DNA storage and science: archiving unreality

DNA storage researchers have devised a neat way to record events inside cells down to a one-minute granularity, but are wildly off-beam when predicting this could become useful as a technology to store general archival data. Identifiable segments of DNA can be sequentially added to...

Storage news ticker – November 30

… AWS has updated its Compute Optimizer tool to better recommend which AWS facilities are matched to a particular...

IBM invests in SingleStore to get faster AI and analytics on distributed data

IBM has invested in SingleStore — the re-branded MemSQL that’s building a distributed, relational SQL database for both transaction and analytic workloads...

Quest Software flipped from one private equity owner to another

Private equity-owned Quest Software, which supplies data management and protection software, has been bought by Clearlake Capital for an undisclosed amount, reported...

Storage news ticker – November 29

… Amazon Web Services’ massive virtual and in-person re:Invent is now taking place with lots of announcements expected over...

Sapphire Rapids, extra performance and IO heft, and a SKU nightmare

Intel revealed more Sapphire Rapids memory information at Supercomputing ’21 with capacity, bandwidth and tiering data. Datacentre servers will become much faster...

22dot6 adds extra cloudiness to its Valence software

All-singing, all-dancing TASS (Transcendent Abstracted Storage System) supplier 22dot6 has updated its Valence software — making it easier to set up and...

Storage news ticker – November 26

… An Arcserve announcement appears to have had an embargo breakdown or similar event, as SecurityBrief Asia has put...

NexuStorage says blocks and files can come from object storage

NexuStorage’s Nexfs software serves block and file data from an object-backing store using sub-file chunking to reduce data movement and help data...

Short and sweet – DDN opens up about rulers, subscriptions and SCM

DDN is looking favourably at supporting ruler-format flash drives and a subscription business model, but doesn’t think storage-class memory is needed quite yet. These points came across when we...

GigaOM takes notice of DPUs

Data Processing Units (DPUs) help organisations build denser, faster, more efficient and cost-effective IT infrastructures, with the goal of providing an overall lower total cost of ownership. This is...

Dell has record quarter, but flattish storage lets the side down

Dell’s quarterly revenues rose 21 per cent year-on-year to a record $28.4 billion, but storage revenues were anaemic with a mere 0.9 per cent rise to $3.89 billion. This...

Nutanix spent more money than it earned in latest quarter, but no one’s worried

Nutanix reached a negative landmark, with losses exceeding revenues in its latest quarter, but financial analysts are happy with its progress.  Revenues were $378.52 million in its first fiscal...

Pure’s great revenue rebound – profits beckoning

Pure has grown third quarter revenues a whopping 37 per cent year-on-year, surging back after last year’s third quarter 4 per cent revenue fall. That was its first negative growth quarter since...
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Gartner’s 2021 Hyperconverged Magic Quadrant: Leaders unchanged, bye-bye DataCore, hello Visionary StorMagic

All the action is centred down on the bottom-left in Gartner’s latest hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software magic quadrant (MQ).

AuriStor breathes life into Andrew File System

Andrew File System developer AuriStor updated attendees at an IT Press Tour briefing about its work on the file system with an...

Storage news ticker – November 23

… CDS, which supplies datacentre component monitoring services, announced its Raytrix MVS Insight offering with monitoring of a broad array...