“Storage is the only industry where 10x better doesn’t convince”
Can Pure Storage's increasingly complete portfolio, coupled with ever lower prices per gigabyte and the company's evergreen approach, take the madness out of the storage market?
Pure is trying to do something special in the storage market. It is trying to sell something seen as a commodity as so... Read more
Pure Storage wants to make hard drives permanently obsolete
"Disk is done", we hear very often during Pure Accelerate 2023. Pure Storage has a clear vision how it plans to achieve this, and claims it will make good on this promise. We outline this vision for you here.
Pure Storage is an unusual player in the storage market. From its founding nearly 15 ye... Read more
SSD market to expand, says Technavio
SSDs will only continue to grow in popularity, according to market researcher Technavio. The enterprise market in particular is driving the increased demand. Laptop users are also saying goodbye to hard drives in larger numbers.
As companies such as Samsung are scaling back production of memory ... Read more
Is Filecoin cheap storage or some kind of ponzi scheme?
We were recently presented with a very complex presentation about Filecoin. It offers a decentralized storage solution for archival data, based on blockchain technology and is also a cryptocurrency. It brings storage providers together to jointly offer enterprise storage at 95 percent lower cost.
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PowerStore, PowerMax, PowerFlex, PowerScale, Object Scale; Dell storage has many flavours
"Data is the new gold" is a somewhat hollow statement that you still hear regularly. The message did reach many companies. They realise that if they store and analyse their data correctly, they can achieve more turnover and higher customer satisfaction. But how do you store all your data? At Dell t... Read more
Hitachi Vantara shows off new SAS, software-defined storage offerings
Hitachi Vantara seems to have been operating in the background for a while now. On Tuesday, however, the company introduced several new midrange and enterprise packages for its storage portfolio.
The Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) 5000 Series models, Hitachi Content Platform, and VSP E-Series of... Read more
IBM delivers high-density tape drives with the latest LTO-9 specs
IBM has announced the general availability of the industry’s first magnetic tapes and drives based on the LTO-9 Ultrium specification. The design allows the drives to offer higher data capacity and resilience.
The Linear Tape-Open (LTO) 9 comes with a 50% improvement in capacity over LT0-8, me... Read more
Samsung introduces first SSD with ZNS technology
Samsung announced on Wednesday a new SSD that comes with features Zoned Namespace technology, aimed for enterprise server use. The new PM1731a comes in a 2.5-inch form factor, with dual ports, and will be available in 2TB and 4TB options. The company used its sixth-generation V-NAND to build the SS... Read more
SUSE shuts down Ceph-based SES, transitions to Rancher’s Longhorn
SUSE is done with its Ceph-based SUSE Enterprise Storage product. The German Linux shop did not officially announce the decision but it informed some of its partners and customers in December.
The Register was alerted to the impending end of SES, via a post in the Ceph-users list by Adam Boyhan ... Read more
Pure Storage offers block storage on Azure
Pure Storage has announced that its Pure Cloud Block Store is now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. This makes maintaining a multi-cloud environment for block storage a lot easier.
The Pure Cloud Block Store runs on the same data plane as Pure Storage's own FlashArray systems. This m... Read more