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May 8, 2013  10:42 PM

EMC’s ‘The Lazy Song’ Makes Way for ‘When I Was Your Man’

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
big data, emc, ibm, tucci, vmware

It's ironic that EMC's EMC World party is featuring Bruno Mars, whose most recent hit, "

December 27, 2012  7:04 PM

IBM Acquires StoredIQ, But What is It?

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
big data, e-discovery, ediscovery, ibm

IBM announced earlier this month that it was acquiring StoredIQ, but exactly what the company does isn't quite obvious. Part big data, part e-discovery, it's sort of neither fish nor fowl. As an example, analyst firm IDC included the Austin, Texas-based StoredIQ in its

January 13, 2012  9:47 PM

IBM Sets Stage for Teeny-Weeny, Real Real Small, Disk Storage

Posted by: Sharon Fisher

To give you an idea of IBM's accomplishment of storing one bit of data in 12 atoms, or one byte of data in 96 atoms, of iron on a surface of copper nitride, the equivalent would be a 10, 416-terabyte drive in the size of a 1 TB drive today.* That's because, according to the New York Times,...

October 6, 2011  11:37 PM

IBM Takes Over Troubled National Archive Project

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
era, government, ibm, nara

IBM announced this week that it had been selected for a 10-year $240 million operations and maintenance contract with the National Archives and Records Administration, but there's a lot more to the story than that. IBM is actually taking over from Lockheed Martin after several years of a project...

August 31, 2011  2:46 PM

IBM’s 120-Petabyte Hard Drive Causes Flurry of Analogies

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
big data, ibm

The best part about IBM's experimental 120-petabyte hard drive is reading all the ways that writers try to explain how big it is.

  • 2.4 million Blu-ray disks
  • 24 million HD movies
  • 24 billion MP3s
  • 1 trillion files
  • Eight times as largest as the...

June 6, 2011  7:52 PM

Disk Storage Systems Sales Continue to Show Good Growth

Posted by: Sharon Fisher
dell, emc, hitachi, hp, ibm, idc storage revenues, netapp

IDC recently released its Q1 disk storage systems sales figures, and there's good news and...well, actually, it's pretty much just good news, unless you're Dell or a small vendor. Here's several aspects of the good news:

  • 13.2% growth in external disk storage factory revenues year...


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