Samsung outlines QLC and Z-SSD roadmap

Samsung has been slow to develop QLC (4bits/cell) SSD products, compared with Intel and Micron. But it appears to be catching up, judging by  a roadmap unrolled...

Micron ejects Intel from flash JV. What will Intel do next?

Micron last week said it would exercise its right to buy out Intel's  share of IM Flash Technologies, a joint venture between the two to fabricate NAND and 3D...

Pure Storage goes old school with Veritas alliance

Pure Storage has struck an alliance with old school data protection vendor Veritas to protect FlashBlade and use it as a backup target and also to protect...

Intel vet takes the helm at Toshiba Memory Corp

There’s a new exec chairman at Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC). Step forward, Stacy Smith, who most recently worked at Intel as group president of...

Together we can build a better SSD controller – CNEX bags $23m funding

CNEX Labs, a startup that enables big cloud computing vendors to customise SSDs, has picked up $23m in Series D funding. Typically, SSD controllers...

Kaminario CEO completes Epic Israel bikeathon

Once upon a time Kaminario CEO Dani Golan streaked above the Israel landscape in fighter jets. Now he uses self-propelled wheeled transport and has just completed an...

You’re an AI startup? Micron has $100m up for grabs

Artificial intelligence is a huge money opportunity for memory and storage vendors, according to Micron boss Sanjay Mehrotra. And he is putting the company's money where his...

Memory prices are on their way down

Trendforce forecasts a five per cent or greater decline in DRAM contract prices in 2018’s fourth quarter following a 1 to 2 per cent rise in the...

Your Irregular Storage Digest with Delphix, HTF Market Intelligence, Mimecast, and Korean fabbers

Here's the speed read version: Delphix has picked up a UK TV broadcaster as a customer; a somewhat limited cloud backup market report appears; Mimecast is losing...

Tintri co-founders join DDN

Tintri co-founders Kieran Harty and Mark Gritter have joined DDN's Tintri business unit.  Gritter assumes the CTO position while Harty has the more nebulous role of "full-time...

Regarding Violin Systems and its race for All-Flash Array glory

Violin Systems has launched its latest VXS 8 all-flash array into what it calls the extreme performance all-flash array market. Its a hot box...

Inspur joins SPC-1 benchmark league table

Chinese server and storage vendor Inspur has leapt into the SPC-1 benchmark rankings, beating a top-end IBM array with a much lower price/performance rating.

A quick run through Axellio’s iWARP all-flash Hyper-V HCI box

Axellio has jumped onto the hyperconverged  train with the FabrixXpress edge-computing appliance, a software-defined "datacenter in a box" for enterprises and service providers...

XtremIO gets Botox filler for competitive holes

XtremIO has had a Botox software release, filling up Nimble and SolidFire competitive holes in its offering. It’s good to catch up with competition,...

Micron becomes $30 billion company

With nine straight quarters of revenue and profits growth under its belt, Micron has become a $30bn revenue company and is on fire. Fourth...

Intel bumps up client Optane SSD capacities

Intel has added SSD 905P products to its Optanical garden, with capacities up to 1.5TB. These client device SSDs more than triple the 480GB...

Restringed Violin to play new product tune

October 2, 2018 sees the private-equity-owned all-flash array survivor Violin Systems putting out its first major new product since exiting Chapter 11 in April 2017.

How is Solidfire doing? Let’s find out

Analysis. Solidfire all-flash arrays had a $130.8m run rate in NetApp’s fiscal 2018  but the quarterly growth trend line is uneven. Wells Fargo senior...