Infinidat celebrates a very good 2021

Enterprise storage array supplier Infinidat reported 40 per cent year-on-year bookings growth in 2021. This included an end-of year boost, with 68 per cent...

Hyve: busy hyperscaler bees buy hardware, not software

Hyve Solutions sells storage hardware to its hyperscaler customers, but not software — because they don’t want it. What, then, do hyperscalers want? Hyve...

Fewer disk units shipped in Q4 ’21 as nearline rises

There were fewer disk drives shipped in 2021’s last quarter than a year ago, but the nearline segment saw a 38 per cent unit ship rise.

Storage news ticker – January 13

… Data protector Catalogic Software announced general availability for its latest DPX software, with enhancements to agentless backups for virtual environments, cloud archiving, and...

Storage news ticker – January 10

Kelly Hopping. … According to the UK Guardian, EU police agency Europol will have to delete at least 4PB of...

Abbamatic trio sings MAMR mia – here we go again

A three-way collaboration between Showa Denko, TDK and Toshiba has resulted in a demonstration of MAMR recording technology showing that 30+ terabyte disk drives are possible.

Strategic move: NetApp’s top legal eagle becomes Chief Strategy Officer

In a seemingly unusual move, NetApp has appointed Matt Fawcett, its now ex-General Counsel, as Chief Strategy Officer. Matt Fawcett

Storage news ticker – December 22

… iXsystems has introduced TrueCharts, a first app catalog for TrueNAS SCALE, its scale-out storage and hyperconverged infrastructure offering. It includes Kubernetes for deploying...

Storage news ticker December –14

… Ascend.io says Snowflake users can put workloads on autopilot with Ascend’s Data Automation Cloud. This automates data ingestion, transformation, delivery, orchestration, and observability...

Predictions for 2022

’Tis the season for predictions — usually vendor predictions — and they always seem to predict, astoundingly, that demand for the vendor’s products will rise because the...

Learning from history: QNAP’s ULINK AI tool predicts SATA drive failures

Taipei-based QNAP has a machine learning-based SATA disk and SSD drive failure predictor for its NAS systems that means you can replace the drives before they fail.

Show us what you got: Showa Denko opens Toshiba door to 30TB+ drives

Showa Denko (SDK) has developed a hard disk drive recording medium that will support Toshiba producing 30TB-plus drives using a Microwave Assisted Switching-Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (MAS-MAMR) technology...

Ocient’s massively parallel relational database speed machine

A brief news note yesterday said startup Ocient (pronounced oh-see-ent) enabled SS8 Networks to harness petabytes of data in interactive time. Ocient is focussed on ingesting billions of...

Western Digital: Oh HAMR, how I do love thee

Western Digital is focussing more on HAMR as its breakthrough technology to into the 30TB and beyond disk drive area, with no flash-disk cost crossover for at...

The need for speed: Seagate’s 20TB drives take on WD with a performance edge

Following Western Digital’s September launch of two 20TB drives, Seagate has introduced two 20TB drives of its own: an Exos X20 and an IronWolf Pro, both transferring...

Infinidat: we’re boosting our channel, even as others retreat

Infinidat, the memory-cached high-end array shipper, says it has been — and is — building up its channel partners and program while competitors are reducing their channel...

Street-beater NetApp’s fifth growth quarter in a row

NetApp had a knock-out second fiscal 2022 quarter, selling more flash arrays and object storage, and with a good pipeline for further sales. Its public cloud business...

DNA storage and science: archiving unreality

DNA storage researchers have devised a neat way to record events inside cells down to a one-minute granularity, but are wildly off-beam when predicting this could become useful...