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Your occasional storage digest, featuring mainframes, HAMR and a data protection deluge

Your occasional storage digest this week features boatloads of data protection news from Atempo, Clumio, Cobalt Iron, Datrium, Druva, Infrascale and Overland-Tandberg.  Also...

NetApp Q3 earnings fall short of Wall Street expectations

NetApp shares fell 13 per cent last night on the back of disappointing third quarter results and lower guidance for the next quarter. The...

Pester power! One big customer prompts Dell EMC PowerProtect systems to work with Actifio

Dell EMC PowerProtect arrays (formerly branded Data Domain) have gained copy data management functionality via Actifio, through a deal prompted by an unnamed customer.

Why fast object storage is poised for the mainstream

Four years ago, Pure Storage pioneered fast object storage with the launch of its FlashBlade system. Today fast object storage is ready to go mainstream, with six vendors...

‘Reverse CDN’ is huge storage vendor opportunity for self-driving cars

Autonomous and near-autonomous vehicles will need black box facilities to help with accident cause analysis in the case of a crash. They may also need a 'reverse'...

Snowflake whips ups funding blizzard with Salesforce

Snowflake Computing has taken in $479m in a surprise G-series funding with Salesforce as co-lead investor in the cloud data warehousing startup. The monster $12.4bn valuation is...

Your occasional storage digest, (mostly) featuring Couchbase DBaaS service

Slim pickings for this week's enterprise storage round-up. But let's kick off Couchbase making its NoSQL database available as a cloud-based service. DBaaS...

Cohesity loses cohesion: Rapidly diversifying firm has an identity problem

You though you understood Cohesity well enough. It supplies hyperconverged secondary storage. It is basically "doing a Nutanix" on the secondary storage...

Autonomous vehicle data storage: We grill self-driving car experts about sensors, clouds … and...

In Internet of Things terms, an autonomous or near-autonomous vehicle (AV, NAV) is a mobile edge computing device that generates data needing to be processed for it...

Cloudian goes Splunk and Hitachi buys ML metadata firm

This week in storage, we have an acquisition, three momentum releases, Cloudian going Splunk, Emmy awards for Isilon and Quantum, plus some funding news, people moves, two...