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Nuclear waste body cuts energy use by 20% as Pure replaces HPE

The French agency for the management of radioactive waste (Andra) has cut power and cooling costs by a fifth in an upgrade that has seen HPE 3PAR arrays replaced by Pure Storage FlashArray flash storage hardware purchased over 10 years with non-disruptive controller upgrades. Among the issues with the existing 3PAR deployment were a lack…

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Sellafield local authority slammed over response to North Korean ransomware attack

Former bosses at Copeland Borough Council blame a 2017 ransomware attack for the authority’s failure to submit audited accounts for its final four years of business. As part of local government reform, Copeland was incorporated into the joint Cumberland authority on 1 April 2023.Auditors from Grant Thornton have now also lambasted Copeland for its response…

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Infinidat adds smaller footprint G4 arrays with claimed 2x performance

Infinidat has added two HDD and flash storage array products – dubbed Infinibox G4 – that claim a 2x performance increase on predecessors by virtue of a switch from Intel to AMD central processing units (CPUs) in their triple-active controllers. The launch sees the emergence of the Infinibox SSA G4 F1400T series, which brings a…

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Five reasons why – and when – cloud storage is the answer

When it comes to data storage, public cloud is now firmly mainstream. According to a recent survey, close to a third of organisations plan to deploy cloud storage. CIOs and IT directors listed cloud as their highest investment priority after cyber security and risk management. Cloud storage has long been an attractive option for organisations…

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NasuniIQ brings visualisation of massive unstructured datasets

Nasuni NAS file storage customers will now be able to visualise multiple petabytes of massively distributed and heterogeneous unstructured data in Grafana-powered dashboards. The functionality, called NasuniIQ, which already ships with the Nasuni File Data Platform, will allow customers to interrogate and visualise data (see image below) held in multiple locations and answer questions about…

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Storage suppliers’ market share and strategy 2023

Which are the top storage array makers and what are their strategies towards the cloud, containers and consumption models of procurement? In this article, we rank the top storage suppliers according to IDC market share statistics for 2022 in terms of enterprise external storage and give a brief summary of each player, where they’re at…

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Top 10 storage stories of 2023

Will flash kill spinning disk in the next five years? One notable storage player believes so, but plenty of voices argue there is life in the hard disk drive (HDD) yet. Meanwhile, quad-level cell (QLC) flash went mainstream with benefits in cost and capacity. Toyota suffered an outage for 36 hours at 14 car plants.…

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The best IR plans are well-revised and deeply familiar

A good incident response plan entails key roles, specific plans and playbooks, and well-rehearsed actions with clear and precise communication. The best incident response plans are those written in pencil, well-revised and deeply familiar to those needing to be on the frontline of responding. There are a few crucial aspects to any incident response plan,…

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