The flash revolution will be delayed – due to an unexpected strong demand for enterprise hard drives

The tech storage industry consensus is that enterprise hard drives sales will fall at the expense of solid state drives (SSDs) in all areas except for hyperscale data centres. This migration seems well underway - however... 2019's fourth quarter saw the SSD share...

Chinese NAND and DRAM fabs escape coronavirus damage

Chinese DRAM and NAND foundries have so far escaped the impact of coronavirus, which has disrupted the supply chains of many global...

Your occasional storage digest, featuring mainframes, HAMR and a data protection deluge

Your occasional storage digest this week features boatloads of data protection news from Atempo, Clumio, Cobalt Iron, Datrium, Druva, Infrascale and...

BackBlaze reports unexpectedly high failure rate for one of Seagate’s 12TB drives

BackBlaze has reported "a higher-than-typical failure rate among some of our 12TB Seagate drives" at its cloud storage facility.

NetApp Q3 earnings fall short of Wall Street expectations

NetApp shares fell 13 per cent last night on the back of disappointing third quarter results and lower guidance for the next...

Pester power! One big customer prompts Dell EMC PowerProtect systems to work with Actifio

Dell EMC PowerProtect arrays (formerly branded Data Domain) have gained copy data management functionality via Actifio, through a deal prompted by an unnamed customer. Actifio CMO Brian Reagan told...

Nutanix to run Karbon 2.0 Kubernetes clusters in no-network isolation zone

V.2 of Nutanix’s Karbon front end wrapper for Kubernetes will enable Kubernetes clusters to run in a network-free isolation zone. At time of writing, Nutanix had not officially announced...

So long, farewell, Storwize. IBM melds storage array line under FlashSystems brand

IBM has launched faster FlashSystem arrays, in a move that also sees it simplify its block access storage array line-up. The company now goes to the non-mainframe market with...

Fungible aims to slay the CPU bogeyman with composable microprocessor

Fungible Inc, a US composable systems startup, wants to front-end every system resource with its DPU microprocessors, offloading security and storage functions from server CPUs. The company has not...
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Why fast object storage is poised for the mainstream

Four years ago, Pure Storage pioneered fast object storage with the launch of its FlashBlade system. Today fast object storage is ready to...

‘Reverse CDN’ is huge storage vendor opportunity for self-driving cars

Autonomous and near-autonomous vehicles will need black box facilities to help with accident cause analysis in the case of a crash. They...

Snowflake whips ups funding blizzard with Salesforce

Snowflake Computing has taken in $479m in a surprise G-series funding with Salesforce as co-lead investor in the cloud data warehousing startup....

Your occasional storage digest, (mostly) featuring Couchbase DBaaS service

Slim pickings for this week's enterprise storage round-up. But let's kick off Couchbase making its NoSQL database available as a cloud-based service....