open compute project.jpgAccording to a recent CIO magazine article, the global public cloud market will top $146 billion in 2017 and is growing at a 22 percent compound annual growth rate. That growth is being fueled by the largest cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM. That growth is a harbinger of things to come as the Open Compute Project (OCP) transforms the data centers of these hyperscale providers.

The 3 Big Effects of the Open Compute Project

Here are three big effects that the Open Compute Project is having across the broader IT world.
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ssd comparison.jpgFor those who want an exhaustive historical account of the solid-state drive (SSD) from 1970 to the present, you’re not likely to find anything comparable to the StorageSearch.com SSD Market History. As we come to the end of 2016, it's informative for value-added resellers (VARs) to take a look at where we stand generally with SSD comparison.

Our End-of-2016 SSD Comparison

As we come to the end of 2016, it's informative for value-added resellers (VARs) to take a look at where we stand generally with SSD comparison.
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ssd life.jpgIn a recent Instanews blog and elsewhere, it was revealed that the leading manufacturer in terms of market domination at 40.8 percent of all consumer and enterprise solid-state drives (SSDs) shipped last quarter says that SSD price parity is upon us in 2017. Just as the driving force of this prediction is increased capacity, it seems to be the leading way in which SSD life will change in 2017.

Will SSD Life Change in 2017?

Here we'll discover how SSD life is expected to change in 2017.
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benefits of ssd.jpgThere are abundant statistics and signs that show the continuing growth of solid-state drives (SSDs) across consumer and enterprise sectors. A closer look at just the enterprise sector reveals a particularly promising future for value-added resellers (VARs).

The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of SSD

Although the benefits of SSD in the enterprise have been shown before, VARs have new opportunities to show there are additional benefits to potential clients.
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computer_storage_unit.jpgEDN.com has a great article celebrating the September 13, 1956, introduction of the first computer disk storage unit, which was part of the one-ton RAMAC supercomputer.

3 Computer Storage Unit Vendors Changing the Industry

Here are 3 computer storage units that are having a major impact today and the solutions that are likely to bring major changes to the industry
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physical_security_trends.jpgAccording to MarketsandMarkets, the global physical security market is expected to grow from $65.41 billion in 2015 to $105.26 billion by 2020. System integrators and other value added resellers (VARs) hold the largest share of the physical security market fulfilling the needs of security systems. The areas include access control, video surveillance, perimeter intrusion detection, physical security information management, screening and scanning, and safety and security devices.

3 Physical Security Trends We’re Seeing This Year

A closer look at three of the physical security trends we’re seeing this year can provide greater insights and opportunities for VARS moving forward.
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Where SSD Technology Is Going in 2016

With each passing day, it becomes easier to convince businesses of the superiority and inevitability of solid-state drive (SSD) technology over hard disk drive (HDD) as reliability, speed, performance, and durability continue to increase. 2016 is already shaping up to be a year of bigger, better, and faster in terms of where SSD technology is going.

Where SSD Technology Is Going in 2016

While HDD still dominates in terms of sheer numbers, SSD technology is closing the gap. Here are some of the SSD technology advances we’ll see in 2016
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As SSDs continue to grow in popularity due to their advantages in speed and size, customers may still have questions about how other performance metrics compare to traditional HDDs. One big question is about drive longevity. It’s true that SSDs only permit a finite amount of writes and rewrites before wearing out—and out of context, that piece of information can strike fear into the heart of a potential buyer. But experts have been putting SSD longevity to the test, and the reality of how well the drives hold up over time can ease the mind of any customer who misreads finite rewriting as meaning that a drive is slated for an early death.

SSD Life in 2015 and Beyond - How Long Will They Last?

Experts have been putting SSD life to the test, and the reality of how well the drives hold up over time can ease customers' minds.
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Components Through Ingram Micro

Through Ingram Micro you have access to all three categories of SSD: consumer (SATA), enterprise (PCIE/SAS) and SSD-related software. Even better, we provide the expertise required to help you implement these into your product and services offerings.
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