Intel confirms Optane DIMM and SSD speed

Intel has revealed Optane DIMM and SSD read latency numbers. Optane DIMMs and SSDs use 3D XPoint memory, which is non-volatile, faster than NAND...

IBM enlists Nvidia for full-stack AI build-out

The 9:3 configuration refers to 9 x DGX-1 servers and 3 x Spectrum Scale NVMe all-flash appliances. IBM has introduced Spectrum AI, a...

Self-driving cars! The Quantum of some solace for ailing tape vendor

CEO Jamie Lerner is taking Quantum into vertical markets with a front and central focus on StorNext, its scale out filesystem manager. The first example is a...

Samsung parades 4TB SSD in the consumer quad

Samsung has started shipping the 860 QVO, a 4TB QLC consumer SSD.  QLC means quad-level cell flash and 4bits per cell - one more...

B&Ffled by the storage news flood? Get unbaffled here

Here is a snapshot of press and conference announcements to go with your morning's coffee, tea, smoothie or some other beverage. Cohesity goes...

NetApp blows filer benchmark to smithereens

All-flash NetApp filers have blown the SPEC SFS 2014 SW Build benchmark record to hell and gone. A 4-node system scored 2,200 and an...

Escaping the DRAM price trap: Storage Class Memory, what it is and why it...

In this article we explore Storage-Class-Memory (SCM) and explain why it is ready for enterprise IT big time in 2019.  Setting the scene

Fujitsu gets cosy with Vexata

Vexata has plugged into a big enterprise sales channel in the USA and Canada via a deal with Fujitsu to resell its bleeding edge NVMe storage arrays.

HPE stuffs Optane into 3PAR arrays to speed Oracle workloads

HPE has announced Optane caching for its 3PAR arrays and this makes them chew through Oracle database workloads faster. According to HPE, "92%...

Lightbits Labs and its quest to run NVMe over cheaper networks

Profile Lightbits Labs claims to have invented NVMe/TCP. This is a big claim but the early-stage startup has demonstrable product technology for running fast access NVMe-over-fabrics (NVMe-oF) across standard data...

StorPool speeds up and joins the Arm army

StorPool, the Virtual SAN software vendor, has added IBM POWER and Arm64 server support in a software update. New features in V18.02 include more...
Intel Optane

Intel Optane-boosted cluster is giant whale in tiny benchmark puddle

Intel has chosen a small and under-populated benchmark performance pond in which to be a large price/performance fish. The company has achieved a record...

Your occasional storage digest featuring AWS, Delphix, Druva and NVM Express

Nibs, niblets, nibbles; brief news items to start the week and give you an appetite for five days of full-tilt action. Let’s see what we have from...

Regarding NetApp’s strong second quarter

Analysis NetApp turned in a good second fiscal quarter 2019, though its all-flash array revenue growth rate slowed. It spent a lot of earnings call...

All the storage news that’s fit to print! And then some…

Storage news is our stock-in-trade, but it is hard to keep up with the barrage directed at our inbox. We simply don't have the...

Infinidat: We own the high-end storage array market

Infinidat claims it has a 60 per cent plus share of multi-petabyte storage array shipments. But we have only its word to go on.

Western Digital aims to boost NVMe SSD share with this one cunning virtualization trick

Western Digital today introduced its ME200 memory extension NVMe SSD. This uses a hypervisor to implement a software memory management unit which adds SSD capacity into the...

Faster, cheaper: Pavilion packs massive monolithic features into mini-NVMe array

Pavilion Data Systems, an NVMe array startup, has added encryption at rest to its RF100 series appliance. Pavilion's array is a radical architectural change...