Arctic Vault for the Entire World’s Data?

The human drive for preservation is built into our DNA. And just as that survival instinct provides an inherent will to protect our corporeal form, it now extends to one of our most abundant commodities: our data. Ever thought about being cryogenically frozen? What about your files? As reported ...

Proteomics, Data and the Fight Against Cancer

Cancer detection and prevention In recent years there have been rapid advances in the world of cancer treatment and disease prevention. But there is no simple way to deal with cancer yet. A patient may have to undergo a medley of different treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation and ...

How IoT Can Help Smart Cities Solve Major Traffic Problems

Urbanization drives need to run cities more efficiently Urbanization is a trend that is increasing globally. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs estimates that as many as 60% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2030. With more dense populations and a ...

Seagate Revs Up Flash Portfolio with New SSDs at Flash Memory Summit

Seagate is revving up its flash-storage portfolio with updates to its Nytro solid-state line, along with a demonstration of a blisteringly-fast 64TB SSD. The new products debut today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California. The updated solid-state drives—including the Nytro® 5000 ...

Why Workloads Matter More Than IOPS or Streaming

As hard drives and solid state drives (SSDs) get faster and faster, I think it is time we stop and look at what really matters, namely, how much work gets done, not how fast a device is. A key point of discussion among data architects is the importance of workflow over bandwidth or IOPs. This ...

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