Storage news sprinkles to start the week

The amount of data to be stored, processed and protected grows incessantly. That's fuelling product growth and partnerships between suppliers as they jostle to taker advantage of...

NetApp beats WekaIO

Well, this fun Two can play at the node addition game. NetApp beat WekaIO in the SPEC SFS 20i4 software build benchmark. WekaIO had...

How to get a self-castrated bull: Dave Hitz retires from NetApp

It’s the end of an era; NetApp co-founder and EVP Dave Hitz is retiring. The news came in a blog and signals the end...

Dell EMC adds compression to Isilon all-flash filer

Dell EMC’s Isilon group has added compression to the F810 all-flash filer, guaranteeing logical capacity at twice raw capacity. There is also ClarityNow software...

WekaIO hits the SPEC SFS 2014 ball out of the park

WekaIO has made a clean sweep of all five SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark categories. SPEC SFS 2014 is a file serving benchmark with five...

A dash of storage confetti to spray over Sunday and Monday

Here’s another great big batch of storage news items, two dozen or so of them, to give you a flavour of what’s going on apart from the...

Who are the Blocks & Filers?

Most Blocks & Files readers live in the USA and half read content on cell phones. Three months after the site formally opened an...

Attention! Qumulo adds Atempo file migration data mover

Here's something to move you; scale-out file storage supplier Qumulo has launched a data migration service. Qumulo says file estate migration can be labour-intensive,...

Virtuozzo Storage is “like Ceph, only faster”

If you want to have file block and object storage in one product then Ceph does just that. And so does Virtuozzo Storage - but five times...

WekaIO goes higher than Summit

Well, well; remember back in November when WekaIO, with its Matrix filesystem, took second place in IO-500 10 Node Challenge, with the Summit supercomputer taking first place?

Hyperconverged infrastructure heads closer to the edge

Interview: Get hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) product development and marketing wrong and your business becomes a turkey. Witness Maxta, which crashed into the buffers this week, as an example...

Cohesity throws kitchen sink at ransomware

Cohesity hopes the latest version of Cohesity Data Platform (CDP) will help to transform ransomware attacks from a devastating existential threat to a manageable nuisance.

A brief walk through filer software in the AWS, Azure and Google clouds

Filer software is becoming multi-cloud, with 12 cloud filer suppliers overall and several now supporting more than one public cloud. But they all have a way to...

Your occasional storage digest featuring Excelero, Commvault, SUSE Linux, MariaDB… and more!

Here's a carton of storage news brought to you by the virtual drone delivery service at Blocks & Files. Customers PAIGE,...

Quantum booted off NYSE

The New York Stock Exchange has delisted the storage vendor Quantum for failure to file accounts. The company's self-inflicted accounting mess is to blame. ...

WekaIO pumps up the SpecSFS 2014 build volume

WekaIO has notched another benchmark win, scoring 5,700 on the SpecSFS 2014 software build test. This benchmark tests a variety of storage application types: software builds,...

Datera gets helpful halfway OEM hug from HPE

HPE this week added Datera, a software-defined and scale-out storage supplier, to its HPE Complete program. Hang on, HPE already works with Hedvig,...

Happy Hedvig gets helping hand from HPE

Profile: Hedvig sells multi-protocol, scale-out, software-defined storage and says it is getting a strong helping hand from HPE to seed its technology in big companies.