A Western Digital, Kioxia merger? There would be pain points

Comment Against reports of a nearing merger of Western Digital and Kioxia, B&F is reviewing the implications and some of the difficulties that could lie ahead in such...

Seagate reports first loss in years

HDD vendor Seagate recorded a 39 percent drop in revenues for its second fiscal 2023 quarter, chalking it up to an adverse economic environment.

Dell OneFS 9.5 is a streamer screamer

OneFS 9.5, the latest PowerScale OS version, provides a claimed 55 percent in streaming data access speed plus cyber resiliency improvements. PowerScale and the...

Iron Mountain on getting rid of storage junk

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...
HDD storage

Toshiba exec says SSDs can never replace HDDs

A Toshiba exec has argued that hard disk drives are essential to store data in several market areas because SSDs are ill-suited to the job, costing more...

Data management is still human labor for most Register readers

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.

Infinidat on CXL, SMR disk drives and green IT

Blocks & Files spoke to Infinidat CEO Phil Bullinger recently, who gave us some insight into Infinidat's 2022 business and its hopes for 2023. We looked at...

Quobyte storage used for primary genomics data

Case Study. Quobyte unified block, file and object storage is being used by the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology to store primary life sciences and genomics data in...

Fourth 2022 quarter hard disk ships slip

TrendFocus’ preliminary disk drive shipment data for the closing 2022 quarter shows a 40 percent-plus annual unit drop with a 25 to 33 percent capacity decline as...

ExaGrid thinks it can be a billion-dollar company

Despite the worldwide economy heading into recession due to COVID, Russian war on Ukraine and inflation, ExaGrid says it has increased its sales in the fourth 2022 quarter,...

Pure Storage on its predictions for 2023

B&F discussed predictions for 2023 with Ajay Singh, Pure Storage's Chief Product Officer, and challenged some of these, including tiering management, the economics of HDDs and more.

Storage news ticker – January 5

Steve Duplessie The co-founding analyst at ESG, Steve Duplessie, has retired, becoming a professional golfer at the Ibis Golf and Country Club in...

Kioxia-WD merger negotiations reportedly restart

Bloomberg reports Kioxia and Western Digital are discussing a merger in renewed talks that could create a force in the NAND industry to rival Samsung.

Opinion: Online disk archives are just wrong

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...

Ahana: Lakehouses need community-governed SQL

It’s not just any old SQL lakehouses need, but open community source SQL, according to Ahana CEO and co-founder Steven Mih, a member of the governing board...

StorONE reshuffles executive team

Multi-purpose storage system supplier StorONE has made some exec changes. Chief revenue officer Chris Noordyke has been promoted to general manager, and Jenn Null,...

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

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...
Storage news

Storage news ticker – December 15

Apache Cassandra v4.1 is a milestone release that's mainly a feature update geared toward preparing for the major changes for developers in 5.0. Significant core services changes...