It’s (quick) payback time for Cisco UCS and Cohesity

In this week's storage news roundup, Cohesity and Cisco say users can save bundles of cash compared to using other servers and unstructured data management software. We've also got a couple of flash products, a DNA storage snippet, a NAS earthquake tremor and a clutch of suppliers...

Tales from the exabyte storage vault. Tune in for the next episode

Recently, I spoke to Cloudian CEO Michael Tso about the awesome scale and data storage management challenges of exabyte-levels of storage. This...

IT infrastructure budgets: Cloud up, On-Prem down

Revenues derived from sales IT infrastructure products to public and private cloud environments grew 9.4 per cent Y/Y in the third quarter...

Tesla car flash memory fault blanks out rearview camera

The USA's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants Tesla to recall 158,000 Tesla Model S and X vehicles, in order to...

BaaS Is Maturing: Here Are the Top 5 Use Cases

Gartner reveals five BaaS use cases I&O leaders must examine to prepare for the future of data management.

SpectraLogic: We do Azure now

Spectra Logic has upgraded its StorCycle file lifecycle management software, with V3.3 adding support for Azure, more AWS S3 tiers, and improved...

My Net Promoter Score is considerably better than yours

From time to time, vendors publish their Net Promotor Score (NPS) as a way to trumpet how great they are - and...

SK hynix bags $1bn for green chips with everything

SK hynix, the Korean memory chip maker, has issued a $1bn green bond to help clean up its manufacturing act.

Scality secures $20m to smooth the way to profitability

Scality today announced it has bagged $20m in new financing - and said this is enough to fund it to profitability.

GigaIO composability switch delivers shared Optane memory

GigaIO announced yesterday it is using silicon from Microchip in its FabreX PCIe 4.0 network fabric to dynamically compose server systems and...

Veritas snaps up HubStor, in DPaaS tech-and-team hire

Scoop! Veritas has bought HubStor, a Canadian backup and archive vendor, gaining itself a SaaS-based data protection development team. Terms are undisclosed. Ontario-based HubStor was founded in 2015 by...

At exabyte levels, data gravity exerts an enormous pull. This sucks

I spoke recently to Michael Tso, Cloudian CEO, about the consequences of exabyte-level object stores. Exabyte-level data egress from the public cloud could take years, he told me, and cost a million...

Exclusive: Clumio expelio’s sales staff as it retreats to the cloud

Clumio is laying off up to half the sales team, according to sources, in a reorganisation that sees the backup software vendor pivot to "cloud-first". The company did not directly answer our...

Phison PCIe gen 4 SSD is faster than Optane SSD

Phison is showcasing an unreleased PCIe 4.0 controller CES 2021 that is faster than Intel's P5800X Optane SSD. Update: PCIe Gen 4 bus saturation point added. 12 Jan 2021.

Micron’s good Q1fy21 results as DRAM industry cycle starts rebound

Micron has posted first fiscal 2021 quarter’s revenues of $5.77bn, up 12 per cent Y/Y. The US semiconductor maker chalked up net income of $803m for the quarter ended December 3, up...
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RedHat buys StackRox to bolster OpenShift K8s security

Red Hat is buying Stackrox, a Kubernetes-native security startup, for an undisclosed sum. The company intends to add it to Red...

Your occasional storage digest with Cisco Hyperflex, SoftIron, and more

2021 has started with a bang... but let's talk about data storage. In this week's news roundup we feature Cisco, Backup Assist...

Western Digital settles gender bias class action for $7.75m

Final approval has been granted to a Western Digital settlement of a class action lawsuit, which accused the company of underpaying female...