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Catching up with Hitachi Vantara after strategic overhaul

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Five months ago Hitachi Vantara was reorganized with a spun-off services unit, new direction, and new CEO. What has happened since then? Hitachi Vantara was the US-based storage and IT...

Simplyblock heads towards AI-powered storage tiering from fast AWS block storage base

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German startup Simplyblock has won seed funding for its fast cloud-native block storage software and aims to build on it to develop AI-powered storage tiering. Two founders, CEO Robert Pankow...

IBM using Ceph as underlying AI data store

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IBM is extending Ceph’s block and file capabilities and positioning it as a backend data store for AI workloads behind its Storage Scale parallel file system. Ceph is open source...

Azure Elastic SAN cloud onramp now available

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Microsoft has announced general availability of its iSCSI-based Azure Elastic SAN, facilitating the migration of on-premises SANs to its public cloud. The Azure Elastic SAN was previewed way back in...

HPE extends GreenLake for Block Storage

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HPE has expanded its GreenLake for Block Storage offering with an Alletra MP-based high-end system. It first announced subscription-based GreenLake for Block Storage – with general purpose Alletra 5000, Alletra...
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Clean sweep for NetApp, Pure and Infinidat in GigaOm’s mid-size primary storage Radar

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As in the enterprise storage Radar NetApp, Pure and Infinidat are the clear and only leaders and outperformers in GigaOm's mid-size enterprise storage Radar report and chart. The Radar report...

Hitachi Vantara, Cisco sign managed hybrid cloud deal

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Hitachi Vantara and Cisco are partnering to sell hybrid cloud managed services based on Cisco compute and networking, and Hitachi Vantara’s storage and management software.  Update. Hitachi Vantara and Cisco...

IBM touts Ceph for data lakehouses, generative AI

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It’s a year since IBM integrated Red Hat's Ceph storage product roadmaps and wants us to know that it’s making progress in this increasingly AI-dominated environment. A blog going live...

GigaOm puts NetApp, Pure Storage and Infinidat atop large enterprise primary storage array pack

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GigaOm analytical gurus have made large changes in their latest Primary Storage for Large Enterprises report, with only three leaders – NetApp, Pure and Infinidat – compared to six...

GPU-fueled Nyriad is up for sale

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Nyriad, the company offering GPU-powered storage controller technology, is up for sale.  A memo from CEO Derek Dicker reads: “After thoroughly considering and exploring various options, the Nyriad board has...

Effective storage strategies for a new year

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WEBINAR: We all want flexible, cheap storage in the face of fast-growing data volumes. Blink and there’s more. A hundred thousand times more every second according to some estimates....

Where did the VCs invest storage startup dollars in 2023? (Clue: AI)

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Venture Capitalists invested $1.3 billion in 17 storage startups in 2023, yet the bulk of that cash injection went to just four businesses that are weaving AI into their...