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Hybrid Cloud Dominates as Storage Challenges Mount

Hybrid Cloud Dominates as Storage Challenges Mount

The steady enterprise migration to cloud services has users looking beyond the evident advantages of hybrid cloud ...

MapR Targets Persistent Storage For Containers

MapR Targets Persistent Storage For Containers

Application containers get a lot of attention, but remain ephemeral. Converged data platform specialist MapR Technologies is ...

Pure Storage Makes Splash With ‘Big Data Flash’

Pure Storage Makes Splash With ‘Big Data Flash’

As data intensive storage workloads proliferate across a range of industries, storage vendors are attempting to upgrade ...

Investors Back Storage Startups

Investors Back Storage Startups

The storage sector continues to attract investment as more vendors emerge to help enterprises cope with the ...

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February 8, 2017(0)
The steady enterprise migration to cloud services has users looking beyond the evident advantages of hybrid cloud approaches to consider the importance of attributes such as cloud storage scaling and the wisdom of adopting cloud storage management services. There is broad agreement that the cloud sector, especially hybrid cloud, is booming. Spending on public cloud services alone is expected ... Full article
February 7, 2017(0)
Application containers get a lot of attention, but remain ephemeral. Converged data platform specialist MapR Technologies is looking to fill that gap in the application container ecosystem with the roll out of a persistent storage capability designed to move stateless containers to a full state status to access database tables and files. The availability of the storage capability addresses ... Full article
January 30, 2017(0)
As data intensive storage workloads proliferate across a range of industries, storage vendors are attempting to upgrade and scale their platforms to speed the analysis of a torrent of unstructured data. The latest attempt comes from all-flash storage array specialist Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), which last week released an updated version of its FlashBlade solid-state array. The company said ... Full article
January 17, 2017(0)
The storage sector continues to attract investment as more vendors emerge to help enterprises cope with the demands of storage and quickly accessing more data. Earlier this month, a pair of storage startups announced significant late-round funding: all-flash storage vendor Kaminario said it raised $75 million while hybrid cloud storage specialist Panzura announced a $32 million funding round. Panzura, ... Full article
January 5, 2017(0)
Bio-processor developer Edico Genome is collaborating with storage specialist Dell EMC to bundle computing and storage platform for analyzing gene-sequencing data. The partners said this week the platform will be based on Edico Genome's DRAGEN processor that uses an FPGA for hardware acceleration. That processor will be integrated with a Dell 4130 server for souped up genome analysis along ... Full article
December 15, 2016(0)
OpenIO has announced a new object storage appliance that combines its open source storage software with an ARM-based Marvell chassis that OpenIO said is priced at a fraction of x86-based storage technologies. Aimed at cloud and telco service providers, media companies and large government organizations, the SLS-4U96 costs $0.008/Gb/month for a 96X8TB box, well below average pricing of around ... Full article
December 6, 2016(0)
Transferring data from one data center to another in search of lower regional energy costs isn’t a new concept, but Yahoo! Japan is putting the idea into transcontinental effect with a system that transfers 50TB of data a day from Japan to the U.S., where electricity costs a quarter of the rates in Japan. DataDirect Networks and IBM Japan ... Full article
November 22, 2016(0)
I live in Colorado, where our water comes mostly from snow melt. We see a lot of snow, which means water is plentiful. When I turn on the tap, I don’t think about where it comes from or what pumping stations or pipes it passed through. It’s just there – on-demand. Delivering IT services would be much easier if ... Full article
November 15, 2016(0)
A range of object and software-defined storage options are emerging to tackle soaring data volumes driven by mobile devices at the network edge along with the movement of data among multiple clouds. For starters, the Hitachi Data Systems unit of Hitachi Ltd. (TSE: 6501) rolled out a new object storage platform on Tuesday (Nov. 15) that is billed as ... Full article
November 11, 2016(0)
There’s Big Data, and then there’s the oceanic volume of external and machine data processed to generate a weather forecast of, let’s say, the upcoming 30 years. In such an at-scale environment, it’s doubly difficult to get insights about usage patterns and which users or workloads are impacting performance and capacity. But this is the scale of volume and ... Full article
November 10, 2016(0)
Weeks after forging a Linux partnership with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), OpenStack and Linux specialist SUSE said it is acquiring the software-defined storage management framework of German technology firm IT-Novum that includes an open-source Ceph storage project. SUSE, Nuremberg, Germany, said this week the deal is its first acquisition since the enterprise software company was founded in 1992. Terms were ... Full article
November 8, 2016(0)
Ahead of next week’s SC16 conference, high end storage vendor DataDirect Networks today announced a raft of product line updates, including a new burst buffer appliance and updates to its block and file storage appliances, along with what DDN says is the fastest multi-level security solution for Lustre aimed at HPC-level performance in markets with increased security requirements, such ... Full article
October 20, 2016(0)
The new Dell EMC combination put itself on display this week at Dell EMC World in Austin, and made two announcements that flex the company’s storage muscles: an all-flash array (AFA) offering that Dell EMC said sets new density, performance and scalability standards, and an at-scale object storage platform positioned to underprice public cloud-based storage. The flashier of the ... Full article
October 13, 2016(0)
All-flash storage leader Pure Storage rolled out a petabyte-scale storage array this week while also expanding its collaboration with Cisco Systems on a converged infrastructure initiative. Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), Mountain View, Calif., announced availability on Wednesday (Oct. 12) of the latest version of its all-flash storage array. The fifth generation of the flagship FlashArray//m is billed as scaling ... Full article
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

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