Exagrid goes big with backup appliances

Exagrid has increased capacity in its deduplicating backup appliances and at the same time, cut the product portfolio from nine systems to seven. Appliances of any size...

It’s (quick) payback time for Cisco UCS and Cohesity

In this week's storage news roundup, Cohesity and Cisco say users can save bundles of cash compared to using other servers and unstructured data management software. We've...

Tales from the exabyte storage vault. Tune in for the next episode

Recently, I spoke to Cloudian CEO Michael Tso about the awesome scale and data storage management challenges of exabyte-levels of storage. This prompted me to wonder what...

SpectraLogic: We do Azure now

Spectra Logic has upgraded its StorCycle file lifecycle management software, with V3.3 adding support for Azure, more AWS S3 tiers, and improved workflows. StorCycle...

Western Digital settles gender bias class action for $7.75m

Final approval has been granted to a Western Digital settlement of a class action lawsuit, which accused the company of underpaying female staff and discriminating against them...

Infinidat picks Western Digital exec to be its new CEO

Infinidat, the enterprise large array supplier, has appointed a new CEO and CFO, replacing its co-CEO structure and completing the leadership transition from founder Moshe Yanai's era.

SPUs, Arm CPUs and FPGAs: SoftIron talks hardware acceleration

SoftIron, the startup storage supplier, use Arm processors instead of x86 CPUs for controllers in its Ceph-based HyperDrive. This provides scale-out storage nodes behind a storage...

There can be only one? Infinidat co-CEO departs the scene

Infinidat co-CEO Kariel Sadler left the company without fanfare last month. His departure may pave the way for the appointment of a sole CEO.

Incremental storage media density magic meant flash chipped away at disk in 2020

All storage media technologies saw increased density in 2020 - tape, disk, flash, persistent memory and even DNA. However QLC flash advances meant the nearline disk...
Antonio Neri, HPE CEO

IBM external storage sales plummet in Q3. HPE and Huawei do better

IBM's enterprise external storage revenues tumbled 21.6 per cent in the third quarter while HPE and Huawei outgrew an anaemic market. HOwever, there is a helluva long...
Lenovo DM5100F all-flash array in 2RU x 24-slot chassis

Lenovo boosts low end all-flash array with end-to-end NVMe

Lenovo has juiced up its entry level all-flash array with NVMe SSDs, NVMe/FC access and faster Fibre Channel support. The company said the new ThinkSystems DM5100F array...

Pure overtakes NetApp in Gartner magic quadrant for primary arrays

Pure Storage is rated highest in Gartner’s 2020 primary arrays Magic Quadrant (MQ), overtaking NetApp, last year’s front runner. Gartner defines primary arrays as...

NetApp’s high-end AFA sales lead it out of pandemic recession

NetApp has posted its second successive quarter of revenue growth, thanks to an unexpected boost in high-end all-flash storage array sales. The company recorded...

Your occasional storage digest with Backblaze and more

A quiet week for data storage news, what with Thanksgiving and all. Which means that for the first time in many moons there is no Kubernetes or...

Seagate: HAMR time will help us make big HDD capacity jumps

Seagate CEO Dave Mosley told an investment conference this week that he wants to make bigger capacity jumps on hard disk drive developments - and HAMR technology...

Infinidat hires chief product officer. Organogram looks sketchy

Infinidat has appointed a head of product who reports direct to the executive chairman. What does it mean for Kariel Sandler, co-CEO who runs R&D and Operations?...

Qumulo hybrid filers offer NVMe performance ‘at the price of disk’

Qumulo has added NVMe SSD caching speed to its hybrid scale-out filers.. Customers are also getting new systems that will 'end forklift upgrades'. They support automatic encryption,...

Your occasional storage digest with Toshiba drives, Excelero and more

There’s life in the mid-range capacity disk drive yet as Toshiba introduces a line of sub 10TB drives that don’t use sealed enclosures full of helium gas....