Core Development Group Wins RFP to Develop Solar on Multiple Properties for Extra Space Storage

MAHWAH, N.J., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Core Development Group, a leading solar energy developer, announced today that it has been awarded and signed contracts for the development of solar energy systems at 30 properties owned by Extra Space Storage.

Core Development Group (PRNewsfoto/Core Development Group)

Per the contract, Core Development Group will be responsible for the design, development, and project management of PV systems for the rooftops of Extra Space Storage buildings throughout multiple states in the U.S.

“We are incredibly proud and excited to partner with such an esteemed and like-minded company as Extra Space Storage,” said Henry Cortes, Owner and Founder of Core Development Group. “I know our collaborative efforts will have a positive impact on the environment and climate goals in multiple US regions.”

The RFP, which included over 100 properties, is part of Extra Space’s continued commitment to sustainability through renewable energy. They were named the top U.S. Self-storage

Read More

AWS re:Invent Day 1: Top 5 announcements include machine learning, storage innovations, and container capabilities

CEO Andy Jassy covered 24 new product announcements in his three-hour keynote on the first day of the virtual Amazon Web Services event.


Aurora is the fastest growing service in the history of AWS, CEO Andy Jassy said in announcing the next version of Amazon Aurora Serverless at AWS re:Invent.

The newest products and services from Amazon Web Services (AWS) extend cloud tools and services to on-prem installations, reduce the cost of machine learning operations, and create more storage options. AWS CEO Andy Jassy announced 24 new capabilities during the keynote at the first day of AWS re:Invent which is a virtual event this year. The news covered everything from customer service platforms and computer vision algorithms to machine learning operations and serverless deployments.

Jassy said the company has been focused on listening to customers and inventing more options for instances, containers, and serverless deployments. Reducing costs is always a

Read More

The PS5’s Confusing ‘Other’ Storage Leaves Users Less Room For Games

the sony ps5

Photo: Sony

The launch of the next generation of consoles has underscored how precious storage space is. Games are getting bigger, and yet the new Xbox and PlayStation consoles don’t offer a whole lot of room. Most confusing is the PS5’s mysterious allocation of up to a sixth of its supposedly available SSD—potentially more than 100GB—to a category called “Other.”

We’ve been vexed by Other for weeks.

Of the 825GB of SSD storage listed on the box, you can only use 667.2GB how you please. That’s not that shocking, since we’re used to consoles allocating some of their advertised space to the operating system and other key functions.

From there, the usable 667GB is broken down into four categories. Three of those (Games and Apps, Media Gallery, and Saved Data) are unambiguous. Then there’s Other.

If you’ve been lucky enough to track down a PS5, maybe you’ve also

Read More

Cyber Monday Specials: Save hundreds on these lifetime cloud storage deals

With all the data and media you juggle on a regular basis, it doesn’t make sense to store everything on your computer, or even a physical hard drive. Physical items break, and when they do, there’s very little you can do to salvage all your data. When it comes to digital files, the rule of thumb is to back them up using cloud storage services to ensure that they will remain intact should anything happen to your devices.

Cloud storage services by big names like iCloud and Dropbox cost a pretty penny, but luckily, there are alternatives that are just as great and won’t put a hole in your pocket. Here are four options, and they’re all on sale for an extra 40% off. 

Degoo Premium: Lifetime 10TB Backup Plan

Offering a whopping 10TB of supremely secured backup space, Degoo is one of the most generous storage services in the

Read More

Best Black Friday 2020 deals on storage by Seagate and LaCie

Every year you can find great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on storage for your game consoles and computers and 2020 is no different. It really is the best time of year to get more gigabytes to hold your files, music, movies, photos and games. This batch is the best deals from Seagate and LaCie from Amazon, Newegg and B&H. These deals start Nov. 26 and run through Nov. 30. 


It’s crazy that you can get 5TB in a portable hard drive that doesn’t need a separate power supply and for only $100, no less. This uses just a single USB connection to your computer and while it is formatted for Windows, it can be reformatted for Xbox and PS4 use. This deal is also available from Amazon.


