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Western Digital speeds up shingled disk write performance

Western Digital has found a software partner called Kalista.IO that makes host-managed shingled magnetic recording drives appear like normal drives to applications. Shingled...

Actifio pushes cloud DR that accelerates slow object storage to near SSD speed

ESG has validated Actifio’s claim it can provide public cloud disaster recovery at near SSD speed using slower, low-cost object storage in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Back to basics: HPE adds SSDs, faster controllers, tiering and Cloud Volumes backup juice...

HPE’s basic Modular Smart Array storage line now goes a bit faster, with tiering and backup to the cloud, after the tech giant's Gen 6 update announcement. 

Nutanix Blockstore nips through Stargate to speed AOS storage

Nutanix will be bypassing Linux kernel context switches to accelerate AOS storage processing in its latest release. That makes AOS faster, which is good news for its...

Seven attempts to speed processing with faster storage

Storage array enhancements used to be simple; a faster drive led to faster arrays. But memory-like protocols and drives have muddied the water, and hardware-enhanced drive and...

NetApp posts strong Q1, plots big re-organisation

NetApp has pulled off a strong first quarter, posting revenues up five per cent y/y to $1.3bn and net income of $77m. CEO George...

AWS cranks up EBS performance with io2 volumes

Amazon Web Services has announced EBS io2, a new storage service that provides more durability and IOPs per GiB - at the same price - than the...

iXsystems supercharges OpenZFS storage

iXsystems claims it has the world’s fastest OpenZFS storage systems with the new M60 array and TrueNAS v12 software. With this week's upgrade, TrueNAS users get twice...

Quobyte storage software takes a bite at HPC and machine learning

Profile Quobyte produces unified block, file and object storage for high-performance computing (HPC) and machine learning. Its software runs on-premises and in the...

How does HPE Storage see the world? Let’s find out

We asked HPE to summarise its data storage product positioning to help us prep a recent interview with HPE Storage boss Tom Black. In...

Nvidia’s GPUDirect Storage vanquishes AI bounce buffers

The datasets used in big data analytics and AI model training can be hundreds of terabytes, involving millions of files and file accesses. Conventional X86 processors are...

This week in storage, featuring Nexsan and GitHub’s Arctic rolls

This week's data storage news roundup covers some new Nexsan arrays, and GitHub adventures in an Arctic coal mine. Nexsan’s gen 3...

Catalogic copy data management adds support for HPE Nimble

Catalogic copy data management software now works with HPE Nimble storage arrays. This has been a long time coming - Catalogic said this was a roadmap objective...

Tintri delivers database-aware storage

Tintri has released an update to its VM-aware storage platform that delivers the same level of management granularity for SQL databases. Benefits include making it easier to...

Fujitsu OEMs NetApp flash and hybrid arrays

Update: Fujitsu questions answers added 3 July 2020. Fujitsu has switched up from reselling NetApp arrays to OEMing them. The ETERNUS AF all flash...

Ceph suppliers play catch-up in software-defined block storage market

Kaminario, Commvault and DataCore are the top software-defined block storage suppliers. However, open source Ceph is a follower in this market. So says GigaOm,...

This week in storage: Teradata in the cloud, WD Zoned SSDs and more

Teradata has become much more serious about working in the public clouds and Western Digital has an NVMe Express-bolstering present for its zoned QLC SSD initiative....

Dell EMC rebrands VxFlex to PowerFlex, adds async rep, DR and safe snapshots

Dell EMC has confirmed PowerFlex as the new name for its scale-out, multi-hypervisor, virtual SAN and HCI VxFlex product set, and added data safety features to the...