DNA storage and science: archiving unreality

DNA storage researchers have devised a neat way to record events inside cells down to a one-minute granularity, but are wildly off-beam when predicting this could become useful...

StrongBox pivots to enterprise unstructured data management market, and a new name

StrongBox is looking likely to change its name to StrongLink as it pivots away from the high-end cross-silo file and object management market to pursue the broader...

Quantum grows revenue again – despite ongoing impact of supply chain issues

File management and tape system vendor Quantum recorded its second consecutive growth quarter with $93.2 million revenues for Q2 2022 ended September 30. Revenues would have been higher...

Quantum tape library: Partially eject, eject, eject to block ransomware

Quantum has come up with an ingenious low-tech remedy for ransomware getting into its Scalar tape libraries: partially ejecting the tape magazines so the robot can’t move...

Storage news ticker – October 29

… Hammerspace recruit. Molly Presley – who left the storage industry in January this year when she resigned as Qumulo’s...

Quantum’s exabyte-munching scale-out modular tape library

Oh, it turns out Quantum’s success in selling tape libraries to three of the top hyperscalers is due to specially developed scale-out and modular tape libraries and...

Quantum writes old and cold objects to tape for archiving

Quantum is introducing an object-storage-on-tape tier to its ActiveScale object storage system, providing an on-premises Amazon S3 Glacier-like managed service offering. The idea is...

Your occasional storage digest with IBM, Catalogic, Oracle, Symply, AWS, patents, people and DNA-based...

This week we have have panned more nuggets and fragments of gold from the storage news stream. It features automated driving systems, Kubernetes container data protection, media...

Your occasional storage digest with Rewind, Satori, a Snowflake quadfecta, benchmark bifecta and more

There’s a mini-blizzard of Snowflake news — a quadfecta in fact — plus two startups raising cash, Rewind for SaaS application service backup, and Satori for its...

Your occasional storage buffet, with Commvault, NetApp, Lenovo and SingleStore plus accompanying tidbits

Commvault is offering anti-ransomware services to its customers. NetApp wants a billion dollars a year in recurring revenue from the public cloud. Lenovo wants to offer all...

Tape media sales dropped eight per cent in 2020

Tape media sales dropped last year — but the hyperscalers are buying more tape libraries this year, which should lead to a tape media sales rise as...

Coldago survey: users love cloud, cloud-native and flash arrays; secondary storage surprises

An end-user survey by research firm Coldago finds users highly positive about the public cloud, cloud-native development, and all-flash arrays, with some surprising vendor rankings concerning Infinidat,...

Model9 massacres Stone Age mainframe VTL

Sometimes you get reminded how decidedly old tech some tech is, and Model9’s ability to move data destined for long-term storage at 550MB/sec versus a mainframe Virtual...

Your occasional storage digest with AWS HealthLake, Delphix, Infrascale, XenData and much more

This week we have AWS doing a neat health sector vertical market data lake offering with partners, Delphix bragging about its growth and diversity hiring credentials, and...

Go faster, go smarter — StrongLink data manager gets automation and performance upgrade

StrongBox Data Solutions (SBDS) has upgraded its StrongLink software to add more performance and automation to this multi-vendor, multi-storage platform that abstracts silos into a single metadata-driven...

Durham DiRAC gets cosmological data on tape

The DiRAC supercomputing facility at Durham University in the UK is using two Spectra tape libraries to store cosmological data about galactic evolution. DiRAC...

Your occasional storage digest with MariaDB, HPE, WD, IBM and more

This week we have an improved MariaDB database, HPE’s Alletra array getting faster access, WD announcing a much faster 5G phone-embedded flash drive and IBM producing an...

Spectra improves StorCycle with high availability, more tiers and better job control

Tape, disk and cloud data archiver Spectra has extended its StorCycle data lifecycle management software with more detailed job controls, encryption, a new fast-access storage tier and...