Western Digital joins US freeze-out: Huawei with the hard drives

Western Digital has stopped supplying Huawei, one of its biggest customers, to comply with the US ban on American companies trading with the Chinese tech giant.

Oracle uses machine learning to boost Exadata X8 performance

Oracle has pushed out Exadata X8, the latest iteration of its engineered system optimised for the Oracle database. The launch marks the tenth anniversary...

Western Digital zones in to zettabyte storage

Western Digital wants to help cloud and hyperscale data centres store data more efficiently in the Zettabyte Era. In an initiative launched yesterday, the...

NGD ships 8TB M.2 SSD with in-situ data processing

NGD Systems has squeezed its computational storage platform into the miniature M.2 form factor, making it possible to embed in a wider variety of hardware.

Enterprise storage budgets soar like leaping dachshund

There are signs that the enterprise storage market may be cooling off as new figures show growth in spending slowing for both external storage and all-flash external storage.

Seagate ships 16TB Exos X16 enterprise hard drive

Seagate is now shipping a 16TB version of its helium-based Exos enterprise hard drives, billed as the industry’s first to deliver this level of capacity.

Dell Q1 revenues up but servers and storage sales are down

Dell posted $21.9bn revenues for the first fiscal 2020 quarter up three per cent on last year, and net income $329m (-$538m). However storage revenues fell a...

Infinidat sidesteps Epic all-flash fail

Infinidat is trialling a software-defined all-flash array to sit inside Infinibox. The high-end array maker developed the software in response to the requirement of...

No Dell, our storage array is faster than yours – Infinidat

Infinidat today boasted it makes the fastest SAN array with the lowest latency and can prove it - albeit with its own test results.

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...

Weak disk drive demand hits Seagate’s third quarter

Seagate’s third fiscal 2019 quarter was hit by falling disk drive demand. Revenues of $2.3bn ($2.8bn Q3, 2018) were 17.5 per cent lower and...

Dell EMC builds PowerProtect data protection platform

Dell Technologies World Dell EMC today announced new PowerProtect data protection hardware and software, along with an entry-level DP440 integrated data protection appliance. In...

Dell EMC Isilon scale-out NAS clusters get performance, size and capacity boost

Dell Technologies World Dell EMC has added an Isilon H5600 general scale-out file storage cluster node, using a mix of SSDs and disk drives. It comes with...

Western Digital hit by weak demand and excess inventory

Western Digital was hit by weak disk drive demand and over-supply-induced flash price cuts in its third fiscal 2019 quarter. When will things improve for the flash,...

Your occasional storage digest featuring Huawei, InfiniteIO, Seagate, Spectrum Scale, StorONE and Tintri

Today is the opening day of the Dell Technologies World event in Las Vegas with wall-to-wall-and-back-again announcements. Before we dive in and get ‘Dell-ified’ here are a...

Your occasional storage digest, featuring Azure, Pure Storage, Datrium, Hitachi Vantura and more

Today has been a blockbuster blizzard for enterprise storage news. Blocks & Files will guide you through the day's events with this handy round-up. Let's start with...

Dell and Cisco renew VxBlock wedding vows

Dell Technologies and Cisco have signed a multi-year extension to their VBlock partnership. This is the converged infrastructure combo that integrates Dell EMC storage...

Your Easter enterprise storage getaway

We have picked out four themes for you in our Easter enterprise storage roundup: flash arrays are taking over from disk arrays; backup to the cloud...