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DPU wars: NVIDIA claims BlueField-2 faster than Fungible – and test details show it

NVIDIA says its BlueField-2 smartNIC/DPU can link a storage system to a server and run four times as fast as Fungible’s competing hardware and software. But it...

Rockport gets co-CEOs and $48 million extra funding

Datacentre networking upstart Rockport Networks has taken in $48 million in new but non-VC funding, and recruited a second CEO to work alongside existing CEO and co-founder...

Intel building tri-partner SmartNIC/IPU ecosystem around Oak Springs Canyon

Intel is partnering a Chinese server vendor, a Chinese network system supplier and an Israeli server NIC supplier to push its Oak Springs Canyon IPU server offload technology...

Storage news ticker – November 22

… Datto management believes it is currently the largest pure-play backup software supplier to the MSP market and growing faster than competitors ConnectWise, Kaseya,...

It’s a RoCE road: Kioxia’s Ethernet JBOF SSDs

Kioxia has launched EM6 SSDs accessed over RoCE NVMe-over-Fabric links and installed in a 24-slot EBOF — an Ethernet Bunch of Flash box — capable of pumping...

Storage News Ticker – November 10

… Public cloud SaaS data protector Clumio announced availability of Clumio Protect for Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon Elastic Compute Cluster (EC2). Its air-gapped SQL...

Bare-faced metal-weaving cheek — Dell pachyderm moves into RobinIO’s 5G telco room

A great big Dell elephant has invaded Robin.io’s telco market for Kubernetes-based orchestration with its Bare Metal Orchestrator. Robin.io has grown its Kubernetes storage...

Your occasional storage digest with IBM, Catalogic, Oracle, Symply, AWS, patents, people and DNA-based...

This week we have have panned more nuggets and fragments of gold from the storage news stream. It features automated driving systems, Kubernetes container data protection, media...

Lightbits gets NVMe/TCP certification, enters enterprise software-defined storage ring

Startup Lightbits has gained NVMe/TCP certification from VMware with vSphere 7 Update 3 for its LightOS software and is now competing head-on with other NVMe/TCP storage suppliers.

Fungible joins the NVMe/TCP party with a go-faster card

Data processing unit (DPU) startup Fungible has launched a Storage Initiator card supporting NVMe/TCP and says it makes deploying NVMe/TCP effortless in existing datacentres.