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IBM and Sony store 330TB of uncompressed data on a single tape

IBM and Sony have announced a new world record for data storage, successfully cramming 330TB of uncompressed files onto a single tape drive. The breakthrough makes tape a viable solution for the cold storage of cloud archives.

Major tech companies see DNA storage as the future

Major technology companies, like Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft are investigating the use of DNA to store vast quantities of digitized data. Such data storage solutions would be retrievable thousands of years later.

DNA as a data storage medium: Progress and challenges

Advances are being made with storing digitized data on DNA (both natural and synthetic). This is set to become huge in terms of a 'permanent' data storage solution.

Highly magnetic material improves computer performance

Computer technologists have created a highly magnetic material; the material could provide significant improvements to the performance of current computer technologies.

Perovskite could herald next generation of data storage

Technologists have developed a new perovskite based-material. The material has special properties that can be used to design and build next-generation hard drives.

New cryptocurrency-based cloud storage tries to beat Dropbox

Siacoin, Nebulous Labs's upcoming cryptocurrency-based data storage platform aims at beating the current industry giants such as Dropbox and Amazon S3 with its innovative technology.

Why Microsoft is buying DNA molecules from an SF startup

Microsoft is buying 10 million strands of long oligonucleotides — laboratory-made molecules of DNA — from San Francisco startup Twist Bioscience, the companies announced today.

Op-Ed: The changing world of Internet storage options

As technology moves forward, the necessity to quickly and securely store, access, analyze and manage data becomes a great concern for many businesses.

Op-Ed: Storage in a flash

It seems that every New Year another new device or innovative technology hits the market. 2013 saw the death of some entire industries as a result of our increasingly digitized world, but is that such a bad thing?

Google Looks to the Open Seas For Cost-Cutting Solutions

In an attempt to reduce their operating costs, Google is considering using off-shore data centers that would run off wave energy.

Digitals to become a girl's best friend

Berlin - Coming onto the market worldwide in the next few weeks are data-storage sticks and headphones outfitted as glitzy jewellery. The Philips products are decorated with lead-crystal gemstones by Swarovski.
 

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