Infinidat alumni sue over stock dilution

Infinidat is fighting three lawsuits alleging improper stock option dilution brought by employees. We knew about one lawsuit in October 2020 but two more surfaced in a...

Infinidat guarantees one-minute data recovery

High-end storage array supplier Infinidat is making an InfiniSafe Cyber Storage guarantee for data recovery within one minute or less, and adding a performance guarantee too.

Western Digital disk drive revenues spin down in latest quarter, warns outlook is worse

Western Digital’s latest quarterly revenues dropped 8 percent year-on-year due to falling PC and consumer disk drive purchases - and the storage giant is forecasting 26.7 percent...

MAID and WORM PLC flash archive

Seeing a 128TB Samsung SSD using QLC (4bits/cell) flash got me thinking abut a PLC (5bits/cell) version which could have a 150TB or so capacity. Imagine 32...

Seagate signs orbital satellite storage drive collaboration

Satellite builder Ball Aerospace has signed a memorandum of understanding with Seagate  to collaborate on data processing and storage technology in space. Update: It's...

StorONE drops capacity-based pricing and boosts software efficiency

StorONE has introduced a per-drive pricing model and updated its Storage Engine software to deliver more IOPS from fewer drives, automatically tier from SSDs to disk drives...
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Pandemic, inflation and supply chain issues hurt Seagate revenues

Disk drive maker Seagate saw its revenues drop almost ten percent year-on-year as inflationary pressures, COVID lockdowns in Asia, and non-HDD component shortages impacted sales outside the...

After swimming up the Amazon, Cloudian’s object storage now stacks up with Azure

Cloudian's cloud-native HyperStore object storage has been validated to work with Microsoft's Azure Stack HCI as a local storage component. In June, Cloudian announced...

Western Digital first to ship 22TB drives

Western Digital is now shipping three mainstream 22TB disk drives after announcing it was sampling the products in May. They are the Gold IT/data...

IBM storage revenues up thanks to mainframe refresh

IBM has reported financial results for the second 2022 quarter, ended June 30, with storage hardware sales growing at the start of a new mainframe cycle.

Storage news ticker – July 14

Cloud-enabled data management services supplier Aparavi is partnering with cloud storage suppler Backblaze. This combines Aparavi's Data Intelligence and Automation Platform and Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage to...

ExaGrid’s regular as clockwork growth machine

Exagrid has recorded another record-breaking revenue and bookings quarter, taking its customer count past 3,400. This builds on its first 2022 quarter revenue record...
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Tape is low cost and a low carbon storage winner

Consultant Brad Johns thinks moving archive data from disk to a 60:40 tape:disk situation could cut its ten-year CO2 emissions by almost 60 percent and its total...

Zettabyte era brings archiving front and center

Veteran storage analyst Fred Moore  told a Fujifilm event audience that we're entering a zettabyte era of data storage and archival storage will be the dominant technology...
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Nearline disk drive shipments stall in calendar Q2

A report from research house TrendFocus shows growth in nearline disk unit shipments is essentially flat year-on-year while capacity shipped is growing only slightly.
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Ocient discusses hyperscale data analysis problem

Ocient reckons it has solved a niche but hyperscale data analysis problem. Blocks & Files met Ocient founder Chris Gladwin. His company has built...

Nutanix ups ransomware shields with Files 4.1

Nutanix says its Files v4.1 release provides a large spectrum of ransomware protection capabilities for Unified Storage customers, claiming it's a turnkey anti-ransomware product that will...

Jupiter supercomputer’s storage innards

Jupiter, Europe’s first exascale supercomputer, looks like it could be using NVMe SSDs, disk, IBM's Spectrum Scale parallel file system, TSM backup, and LTO tape for its...