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Latest DDN Launch Fills out its WOS Object Storage Line

Latest DDN Launch Fills out its WOS Object Storage Line

DataDirect Networks (DDN) today introduced a third member to its WOS object storage product line, the WOS ...

Flocker Gets a Flash Storage Manager

Flocker Gets a Flash Storage Manager

With persistent storage emerging as a key issue in application container deployments, a flash storage vendor has ...

Micron, Intel Prepare to Launch XPoint Memory

Micron, Intel Prepare to Launch XPoint Memory

Micron Technology Inc. used last week's Flash Memory Summit to roll out its new line of 3-D ...

New All-Flash from Nimbus, Storage-Class Memory from Netlist

New All-Flash from Nimbus, Storage-Class Memory from Netlist

Nimbus Data and Netlist unveiled new storage and memory products of major potential at the Flash Memory ...

Storage

August 30, 2016(0)
With persistent storage emerging as a key issue in application container deployments, a flash storage vendor has partnered with container data management software specialist ClusterHQ to build a storage management plug-in for the open source container platform. Kaminario, an all-flash storage vendor based in Needham, Mass., said this week it is partnering with ClusterHQ to roll out the storage ... Full article
August 15, 2016(0)
Micron Technology Inc. used last week's Flash Memory Summit to roll out its new line of 3-D XPoint memory technology jointly developed with Intel Corp. while demonstrating the technology in solid-state drives. Micron (NASDAQ: MU) claimed its Quantx line delivers PCI Express (PCIe) SSD performance with read latencies at less than 10 microseconds and writes at less than 20 ... Full article
June 14, 2016(0)
Server software released this week by storage vendor Scality comes packaged in a Docker application container to speed deployment of cloud-native applications by eliminating the need to decide ahead of time where applications are deployed in production. That means applications developed on the company's S3 server can be deployed on-premises, on a public cloud, or both. The San Francisco-based ... Full article
May 31, 2016(0)
The importance of data storage and the ability to scale storage resources has only grown as use cases and reliable estimates begin to roll in concerning the amount of sensor and other data points to be generated by various Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. For instance, a geared turbo fan engine being developed by Pratt & Whitney (NYSE: UTX) ... Full article
May 18, 2016(0)
IBM scientists have broken new ground in the development of a phase change memory technology (PCM) that puts a target on competing 3D XPoint technology from Intel and Micron. IBM said it successfully stored 3 bits per cell in a 64k-cell array that had been pre-cycled 1 million times and exposed to temperatures up to 75∘C. A paper describing the advance ... Full article
May 4, 2016(0)
EMC Corp.'s all-flash storage family unveiled this week at a company event targets mid-sized enterprise IT deployments while bringing cloud-based flash storage performance to the datacenter. Meanwhile, networking partners announced support for EMC's (NYSE: EMC) new Unity all-flash storage family. EMC's Unity all-flash family offers file and block storage at a price point—under $18,000—that eyes datacenters operated by small- ... Full article
April 12, 2016(0)
Building on the growing enterprise shift toward developer operations, a storage startup is emerging from stealth mode with and "elastic" data fabric approach that promises to deliver public cloud-like block storage to hybrid cloud platforms. Datera, founded by the creators of the Linux IO storage stack, also announced a $40 million funding round on Tuesday (April 12) that includes ... Full article
April 12, 2016(0)
Worldwide, the HPC market is booming as the industry enters the era of exascale-size data sets, and supercomputing applications expand beyond the academic and scientific world into financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, oil and gas, aerospace, defense, and more. Analysts predict the HPC market will reach more than $44 billion by 2020. For many more industries, HPC – and ... Full article
April 1, 2016(0)
HPE launched new ProLiant9 server options this week that include built-in support for persistent memory, a new HPE product category that the company regards as the inception point for “memory-driven computing,” combining the performance of high-speed memory with the persistence of storage that retains data during power shut downs. While NVDIMMs (Non-volatile Dual In-line Memory Modules) are not new, ... Full article
March 30, 2016(0)
An open source option will be combined with flash storage as part of an alliance unveiled this week in a bid to make scale-out storage easier and cheaper. Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) and SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ: SNDK) said Tuesday (March 29) their alliance would combine the Milpitas, Calif., flash specialist's InfiniFlash with Red Hat Ceph Storage. The combination ... Full article
March 18, 2016(0)
Most observers agree that enterprises must brace for the expected onslaught of unstructured data to be generated by the Internet of Things (IoT). The problem, according to a recent study, is that most of the proposed solutions for handling the data flood won't work. A recent Gartner report exploring the impact of IoT on enterprise infrastructure assumes that 25 ... Full article
March 15, 2016(0)
The ability to sweep up, store and organize vast amounts of data, then turn the connections among data points into insights and strategies is creating new revenue streams for enterprises. But what happens when stored data reaches its freshness "expiration date"? As more enterprises look to get a handle on storage and other costs via virtualization and a shift ... Full article
March 7, 2016(0)
Storage is a critical component of cloud services as providers seek to differentiate their offerings via storage platforms designed to handle more virtual workloads, an industry survey concludes. That requirement also has fueled various "multiple hypervisors" strategies as a way to reduce the cost of delivering virtualized enterprise applications. In a survey of 78 cloud service providers conducted at ... Full article
March 1, 2016(0)
Fibre Channel market leader Brocade today announced the G620 Switch, which the company says is the industry’s first Gen 6 fixed port Fibre Channel SAN switch designed to support the explosion in in storage networks. Nearly 100 percent of the world’s banks, airlines and retailers use Fibre Channel, and companies in those and other sectors conduct 30 billion transactions ... Full article
February 22, 2016(0)
IT departments are always asked to do more with less. But it is much easier to buy shiny new toys in a good economy than a bad one, which is one of the reasons why the all flash array (AFA) market has been so strong in recent years. If the economy turns south in 2016, which some are starting ... Full article
February 9, 2016(0)
The container-based service Docker is gaining massive momentum in the industry, and for many good reasons. The current appeal of Docker stems from issues associated with running VMs, namely that each one has to be provided with virtualized memory and storage resources.  Containers make it far easier to run enterprise-grade services and address concerns for data portability, scaling, processing, ... Full article
January 27, 2016(0)
The convergence of the hyper-convergers continues with infrastructure specialist Pivot3's deal to acquire flash array startup NexGen Storage Inc. Privately held NexGen, Louisville, Colo., was spun out a year ago from SanDisk Corp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The boards of both companies approved the acquisition, which is expected to close next month. Pivot3, Austin, Texas, said ... Full article
January 24, 2016(1)
For the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC), the C-SPAN of Canada, 2015 posed two major challenges – one of them data intensive, the other operational. On the data side, CPAC’s data management and storage infrastructure was nearing capacity, in part because CPAC was transitioning from standard definition viewing format to the denser high definition format. Operationally, CPAC was tasked ... Full article
January 4, 2016(2)
The consolidation of the storage sector gained momentum at the end of 2015 with NetApp Inc.'s deal to acquire all-flash startup SolidFire for $870 million in cash. The deal announced just before the holidays also accelerates efforts by NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) to push all-flash arrays into datacenters and other enterprise infrastructure. NetApp, Sunnyvale, Calif., noted that SolidFire's all-flash storage ... Full article
December 9, 2015(0)
Akin to their cloud deployments, enterprises are hedging their bets on storage by adopting a mix of storage options for virtualized infrastructure in datacenters. Hence, a new vendor survey concludes, flash-based hybrid storage is making inroads in the datacenters. A study on the state of storage in virtualized datacenters found that 61 percent of respondents—nearly all with some workloads ... Full article

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