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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...

Regarding NetApp’s strong second quarter

Analysis NetApp turned in a good second fiscal quarter 2019, though its all-flash array revenue growth rate slowed. It spent a lot of earnings call...

Ceph backers apply Foundation in storage makeover

Ceph, the open source storage software platform, has gotten its very own foundation. Just like Linux. The Ceph Foundation is organised as a directed...