Your occasional storage digest, featuring HYCU and more

HYCU makes backing up to the Google cloud cheaper by not using GCP compute facilities. Other news includes 40km InfiniBand links, PCIe 4.0 SSDs, PCIe 5.0 interface...

Seagate’s go-much-faster-FireCuda 520 gaming SSD uses PCIe Gen 4

Seagate has upgraded the bus on its FireCuda 510 gaming SSD to make the FireCuda 520 drive. It is up to 45 per cent faster.

MinIO fires fresh salvo in object storage speed wars

Object storage has a well-deserved reputation for slowness but two high performance startups are on a mission to change this. They are California startup...

Your occasional storage digest, featuring HPE, Swiftstack and more

HPE has updated its two composable systems offerings while Swiftstack has upped the scale and performance of its object storage software. There's host of other announcements to...

WD samples Ultrastar DC SS540, cites robust demand for SAS SSDs

The NVMe interface is taking over for data centre SSD drives - but it is not wiping out the SAS protocol just yet. Western Digital has...

Fujitsu upgrades DX storage arrays with Xeon SP, better management software

Fujitsu went into launch-frenzy mode today, pumping out two new storage arrays, upgrading older models with faster processors, rolling out new management software and announcing three...

Pensando’s AWS Nitro-killer network card does storage too

Q&A How does Pensando Systems work its server speed-enhancing magic? The venture-back startup came out of stealth in late October and NetApp was revealed...

Cray ClusterStor gets faster and fatter

HPE-owned Cray claims the new ClusterStor E1000 parallel storage system delivers up to 1.6 terabytes per second and 50 million IOPS/rack. According to supercomputer maker this is more...

NetApp revenue dip means it has to raise its game

NetApp's annual Insight opens in at Las Vegas today, and sees the company having had two quarters of declining revenues and facing a third. The business faces...

IBM parades ESS 3000 appliance in Big Storage Day Out

Twice a year IBM blitzes out a bunch of storage hardware releases. Today was once of the twice. The information overload is overwhelming but...

Storage growth eludes IBM as revenues slide again

A look at storage systems’ progress in IBM’s third quarter shows continuing long-term decline but expect a mainframe-led pickup next quarter. IBM's overall results...

Your occasional storage digest, featuring Commvault, Excelero, Mellanox and Pavilion and more

We have news on backup systems, NVMe-oF bundles and benchmarks, NVMe/TCP, Commvault data management, disk ships and fast access object store migration. Read on.

Your occasional storage digest, including Violin, Lenovo and more

It' s time to listen to some Violin practice and find out about Lenovo file tiering plus a host of news snippets from the storage industry. Read...

Your occasional storage digest, including Dell, IDC on HCI, Intel Optane, Nebulon and more

There are several news items about Intel Optane in this week’s roundup, as Intel’s Optane software ecosystem building efforts pick up. But Cloudera, first.

Intel showcases the 665P – a faster, denser consumer-level QLC flash drive

Intel has launched the 665P - a faster version of its 660p quad-level cell NAND flash drive. Blocks & Files saw the drive...

Huawei builds world’s biggest all-flash storage array

Huawei used its annual shindig HUAWEI CONNECT in Shanghai last week to show off its latest all-flash storage array, the OceanStor Dorado V6. And it’s a monster...

Samsung heralds the era of super-smart SSDs

Samsung has started shipping smart PM1733 and 1735 SSDs with up to 30-plus TB capacity, gen 4 PCIe for faster data transfer and features that enable them...

Western Digital exits data centre systems – sells IntelliFlash to DDN, puts ActiveScale...

Western Digital is abandoning the storage systems business and is selling the IntelliFlash array unit to DDN. It has also put its ActiveScale archival storage array...