Hyperscalers keep server sales afloat. Enterprise storage vendors are less fortunate

Covid-19 has depressed demand for servers and data storage from transportation, hospitality and physical retail operation. At the same the pandemic has increased demand for video streaming,...

SoftIron, the Ceph storage startup, raises $34m

SoftIron, the UK developer of Ceph storage hardware and software, has raised $34m in venture capital. Some of the cash will be used to...

Inspur leapfrogs Huawei to take second place in SPC-1 benchmark

Inspur has claimed the second spot in the SPC-1 benchmark, behind Fujitsu. Prior to the latest results, the Chinese systems vendor's best SPC1 performance was 15th place.

Your occasional storage digest, featuring Rackspace, AWS, Nvidia Covid-19 initiatives and more

The Covid-19 pandemic dominates this week's storage roundup with Rackspace, Nvidia and AWS seeking to support researchers into the coronavirus. And in other...

VMware vSphere 7 adds NVMe-oF support to speed storage access

Earlier this week we covered the main details of VMware's blockbuster vSphere 7 launch. In this article we zoom in on VMware’s vSphere 7 support for NVMe...

Your occasional storage digest, featuring Infinidat, Retrospect, Toshiba and more

In this week's data storage roundup, Infinidat has put things in place to support vSphere disaster recovery failover across metro distances while Retrospect make it simple and...

StorONE buys Storage Switzerland

StorONE, an all-flash array startup, has bought in a ready-made marketing department with the acquisition of Storage Switzerland. George Crump, founder of...

Nexsan turbo-charges the BEAST array with QLC flash

Nexsan has re-engineered the BEAST entry-level block storage array to use QLC flash and 16TB disk drives, providing lower latency, more bandwidth and higher capacity.

Your occasional storage digest, featuring Supermicro going to the poles, Kioxia flash provisioning and...

5G and edge computing are opening up fresh horizons for servers and storage to provide real time processing with machine learning attributes. Supermicro is on the...

So long, farewell, Storwize. IBM melds storage array line under FlashSystems brand

IBM has launched faster FlashSystem arrays, in a move that also sees it simplify its block access storage array line-up. The company now goes...

Your occasional storage digest, (mostly) featuring Couchbase DBaaS service

Slim pickings for this week's enterprise storage round-up. But let's kick off Couchbase making its NoSQL database available as a cloud-based service. DBaaS...

Who’s that walking across the green? It’s Dell EMC, preparing to take its midrange...

Dell EMC is not yet publicly talking about the launch of its much anticipated mid-range storage system, MidRange.next, but planning is very much underway.

Mainframe cycle drives IBM storage revenues upwards

High-end DS8900 storage sales were boosted by IBM z15 mainframe demand and pushed IBM storage sales up three per cent in Big Blue’s fourth 2019 quarter.

Nebulon gets less nebulous, aims to replace SAN and hyperconverged storage

Nebulon, a "cloud-defined storage startup" founded by four 3PAR veterans, is opening the stealth curtain a little. On its website, the California company has...

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...