A Western Digital, Kioxia merger? There would be pain points

Comment Against reports of a nearing merger of Western Digital and Kioxia, B&F is reviewing the implications and some of the difficulties that could lie ahead in such...

Pure’s full portfolio-selling sales force

Pure Storage reckons that its sales org should sell the entire product portfolio in its fiscal 2024 and thereby increase their reach. Update: Email...

Dell OneFS 9.5 is a streamer screamer

OneFS 9.5, the latest PowerScale OS version, provides a claimed 55 percent in streaming data access speed plus cyber resiliency improvements. PowerScale and the...

Pure Storage unifies global go-to-market team

Pure Storage has confirmed to B&F that it has broken up its specialist regional FlashBlade sales teams amid the creation of a single global go-to-market organization.

Storage news ticker – January 23

Arcserve launched Unified Data Protection (UDP) 9.0 – a single platform, centrally managed backup and disaster recovery product for every type of workload. It combines data protection,...

Iron Mountain on getting rid of storage junk

Given that customers need to dispose of old disk, tape and solid state drives, what problems might they face? We were briefed by Chris Greene, VP and...

Pliops spreads wings with RAID supercharger

Pliops has added three data services to its XDP x86 CPU offload card to give applications more NVMe SSD performance, endurance and better, faster drive failure protection.
HDD storage

Toshiba exec says SSDs can never replace HDDs

A Toshiba exec has argued that hard disk drives are essential to store data in several market areas because SSDs are ill-suited to the job, costing more...

Cloudian pulls in $60m funding to chase growth

Cloudian has raised $60 million in fresh funding - its first round since 2018 - and appointed its first board chairman in a bid to accelerate growth.

Data management is still human labor for most Register readers

A Blocks & Files report, based on Register and B&F reader responses to an online questionnaire, shows that automated data management is a long way off.

Infinidat on CXL, SMR disk drives and green IT

Blocks & Files spoke to Infinidat CEO Phil Bullinger recently, who gave us some insight into Infinidat's 2022 business and its hopes for 2023. We looked at...

Storage news ticker – January 17

Cloud-native distributed, CDC-based data replication platform supplier Arcion announced a real-time integration connector for SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (Sybase ASE). It claims this enables high-volume database migration...

Quobyte storage used for primary genomics data

Case Study. Quobyte unified block, file and object storage is being used by the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology to store primary life sciences and genomics data in...

Samsung launches new desktop gumstick SSD

Samsung has produced a new desktop SSD, the PM9C1a, using seventh-generation (176-layer) 3D NAND, with slight performance increases over the prior PM9A1 and PM9B1 products.
VAST Data

VAST may embrace GPU processing nodes

VAST Data has been promising a move up the stack from storage to better support AI/ML workloads for some time now. Nothing has been revealed but clues...

NetApp appoints new CMO

NetApp has appointed software and cloud-focused Gabrielle Boko as its new CMO to replace the departing James Whitemore. Whitemore, NetApp EVP and CMO from...

HPE Apollo 4000 servers rebranded with Sapphire Rapids CPUs

HPE has rebranded its Apollo 4000 data storage server line as the Alletra 4000, with two new products: the Alletra 4110 and 4120, both with Gen 4...

Micron launches faster U.3 datacenter SSD

Micron has launched a 9400 datacenter NVMe SSD using the PCIe gen 4 interface with great performance and a 30.7TB maximum capacity. Update: 7450...