Self-driving cars! The Quantum of some solace for ailing tape vendor

CEO Jamie Lerner is taking Quantum into vertical markets with a front and central focus on StorNext, its scale out filesystem manager. The first example is a...

HPE stuffs Optane into 3PAR arrays to speed Oracle workloads

HPE has announced Optane caching for its 3PAR arrays and this makes them chew through Oracle database workloads faster. According to HPE, "92%...

Lightbits Labs and its quest to run NVMe over cheaper networks

Profile Lightbits Labs claims to have invented NVMe/TCP. This is a big claim but the early-stage startup has demonstrable product technology for running fast access NVMe-over-fabrics (NVMe-oF) across standard data...

StorPool speeds up and joins the Arm army

StorPool, the Virtual SAN software vendor, has added IBM POWER and Arm64 server support in a software update. New features in V18.02 include more...

Flash and trash. What’s the big idea about two-tier storage?

The storage analyst Enrico Signoretti popularised the term 'flash and trash' in 2015, to "describe a trend of  two-tier storage built on latency-sensitive, flash-based arrays on one...

Regarding NetApp’s strong second quarter

Analysis NetApp turned in a good second fiscal quarter 2019, though its all-flash array revenue growth rate slowed. It spent a lot of earnings call...

Ceph backers apply Foundation in storage makeover

Ceph, the open source storage software platform, has gotten its very own foundation. Just like Linux. The Ceph Foundation is organised as a directed...

Lenovo sets SPC-1 price performance record

Lenovo has set a price performance record of $91.76 per 1,000 SPC-1 IOPS (KIOPS), breaking its previous record of $93.29 by 1.6 per cent.

To INFINIBOX and beyond! Infinidat preps NVMe-oF upgrade for high-end array

Infinidat looks set to add ultra-fast NVMe-over-Fabrics access to its INFINIBOX arrays. The company has not gone public yet but a source tells me...

Names, Faces and Storage Places

Just three moves for you in this edition of Storage People moves. Let's begin with Guy Churchward, who has become executive chairman at Datera,...

Lenovo gets edgy with Scale for hyperconverged retail love-in

Lenovo has teamed up with Scale Computing to jointly sell their edge computing wares to retailers. And they have already...

Show me the money! SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark is not fit for purpose

Opinion: The SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark shows which system vendor are fastest at a set of file system performance tasks, but there are no price/performance numbers. This...

Your Occasional Storage Digest, featuring Cohesity, IBM, Maxta, Nutanix, Proscia, Rubrik, SwiftStack, Zadara

Here's a digest of recent storage news to help you keep up with what's going on. Cohesity

Secret IBM script could have prevented 11 hour US tax day outage

The April 2018 US tax day outage was due to a faulty IBM disk array and could have been avoided with a secret IBM script.

Quantum teams up with Excelero for StorNext speed bump

Quantum is near-doubling StorNext speed by using Excelero’s NVMESH to provide faster data access than it can deliver on its own.

Dell EMC spruces up storage array line for SMBs

Dell EMC’s new PowerVault ME4 Series are for small and medium businesses: installable in 15 minutes, configurable in 15 more, and usable as either SAN array or...

IDC storage tracker whacker: external storage holding steady vs server SAN

Server SANs are not eating into the external SAN market, judging by IDC storage tracker numbers. It's been predicted that server SANs, which aggregate...

Cock of the X86 systems walk, Dell is killing it

Dell has cemented its position as the world's biggest IT hardware vendor, chalking up significant gains in market share for Q2 and growing revenues 18 per cent on...