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Your occasional storage digest, featuring PCIe, HPE and Qumulo, Tosh, and more

Let's end the week with some storage news stamps for your album. Slot in our PCIe v6 and v4 items, HPE snuggling closer to Qumulo, FileShadow adding...

SoftIron plants FPGA in network card to speed Ceph workloads

SoftIron has introduced the Accepherator, an FPGA accelerator that speeds up erasure coding for Ceph storage workloads. This saves host CPU cycles for...

Infinidat arrays go faster, play nice in hybrid clouds

Infinidat, the high-end array maker, today launched subscription programs, software with enhanced performance, extended array connectivity, and cloud-delivered array monitoring and analysis. The...

E8 practises scales for BeeGFS singalong

E8, the NVMe-oF array supplier, is backing up ThinkParQ’s clustered parallel file system to deliver files faster to high performance computing customers. ThinkParQ's product...

Sitting on the dock of Bay Microsystems, Vcinity says data distance is no problem

Vcinity, a San Jose networking startup, has transferred 1PB of file data across a 4,350 mile, 100 Gbit/s WAN,  with 70 ms latency in 23 hours and...

Life after PCIe. Intel gang backs Compute Express Link (CXL)

Alibaba, Cisco, Dell EMC, Facebook, Google, HPE, Huawei, Intel, and Microsoft are working together on Compute Express Link (CXL), a new high-speed CPU-to-device and CPU-to-memory interconnect  technology.

Nvidia acquires Mellanox for $6.9bn

Nvidia is buying Mellanox, the Ethernet and InfiniBand data centre networking supplier, for $6.9 billion. Nvidia will acquire all of the issued and...

NVMe/TCP needs good TCP network design

Poorly-designed NVMe/TCP networks can get clogged with NVMe traffic and fail to deliver the low latency that NVMe/TCP is designed to deliver in the first place.

Your occasional storage digest. It’s a Rap

Storage can be fast, storage can be slow. The disks can be vast  and tapes a no-no. Storage is easy, storage is hard, It leave you scarred,...

How does NetApp’s MAX Data use Storage-Class Memory? Let’s find out

In this article we explore NetApp's MAX Data use of server-based Storage Class Memory to slay the data access latency dragon? But first, a...