More storage river pointers to Cloud and Flash growth

Scanning the turbulent river that’s the storage market we can see four waves criss-crossing it this week that point to the strength of the cloud storage, flash replacing disk, and the health market looking for app-to infrastructure performance management.

JetStream DR comes in and goes to the clouds

Rich Petersen

Rich Petersen, president and co-founder of JetStream Software, said: “We are seeing a tectonic shift in the space that used to be called ‘backup and recovery.’ The mission of this technology has shifted from backups that ‘protect the data’ to business continuity solutions that ‘protect the business.’ Also, the technology partner deploying and managing these solutions has shifted from the enterprise end user to the cloud service provider.”

A JetStream DR offering enables cloud service providers (CSPs) and managed service providers (MSPs) to deliver cloud-based services to enterprise customers;

  • Continuous Data Protection: immediate data replication to a recovery service
  • Business Continuity: virtual machine (VM) failover to a “warm cloud” environment
  • Disaster Recovery: VM and data recovery from cloud object stores

It provides real-time replication to a ready-to-go failover environment for immediate recovery and resumed operations. 

JetStream DR replicates data at the moment it’s written to local storage, for near-zero recovery point objective (RPO) and near-zero recovery time objective (RTO). 

Also, the near-synchronous data replication can be directed to an S3-compatible object store, providing a highly economical solution for continuous data protection, with full VM and data recovery through rehydration from an object store bucket.

New partnerships with object storage vendors including Cloudian and MinIO join the company’s partner network alongside VMware, Google, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.

JetStream DR joins JetStream Accelerate and JetStream Migrate as part of the JetStream Cross-Cloud Data Management Platform.

NetApp’s crowned head in Google’s cloud

NetApp has been named the 2018 Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year for Infrastructure. It’s to do withNetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud Platform, jointly developed by NetApp and Google Cloud. It provides customers with a cloud-native, fully-managed file storage service for running applications, analytics, and DevOps in the Google Cloud. 

Cloud Volumes Service offers NFS and SMB protocol services with throughput that is established in seconds. More than 30 global enterprise organisations are using the service to move workloads to Google Cloud to get better cloud performance.

HPE ProLiants use Tosh SAS flash

Toshiba RM5 Value SAS (vSAS) SSDs are being used in HPE ProLiant servers. These are single-ported drives, intended to replace slower 6Gbit/s SATA alternatives. The RM5 uses a full-duplex 12Gbit/s SAS interface. No speed increases are planned for the SATA interface according to Toshiba. 

The RM5 is built with 64-layer TLC (3bits/cell) 3D NAND and the drives were introduced by Toshiba in June 2018.

The company says the RM5s deliver 25 per cent higher application-level performance at up to 85 per cent lower transactional latency than SATA SSDs.

The RM5 Series of value SAS SSDs is now available in ProLiant servers and is priced to compete with enterprise SATA SSDs, at a lower cost than mainstream SAS SSDs.

Virtual Instruments in healthy state

Virtual Instruments, providing VirtualWisdom system and application performance management tools, says it achieved a record 101 per cent growth in the healthcare sector in 2018, representing 22 per cent of company revenues.

It says its healthcare market customers include 50 providers and payers, and the largest managed care organisation in the U.S., one of the nation’s premier academic medical centres, and one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services.

Also more than 40 per cent of new account revenues are healthcare-related


Data protector Cobalt Iron Inc., with its IBM user and SaaS-based Adaptive Data Protection (ADP), has signed a reseller agreement with SCC, Europe’s largest independent IT business.

Cloud data protecter and manager Druva enjoyed over 100 per cent growth in Office 365 Backup Adoption over the last year. It’s announced new features to strengthen Office 365 backup and restore including:

  • Enhanced SharePoint & OneDrive Recovery
  • Point-in-time Exchange recovery
  • Last line of defence against ransomware
  • Increased retention options

The Hammerspace Data-as-a-Service platform is available on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace.

Mimecast has been named a leader in the Forrester Wave:  Information Archiving Cloud Providers, and a top player in the Radicati Information Archiving – Market Quadrant.

Veritas Technologies announced its flagship product, Veritas NetBackup, is now available in the IBM Marketplace.

All-flash array vendor Violin Systems has been accepted for membership in the Benchmark Council of the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC), a group including some of the world’s leading financial institutions and elite technology providers that serve the financial market.


Cranfield University, has deployed Rubrik in a push to Azure cloud backup and away from replicating to a third-party host from its two on-site data centres. It has also gained Incremental forever backups for fast point-in-time recovery for Oracle RMAN and SQL.


Lisa Dallmer has joined Delphix as SVP of Business Operations. Before that she was the COO for Global Technology and Operations for BlackRock. And before that, she served as the COO of NYSE Euronext.

Lisa Dallmer

Scality, a distributed file and object storage and multi-cloud data control supplier, has a newCloud Service Provider (CSP) solutions group, led by industry veteran, Erik Julin. He comes from AOL.

Kim Gardner

WekaIO, the scale-out and high-performance Matrix filesystem provider, has opened an office in Germany and appointed Kim Gardner as its Regional Sales Manager there, covering Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Gardner’s previous roles have been with Pure Storage, Panasas, Avere Systems, and most recently Quobyte.

Liran Zvibel, WekaIO co-founder and CEO, was named a winner in The Business Intelligence Group’s Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program.