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Tesla Solar Roof Tiles to ship to UK in 2018

Elon Musk (the man behind the Tesla Electric car) has confirmed that Tesla’s new solar roof tiles will be available in the UK from  2018, nearly six months after they are to be released in the US market.

The Tesla founder took to Twitter to tease the launch of a new order page on Tesla’s website which allows customers to place orders for the tiles for the first time since they were formally announced  October 2016.tesla-Sloar-Tiles-blog

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Solid State Drive Storage

How do SSDs wear out, and how does this make them less reliable than hard disk drives?

SSDs have no moving components, this distinguishes them from traditional electromechanical magnetic disks such as hard disk drives Hard disk drives (HDDs) or floppy disks, which contain spinning disks and a movable read/write head. This means that compared with electromechanical disks, SSDs are more resistant to physical shock, run quicker and run quietly  or even silently. However, while the price of SSDs has continued to decrease over the years the question of the life span of Data centre arrays is still an unknown quantity.

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Survey reveals how Remote Working Puts Business Data At Risk,

Encrypting your work both inside and outside the office . Survey reveals how Remote Working Puts Business Data At Risk,

With Over A Third Of Office Workers Having  Lost Devices In A Public Place

One in four employees interviewed admit breaking security policies to work remotely and the vast majority aren’t concerned about losing confidential business data

Poor security and impugned responsibility are putting business data at risk for those working remotely, according to new research from global data storage and information security company Imation Corp. Workers are taking confidential information away from the office, often without the knowledge of their employer, and losing unsecured and unencrypted business data in places such as pubs, trains and hotels. 

According to the survey of 1,000 office workers from the UK and Germany, nearly two in five of respondents, or someone they know personally, have lost or had a device stolen in a public place. Three quarters of these devices - such as laptops, mobile phones, and USB sticks - contained work-related data. This included confidential emails (37%), confidential files (34%) and customer data (21%). Whilst we expected the vast majority to be Civil servants, from councils and Government workers. We discover that the culprits were in private companies.

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Imation Cloud External Hard Drives Enterprise and Government

Imation Corp a data storage and information security company, have launched their first high-security, high-performance external USB 3.0 SuperSpeed hard drive capable of being managed in the cloud.

Using a single centralised, cloud-based management console, enterprise and public sector IT administrators have visibility into IronKey Enterprise H300 hard drives as well as their IronKey Enterprise flash drives and IronKey secure workspace devices for Windows To Go.

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IronKey™ Enterprise H300 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Employs Same Management Console as IronKey Enterprise Flash Drives and Secure Workspace Devices for Windows To Go

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Hewlet Packard and storage giant EMC

The decision to split Hewlett-Packard will be the defining moment of Meg Whitman’s position as CEO at HP (Hewlet Packard )

It has been reported that Hewlet Packard  and storage giant EMC have been talking secretly for months about the possibility of a merger and of course Meg kept her powder dry during the recent Canalys Conference in Cannes France.  The idea was broached continually by Steve Brazier although no information was forth coming Two historically successful companies that both need a flash of energy and also need to enter new markets to keep that growth going.

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AES-256 hardware encryption makes the IronKey H200 Biometric Hard Drive

Securely store your data using biometric authentication.

PROTECT DATA WITH BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION AND MORE

An ergonomic finger- swipe for identification, combined with strong password authentication, challenges unauthorized users. And a high-strength aluminum enclosure resists physical break-ins and lets you recognize immediately any attempt to compromise the case.

MEET STRICT DATA SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

With the first USB external hard drive to be FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated, you can be confident you’re meeting regulatory requirements by deploying the highest level of encryption, powered by the on-board security processor.

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Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) - first 5TB 3.5-inch,

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced their first 5TB 3.5-inch, low RPM hard disk drive (HDD) specifically for surveillance applications. The MD04ABA-V series is built for use in surveillance digital video recorders (SDVR), surveillance network video recorders (SNVR) and hybrid SDVR.

Designed for surveillance applications, with support for up to 32 high definition cameras and 24/7 operation, the  new Series also incorporates rotational vibration (RV) sensors, making it suitable for use in RAID/multi-HDD based surveillance platforms.

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New Helium filled 6 TB Enterprise Storage

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a well known  producer of enterprise storage solutions, and now a Western Digital company,  is shipping a milestone in Storage Innovation.

The Ultrastar He6: A New Milestone in storage first announced on  November 4th , 2013,is now shipping.  HGST took HDD capacity and TCO to a new level by launching its revolutionary Ultrastar He6 HelioSeal-drive storage platform.  This engineering breakthrough incorporating Helium Gas as opposed to air or a vacume, has enabled HGST to increase capacity while lowering both power consumption and drive temperature at the same time, and in a standard 3.5-inch HDD footprint, using 7 disks.. As a result, it offers today’s best watt-per-TB, TB-per-system weight, and TB-per-square foot.

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SSD Pioneer falls on hard times

OCZ, a pioneering SSD maker that has fallen on hard times over the past couple of years, has signed a deal to be acquired by Toshiba.

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OCZ, which last week said it would likely liquidate if it weren't acquired by Toshiba, signed a deal under which the Japanese electronics giant will acquire "substantially all of OCZ's assets in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding" for $35 million, OCZ said in a statement.

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Worldwide E-C-B Disk Storage Grew 0.6 Percent in Q1-2013

Worldwide external controller-based (ECB) disk storage vendor revenue totaled $5.5 billion in the first quarter of 2013, a 0.6 percent increase from revenue of $5.4 billion in the first quarter of 2012.

The Q1 results show the 14th quarter of growth. "However, facing the strong headwinds of a morose global macro-economy, the 0.6 percent increase is the slowest year-over-year growth rate since the fourth quarter 2009." said Roger Cox, research vice president at Gartner.

EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi/Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and NetApp all beat the year-on-year market growth rate in the first quarter (see Table 1).

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Cloud Computing

Storage is dead: Long live storage

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In an age where we have more information than we can cope with and where data is growing at an exponential rate, how can storage be dead?

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Emulex Harnesses the Strength of Community with New Connect Partner Program

New partner program launched by  Emulex  includes,  bigger SPIFs, faster claims and higher profit margins.

 Experts Training, Convergence Conversations, Connect+ Partner Designation and Interactive Online Communities.

On 7th March 2011 Emulex Corporation  has launched  its next-generation Emulex Connect Partner Program™ for Emulex channel partners and value-added resellers (VARs). It offers partner-specific content, Emulex Expert™ online technical and sales training certifications,The Emulex Connect Partner Program also includes an interactive and innovative community ecosystem to foster independent discussions around the transition to 10Gb/s Ethernet (10GbE) and network convergence. This community includes an open dialog about implementing a 10GbE infrastructure through blogs, podcasts and webinars around customer trends and pain points.

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Global storage company to showcase complete range of products from NAS and DAS

Global storage company to showcase complete range of products from NAS and DAS to Enterprise Solutions and Ultra-Density Storage

UIT (United Information Technology) will be exhibiting their complete range of storage solutions at CeBIT, in Hannover from the 1st to the 5th March 2011. The UIT booth is located in the Enterprise Storage Solutions Pavilion, Hall 2, Stand F38, Booth A6.

On display will be UIT's extensive line-up of products including NAS, DAS, IP-SAN, FC-SAN, iSCSI, Remote Data Replication and Ultra-Density Storage. The family of products offers a wide range of host interfaces, including 8Gb Fibre Channel and 10Gb iSCSI.

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