Data Storage

Facebook cold storage efforts lead to petabyte Blu-ray system

Facebook cold storage efforts lead to petabyte Blu-ray system

In a world filled with storage options, there's still no perfect solution to long-term cold storage for corporations and those who need to archive data for the long haul. Facebook has been making strides in this area, and revealed in 2013 that Blu-ray discs were one area of focus. Fast-forward to this year's Open Compute Summit, where the social network has detailed the fruits of its efforts.

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Google is building a floating data center, suggests a long trail of circumstantial evidence

Google is building a floating data center, suggests a long trail of circumstantial evidence

A CNET reporter recently tracked down the meaning and nature of a barge moored to Treasure Island, a former Navy base in San Francisco Bay. The barge, which has been built up with shipping containers to resemble a floating, mostly windowless, four-story building, largely matches a Google patent for a floating data center filed in 2009. The investigative report corroborates widespread suspicions the secretive project realizes that patent.

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LenovoEMC Acronis team-up promises complete data backup protection for Severs, NAS, and PCs

LenovoEMC Acronis team-up promises complete data backup protection for Severs, NAS, and PCs

In the world of network storage, there are some interesting things brewing on the data protection side of things: LenovoEMC has announced a collaborative effort with the team at Acronis. This partnership will be bringing the likes of Acronis Backup & Recovery for NAS to LenovoEMC px series devices - and to those devices only. This is a solution from a market leader in data protection and is a development made by that company, Acronis, specifically for these LenovoEMC devices.

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Samsung defends limited available storage on GALAXY S 4

Samsung defends limited available storage on GALAXY S 4

Samsung has received a lot of complaints recently over the limited available storage on its Samsung GALAXY S 4 device. While consumers purchased the 16GB version of the Samsung GALAXY S 4, they were unpleasantly surprised when they discovered that only 8.49GB of space was available for them to use. Consumers feel like its the same type of trickery that Microsoft displayed when its 32GB Surface RT tablet was discovered to only allow consumers 16GB of available storage.

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