World’s highest capacity 3.5-inch hard drive unveiled

05 December 2018

The technology uses a small laser diode attached to each recording head to heat a tiny spot on the disk.

The company's HAMR technology uses a small laser diode attached to each recording head to heat a tiny spot on the disk.

Seagate claims it has built and tested the world’s first formatted and fully functioning 16TB enterprise hard drive platform in a standard 3.5-inch form factor – the highest capacity hard drives ever produced. 

The platform uses the company’s heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology. 

Seagate says it developed this to enable the next big increase in the amount of data that can be stored on a hard drive.

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UKFast to deliver major IT upgrade to Manchester City Council

29 October 2018

From left: UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones MBE, Cllr. Carl Ollerhead, and MCC's CIO Bob Brown inside the new hosting facility.

From left: UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones MBE, Cllr. Carl Ollerhead, and MCC's CIO Bob Brown inside the new hosting facility.

Manchester City Council (MCC) has awarded a long-term colocation contract to UKFast as part of a major upgrade to its ICT facilities.

The company will host the council’s servers across two separate sites, including two new data centre facilities that it is especially creating.

MCC says UKFast can offer "highly secure" data storage using leading technology that the council couldn't deliver on its own.

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Four million UK businesses vulnerable to losing company data

13 August 2018

The survey asked 514 UK businesses about their approaches to data backups and storage. SOURCE: BEAMING & OPINIUM 2018

The survey asked 514 UK businesses about their approaches to data backups and storage. SOURCE: BEAMING & OPINIUM 2018

Almost a million UK businesses do not backup their company data, according to research commissioned by Beaming.

The business ISP also found that a further 2.8 million firms risk losing valuable information by storing electronic copies in the same location as the original data.

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Quobyte to manage storage for ‘super-data-cluster’

18 July 2018

JASMIN currently processes an average of 1-3PB of data daily with expansion to 300PB expected by 2022.

JASMIN currently processes an average of 1-3PB of data daily with expansion to 300PB expected by 2022.

 

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Scientific Computing Department will use Quobyte’s Data Center File System to manage the JASMIN phase 4 ‘super-data-cluster’.

Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and the UK Space Agency, JASMIN provides the UK and European climate and Earth-system science communities with a globally unique data intensive analysis and computational e-infrastructure.

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