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Your weekly storage digest with Dell and VAST Data, IBM’s mainframe, Microsoft and more

Some big names in the storage digest this week, with Dell (sort of) formally recognising VAST by producing what’s known as a sales knock-off card, IBM adding...

Index Engines makes quiet progress to deep Dell integration

Profile. Index Engines is a low-profile and little-known company that catalogues unstructured data to create searchable indexes, and uses the indexes to provide the wherewithal for file...

Datadobi develops faster, better migration engine

File and object data migrator Datadobi has updated the underlying software engine used by its DobiMigrate and DobiProtect products, making it faster and more reliable.

All-you-can-eat storage buffet with Napatech, Scale/IBM, Inspur, Viking/Kalray and platefuls of other good stuff

This week’s edition of our all-you-can-eat storage buffet has main plates featuring flavoursome Napatech SmartNICs, Scale Computing getting edgy in bed with IBM, Inspur knocking off another...

Coldago survey: users love cloud, cloud-native and flash arrays; secondary storage surprises

An end-user survey by research firm Coldago finds users highly positive about the public cloud, cloud-native development, and all-flash arrays, with some surprising vendor rankings concerning Infinidat,...

SAN attack: AWS speeds up slow SSD block volume instances

Less than a year after introducing its first SSD-based performance block storage, AWS has finally caught up with modern SSD and SAN speed with its latest io2...

Storage VAR sentiment tracker: VMware mojo lost, Commvault mojo gained?

A June survey of storage VARs’ views of the market shows growing demand with core infrastructure refreshes as the US economy re-opens and ransomware becomes a top-of-mind...

Model9 massacres Stone Age mainframe VTL

Sometimes you get reminded how decidedly old tech some tech is, and Model9’s ability to move data destined for long-term storage at 550MB/sec versus a mainframe Virtual...

Big Blue adds mainframe storage anti-ransomware vaults to FlashSystem arrays

As IBM's storage hardware sales continue their long-term decline, Big Blue has announced anti-ransomware Safeguarded Copy for its FlashSystems and on-premises Storage-as-a-Service offerings, with planned public cloud...

Fungible can solve the public cloud Hotel California problem

DPU startup Fungible recently briefed Blocks & Files on its views regarding Intel's Infrastructure Processing Unit. Co-founder and CEO Pradeep Sindhu said it was inadequate as a...