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Software-Defined Storage is Being Redefined

Software-Defined Storage is Being Redefined

If it’s true that there has been very little technology innovation in the development of enterprise storage ...

Startup Hedvig Emerges With Storage Platform

Startup Hedvig Emerges With Storage Platform

Hedvig Inc., a software-defined storage startup emerging from stealth mode this week after three years of development, ...

Google Splits Difference with Nearline Storage

Google Splits Difference with Nearline Storage

Google Cloud Platform’s new archival storage offering called Nearline appears to target the same “cold storage” market ...

EMC Expands Open Source Collaboration

EMC Expands Open Source Collaboration

When the Cloud Foundry Foundation was launched last December, the open platform-as-a-service proponent also rolled out a ...

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March 27, 2015(0)
If it’s true that there has been very little technology innovation in the development of enterprise storage technology and that current technologies are failing to keep pace with the rise of data analytics, then this week showed that a gaggle of vendors are focused on leveraging software-defined networking technologies to address the current storage gap. Most potential solutions are ... Full article
March 25, 2015(0)
Hedvig Inc., a software-defined storage startup emerging from stealth mode this week after three years of development, is rolling out a distributed storage platform it touts as helping enterprises run virtualized infrastructure as easily as a public cloud service in their datacenters. Hedvig, Santa Clara, Calif., likens its “mature” software-defined platform to infrastructure run internally by hyper-scalers like Amazon, ...
March 23, 2015(0)
Google Cloud Platform’s new archival storage offering called Nearline appears to target the same “cold storage” market eyed when Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a similar service called Glacier in 2012. Nearline is described as Google Cloud Storage “suitable for workloads traditionally filled by offline storage, such as cold storage and disaster recovery, but without the access penalties typically ...
March 16, 2015(0)
A month after announcing a $40 million funding round, scale-out intelligent storage startup Qumulo Inc. has emerged from stealth mode with a “data-aware” network-attached storage offering dubbed Qumulo Core. The startup also revealed a batch of new customers ranging from video studios and an energy company to university research institutes. Qumulo Core is “data aware” by incorporating real-time analytics ...
March 13, 2015(0)
As the name implies, Shutterfly Inc. is a digital retailer of high-end “personalized photo-based products and services,” which is to say it has turned the family photo album in a big digital business. As the market analysts say, Shutterfly is in the “memory management” business. With more smartphones taking more shared family pictures, all the digital images have to ...
March 4, 2015(0)
SanDisk said it is targeting big data workloads with an all-flash storage scheme touted as overcoming a key price barrier for an all-flash storage array. The flash storage specialist also is targeting its InifiFlash storage system released on Tuesday (March 3) to accelerate hyper-scale Hadoop and other data analytics deployments along with cloud computing. InfiniFlash is configured with up ...
March 3, 2015(0)
In a bid to boost its software-defined storage portfolio as its pushes deeper into enterprise storage, Western Digital’s HGST unit announced a deal to acquire Amplidata, a developer of object storage software for cloud datacenters. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but HGST did say on Tuesday (March 3) it expects the acquisition to close by the ...
February 17, 2015(0)
The push to elevate all-flash arrays as the primary storage technology of choice got a boost this week from Violin Memory Inc., which rolled out two new all-flash arrays designed to handle primary storage and active workloads at a cost the company insists is below traditional disk storage. Along with its 7300 and 7700 all-flash arrays, Violin also unveiled ...
February 4, 2015(0)
An enterprise data storage startup has announced a second funding round along with the addition of industry veterans to its board. Seattle-based Qumulo Inc. bills itself as the next big thing in scale-out intelligent storage. The startup announced Wednesday (Feb. 4) it has raised $40 million in a Series B funding round led by Silicon Valley heavyweights Kleiner Perkins ...
February 4, 2015(0)
In the wake of VMware’s launch this week of a new generation of enterprise products aimed at promoting adoption of software-defined storage, third-party storage vendors are lining up to support the VMware vSphere components. Flash array startup NexGen Storage Inc. announced storage support on Tuesday (February 3) for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes based on its hybrid flash arrays unveiled ...
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