We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So what are we reading? This week, Dell and EMC make history with $60 billion merger and hybrid cloud continues to dominate enterprise environments. 

This week’s articles come from a variety of sources: The Wall Street Journal, Storageswiss, The Register, and more.

1. Data Protection Advantages of a Thin Provisioned Filer

 “A thin provisioned filer is a happy filer – especially from a data protection standpoint. In this context a thin provisioned filer is a filer that has plenty of free space due to older unused files moved somewhere else. Unfortunately, such filers can be quite...

From Storageswiss

2. Dell Closes $60 Billion Merger with EMC

"Dell Inc. Wednesday said it completed its $60 billion deal to acquire EMC Corp., the largest technology merger in history...

From The Wall Street Journal