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Google Cloud rolls out Memcached database caching

Google has announced databases can run faster in its cloud via the Memcached protocol. Memorystore for Memcached beta launch is available in major Google...

Why Salesforce needs third party apps for safe backup and restore

The unwritten rule for Salesforce users is: 'Backup your own data'. Without a dedicated backup app, customers could risk losing their data because Salesforce...

Amazon makes AWS EFS file read ops 5x faster

Amazon Web Services has upped the read operations per second for default Elastic File Systems users from 7,000 to 35,000 - at no charge.

Your occasional enterprise storage digest, featuring Commvault, Nutanix, HYCU, MariaDB and more

Companies in this week's enterprise storage news roundup, cover encryption, replication, tiering, object support, snapshots, the public cloud and more. Let's start alphabetically. Commvault...

Zerto lays off staff to survive ‘storm’

Zerto, the disaster recovery startup, laid off a "ton of employees" today, according to a source. We asked Zerto about this, using this exact phrase.

Komprise KEDM migrates file data ‘6 times faster than the status quo – and...

Komprise today released a file migration utility incorporating parallelisation, which runs 27 times faster than Linux Rsync, according to its internal benchmarks. Komprise Elastic...

Your occasional enterprise storage roundup, featuring Backblaze, Quantum, Storj, the QUIC protocol and more

Data growth provides the fuel for our main items in this week's data storage news digest. Let's get cracking. Backblaze cloud storage reaches exabyte...

Hyperscalers keep server sales afloat. Enterprise storage vendors are less fortunate

Covid-19 has depressed demand for servers and data storage from transportation, hospitality and physical retail operation. At the same the pandemic has increased demand for video streaming,...

AWS adds cheaper HDD option for Windows file services

AWS has introduced a cheaper - and slower - disk storage option for Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, which previously used flash memory only.

Life after NKS. NetApp to work with ‘all flavours of Kubernetes’

NetApp is developing its hyperconverged platform to deliver an automated Kubernetes facility. The storage giant has told us to expect a "significant announcement in the Spring".