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Compose yourself: Liqid gets unicorn-class funding boost

Composable systems startup Liqid has had a massive $100 million funding round to take its datacentre do-more-with-less message mainstream. The company sells composable systems...

Analyse this: storage startup funding in 2021

$5.74 billion was invested in 36 storage startups this year, with the vast majority of it – $4.55 billion – going into data lake/warehouse and analytics companies. 

Fungible ups its hero DPU storage bandwidth stats by half – now claims...

Fungible has increased its NVMe/TCP storage-to-server bandwidth from 6.55 million to 10 million IOPS by replacing Mellanox NICS with its own Storage Initiator cards, and claimed a...

Element invisibility in composable systems: PCIe vs Ethernet

There are granularity consequences of the network fabric choices made by composable systems suppliers. Go the PCIe route and you can compose elements inside a server as...

Liqid composability flows into VMware through vCenter plugin

VMware vCenter users can now dynamically compose servers on which to run virtual machine (VM) workloads with a Liqid software plug-in. Traditionally vCenter users...

Go go GigaIO as it composes a funding raise

Data centre network fabric startup GigaIO has raised $14.7 million in a B-round, following its $4.5 million A-round in 2018. That came six years after its 2012...

Pensando pulls in more DPU development cash

Data Processing Unit chip startup Pensando has had another $35 million invested in it, completing a C-round fund raise which had previously attracted $145 million in October...

Fungible can solve the public cloud Hotel California problem

DPU startup Fungible recently briefed Blocks & Files on its views regarding Intel's Infrastructure Processing Unit. Co-founder and CEO Pradeep Sindhu said it was inadequate as a...
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Want to make your storage sing? Then make sure it’s built for composability

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Intel: I’m already the biggest DPU shipper

Big beast Intel has come crashing out of the semiconductor jungle into the Data Processing Unit gang’s watering hole, saying it’s the biggest DPU shipper of all...