Zamarian’s Pavilion gets $45 million funding boost

Pavilion Data, supplying very fast storage hardware based on network switch architecture, has gained renewed funding — $45 million of it — after recently-appointed CEO Dario Zamarian led the company to double its new customer growth year-on-year in 2021. The company says it significantly...

Ocient gets a CTO – from one of its VC funders

Ocient, the startup developing a trillion-rows-a-second RDBMS computation system, has appointed a CTO: Ian Drury, formerly of one of its lead investors.

Two new Optane drives surface in New Hampshire

Intel has two new Optane 3D XPoint drives coming, if tests at a New Hampshire Interoperability Lab are anything to go by.

Polar Security gets VC seed cash

Israeli startup Polar Security officially emerges from stealth with $8.5 million seed funding to build its technology for automatically discovering and securing ...

Diamanti’s CEO is on a hiring rush

Diamanti, led by CEO Chris Hickey who was appointed seven months ago, has hired 36 sales and engineering people since he took...

Infinidat celebrates a very good 2021

Enterprise storage array supplier Infinidat reported 40 per cent year-on-year bookings growth in 2021. This included an end-of year...

Dell amps up its APEX hybrid multi-cloud portfolio – with more to come

Dell Technologies is announcing storage and data protection services across the on-premises and multiple public cloud environments, along with enhanced Kubernetes support...

Kioxia announces detail-free speedy QLC phone flash card

Flash fabber Kioxia is sampling a thinner and denser phone flash drive, saying it has faster read and write speeds — but...

Storage news ticker – January 18

… DataCore Software announced its DataCore Swarm object storage (from acquired Caingo) has qualified as a “Veeam Ready-Object” and “Veeam...

Spin orbits could make better MRAM

Magneto-Resistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) has so far generally failed to replace SRAM because its Spin Transfer Torque (STT-MRAM) implementation is too slow and doesn’t last long enough. A new variant —...

Storage news ticker – January 17

… UK-based digital archiver Arkivium has been selected to take its petabyte-scale and SaaS-based ARCHIVER offering through to the final, pilot stage, in preparation for commercialisation on the European...

Hyve: busy hyperscaler bees buy hardware, not software

Hyve Solutions sells storage hardware to its hyperscaler customers, but not software — because they don’t want it. What, then, do hyperscalers want? Hyve is a TD Synnex business...

Storage news ticker – January 14

… A Backblaze blog claims public cloud service provider data retention minimum periods are like a data deletion tax. “Let’s call retention minimums what they really are: delete penalties....

Cloud Titan OEM deals mean advantage NetApp

NetApp’s OEM deals with the AWS, Azure and Google public clouds set it ahead of all other file-focused storage providers. Jason Ader, a William Blair financial analyst, gave subscribers the...
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Fewer disk units shipped in Q4 ’21 as nearline rises

There were fewer disk drives shipped in 2021’s last quarter than a year ago, but the nearline segment saw a 38 per...

Storage news ticker – January 13

… Data protector Catalogic Software announced general availability for its latest DPX software, with enhancements to agentless backups for...

Ising on the cake: Sync Computing spots opportunity for cloud resource optimisation

Startup Sync Computing has devised a hardware answer to the problem that NetApp’s Spot solves with software: how to optimise large-scale public...