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Storage news sprinkles to start the week

The amount of data to be stored, processed and protected grows incessantly. That's fuelling product growth and partnerships between suppliers as they jostle to taker advantage of...

NetApp building moat around ONTAP base

NetApp says flash and cloud integration enables it to build a moat around its core ONTAP business base, despite revenues becoming temporarily becalmed.  

A dash of storage confetti to spray over Sunday and Monday

Here’s another great big batch of storage news items, two dozen or so of them, to give you a flavour of what’s going on apart from the...

Who are the Blocks & Filers?

Most Blocks & Files readers live in the USA and half read content on cell phones. Three months after the site formally opened an...

Virtuozzo Storage is “like Ceph, only faster”

If you want to have file block and object storage in one product then Ceph does just that. And so does Virtuozzo Storage - but five times...

Acronis’ hyper-converged backup appliance

Acronis’ SDI Appliance is the first appearance of the company's hyper-converged product line. It is a purpose-built backup system intended to be a storage target for its...

Look to the visible Horizon and witness the future of HDD vs SSD

Disk drive capacity shipped and NVMe SSD sales will both boom over the next few years because more data needs to be stored and accessed faster when...

Enterprise Storage in 2019: Keep those industry predictions rolling

Updated on January 21, 2019 with more predictions from Pure Storage, IBM and Maxta following the addition of Archive 360, Arcserve, NetApp and StorPool predictions earlier in January.

Two ways in which QLC flash can cause falling SSD prices

Blocks & Files expects the rapid adoption of 96-layer QLC flash for fast-access, read-centric data storage applications, where its lower write endurance, compared to TLC flash, matters less....

Happy Hedvig gets helping hand from HPE

Profile: Hedvig sells multi-protocol, scale-out, software-defined storage and says it is getting a strong helping hand from HPE to seed its technology in big companies.