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How to get a self-castrated bull: Dave Hitz retires from NetApp

It’s the end of an era; NetApp co-founder and EVP Dave Hitz is retiring. The news came in a blog and signals the end...

Dell EMC adds compression to Isilon all-flash filer

Dell EMC’s Isilon group has added compression to the F810 all-flash filer, guaranteeing logical capacity at twice raw capacity. There is also ClarityNow software...

WekaIO hits the SPEC SFS 2014 ball out of the park

WekaIO has made a clean sweep of all five SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark categories. SPEC SFS 2014 is a file serving benchmark with five...

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...

Attention! Qumulo adds Atempo file migration data mover

Here's something to move you; scale-out file storage supplier Qumulo has launched a data migration service. Qumulo says file estate migration can be labour-intensive,...

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...

WekaIO goes higher than Summit

Well, well; remember back in November when WekaIO, with its Matrix filesystem, took second place in IO-500 10 Node Challenge, with the Summit supercomputer taking first place?

Hyperconverged infrastructure heads closer to the edge

Interview: Get hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) product development and marketing wrong and your business becomes a turkey. Witness Maxta, which crashed into the buffers this week, as an example...

Cohesity throws kitchen sink at ransomware

Cohesity hopes the latest version of Cohesity DataPlatform (CDP) will help to transform ransomware attacks from a devastating existential threat to a manageable nuisance. The...