How does HPE Storage see the world? Let’s find out

We asked HPE to summarise its data storage product positioning to help us prep a recent interview with HPE Storage boss Tom Black. In...

Nvidia’s GPUDirect Storage vanquishes AI bounce buffers

The datasets used in big data analytics and AI model training can be hundreds of terabytes, involving millions of files and file accesses. Conventional X86 processors are...

This week in storage, featuring Nexsan and GitHub’s Arctic rolls

This week's data storage news roundup covers some new Nexsan arrays, and GitHub adventures in an Arctic coal mine. Nexsan’s gen 3...

Catalogic copy data management adds support for HPE Nimble

Catalogic copy data management software now works with HPE Nimble storage arrays. This has been a long time coming - Catalogic said this was a roadmap objective...

Tintri delivers database-aware storage

Tintri has released an update to its VM-aware storage platform that delivers the same level of management granularity for SQL databases. Benefits include making it easier to...

Fujitsu OEMs NetApp flash and hybrid arrays

Update: Fujitsu questions answers added 3 July 2020. Fujitsu has switched up from reselling NetApp arrays to OEMing them. The ETERNUS AF all flash...

Ceph suppliers play catch-up in software-defined block storage market

Kaminario, Commvault and DataCore are the top software-defined block storage suppliers. However, open source Ceph is a follower in this market. So says GigaOm,...

This week in storage: Teradata in the cloud, WD Zoned SSDs and more

Teradata has become much more serious about working in the public clouds and Western Digital has an NVMe Express-bolstering present for its zoned QLC SSD initiative....

Dell EMC rebrands VxFlex to PowerFlex, adds async rep, DR and safe snapshots

Dell EMC has confirmed PowerFlex as the new name for its scale-out, multi-hypervisor, virtual SAN and HCI VxFlex product set, and added data safety features to the...

Let the SAN shine: Nebulon drops cloak, reveals DPU-enhanced, cloud-managed server SAN

Startup Nebulon has come out of stealth to reveal scale-out, on-premises, server SAN, block-based storage using commodity X86 servers bolstered with storage processing offload cards, along...

SmartX produces Optane DIMM DAX cached hyperconverged system

SmartX has announced what is probably the fastest hyperconverged infrastructure appliance in the world, if the speeds it has reported are verified. The Chinese...

Lightbits Labs adds Kubernetes table stakes: CSI support

All-flash array startup Lightbits Labs has launched a software update that provides NVMe-based persistent volume storage for Kubernetes. It says LightOS v2.0 provides virtual...

Clouds part, soon-to-decloak startup Nebulon’s plans emerge: to start with, hardware-assisted storage

Update: No QLC, no GPU. June 24, 2020 Storage startup Nebulon plans to come out of stealth on Wednesday with a hardware-assisted, scale-out, all-flash...

Pavilion Data: Our storage array is considerably better than yours

The legacy design of dual-controller storage arrays is unsuited for today's performance and capacity demands. So claims Pavilion Data, the NVMe-over-Fabrics array startup. All...

Infinidat closes mystery funding round

Infinidat, the high-end storage array maker, has completed a D-round of funding with existing investors, but it is not saying how much it raised. Prior to this...

HPE updates Primera and Nimble arrays

HPE has refreshed the Primera upper mid-range array and Nimble lower-mid-range arrays. Let's take a closer look. The Primera array gets NVMe support via...

Huawei plans 20TB SMR drive for OceanStor Pacific storage array

Huawei is planning to use 20TB SMR drives in its OceanStor Pacific, a mass data storage "array for the 5G era". Launched last month,...

Your occasional storage digest featuring Couchbase, Delphix, Excelero, Kioxia and Wasabi and more

This week's storage digest features two funding rounds concluded in the pandemic, and data virtualizer Delphix declaring its original data source coverage mission is complete. We move...