NetApp previews high-end array and adds automatic anti-ransomware weapons to ONTAP

At a virtual Insight 2021 event, NetApp has unveiled planned automated ransomware defences in the latest release of its ONTAP array operating system, along with enhanced data...

Infinidat lures Eric Herzog away from IBM to become its chief marketing honcho

Infinidat has hired one of the most recognisable and prominent marketeers in the storage industry as its Chief Marketing Officer — Eric Herzog. This...

3-2-1 — Portworx PX-Backup supports golden rule

Pure’s Portworx business unit has updated its container PX-Backup software to add support for file shares, object storage targets, inter-cloud portability and encryption. PX-Backup...

Hitachi Vantara tries to catch up, with VSP arrays, hybrid cloud and containerisation support

Hitachi Vantara has added new top-end storage arrays along with support for hybrid clouds and containerisation, faster object storage and S3 object ingest, plus improved Ops Center...

A digest with lots of storage news shrimps on the barbie: Cohesity, DDN’s Tintri...

The focus this week is on Cisco and Cohesity partnering to help security ops people fight malware, TrendFocus’s disk ship data for the third quarter — cue...

ExaGrid exceeds revenue records again

Has ExaGrid achieved a $100 million revenue run rate? The deduping backup target shipper with fast restore capabilities has announced its third record-breaking quarter in a row...

Backblaze: SSDs might be as unreliable as disk drives

Cloud backup and data storage provider BackBlaze is finding its SSDs fail at nearly the same rate as its disk drives at the equivalent stage in their...

Seagate: HAMR is nailing it – no looming 20TB to 30TB capacity problem

Western Digital and Toshiba have promoted their advances in disk drive areal density and performance based on specific technology advances, such as bias currents, enhanced PMR using...

Seagate’s Gen-2 HAMR blow

Seagate has a second-generation 30TB HAMR disk drive in development, and sees Gen-1 HAMR as having limited appeal. Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) is Seagate’s...

More bang for your enterprise storage buck with parsimonious StorONE and Seagate

StorONE’s software and Seagate’s 84-slot drive chassis make a low-cost, high-capacity storage array with enterprise features which is available as a bundle. The chassis is...

Seagate pipelining test car data to IBM/Nvidia AI smart car modelling systems

Moving 100TB per car of data a day from test cars to GPU-driven automated driver assistance (ADAS) AI modelling systems needs a multi-stage data pipeline. Seagate, IBM...

Toshiba extends 18TB technology to NAS and workstation disk drives

Toshiba has extended the use of its 18TB FC-MAMR MG09 disk drive technology to its N300 NAS drive and X300 workstation drives, raising their maximum capacity to...

Tintri products refreshed with DDN controllers

DDN-owned Tintri has updated its IntelliFlash all-flash N-Series and hybrid flash/disk H-Series arrays, adding DDN fault-tolerant controllers while reducing the effective capacity levels of the H-Series. This...

Dell EMC Isilon PowerScalisation — new models, ransomware protection and faster backup

Dell EMC has added new hybrid and archive nodes to its PowerScale filer range, provided ransomware protection services and accelerated PowerScale backup and restores. There are four...

Same old, same old — IDC Q2 2021 Storage Tracker

IDC’s latest quarterly external storage market tracker shows a great year-on-year advance by Huawei, and a tremendous fall by IBM — but, really, nothing much has changed...

HPE adds superpower StoreOnce deduped backup appliances

HPE has added three new models to its StoreOnce purpose-built deduplicating backup appliance range, upping capacities and transfer speeds. Update: HPE info added 9...

Western Digital: MAMR Mia, here we go again

It used to be thought that WD was betting big on a MAMR technology change — a big bang, as it were — like the change from...

HPE’s revenues rise at lethargic rate but demand and order rate impress

HPE revenues rose just one per cent in its third fiscal 2021 quarter, ended July 31, with supply constraints hitting server ships, but underlying overall order growth...