Billion-dollar startup Solidigm is working on enterprise penta-level cell SSDs

Solidigm is not an SSD design and manufacturing weakling cast off by parent Intel because it was failing. It went because Intel needed the capital invested in...

Cloudian provides object back end to WEKA’s file-munching front end

Cloudian and WEKA have partnered to add exabyte-scalable backend HyperStore object storage to WEKA's scale-out, parallel Data Platform for AI filesystem software. The two...

Zamarian’s Pavilion gets $45 million funding boost

Pavilion Data, supplying very fast storage hardware based on network switch architecture, has gained renewed funding — $45 million of it — after recently-appointed CEO Dario Zamarian...

Two new Optane drives surface in New Hampshire

Intel has two new Optane 3D XPoint drives coming, if tests at a New Hampshire Interoperability Lab are anything to go by. As reported...

Infinidat celebrates a very good 2021

Enterprise storage array supplier Infinidat reported 40 per cent year-on-year bookings growth in 2021. This included an end-of year boost, with 68 per cent...

Kioxia announces detail-free speedy QLC phone flash card

Flash fabber Kioxia is sampling a thinner and denser phone flash drive, saying it has faster read and write speeds — but with no details about that,...

Spin orbits could make better MRAM

Magneto-Resistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) has so far generally failed to replace SRAM because its Spin Transfer Torque (STT-MRAM) implementation is too slow and doesn’t last long...

Hyve: busy hyperscaler bees buy hardware, not software

Hyve Solutions sells storage hardware to its hyperscaler customers, but not software — because they don’t want it. What, then, do hyperscalers want? Hyve...

Storage news ticker – January 14

… A Backblaze blog claims public cloud service provider data retention minimum periods are like a data deletion tax. “Let’s call retention minimums what...

Faster data access coming – PCIe generation 6 spec unveiled

The PCIe SIG has released the official PCIe gen 6 specification, which doubles PCIe 5 speed to256GB/sec across 16 lanes. PCIe system designers can...

Micron’s incredibly dense gumstick SSD

Micron has announced the 2400 — a 2TB gumstick-sized PCIe 4 SSD using 176 layer 3D NAND formatted with QLC (4bits/cell), doubling the performance of the prior...

Storage News ticker – January 11

… Cobalt Iron, which provides SaaS-based enterprise data protection, has received US Patent 11206306 on its technology for analytics-based cloud brokering of data protection...

Intel poaches Micron’s CFO to look after its own finances

Intel has hired a new EVP and CFO: David Zinsner has moved across from Micron, Intel’s former 3D XPoint manufacturing partner, where he held the same positions.

Storage news ticker – January 10

Kelly Hopping. … According to the UK Guardian, EU police agency Europol will have to delete at least 4PB of...

Samsung shipped over half of world’s enterprise SSDs in Q3, say analysts

Intel and Samsung each accounted for about 35 per cent of enterprise SSD capacity shipped in 2019’s third quarter – but now Samsung has a market-dominating 53.6...

Storage news ticker tape – January 4

…  Floyd Christofferson Hammerspace has hired Floyd Christofferson from StrongBox to be its VPO Of Product Marketing. Christofferson’s availability occurred...

Speed demon: Samsung and Intel demo PCIe gen 5 SSD setup

PCIe gen 5, quadruple PCIe 3.1's interface speed, looks set to near revolutionise database, AI and analytics performance. PCIe generation speeds.

SK Hynix rebrands so solid SSD crew – Solidigm

SK Hynix is rebranding its acquired Intel SSD business as Solidigm with Intel’s ex-non-volatile products boss Rob Crooke as its CEO. This is only...