Coldago survey: users love cloud, cloud-native and flash arrays; secondary storage surprises

An end-user survey by research firm Coldago finds users highly positive about the public cloud, cloud-native development, and all-flash arrays, with some surprising vendor rankings concerning Infinidat,...

SAN attack: AWS speeds up slow SSD block volume instances

Less than a year after introducing its first SSD-based performance block storage, AWS has finally caught up with modern SSD and SAN speed with its latest io2...

Storage VAR sentiment tracker: VMware mojo lost, Commvault mojo gained?

A June survey of storage VARs’ views of the market shows growing demand with core infrastructure refreshes as the US economy re-opens and ransomware becomes a top-of-mind...
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StorONE and Storbyte get NASA blessing for combined fast, long-life flash array

NASA is repatriating an HPC application system back on-premises to a StorONE S1 software platform. running atop a three million IOPS-plus Storbyte flash array with a ten-year...

Fungible claims fastest storage node on the market, at 6.55 million IOPS

Dutch high-performance computing (HPC) researchers have reported a Fungible storage node delivering 6.55 million random read IOPS to a single server. Fungible claims this is the world’s...

Your occasional storage digest with MariaDB, HPE, WD, IBM and more

This week we have an improved MariaDB database, HPE’s Alletra array getting faster access, WD announcing a much faster 5G phone-embedded flash drive and IBM producing an...

PowerFlex, Dell EMC’s other HCI system, supports more Nvidia GPUs and Oracle KVM hypervisor

Dell EMC has updated its PowerFlex software, widening GPU and hypervisor support and improving resiliency and manageability. PowerFlex is Dell EMC’s scale-out virtual SAN...

Flash KumoScale hops onto OpenStack Wallaby and adds IP routing for network resiliency

Kioxia has added up-to-date OpenStack access control and open source integrations to its NVMe-oF KumoScale flash array software and increased its network access availability and bandwidth with...

Dell’s CloudIQ storage health and performance checker adds security status monitoring

Dell EMC has introduced cybersecurity features into CloudIQ, its AIOps application for Dell EMC IT infrastructure products. CloudIQ supports PowerMAX, PowerStore, PowerScale, PowerProtect, VxBLock,...

NetApp goes all-in on hybrid cloud

NetApp appears to making hybrid cloud a core focus, having recently made a slew of product announcements including core storage products, Flexpod converged infrastructure,...

‘Cloud world software’ firm NetApp reports Q4 growth, gains storage market share against Dell,...

NetApp’s latest results were higher than expected, “capping off a solid year of growth” in CEO George Kurian’s view, as NetApp gained storage market share against flat...

Dell eyes up HCI rivals, adds compute, disaggregated storage, tools to VxRail hyperconverged systems

Dell Technologies has given its VxRail hyperconverged (HCI) systems faster processors to beef up compute performance. It has also added compute-only nodes and enhanced storage capacity...

HPE lifts earnings outlook: Storage finally returns to growth as overall revenues lift

HPE has reported earnings showing a Y/Y increase in overall revenues, as the edge, compute, HPC and storage segments all reported business increases. For the storage segment,...

A revenue tale of four storage cities: Pure, Nutanix, Dell and Snowflake

Four storage suppliers reported quarterly results, providing a return-to-growth or decline-stopping snapshot across the industry. They were all-flash array supplier Pure Storage, hyperconverged systems vendor Nutanix, broad-based...

More details on HPE’s new storage array, the Alletra 9000

Analysis: We have more HPE Alletra's features and performance details, after analysing a post by Dimitris Krekoukias. The Nimble exec provided a more informed comparison with the...

Your occasional storage digest with SoftIron, StorageOS, NAKIVO and more

The common factors in this week’s storage news round-up are the two mainstays: Kubernetes and the public cloud. Kubernetes storage and protection products are getting enhanced and...

Mid-range clustered Alletra 6000 supports more SAP HANA nodes than top-end 9000

HPE's Alletra array performance results have been revealed, with the top supported SAP HANA Node count rising from 64 for the clustered all-flash Nimble to 216 for...

Fancy a decongestant? Cisco intros ‘slow drain’ tech for 64gig Fibre Channel

Cisco has launched its 64Gbit/s Fibre Channel offering with a slow drain technology that should prevent overwhelmed devices congesting the network. Fibre Channel (FC)...