This LaCie drive is a little more expensive than a typical portable hard drive, but that’s because it

Read More

Computer Storage Devices Market Projected to Witness Vigorous Expansion by 2021 to 2030| Western Digital Technologies, Kingston Technology

Pune, Maharashtra, India, November 25 2020 (Wiredrelease) Prudour Pvt. Ltd :The Global Computer Storage Devices Market 2021 size will derive growth from climb clinical trials in the up-comping years and delivers a scrupulous analysis of the market by value, production capacity, leading key players, sorts and applications with the region, etc. To boost growth during this time period report analyzes in detail for the potential risks and opportunities, which can be focused on Computer Storage Devices market. This research work provides the newest industry data and future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability. The report assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the Market Research industry. is a company that is engaged in providing various pharmaceutical services such as product development, statistical analysis, and regulatory updates. A

Read More

KIOXIA Updates KumoScale for Faster NVMe-oF Container Storage

The data storage and protection company formerly known as Toshiba Memory America, Inc.–now called KIOXIA (phonetically kee-oh-sha) America, Inc.–has introduced a new set of functions in its home-built KumoScale storage software. 

The new features bring a next-gen networked storage approach to applications managed by the Kubernetes framework while delivering the speed of NVMe flash. KumoScale software can now serve as a container host, providing managed NVMe volumes to storage applications such as distributed file systems and object stores, running locally on KumoScale storage nodes. 

Additionally, these new capabilities and applications, along with other KumoScale control-plane services, are deployed and managed via what the company calls a Kubernetes “micro-cluster.” This results in a flexible infrastructure that can serve block, file and object storage simultaneously to Kubernetes, OpenStack, and bare metal clients.

Designed to improve the performance of client, server and storage systems, the NVMe-oF specification is driving new performance levels for

Read More

Sony “Not Hearing” PS5 Storage Complaints, Says PlayStation CEO

At launch, the PlayStation 5 doesn’t support an expansion options for its internal SSD or allow you to copy games from the console to an external HDD for storage. But according to Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan, Sony isn’t aware of any customer concerns about the limited storage.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Ryan was asked about whether Sony regarded the limited space on the PS5 currently as a problem, to which the CEO explained that the company hadn’t yet noticed an outcry from customers.

“We’re not hearing that,” Ryan explained. “We’ll obviously watch what happens as people unbox their PlayStations and start to use them. We think we’ll be okay. We obviously are able to monitor hard drive usage on the PS4 microscopically and everything that we saw there indicates that we should be fine.”

The PS5 ships with a custom 825GB SSD, with only 667GB accessible to players

Read More

KIOXIA’s KumoScale Software Brings Faster NVMe-oF Storage to Containers

New Features for Kubernetes Deployments Highlighted at KubeCon

KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.) has introduced a broad new set of capabilities in its KumoScale™ storage software. The new features bring the rich functionality and durability of networked storage to applications managed by the Kubernetes® framework, while delivering the exceptional performance of NVMe® flash. KumoScale software can now serve as a container host, providing managed NVMe volumes to storage applications such as distributed file systems and object stores, running locally on KumoScale storage nodes. Additionally, these new capabilities and applications, along with other KumoScale control-plane services, are deployed and managed via a Kubernetes “micro-cluster”. This results in a flexible infrastructure that can serve block, file, and object storage simultaneously to Kubernetes, OpenStack®, and bare metal clients. KIOXIA will demonstrate KumoScale software’s new Kubernetes storage features at the virtual KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020

Read More

Google Photos is ending unlimited free storage. Here’s what you need to know


Sarah Tew/CNET

Google Photos is ending its unlimited free storage policy for photos and videos, Google said Wednesday in a blog post. After June 1, 2021, any new photos and videos you upload will count toward the free 15GB of storage that comes with every Google account. But don’t worry: Any photos or videos you’ve uploaded before that day won’t be part of the cap. 

The move is meant to encourage people to sign up for Google’s storage subscription service, Google One. Google One plans start at $2 a month in the US for 100GB of storage and other features, like Google Store discounts.

Read more: 6 of the best photo storage options for 2020

It’s a good idea to make sure your existing photos and videos are backed up in Google Photos before the June deadline, since those will be considered free and exempt from the storage limit.

Read More