Druva draws in dollars for growth dash

SaaS data protector Druva has raised $147m in an eighth funding round at a $2bn-plus valuation, and taking the total raised to $475m. The company will use the cash to develop its business in APAC and EMEA. Jaspreet Singh

Your occasional storage digest with NGD computational storage and more

The headline story in this week's storage digest is concerns NGD's computational storage drives reducing deep neural net training time by up...

Nvidia BlueField goes SuperPODDING – with composability in its sights

Analysis Nvidia has updated its SuperPOD GPU server for AI by adding BlueField DPU support to accelerate and secure access to data....

NetApp moves HQ to diaphanous building in San Jose

NetApp is moving its headquarters a few miles south from Sunnyvale CA to central San Jose. The company is sub-leasing 700...

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.

Pensando tech slashes network management costs – but you may need 2,000-servers to benefit

Enterprises with 2,000-plus servers could save up to 84 per cent in various network monitoring and management costs over three years by...

Amazon brings more compute to RedShift nodes with AQUA

Amazon Web Services is bringing compute closer to its RedShift cloud data warehouse storage to accelerate query processing by 10x.

Amazon Files get CRAB protection

Amazon has added cross-region and cross-account facilities to the AWS Backup facility for AWS FSx -calling this CRAB for FSx.

Huawei looks beyond von Neumann to build 100x denser storage systems

At its April 12 Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, Huawei said it is researching 100x denser storage systems that break free of...

Egnyte deals with Microsoft 365 content sprawl

Microsoft 365's multiple applications may mean there are mini-content silos to manage - which Egnyte now unifies and syncs with Azure Blob...

Samsung switches up with the lightning-fast PCie 4.0 PM9A1 client SSD

Samsung has launched the PM9A1, a super-fast PCIe 4 client SSD with 2TB capacity, that matches Western Digital’s Black SN850 at 1 million random read IOPS and 7GB/sec sequential read bandwidth.

DDN ports EXAScaler storage software to Bluefield-2 DPU

DDN has demonstrated its EXAScaler storage controller software running on Nvidia’s BlueField-2 data processing units (DPUs) which replace the existing EXAScaler controllers and add a security layer to enhance data integrity.

ExaGrid becomes cash-positive, passes 3,000 customers

ExaGrid recruited more than 120 new customers in the first 2021 quarter and has become cash-flow positive. The data backup startup said it also posted record sales in EMEA. We have actually...

Nvidia unveils BlueField 3 DPU. It’s much faster

Nvidia says its next-generation BlueField SmartNIC device, launched today, will deliver the most powerful software-defined networking, storage and cybersecurity acceleration capabilities for data centres. Update: 13 April 2021. Updated...

Amazon Re:Freeze makes it easier to transfer Glacier vault archives

Amazon has announced the Glacier Re:Freeze serverless service to transfer an entire Glacier data vault to another S3 class such as Glacier Deep Archive. The idea is to transfer...
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Gartner: external storage spend to lag server spend 2019-2025

Server-based IT expenditure will grow three times faster than external storage spending, over 2019-2025, according to Gartner forecasts. Wells...

Wish HCI could do more?Maybe it’s time for some disaggregation

Sponsored Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of organizations. Recent figures from IDC showed growth in the...

Ionir frees data from its location trap

Profile Last month Blocks & Files interviewed Ionir marketing head Kirby Wadsworth and CEO Jacob Cherian to find out more about...