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VAST Data’s business sitrep

VAST Data was founded in 2016 by CEO Renen Hallak, an ex-VP for R&D at XtremIO and its first engineer. Some time before that he worked on...

VAST Data’s Universal filesystem

The VAST Data system employs a Universal Storage filesystem. This has a DASE (Disaggregated Shared Everything) datastore which is a byte-granular, thin-provisioned, sharded, and has an infinitely-scalable...

VAST decouples compute and storage

Separate scaling of compute and data is central to VAST’s performance claims. Here is a top-level explanation of how it is achieved. In VAST’s...

Smartphones get NVMe for faster flash card data access

The SD Association is adopting the NVMe protocol to speed data access to add-in tablet and phone flash cards. The industry standards-setting group of...

WD smartphone flash drive stores two hour movie in under four seconds

Western Digital is sampling a smartphone flash drive that can store a two-hour movie in 3.6 seconds. The embedded flash drive writes data at...

HPE improves storage revenues, seven quarters straight. But how is 3Par doing?

HPE grew storage revenues three per cent year-on-year in the first 2019 quarter - the seventh quarter  in a row that the company has increased revenues in this segment.

Toshiba builds bridge to super fast, super dense SSDs

Toshiba has a new way to connect an SSD’s controller and flash chips, making higher-capacity and faster SSDs possible - at levels not yet seen.

DRAM, it feels good to be a gangsta: Only Intel flash revenues on the...

An abrupt quarter-on-quarter revenue cliff drop affected all the main flash vendors, except Intel, which saw revenues rise despite falling prices. DRAMeXchange highlighted the...

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.