|Azure Import/Export Preview Out
With the new Windows Azure Import/Export Service, users of the Azure platform that is hosted in Microsoft's data centers can import/export data by shipping their hard drives to Microsoft.
|Wind Beneath Microsoft's Data Wings
As part of an effort to become carbon neutral, Microsoft has entered a 20-year deal to buy power from a new wind farm in Texas, the first time the tech giant is buying electricity from a specific source.
|HGST Ships Helium-Filled Hard Drives
Can helium reduce your data center's power consumption? HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) thinks so. Its new Ultrastar He6 hard disk drives use helium to reduce turbulence and heat.
|NASA Strives To Tame 'Big Data'
The ever-increasing flow of large and complex data streams from space agency NASA's many far-flung missions will require new strategies for storing, processing and accessing the vast troves.