From the very big to the very small – WD’s Purple and Red have it all

Western Digital is spreading 18TB bigness into WD Purple video surveillance and WD Red Pro NAS disk drives. These are nine-platter conventionally recorded drives that use WD’s ePMR bias current technology to push capacity to 18TB. 18TB Purple 

Seagate gets into object storage with new CORTX software

Seagate is entering the object storage business with brand new CORTX software. The disk drive maker aims to build...

Kioxia’s Ethernet SSD stirs into EBOF life as architects dream

Kioxia claims direct-attached performance from network-attached devices is no longer a thing of storage architects’ dreams.  The company has...

Three in a row. Liqid composes DoD supercomputer contract

Liqid, the composable infrastructure vendor, has won a $20.6m deal with the US Army Corps of Engineers - bagging its third supercomputer...

Hitachi Vantara packs Optane into HCI systems

Hitachi Vantara has updated its hyperconverged infrastructure systems with faster processors. Loosely speaking, the company's Unified Compute Platform (UCP)...

Western Digital carves flash and disk drives into separate divisions

Western Digital's new boss CEO David Goeckeler is making his mark by reorganising the flash and disk operations into two business units. WD previously segmented its business between...

Fungible Inc. scoops up Cloudistics assets

Fungible, the data processing unit (DPU) unit chip startup, has bought the assets of a data centre composability business called Cloudistics for an undisclosed sum. The company said the...

Ceph scales to 10 billion objects

Ceph, the open source integrated file, block and object storage software, can support one billion objects. But can it scale to 10 billion objects and deliver good and predictable performance? 

Red Hat shifts automated data pipeline into OpenShift

Red Hat today released OpenShift Container Storage 4.5 to deliver Kubernetes services for cloud-native applications via an automated data pipeline.  Mike Piech Mike Piech, ...
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Druva pushes Kubernetes container protection into beta

Druva is adding backup for Kubernetes-orchestrated containers, as it aims to be a one-stop shop for data protection needs

Ionir: let us be your Kubernetes data mover

Ionir, a software-defined storage startup, came out of stealth today with the news that it has bagged $11m in A-series funding.

The ransomware attack happened on your watch. Why shouldn’t I fire you?

A ransomware attack happens. An organisation has to pay a ransom to get its encrypted files back. Why? Because there were no...

Your occasional storage digest with NetApp, VxRail and more

A mixed bag in this this week's roundup, with NetApp changing its logo - and trying to redefine HCI to suit itself,...