Your occasional enterprise storage digest, featuring Pavilion Data, HPE, Supermicro and more

This week's enterprise storage round-up starts with NVMe-over-Fabric startup Pavilion Data is readying a big sales and marketing push, spending August 2019 VC money. And there are...

Hitachi Vantara targets solution sales with new army of consultants

Hitachi has completed the merger of Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi Consulting, first announced in September. The company has grand plans for the enlarged Hitachi...

Acronis and Qumulo join the storage unicorn herd

Research outfit Coldago has updated its Storage Unicorn list, adding data protector Acronis and scale-out filer Qumulo for the first time. A storage...

Inspur spurs storage to go faster and store more

Inspur, the Chinese computer systems maker, has announced a dozen storage products - eight updated AS5000 hybrid and all-flash unified block and file arrays, three distributed systems...

Kaminario pilots single data plane across the clouds: Interview with CTO Eyal David

Kaminario is going full-tilt into hybrid, multi-clouds. The all-flash SAN array vendor wants to provide workload mobility between the on-premises and public cloud environments, Eyal David, Kaminario's...

DDN Enterprise adds AIOps twist to Tintri roadmap

DDN is organising itself into two divisions: DDN At Scale is its traditional high performance storage business; and DDN Enterprise is home to three recent acquisitions -...

StorCentric’s Retrospect joins backup to cloud crowd

StorCentric looks to move ahead with QLC flash and add cross-product backup to the cloud as it integrates its four acquisitions. These were our takeaways from an...

Dell bakes automation into PowerONE converged infrastructure

Dell has launched an all-Dell EMC converged infrastructure system called PowerONE and is making its products available with a subscription and metered pricing deal called Technology on...

Fujitsu upgrades DX storage arrays with Xeon SP, better management software

Fujitsu went into launch-frenzy mode today, pumping out two new storage arrays, upgrading older models with faster processors, rolling out new management software and announcing three...

Why primary storage suppliers are consolidating – and why secondary storage is a different...

Interview Major and mature high tech industry markets consolidate to two or three major suppliers and minor players fighting for market niches left available. 

IBM parades ESS 3000 appliance in Big Storage Day Out

Twice a year IBM blitzes out a bunch of storage hardware releases. Today was once of the twice. The information overload is overwhelming but...

HPE inserts Datera into integrated server SAN

HPE has assembled a server SAN for resellers that integrates its servers and networking with Datera scale-out storage software. Startup Datera develops enterprise-class clustered...

Hammerspace builds ransomware bunker in universal data services extension

Hammerspace has introduced ransomware protection and other security services to its data-as-a-service platform. The new features span hybrid and multi-cloud environments and are as...

Huawei builds world’s biggest all-flash storage array

Huawei used its annual shindig HUAWEI CONNECT in Shanghai last week to show off its latest all-flash storage array, the OceanStor Dorado V6. And it’s a monster...

Western Digital exits data centre systems – sells IntelliFlash to DDN, puts ActiveScale...

Western Digital is abandoning the storage systems business and is selling the IntelliFlash array unit to DDN. It has also put its ActiveScale archival storage array...

NetApp takes top billing in Gartner primary array magic quadrant

Gartner’s first combined hybrid and all flash primary array magic quadrant gives higher then expected rankings to NetApp, Pure and Infinidat, including them alongside traditional leaders Dell EMC,...

Dell EMC pumps up PowerMax performance

Dell EMC is ramping up performance for its high-end PowerMax arrays by adding support for FC-NVMe and Optane storage-class memory (SCM). Customers will get up to 50...

Your occasional Storage Digest featuring Dell EMC, Seagate, SwiftStack and more

Shall we begin? Yes, do let's do that. Dell EMC Isilon software update The Isilon ONeFS filer OS has been updated...