A dash of storage confetti to spray over Sunday and Monday

Here’s another great big batch of storage news items, two dozen or so of them, to give you a flavour of what’s going on apart from the...

Who are the Blocks & Filers?

Most Blocks & Files readers live in the USA and half read content on cell phones. Three months after the site formally opened an...

Virtuozzo Storage is “like Ceph, only faster”

If you want to have file block and object storage in one product then Ceph does just that. And so does Virtuozzo Storage - but five times...

Acronis’ hyper-converged backup appliance

Acronis’ SDI Appliance is the first appearance of the company's hyper-converged product line. It is a purpose-built backup system intended to be a storage target for its...

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

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...

Enterprise Storage in 2019: Keep those industry predictions rolling

Updated on January 21, 2019 with more predictions from Pure Storage, IBM and Maxta following the addition of Archive 360, Arcserve, NetApp and StorPool predictions earlier in January.

Two ways in which QLC flash can cause falling SSD prices

Blocks & Files expects the rapid adoption of 96-layer QLC flash for fast-access, read-centric data storage applications, where its lower write endurance, compared to TLC flash, matters less....

Happy Hedvig gets helping hand from HPE

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.

Quantum dedupes DXi hardware range from 3 to 2 models

Quantum has refreshed its DXI deduplicating backup-to-storage array appliance line, replacing three hardware models with just two. Two high-end models, the DXi6900 and DXi6900S...

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,...

External storage sales fall behind in bull market

IDC's Q3 2018 worldwide storage tracker shows the overall storage market is booming except for external, shared array / filer technology. The total storage...

Datera goes Churchward

Startup Datera has a new CEO - exec chairman Guy Churchward who joined the board just four months ago. Guy Churchward

Self-driving cars! The Quantum of some solace for ailing tape vendor

CEO Jamie Lerner is taking Quantum into vertical markets with a front and central focus on StorNext, its scale out filesystem manager. The first example is a...

NetApp blows filer benchmark to smithereens

All-flash NetApp filers have blown the SPEC SFS 2014 SW Build benchmark record to hell and gone. A 4-node system scored 2,200 and an...

Flash and trash. What’s the big idea about two-tier storage?

The storage analyst Enrico Signoretti popularised the term 'flash and trash' in 2015, to "describe a trend of  two-tier storage built on latency-sensitive, flash-based arrays on one...

Regarding NetApp’s strong second quarter

Analysis NetApp turned in a good second fiscal quarter 2019, though its all-flash array revenue growth rate slowed. It spent a lot of earnings call...

Sphere 3D spins out Overland into independence. But for how long?

Sphere 3D today completed the divestment of its Overland Storage subsidiary. It is now effectively debt-free. The same cannot be said for Overland and...

All the storage news that’s fit to print! And then some…

Storage news is our stock-in-trade, but it is hard to keep up with the barrage directed at our inbox. We simply don't have the...