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...

Liqid adds memory extension tech to composable system

Liqid’s composable systems can now compose up to 16TB of Liqid Memory, enabling larger applications to reduce IO and execute much faster. A composable...

NetApp takes top billing in Gartner primary array magic quadrant

Gartner’s first combined hybrid and all flash primary array magic quadrant gives higher then expected rankings to NetApp, Pure and Infinidat, including them alongside traditional leaders Dell EMC,...

Oracle adopts storage-class memory for Exadata X8M

Oracle today announced its Exadata X8M storage servers will use Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory - 3D XPoint implemented in DIMM form. Exadata systems...

Pure Storage adds Optane caching to FlashArray//X

Pure Storage is adding Optane read caching to its high-end FlashArray//X systems to make drive-level read accesses up to five times faster. The  //70...

Your occasional Storage Digest featuring Qumulo, Seagate, StorageCraft and more

Start reading already 🙂 Qumulo updates software Scale-out filer supplier Qumulo has streamed out a set of software updates over the...

VAST Data gets faster and safer

VAST Data, the storage startup that wants to kill hard drives has released a software update for its Universal Storage platform that increases performance and system resiliency....

Western Digital buys NVMe-oF startup Kazan Networks

Western Digital has bought a small startup called Kazan Networks and its NVMe over Fabrics Ethernet connectivity products. Financial terms are undisclosed and the Kazan people are...

Dell EMC pumps up PowerMax performance

Dell EMC is ramping up performance for its high-end PowerMax arrays by adding support for FC-NVMe and Optane storage-class memory (SCM). Customers will get up to 50...

Cisco gets ready for 64Gbit Fibre Channel

Cisco today announced MDS 9000 storage network director support for the coming 64Gbit/s Fibre Channel interface and NVMe-FC,. It has also added Ansible automation and end-to-end analytics...

HPE to make and supply Apeiron kit

A couple of weeks ago Apeiron and its VC backer trumpeted a global OEM deal with HPE. There is less to this than meets the eye.

NetApp says so long to SAS and iSCSI with streamlined EF600 all-flash array

NetApp has announced a stripped down, hot-box, EF series all-flash array with double the performance of its predecessor. Suggested EF600 workloads include Oracle databases,...

Enterprise storage suppliers bring their toys to VMworld

Suppliers of ancillary products are integrating themselves deeper into the VMware environment as it becomes a dominant platform for enterprise server computing. Let's look at some of...