Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December IV

Today I have couple various topics for you:
Year-end interviews with Tom Wultich (Oracle Tape Executive) and Chuck Hollis (EMC CTO) on how they see the storage market and their respective companies in 2013.

A couple future-related stories (beyond 2013!) and analysis coming from:
And lastly a very recent Computerworld report on SSD price trends: according to that report, SSDs recently  broke the magic 1$/GB price point and have dropped more than 20% since the beginning of 2012!

Friday, December 7, 2012

December III

Just in time for the weekend, IDC has finished adding up all the numbers and presents the "Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker" for the Q3 2012.
To summarize: "For the quarter, the total disk storage systems market posted just under $7.9 billion in revenues, representing 3.7% growth from the prior year's third quarter. Total disk storage systems capacity shipped reach 7,104 petabytes, growing 24.4% year over year."

For details, please find the IDC Press Release here, and some comments and analysis from Storage Newsletter and Computerworld along with it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December II

With this weeks announcement of the LTO-6 media (available starting on Dec. 7!), IBM's LTO-6 rollout is now complete!
All LTO-6 IBM Media announced this week is based on the same advanced BaFe (Barium ferrite) technology we had first introduced with the TS1140 enterprise drive back in 2011.
As you can see in the picture, native capacity for the cartridge is 2.5TB
(or 2.5T-octets for our friends in the French-speaking countries)!
For details, please refer to the Fujitsu website here!