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...

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...

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...

Infinidat picks Western Digital exec to be its new CEO

Infinidat, the enterprise large array supplier, has appointed a new CEO and CFO, replacing its co-CEO structure and completing the leadership transition from founder Moshe Yanai's era.

What does AWS Outposts mean for on-premises storage vendors?

Amazon late last year launched AWS Outposts, a fully managed service based on a converged infrastructure rack, including server, storage, networking, and AWS cloud software services. The...

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...

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.
Lenovo DM5100F all-flash array in 2RU x 24-slot chassis

Lenovo boosts low end all-flash array with end-to-end NVMe

Lenovo has juiced up its entry level all-flash array with NVMe SSDs, NVMe/FC access and faster Fibre Channel support. The company said the new ThinkSystems DM5100F array...

Pavilion Data: Our unified storage array is the fastest in the universe

Pavilion Data, the high-end array vendor, has released a speedy parallel file system that brings it into direct competition with major HPC storage players for the first...

Kioxia integrates KumoScale with Kubernetes

Kioxia, the memory chip maker, has integrated its KumoScale flash storage array into the Kubernetes world. KumoScale is Kioxia’s software to operate a box...

Western Digital SSDs get into the zone

Western Digital has announced its first zoned SSD, the ZN540, and is targeting the device at cloud infrastructure providers. Officially called the Ultrastar DC...

Linbit builds Kubernetes on-ramp for WD OpenFlex

Western Digital’s composable OpenFlex flash storage system now supports Kubernetes storage, courtesy of Linbit's LINSTOR software. OpenFlex is a physical chassis, containing SSDs or...

WekaIO races out of the blocks in GPUDirect storage race

WekaIO has chalked up some benchmarks that show it is faster than VAST Data when delivering data to Nvidia’s DGX-2 GPUs server via GPUDirect. Dual-port cards and...

Coldago: VAST Data joins the ranks of file storage leaders

The 2020 Coldago file storage research map shows VAST Data promoted to the Leaders’ segment, leapfrogging WekaIO, which moves from Specialist to Challenger status.

Western Digital looks to Cloud Titans for growth

Western Digital’s fiscal Q1 ended 30 September show a pandemic-induced decline. But the company is optimistic that hyperscalers will drive growth from next year onwards.

Fungible launches DPU-driven storage server to start data centre revolution

Fungible Inc. has launched an FS1600 storage appliance driven by its DPU microprocessor in the next step in its quest to achieve composable data centre domination.