Reliant Reading List - 5 Data Storage Links We Loved This WeekWe have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news highlights to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So, what are we reading this week?

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: TechGyo, CIO.com, ZDNet, and more.    

1. The Importance of Data Storage for Both Businesses and Individuals

“Less than a decade ago, the internet was something used by businesses to send information to each other, and people to browse cat pictures. Now it is used to send data, browse cat pictures and conduct a number of important activities like banking, tax returns, and shopping…”

2. All-flash is a Synonym for a Tough Market

From The Register

Last week NetApp launched a new line of all-flash arrays (AFAs) called AFF. It’s based on a specialised version of ONTAP, which has added particular optimizations to…

3. How the Cloud Disrupted Oracle’s Ideas on Storage

From SiliconANGLE

“The Oracle Cloud Platform Launch Event was the place to be to hear new announcements about Oracle’s work on integrating the three layers of the stack: hardware, software and applications. To help shed some…”

4. EMC Sells Syncplicity to Focus on Core Storage Business

From CIO.com

“EMC is selling its Syncplicity file-sharing and collaboration business to private investment company Skyview Capital for an undisclosed sum. EMC bought Syncplicity in May 2012 in response to…”

5. Research: Local Data Storage Preferred by 69 Percent

From ZDNet

“Storage isn't the hottest topic in tech. But with rise of big data and the digitization of practically everything, finding a way to manage the huge influx of data should be a top priority on every IT manager's list. To better understand which storage technologies…”