Virtuozzo Storage is “like Ceph, only faster”

If you want to have file block and object storage in one product then Ceph does just that. And so does Virtuozzo Storage - but five times...

NVMe/TCP needs good TCP network design

Poorly-designed NVMe/TCP networks can get clogged with NVMe traffic and fail to deliver the low latency that NVMe/TCP is designed to deliver in the first place.

Your occasional Storage Digest, featuring Asigra, Coraid, Fujitsu, BackBlaze, Toshiba and…

Asigra, Coraid, Gartner and Toshiba supply a clutch of storage news to start the week, with better backup pricing, block and mobile phone storage and a supplier-ranking...

Exploring the memory-flash gap through an Optane lens

Semiconductor consultant Mark Webb thinks XPoint will dominate the memory-flash performance gap and could be a $2.7bn business for Intel and Micron in 2023, with DIMM sales...

3D XPoint needs to be bigger and cheaper. But how will it get there?

Compared to NAND flash, Intel’s Optane DIMM product is low on capacity and high on price. Increasing its capacity should lower the cost/GB and so help address...

Your occasional storage digest featuring Excelero, Commvault, SUSE Linux, MariaDB… and more!

Here's a carton of storage news brought to you by the virtual drone delivery service at Blocks & Files. Customers PAIGE,...

WANdisco takes the replicant test to the multi-cloud

WANdisco this week made LiveData for MultiCloud available for public consumption. The idea is simple, namely to store one replicated copy of data in multiple...

Datera gets helpful halfway OEM hug from HPE

HPE this week added Datera, a software-defined and scale-out storage supplier, to its HPE Complete program. Hang on, HPE already works with Hedvig,...

Happy Hedvig gets helping hand from HPE

Profile: Hedvig sells multi-protocol, scale-out, software-defined storage and says it is getting a strong helping hand from HPE to seed its technology in big companies.

IBM OEMs Actifio to create virtual data pipelines

IBM is OEM’ing Actifio’s Virtual Data Pipeline technology to supply production data copies to downstream users for faster application development and analytics. IBM has...

SoftIron, a proprietary ARM hardware company, loves open source Ceph

Interview SoftIron is developing and building its proprietary ARM-powered HyperDrive storage hardware while strongly promoting Ceph open source storage software.  It seems an unusual combination....

External storage sales fall behind in bull market

IDC's Q3 2018 worldwide storage tracker shows the overall storage market is booming except for external, shared array / filer technology. The total storage...

Datera goes Churchward

Startup Datera has a new CEO - exec chairman Guy Churchward who joined the board just four months ago. Guy Churchward

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...