Now that’s what I call future proofing. IBM makes world’s first quantum computing-safe tape drive

IBM is developing cryptographic security measures to protect archived data against attacks by quantum computers. You can't be too careful, IBM says: “While years away, data can be harvested today, stored and decrypted in the future with a powerful enough quantum computer.”

A bit of a storage rounder-upper

August is coming to a close. Here is a round-up of storage news for the past few days.

Veritas plays nicely with VMware in the cloud

Data protection stalwart Veritas has ported the Enterprise Data Services Platform (EDSP) for VMware onto the AWS, Azure and Google clouds.

Pure Storage sees no enterprise sales slowdown – yet

Pure Storage made a net loss of $66m on fiscal Q2 revenues up 28 per cent to $396.3m from a year ago....

Datrium DRaaS takes the disaster out of recovery

Datrium today introduced a disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) using the VMware Cloud on AWS as the remote DR data centre.

Western Digital makes fast and fat portable hard drives for gamers

Western Digital today announced five external drives for gamers. The new WD_Black brand comprises four disk drives, including two Xbox-specific offerings, and one SSD. They are designed...

DDN adds Nexenta file services to Tintri arrays

DDN is giving Tintri file array users access to file services through a Nexenta virtual storage appliance. The company bought Tintri in 2018 and Nexenta this year, and...

Druva automates backup push into AWS storage tiers for greatest cost savings

Druva has devised a way of automatically slotting backup data into the appropriate AWS storage layer, a service that it claims, reduces total cost of ownership by up to 50 per...

Acronis updates True Image, 2020-style

Acronis has a fresh release of its True Image PC-tablet disk image backup and cloning software, with faster performance and better anti-malware defences. It can stop ransomware and crypto-jacking...

Back to the future with persistent memory

The potential of persistent memory is to return computing to the pre-DRAM era but with vastly more powerful NVRAM servers, and external...

Innodisk embeds Azure Sphere into industrial SSD

Innodisk, the Taiwainese storage vendor, has built an industrial SSD with Microsoft’s Azure Sphere providing software updates, device-level analytics, data security, remote...

Your occasional storage digest featuring Dell EMC, Cloudera, InfiniteIO, Cloudian and more

Here are some storage news stories to round off the week. Dell EMC storage comes closer to Cloudera

Minio is faster than Hadoop. Farewell, NAS and SAN?

Object storage software house Minio has demonstrated its storage can run up to 93 per cent faster than a Hadoop system.