• ClearSky Data Raise $27 Million For Cloud Storage Service

    ClearSky Data want to turn data storage into a utility service you rent from the cloud, but which is nevertheless available everywhere you are. It’s an ambitious goal. ClearSky Data just announced a $27 million round of funding to help them pursue this goals, with content delivery network (CDN) provider Akamai one of the investors,…

  • Intel and Micron 3D XPoint Memory Kicks Off A Revolution

    Storage industry watchers, start your engines. Earlier today, Intel and Micron announced that they’ve cracked a way to make a new kind of storage. Partway between NAND Flash (the kind found in everything from your cellphone to expensive ‘all flash’ storage arrays) and RAM (the memory devices found in pretty much anything with a computer…

  • Flash Not Reducing Data Center Footprints

    Flash storage isn’t having much impact on data center footprints in the real world. In speaking to a lot of data center providers lately, I threw in a question about infrastructure densities. Specifically, I asked if they were seeing customers reducing their footprint with the use of things like flash storage. Many of the flash…