Public Cloud

Arcserve goes head-on against Commvault, Rubrik, Unitrends and Veritas

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Watch out Commvault, Rubrik, Unitrends and Veritas; Arcserve is coming right at you. It has updated its UDP appliance with 9000 series models that integrate backup, disaster recovery and backend...

Seven Pillars of IBM Storage wisdom

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You would think IBM was a storage chemist; there are that many IBM Storage Solutions floating around. And now we have three more with another four point storage product...

Look to the visible Horizon and witness the future of HDD vs SSD

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Disk drive capacity shipped and NVMe SSD sales will both boom over the next few years because more data needs to be stored and accessed faster when processed. So says...

Pliops gets funding to build GPU-like Storage Processing Unit

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Pliops has secured a $30m investment to bring its Storage Processing Unit into production and is targeting a launch in mid-2019. The Israeli company aims to accelerate storage stack processing...

Your occasional Storage Digest, featuring Asigra, Coraid, Fujitsu, BackBlaze, Toshiba and…

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Asigra, Coraid, Gartner and Toshiba supply a clutch of storage news to start the week, with better backup pricing, block and mobile phone storage and a supplier-ranking look at...

Cohesity throws kitchen sink at ransomware

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Cohesity hopes the latest version of Cohesity DataPlatform (CDP) will help to transform ransomware attacks from a devastating existential threat to a manageable nuisance. The software update, v6.1.1, adds ransomware-resistant backups, detection...

A brief walk through filer software in the AWS, Azure and Google clouds

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Updated April 2019. Filer software is becoming multi-cloud, with 12 cloud filer suppliers overall and several now supporting more than one public cloud. But they all have a way...

Nutanix, Pure, VMware are booming. Other enterprise IT vendors? Not so much

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Cisco is discounting its HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure product, Commvault is under competitive pressure,  Microsoft AzureStack lacks traction, and NetApp is replacing IBM storage arrays, while Nutanix, Pure and VMware...

WANdisco takes the replicant test to the multi-cloud

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WANdisco this week made LiveData for MultiCloud available for public consumption. The idea is simple, namely to store one replicated copy of data in multiple clouds so that you have an...

Benchmarks! IBM deploys memcaching with flash and 3D XPoint to match DRAM

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Implementing Memcache with NAND or 3D XPoint produces near-DRAM cache performance at a much lower cost, IBM claims. Memcache is an open source distributed memory system launched in 2003.  These...

Happy Hedvig gets helping hand from HPE

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Profile: Hedvig sells multi-protocol, scale-out, software-defined storage and says it is getting a strong helping hand from HPE to seed its technology in big companies. Why does HPE want to get...

An amassment of storage predictions and announcements

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We have four sets of predictions for 2019, followed by 11 brief news items, two customer notes and a CEO promotion at Datto. Three Archive360 predictions Archive360 archives data up to...