It’s (quick) payback time for Cisco UCS and Cohesity

In this week's storage news roundup, Cohesity and Cisco say users can save bundles of cash compared to using other servers and unstructured data management software. We've...

Tesla car flash memory fault blanks out rearview camera

The USA's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants Tesla to recall 158,000 Tesla Model S and X vehicles, in order to replace a flash storage unit...

SK hynix bags $1bn for green chips with everything

SK hynix, the Korean memory chip maker, has issued a $1bn green bond to help clean up its manufacturing act. Water management is...

GigaIO composability switch delivers shared Optane memory

GigaIO announced yesterday it is using silicon from Microchip in its FabreX PCIe 4.0 network fabric to dynamically compose server systems and share memory, including Optane, ...
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Phison PCIe gen 4 SSD is faster than Optane SSD

Phison is showcasing an unreleased PCIe 4.0 controller CES 2021 that is faster than Intel's P5800X Optane SSD. Update: PCIe Gen 4 bus saturation...

Your occasional storage digest with Cisco Hyperflex, SoftIron, and more

2021 has started with a bang... but let's talk about data storage. In this week's news roundup we feature Cisco, Backup Assist and SoftIron. Also there are...

Western Digital settles gender bias class action for $7.75m

Final approval has been granted to a Western Digital settlement of a class action lawsuit, which accused the company of underpaying female staff and discriminating against them...

Handbags at dawn for Pure and NetApp: Who you calling a ‘legacy vendor’?

Pure Storage is a struggling legacy vendor while NetApp is powering ahead. So says NetApp in a corporate blog entitled Will the real legacy storage vendor...

Analytics startups Dremio, Starburst and Firebolt draw in dollops of dollars

Data analytics startup Dremio has raised $135m in a D series, taking total funding to $250m, and achieving unicorn status ($1bn+ valuation). Competitor unicorn startup Starburst has...

SPUs, Arm CPUs and FPGAs: SoftIron talks hardware acceleration

SoftIron, the startup storage supplier, use Arm processors instead of x86 CPUs for controllers in its Ceph-based HyperDrive. This provides scale-out storage nodes behind a storage...

Incremental storage media density magic meant flash chipped away at disk in 2020

All storage media technologies saw increased density in 2020 - tape, disk, flash, persistent memory and even DNA. However QLC flash advances meant the nearline disk...

Your occasional storage digest, featuring Brexit, Tsinghua Unigroup and more

Brexit, China, the cloud and 3D NAND are the main themes in this week's digest. We also have a multitude of smaller items, including a large customer...

Intel says SSDs will reach HDD TCO crossover in 2022, pushes PLC and new...

Intel says SSDs will reach total cost of ownership crossover with hard disk drives in 2022. It's also launching new SSDs, and sees PLC – that's five...

Your occasional storage digest with DataStax, StorOne, NAND prices and more

Here is a near-final storage digest for 2020 with news from NoSQL-er DataStax, fast Optane and QLC NAND storage array supplier StorOne. and research business TrendForce...

DDN reveals VMstore and Intelliflash updates for 2021

High performance computing and enterprise needs are converging, according to DDN, which is developing technology in response. In a press briefing this week, the...
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IBM external storage sales plummet in Q3. HPE and Huawei do better

IBM's enterprise external storage revenues tumbled 21.6 per cent in the third quarter while HPE and Huawei outgrew an anaemic market. HOwever, there is a helluva long...

Hitachi Vantara plots aggressive price setting for new midrange storage arrays

Hitachi Vantara has plumped up the VSP E series arrays with two midrange additions at "aggressive price points", plus a NAS gateway and a managed service.

SK hynix joins 176-layer flash game

Anything Micron can do SK hynix thinks it can do better. And so the company has announced its own 176-layer 3D NAND technology, sending 512Gbit TLC (3bits/cell)...