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This week in storage: wafer-level SSDs and Kaminario takes Silk

Kioxia floats concept of 'wafer-level SSDs' Kioxia, formerly Toshiba Memory, has talked about plans for a new way of delivering flash storage it calls...

IBM details storage portfolio for AI infrastructure

IBM has launched the Elastic Storage System (ESS) 5000 and updated Cloud Object Storage (COS) and Spectrum Discover as part of a new AI storage portfolio.

Liqid and Broadcom deliver PCIe 4.0 CI developer kit

Composable infrastructure firm Liqid has produce a reference design kit with Broadcom for solutions that use PCIe 4.0 fabric for connectivity. Liqid’s composable infrastructure...

Slowing growth in NAND shipments follows Covid-19 impact on smartphones

Falling sales of smartphones in the first months of the pandemic has in turn slowed NAND flash shipment growth. Ssmartphones account for 35-40 per cent of...

Pure pushes past IBM for top three place in all-flash array market

Pure Storage has overtaken IBM for the third slot in Gartner's revenue league table for the first quarter. Dell EMC and NetApp maintain first and second places...

Pure Storage ObjectEngine backup is toast

Pure Storage has canned its ObjectEngine backup. We learnt of this via the cancellation of an archived joint Pure and AWS webinar about...

Samsung launches gen 2 PC disk replacement SSD

Samsung has formally announced the 870 QVO SSD - after details were leaked in Tom's Hardware. This is intended as a workhorse unit to replace disk drives...

Micron Q3 revs are in a good solid state

Micron has posted a 13.6 per cent uplift in revenues to $5.44bn for the third fiscal 2020 quarter ended 28 May. Net income eased 4.4 per cent...

Fujitsu OEMs NetApp flash and hybrid arrays

Update: Fujitsu questions answers added 3 July 2020. Fujitsu has switched up from reselling NetApp arrays to OEMing them. The ETERNUS AF all flash...

Kioxia demos speedy NVMe E3.S SSD

Kioxia is shipping engineering samples of a new short ruler SSD format that delivers 35 per cent better performance than the company's PCIe 4.0 SSD.