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VAST Data: From storage solutions to unified AI platform

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Analysis. VAST Data is climbing its way up the AI stack from its commodity storage base to provide a single converged AI Stack system. That's the sense of a...
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Keepit has a unique approach to SaaS data protection

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Backup-as-a-Service outfit Keepit features blockchain and private datacenters with a single disk storage tier and no archiving. How did this come about? The Keepit Group was founded in 1996 in...

Catching up with Hitachi Vantara after strategic overhaul

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Five months ago Hitachi Vantara was reorganized with a spun-off services unit, new direction, and new CEO. What has happened since then? Hitachi Vantara was the US-based storage and IT...

Nasuni adds ‘AI-ready’ data management to cloud file services

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Nasuni is adding a data management capability to its distributed cloud-based file services, pitched as a way to get unstructured data ready for use by AI processes. The File Data...

Resilio: From BitTorrent offspring to collaboration contender

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Resilio was included in a DCIG Top 5 Rising Vendors Multi-Site File Collaboration Solutions Report in February. Here’s what we know about it. Privately held Resilio came into being in...

Data speed limit breakers: Vcinity and Zettar

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There’s data moving and there’s high-performance computing data moving, which needs to shift massive data sets at high speed with minimal interference from transmission protocol chatter. We’ve previously written...

IBM using Ceph as underlying AI data store

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IBM is extending Ceph’s block and file capabilities and positioning it as a backend data store for AI workloads behind its Storage Scale parallel file system. Ceph is open source...

Storage news ticker – February 13

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Startup Alcion, which supplies AI-driven Backup-as-a-Service for Microsoft 365, announced the launch of Alcion for Partners – a Managed Service Provider (MSP) partner program. It claims that, by providing...

Ultra-runner CEO jogging on with Panzura plan

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Interview: Dan Waldschmidt, known for his fondness of ultra-running, has become the new CEO of Panzura. He conducted the Zoom interview standing up, not sitting, which we suppose is indicative...

AirMettle touts parallel software storage architecture

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AirMettle has reinvented object storage for the analytics and generative AI era with a parallel software storage controller architecture delivering much faster access to data. Founded by CEO Donpaul Stephens...

Qumulo CTO discusses the future of data storage

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Interview: Compared to file, object has simply become a protocol absorbed into an analysis solution, and proprietary GPUDirect will be followed by more generic multi-GPU-vendor technology. These are points...

NetApp, SpectraLogic link up for on-prem archival storage

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SpectraLogic is providing validated on-premises object archival storage on tape for NetApp StorageGRID systems as an affordable alternative to S3-based public cloud long-term retention. StorageGRID is NetApp’s S3-based object storage...