ChannelNext 2014
Headlines for Storage
New McAfee Server Security Suites Offer Comprehensive Protection for The Hybrid Data Center
McAfee, part of Intel Security, announced key advancements to its Server Security Suites portfolio, which includes performance optimization and additional management efficiency to enhance security posture for servers deployed in physical, virtualized and cloud environments.
Synology Invites SMB Users to Rethink Storage at VMworld 2014

IBM Breakthrough Chip Design Mimics Human Brain
We asked analyst Charles King to help us make sense of IBM's highly technical SyNAPSE announcement.
AMD Unleashes World’s Most Powerful Server GPU for HPC
AMD FirePro S9150 server card delivers up to 2.53 TFLOPS of peak double-precision floating point performance for intense compute workloads, and 10.8 GFLOPS double precision-per-watt, up to 77% more performance/watt than the competition
IBM Announces $3 Billion Research Initiative to Tackle Chip Grand Challenges for Cloud and Big Data Systems
IBM announced it is investing $3 billion over the next 5 years in two broad research and early stage development programs to push the limits of chip technology needed to meet the emerging demands of cloud computing and Big Data systems.
China approves Lenovo, IBM $2.3 billion server deal

Synology Introduces the RS3614xs

Oracle Announces New, Highly Optimized x86 Servers
Oracle is announcing the latest in its line of workload-specific, enterprise-class servers, the Sun Server X4-4 and Sun Server X4-8. Co-engineered with Oracle software, these servers are the first to include elastic computing features, maximizing performance by adapting to different workload demands in real time.
Nefelus Selects Aspera, an IBM Company, to Accelerate the Transfer of Big Data to Speed Computer Chip Design
Aspera On Demand Enables the Fast and Secure Transfer of Proprietary Integrated Circuit Designs to and from the Nefelus Cloud Platform
Intel Unleashes Powerful SSDs for Big Data Era
The Intel Solid-State Drive Data Center Family for PCIe brings extreme data throughput directly to Intel Xeon processors with up to six times faster data transfer speed than 6 Gbps SAS/SATA SSDs.
Gartner Says Worldwide Server Shipments Market Grew 1.4 Percent in the First Quarter of 2014, While Revenue Declined 4.1 Percent
In EMEA, Server Revenue Returned to Growth in the First Quarter of 2014
NSERC/IBM Canada Industrial Research Chair: Research in Smarter Microelectronics Packaging for Performance Scaling
Creating Smaller, More Robust, and More Powerful Electronic Components
IBM Research Sets New Record for Storing Massive Amounts of Big Data
Important tape storage milestone storing, protecting and accessing increasing volumes of Big Data
Nearly half of Canadian businesses identify IT storage as a priority this year, CDW Canada survey reveals
Twenty per cent believe Big Data will be impactful  
Sigma Designs Deploys Avere for Speed and Savings
Avere Systems announced that Sigma Designs has deployed Avere’s FXT Series Edge Filers to deliver significantly improved productivity for design engineers by providing fast, reliable access to critical design systems and data.
H. A. Storage Systems Named to CRN 2014 List of Tech Elite 250

Seagate Ships World Fastest 6TB Drive For Scale-out, Cloud-based Data Centers
New Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 Delivers Industry-leading Performance, Ultra-High Capacity and Eighth-Generation Enterprise Reliability
WD Teams With Promark On Distribution Of Business Storage Solutions
WD Signs Agreement to Distribute WD Arkeia™ and WD Sentinel™ Product Families with Promark, One of the Longest-standing Specialist Storage Distributors in U.S.  
WD Introduces First Thunderbolt-Powered Portable Dual-Drive
My Passport® Pro, Featuring Bus-Powered, User-Selectable RAID Storage in Capacities Up to 4 TB, Delivers High Speed and True Portability for Creative Pros on the Go  
Gartner Says Worldwide External Controller-Based Disk Storage Market Grew Five Percent in Fourth Quarter of 2013
Worldwide external controller-based (ECB) disk storage vendor revenue totaled $6.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, a five percent increase from revenue of $6.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Gartner, Inc.