Radian’s Co-operative Zones make SSDs last longer

Radian Memory Systems can make SSDS last longer and perform more predictably and consistently. The company has released its branded Symphonic Cooperative Zones technology...

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...

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...

Intel top semiconductor revenue dog again as Samsung slumps

Intel has regained the semiconductor revenue lead, re-overtaking Samsung. Fourth quarter Intel revenues were $18.66bn while Samsung’s semiconductor revenues were KRW18.5 trillion, which converts...

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...

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...

Look to the visible Horizon and witness the future of HDD vs SSD

Disk drive capacity shipped and NVMe SSD sales will both boom over the next few years because more data needs to be stored and accessed faster when...

Samsung squeezes notebook-scale storage into mobile phones

Samsung has announced terabyte-size mobile phone flash memory. Mobile phones with this 1TB drive should be able to shoot video at 960 frames/sec, turning...

Pliops gets funding to build GPU-like Storage Processing Unit

Pliops has secured a $30m investment to bring its Storage Processing Unit into production and is targeting a launch in mid-2019. The Israeli company...

Macronix: we can build 3D NAND cheaper than all the rest

Macronix, a Taiwanese semiconductor firm, is to build 48- and 96-layer 3D NAND - and it thinks it can cut industry prices by up to a third.

Your occasional Storage Digest, featuring Asigra, Coraid, Fujitsu, BackBlaze, Toshiba and…

Asigra, Coraid, Gartner and Toshiba supply a clutch of storage news to start the week, with better backup pricing, block and mobile phone storage and a supplier-ranking...

IBM financials indicate weakness in storage hardware

IBM's Q4 2018 results expose a storage hardware weakness that is unlikely to be fixed anytime soon. This is not exactly an existential crisis...

Nutanix, Pure, VMware are booming. Other enterprise IT vendors? Not so much

Cisco is discounting its HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure product, Commvault is under competitive pressure,  Microsoft AzureStack lacks traction, and NetApp is replacing IBM storage arrays, while Nutanix, Pure...

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,...

Enterprise Storage in 2019: Keep those industry predictions rolling

Updated on January 21, 2019 with more predictions from Pure Storage, IBM and Maxta following the addition of Archive 360, Arcserve, NetApp and StorPool predictions earlier in January.

Benchmarks! IBM deploys memcaching with flash and 3D XPoint to match DRAM

Implementing Memcache with NAND or 3D XPoint produces near-DRAM cache performance at a much lower cost, IBM claims. Memcache is an open source distributed...

Two ways in which QLC flash can cause falling SSD prices

Blocks & Files expects the rapid adoption of 96-layer QLC flash for fast-access, read-centric data storage applications, where its lower write endurance, compared to TLC flash, matters less....

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.