Your weekly storage digest with Dell and VAST Data, IBM’s mainframe, Microsoft and more

Some big names in the storage digest this week, with Dell (sort of) formally recognising VAST by producing what’s known as a sales knock-off card, IBM adding...

Micron 176-layer NAND’s immense mobile phone read/write speed boost

Micron is shipping 176-layer mobile phone flash drives with an up to 75 per cent speed improvement over the previous generation, setting up fast 5G smartphone data...

Kioxia’s latest PCIe 4 SSD heralded as Samsung goes 200-layer

Kioxia has pre-announced another PCIe Gen-4 SSD, promising around 7GB/sec of sequential read performance, while Samsung has revealed 200-layer NAND technology. The EXCERIA PRO...

Memory and flash prospects look great for SK Hynix

Sk Hynix’s Q2 results were very good and the company’s prospects look positive, with growing market demand and Intel’s NAND business ready to boost results in 2022.

Pliops XDP hits the streets to rescue X86 servers from data-handling overload

Israel-based startup Pliops has unveiled its Extreme Data Processor (XDP) storage processor product to offload server X86 CPUs and accelerate data-intensive apps with better-designed processor resources.

Enterprise array maker Infinidat gains ServiceNow integration

Infinidat’s Infinibox arrays have been integrated with ServiceNow’s ITOM Visibility so they can show up and be managed within ServiceNow’s IT estate operations. ServiceNow...

All-you-can-eat storage buffet with Napatech, Scale/IBM, Inspur, Viking/Kalray and platefuls of other good stuff

This week’s edition of our all-you-can-eat storage buffet has main plates featuring flavoursome Napatech SmartNICs, Scale Computing getting edgy in bed with IBM, Inspur knocking off another...

GRAID uses SmartNIC approach to RAID Card for NVMe SSDs

Startup GRAID has designed a RAID card using a massively multi-core processor designed for AI, and says it can keep up with NVMe SSDs without sucking up...

Coldago survey: users love cloud, cloud-native and flash arrays; secondary storage surprises

An end-user survey by research firm Coldago finds users highly positive about the public cloud, cloud-native development, and all-flash arrays, with some surprising vendor rankings concerning Infinidat,...

SAN attack: AWS speeds up slow SSD block volume instances

Less than a year after introducing its first SSD-based performance block storage, AWS has finally caught up with modern SSD and SAN speed with its latest io2...

Storage VAR sentiment tracker: VMware mojo lost, Commvault mojo gained?

A June survey of storage VARs’ views of the market shows growing demand with core infrastructure refreshes as the US economy re-opens and ransomware becomes a top-of-mind...
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StorONE and Storbyte get NASA blessing for combined fast, long-life flash array

NASA is repatriating an HPC application system back on-premises to a StorONE S1 software platform. running atop a three million IOPS-plus Storbyte flash array with a ten-year...

Big Blue adds mainframe storage anti-ransomware vaults to FlashSystem arrays

As IBM's storage hardware sales continue their long-term decline, Big Blue has announced anti-ransomware Safeguarded Copy for its FlashSystems and on-premises Storage-as-a-Service offerings, with planned public cloud...

Hazelcast adds storage drive support and boosted SQL

In-memory data supplier Hazelcast is adding storage drive persistence and better SQL support in a v5.0 release, so it can be used to unify processing of real-time streaming...

Go faster, go smarter — StrongLink data manager gets automation and performance upgrade

StrongBox Data Solutions (SBDS) has upgraded its StrongLink software to add more performance and automation to this multi-vendor, multi-storage platform that abstracts silos into a single metadata-driven...

SolidFire flickering out: Dave Wright exits NetApp for fintech

SolidFire founder Dave Wright has left NetApp to run fintech outfit The Reserve Trust Company. Dave Wright. SolidfIre was an...

China’s Tsinghua Unigroup faces bankruptcy

China’s state-backed chip manufacturer Tsinghua Unigroup is staring bankruptcy in the face. The Wuhan municipal government has taken over the company, which has applied to the Beijing...

The plot thickens — compute-in-storage maker NGD jumps into Chia farming niche

Compute-in-storage developer NGD Systems says Chia farmers can use its drive-level CPU and DRAM to compute plots faster than with a host CPU on its own.