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Spectra Logic and Arcitecta take on NAS market

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SpectraLogic and Arcitecta are partnering to enter the high-performance scale-out NAS market with the former's all-flash BlackPearl storage system and the latter's MediaFlux software. BlackPearl is SpectraLogic's hybrid flash/disk, front-end...

Storage news ticker – April 27

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The Active Archive Alliance has announced its 2023 State of the Industry Report: Effective Data Management Through Active Archives. It's not yet available on the alliance's website but we...

Feel the Power: IBM intros Direct PCIe-attach drives

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IBM now provides direct, switchless access to a Power server’s flash drives, the aim being to enable more cores to access more drives with higher data access bandwidth. The Power...

Storage drive channel hopping defeats attackers: NexiTech

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NexiTech has taken the security idea of frequency-hopping radio systems and applied it to storage drive IO – such that its software hops between drive types to obstruct malware...

IBM reboots storage portfolio

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IBM reckons its customers face three pressing data challenges and is realigning its storage product portfolio to measure up to them. Update. SVC and Storage Virtualize note added at end...

Spectra Logic targets on-prem archive market

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SpectraLogic has announced a Spectra Digital Archive offering for on-premises archiving using its StorCycle, Black Pearl and tape library products. StorCycle is SpectraLogic file/object lifecycle management software that scans primary on-premises...

Storage minnow Quantum bucks downturn

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In the week when NetApp and Commvault reported deflating customer markets, data protector and manager Quantum says its revenue is on the way up, growing 16.6 percent year-on-year to...

Iron Mountain on getting rid of storage junk

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Given that customers need to dispose of old disk, tape and solid state drives, what problems might they face? We were briefed by Chris Greene, VP and global head...

Data management is still human labor for most Register readers

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A Blocks & Files report, based on Register and B&F reader responses to an online questionnaire, shows that automated data management is a long way off. The report, Data Management...

Opinion: Online disk archives are just wrong

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A question: what’s the difference between nearline disk storage and an active archive system only using disk drives? The answer is none. The Cambridge Dictionary defines the word archive thus:...

Having an efficiency standard like SNIA’s is good. But what about public cloud?

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Comment: The Emerald energy initiative from the SNIA holds great promise to better measure storage efficiency and lower carbon emissions, but it's missing a public cloud storage element, and...

Back up a minute: Backblaze on SMR, storage tiers, and Web3

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Blocks and Files talked to Gleb Budman, co-founder and CEO of cloud storage supplier Backblaze, well known for providing helpful reports detailing reliability statistics on the drives used in...