Your occasional storage digest featuring Crossbar, CTERA, Snowflake and Pavilion Data

Some bits and bobs for your perusal. Let's go. Short items ReRAM developer Crossbar Inc. is setting up a consortium...

Who are the Blocks & Filers?

Most Blocks & Files readers live in the USA and half read content on cell phones. Three months after the site formally opened an...

Seven Pillars of IBM Storage wisdom

You would think IBM was a storage chemist; there are that many IBM Storage Solutions floating around. And now we have three more with another four point...

NVMe/TCP needs good TCP network design

Poorly-designed NVMe/TCP networks can get clogged with NVMe traffic and fail to deliver the low latency that NVMe/TCP is designed to deliver in the first place.

Look to the visible Horizon and witness the future of HDD vs SSD

Disk drive capacity shipped and NVMe SSD sales will both boom over the next few years because more data needs to be stored and accessed faster when...

Hyperconverged infrastructure heads closer to the edge

Interview: Get hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) product development and marketing wrong and your business becomes a turkey. Witness Maxta, which crashed into the buffers this week, as an example...

Pliops gets funding to build GPU-like Storage Processing Unit

Pliops has secured a $30m investment to bring its Storage Processing Unit into production and is targeting a launch in mid-2019. The Israeli company...

IBM financials indicate weakness in storage hardware

IBM's Q4 2018 results expose a storage hardware weakness that is unlikely to be fixed anytime soon. This is not exactly an existential crisis...

Exploring the memory-flash gap through an Optane lens

Semiconductor consultant Mark Webb thinks XPoint will dominate the memory-flash performance gap and could be a $2.7bn business for Intel and Micron in 2023, with DIMM sales...

NVMe in the data centre. A right riveting read

Chris Evans, a IT storage consultant, has written a short, useful guide to implementing NVMe in the data centre. Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) is...

Nutanix, Pure, VMware are booming. Other enterprise IT vendors? Not so much

Cisco is discounting its HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure product, Commvault is under competitive pressure,  Microsoft AzureStack lacks traction, and NetApp is replacing IBM storage arrays, while Nutanix, Pure...

Your occasional storage digest featuring Excelero, Commvault, SUSE Linux, MariaDB… and more!

Here's a carton of storage news brought to you by the virtual drone delivery service at Blocks & Files. Customers PAIGE,...

Benchmarks! IBM deploys memcaching with flash and 3D XPoint to match DRAM

Implementing Memcache with NAND or 3D XPoint produces near-DRAM cache performance at a much lower cost, IBM claims. Memcache is an open source distributed...

An amassment of storage predictions and announcements

We have four sets of predictions for 2019, followed by 11 brief news items, two customer notes and a CEO promotion at Datto.

Apeiron throws new CEO in at the deep end

Apeiron has hired HPE veteran Chuck Smith as CEO. His predecessor company founder William Harrison has stepped aside take the CTO role. Smith worked for...

Hybrid vigour: Intel adds Optane to flash mini-SSD

Intel has announced a combined Optane and flash H10 drive designed for memory expansion into thin and light notebooks, All-in-One and Mini PCs. Dell,...

Unlucky for some: Chris Mellor’s 13 predictions for storage tech in 2019

Here are my personal predictions for IT this year and how they will affect enterprise storage. Multi-cloud adoption will (a) encourage enterprises to adopt...

Iguazio builds Google-like Outpost for IoT retail edge

Unlike Amazon's Outpost and Azure Stack,  Google has no public cloud on-premises presence. Iguazio says it can provide one for Google customers. The Israeli...