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How it all began

28th October 2015

For more than a decade now, Origin Storage has been an established provider to many of the IT industry’s leading Resellers. At the heart of our success lies a dedicated team of trusted advisers with a wealth of knowledge in storage and data security.
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Talk Talk hack data was unencrypted

23rd October 2015

TalkTalk hack data was unencrypted, company says, leaving it open to hackers despite repeated cyber attacks. The hack is the third major incident within the company in the last 12 months, with customers’ information once again being stolen.

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Nominated for the CRN Awards

22nd October 2015

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On 2nd September, the CRN Awards released the shortlisted companies within their 24 different categories for 2015. Origin Storage was one of the companies shortlisted, for the “Storage Distributor of the year” category.

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Western Digital is buying SanDisk for $19 billion

22nd October 2015

It’s been confirmed! Western Digital, the world’s largest storage manufacturer, is buying one of the world’s largest flash memory manufacturers, SanDisk. The deal is worth $86.50 per share, which adds up to a total of $19 billion. 

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Storage Glossary of Terms

20th October 2015

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AB
AES – Advanced Encryption Standard
AIT – Advanced Intelligent Tape
AME – Advanced Metal Evaporated
AMP – Advanced Metal Particle
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Global SSD Market to Post CAGR of 41% Until 2022

2nd October 2015

According to a new market report made public by Transparent Market Research Solid State Drive Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 – 2022($4,795), the global SSD market was valued at $15.1 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $229.5 billion by 2022, expanding at a CAGR of 40.7% from 2015 to 2022. Continue reading…

Laptop Upgrades- Memory (RAM)

25th September 2015

What you need to know about laptop upgrades (part 2: Memory)

Laptops aren’t easy to upgrade as desktop PCs. In fact, newer laptops are becoming harder to upgrade- but you still may need to upgrade your laptop with more RAM or a solid-state drive. Continue reading…

Laptop Upgrades – Solid State Drive

24th September 2015

What you need to know about laptop upgrades (part 1: SSD)

Laptops aren’t easy to upgrade as desktop PCs. In fact, newer laptops are becoming harder to upgrade- but you still may need to upgrade your laptop with more RAM or a solid-state drive.

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Latest news on Qsan

15th September 2015

windowsJ300Q – The best DAS/JBOD enclosure for Windows Storage Spaces

With commodity servers (computes) and J300Q DAS enclosures, users can construct your own software defined storage infrastructure using Windows Storage Spaces. J300Q series supports SAS, SATA, and SSD drives in both 3.5″(LFF) and 2.5″(SFF) form factors. Continue reading…

Encryption 101

30th June 2015

Concerns about business data security are on the rise. Between the recent Apple and Facebook leaks and the crisis regarding creating a “backdoor” or a “golden key” to encrypted hard drives, CEOs and IT specialists are justly worried about the long-term effects.

Executives are entitled to place a higher premium on the protection of their data. However, it can be difficult to coordinate security measures across various areas of the business, on different types of systems and devices; it’s easy to leave out one or more, even among the most vigilant business owners. Continue reading…