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...

IBM storage hardware revenues fall for third quarter in a row

IBM’s storage hardware business fell in the first quarter, with poor DS8000 sales and weak mid-range performance to blame. Within IBM's overall Q1, FY2019...

Infinidat poaches Gartner analyst

Stanley Zaffos, the Gartner research VP, has left the analyst firm to take charge of Infinibox product marketing at Infinidat. Zaffos is an...

Google readies rapid-thawing, ice-cold archive. How much and when?

Google is prepping a deep cloud archive service to replace tape storage and says users can anticipate fast access. By contrast Amazon quotes up to retrieval time...

Quantum builds out Cloud Storage Platform with storage for videocams

Quantum is rolling out the all-disk VS-Series to support recording data from tens to 1,000s of video cameras. The company claims it has the best camera density...

No corners cut in our cheap hybrid storage box, Qumulo claims

Qumulo has launched an entry-level system that adds 80 per cent more capacity and 200 per cent faster read speed. There has been a...

SoftIron builds out storage line for Ceph-alitics

SoftIron has announced three Ceph-based storage systems - an upgraded performance storage node, an enhanced management system and a front-end access or storage router box

Zoned SSDs live fast, die old, Western Digital claims

Western Digital is developing zoned SSDs that can be managed by host systems to speed data access and prolong the life of the drives.

Dell EMC customers can build their own Converged Infrastructure systems

From today customers can build their own Converged Infrastructure systems by using Dell EMC Ready Stack blueprints. Previously this option was available for channel partners only.

Toshiba embraces shingling for next-gen MAMR HDDs

Toshiba this week confirmed it will deliver both conventional and shingled MAMR hard drives. Scott Wright, director of HDD marketing at Toshiba America Electronic...

RackTop pushes NAS with built-in security and compliance

RackTop Systems is looking to grow the market for its line of NAS appliances featuring built-in encryption and compliance controls thanks to $15m in Series A financing....

What will Dell EMC’s unified mid-range storage box look like? Let’s not find out…

Blocks & Files tested out some ideas about Dell EMC’s upcoming unified mid-range storage box, the PowerTo-be-decided, with Dell EMC and got precisely nowhere.

Western Digital wants to be the Everything Storage Company. How does its ambition stack...

Western Digital is undertaking a huge project - to own and integrate the entire stack from silicon, glass and sand to arrays and composable systems software.

The irresistible rise of NVMe means SATA SSD days are numbered

SATA interfaces for SSDS are on their way out and the NVMe SSD interface will take over in 2020, according to Eyal Shani, Western Digital's director, technical...

Infinidat girds up loins for NVMe fabrics and storage-class memory

Infinidat's performance-boosting software upgrade, announced this week, will help the company add NVMe fabric links and storage-class memory to iInfinibox arrays. InfiniBox 4.0.40 adds...

Western Digital adds shingles to MAMR drives

Western Digital will introduce shingling to its MAMR drives to build a path to 20TB capacity in 2020 and from there to 40TB and 100TB.

VAST Data: The first thing we do, let’s kill all the hard drives

VAST Data wants to direct an extinction event for hard drives. This is a bold ambition but VAST Data is a remarkable startup, certainly...

Storage news sprinkles to start the week

The amount of data to be stored, processed and protected grows incessantly. That's fuelling product growth and partnerships between suppliers as they jostle to taker advantage of...