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NGD Systems heralds in-situ processing for NVMe SSDs

NGD Systems has announced general availability of the first product in the Newport platform of high capacity NVMe SSDs. The Irvine, Calif. startup makes big claims for the...

What will Dell EMC’s unified mid-range storage box look like? Let’s not find out…

Blocks & Files tested out some ideas about Dell EMC’s upcoming unified mid-range storage box, the PowerTo-be-decided, with Dell EMC and got precisely nowhere.

Western Digital tag teams with WekaIO for HPC+ML workloads

Western Digital Capital has made a strategic investment in WekaIO. The amount is undisclosed. WD aims to increase penetration of NVMe flash and object...

WD and Toshiba get ready for highest capacity 3D NAND

Western Digital and Toshiba have developed a 128-layer 3D NAND die with TLC (3bits/cell) cell formatting and 512Gbit capacity.  A 128-layer die will be...

Storage industry darlings Nutanix and Pure score revenue own goals

Nutanix and Pure Storage both identified revenue target issues in their most recent fiscal quarters; Pure with actual revenues and Nutanix with forecast revenues - and...

Western Digital wants to be the Everything Storage Company. How does its ambition stack...

Western Digital is undertaking a huge project - to own and integrate the entire stack from silicon, glass and sand to arrays and composable systems software.

Huawei bakes NVMe into OceanStor Dorado all-flash arrays

Huawei has launched the all-flash entry-level OceanStor Dorado3000 v3 array and added NVMe support to mid-range and high end all-flash Dorado storage. The OceanStor Dorado...

Panasas takes on board new investors in push for growth

In its nineteenth year the HPC storage supplier Panasas has secured a fresh funding round and given the board a makeover. The cash infusion...

VAST Data: The first thing we do, let’s kill all the hard drives

VAST Data wants to direct an extinction event for hard drives. This is a bold ambition but VAST Data is a remarkable startup, certainly...
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VAST striping and data protection

The way data is written and erasure coded is crucial to VAST’s data protection capabilities and centres on striping. Suppose a QLC drive fails....