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Storage news roundup – July 21

Managed infrastructure systems provider 11:11 Systems has joined the AWS Partner Network (APN) and will offer customers 11:11 Cloud Backup for Veeam Cloud Connect, 11:11 Cloud Backup for Microsoft...

Lenovo revs up NetApp and Azure Stack systems

Lenovo has upgraded its storage array and Azure Stack lines with faster and higher-capacity products to support AI and hybrid cloud workloads - just a quarter after a previous refresh. Kamran...

Dell thinks generative AI will generate storage sales

Dell believes generative AI could be as transformative as server virtualization and drive increased compute, network and storage sales. Execs presented to a bunch of financial analysts at an “Ask...

Silk extends its Azure high end base down to mid-market

Silk has moved its Azure storage acceleration technology down to the mid-market by using a mid-range class of Azure SSD storage and a new licensing scheme. The concept is to...

Storage old guard needs to have its cache and eat it too

Comment: Legacy external hardware-based storage suppliers need to adapt to technology threats to their businesses from three incomers – Infinidat, Pure Storage and VAST Data. Update. Dell PowerMax gen 2...

Zesty aims to take on cloud cost control

Israel startup Zesty claims its software can reduce AWS EC2 instance cost by up to 45 percent by automatically managing AWS discount commitments. The Zesty Disk feature, it reckons,...

Cost-cutting fast Lightbits block storage available for AWS and Azure

Startup Lightbits is offering full SAN-in-the-Cloud data services built on top of raw, ephemeral and fast NVMe instances for both the AWS and Azure clouds. Lightbits is the fourth storage...
Amir Faintuch, Volumez

InterSystems taps Volumez to provide storage

Block storage provisioning startup Volumez is rapidly expanding its capabilities, adding Azure cloud support to the existing AWS cloud and supplying storage for InterSystems’ IRIS cloud database. Volumez provides a...

Pure intros fresh FlashArray features for enterprise

Pure Storage announced improved FlashArray hardware and software, an unstructured data storage FlashArray system, and a ransomware recovery guarantee at its Las Vegas Pure Accelerate event. FlashArray is Pure’s line...

Nyriad emerges from makeover to seek funding

Two years after an exec leadership shakeup at Nyriad, the GPU controller-based block array startup is back on the road with customers, a channel, some market traction and fundraising...