Japanese government minister gives mini-nod to WD-Kioxia merger

A Japanese governing party politician has said that a WD-Kioxia merger would provide desirable mass scale and should have at the very least “equal bases of operations...

Your occasional storage digest with Rewind, Satori, a Snowflake quadfecta, benchmark bifecta and more

There’s a mini-blizzard of Snowflake news — a quadfecta in fact — plus two startups raising cash, Rewind for SaaS application service backup, and Satori for its...

Tintri products refreshed with DDN controllers

DDN-owned Tintri has updated its IntelliFlash all-flash N-Series and hybrid flash/disk H-Series arrays, adding DDN fault-tolerant controllers while reducing the effective capacity levels of the H-Series. This...

Dell EMC Isilon PowerScalisation — new models, ransomware protection and faster backup

Dell EMC has added new hybrid and archive nodes to its PowerScale filer range, provided ransomware protection services and accelerated PowerScale backup and restores. There are four...

Kioxia announces Optane-class SSD

Kioxia has announced it’s sample shipping an FL6 storage-class memory SSD built with its XL-Flash NAND technology. Update: Kioxia supplied FL6 performance data. 15...

iPhone 13 to get terabyte of storage, putting video cameras on notice

Apple’s iPhone 13, expected to be launched at the company’s California Streaming event on September 14, might have up to a terabyte of storage.

Your occasional storage buffet, with Commvault, NetApp, Lenovo and SingleStore plus accompanying tidbits

Commvault is offering anti-ransomware services to its customers. NetApp wants a billion dollars a year in recurring revenue from the public cloud. Lenovo wants to offer all...

Same old, same old — IDC Q2 2021 Storage Tracker

IDC’s latest quarterly external storage market tracker shows a great year-on-year advance by Huawei, and a tremendous fall by IBM — but, really, nothing much has changed...

Pure Storage tantalises with reinvention possibilities

Pure Storage has flagged a major announcement on September 28th. A financial analysts’ briefing is scheduled to follow the announcement, suggesting news that will affect investors’ views...

XPoint capacity to surpass DRAM by 2030

Analysts are predicting Intel’s Optane 3D XPoint memory capacity ships could exceed those of DRAM in 2028. Update: Jim Handy points added. 7 September...

Western Digital: MAMR Mia, here we go again

It used to be thought that WD was betting big on a MAMR technology change — a big bang, as it were — like the change from...

Storage news buffet — Quantum, DataCore, SoftIron and other tasty treats

Quantum is building out its credentials as an ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) supplier, reckoning a contribution of a reference architecture will help acceptance of its storage HW+SW...

HPE’s revenues rise at lethargic rate but demand and order rate impress

HPE revenues rose just one per cent in its third fiscal 2021 quarter, ended July 31, with supply constraints hitting server ships, but underlying overall order growth...

WD improves disk capacity in a flash; MAMR delayed

Western Digital has added a metadata-storing thumbnail-sized flash drive to the controller of a disk drive and increased its overall capacity and speed. It says a 50TB...

VAST picks up another $10M-plus customer: a US car-maker

High-end all-flash file storage startup VAST Data has picked up a second $10 million-plus sale in the same month it announced $10 million in US DoD orders,...

New workloads driving all-flash object storage adoption, says ESG

Digital transformation initiatives and new workloads are driving all-flash object storage adoption in business, according to a report from IT research firm ESG. Key...

Public cloud hits the spot for NetApp’s Q122 results

NetApp grew its revenues 12 per cent year-on-year to $1.46 billion in its first fiscal 2022 quarter, ended July 30, and near the high end of its...

PowerMax decline drives Dell storage revenue downwards

Although Dell Technologies announced a more than healthy 15 per cent rise year-on-year in its second fiscal  quarter revenues, storage let the side down with a one...