Solid State Storage
- July 02, 2020
Pure Storage CEO Charles Giancarlo said it took him a month to recover from an extended bout with coronavirus. Meanwhile, Pure's revenue grew by 12% last quarter despite the pandemic.
- June 30, 2020
A new wave of bandwidth-doubling enterprise SSDs are on the way from major drive manufacturers to support PCIe Gen 4 and 24 Gbps SAS in enterprise storage arrays and servers.
- June 29, 2020
Western Digital is prepping a new NVMe over Fabrics-based JBOF storage device that will bundle its highest-performance Ultrastar SN840 NVMe SSDs and RapidFlex network adapters.
- May 28, 2020
Kioxia's software-enabled flash aims to provide greater host control over storage, data placement and data access to hyperscalers that optimize SSDs for specific workloads.
- May 26, 2020
Enterprise storage pricing is often shrouded in mystery, but Nimbus Data and StorOne are attempting to shake up the status quo with new tools that give buyers discounted prices on the spot.
- April 27, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing some IT organizations to delay or push up their 2020 enterprise data storage purchases, while others continue with business as usual.
- March 05, 2020
Memory manufacturers report no major impact to NAND flash supply, but weakening demand could exert an impact on prices, according to industry analysts.
- March 04, 2020
Layoffs at Pure Storage dampen the flash array vendor's better-than-expected quarterly revenue. Pure is the latest tech vendor to eliminate jobs amid fears of a global slowdown.
- February 25, 2020
Kioxia's new performance-boosting PCIe 4.0 enterprise SSDs add support for NVMe 1.4 and U.3 universal backplane specs, join Samsung models offering a maximum capacity of 30.72 TB.
- February 10, 2020
Top technologists and analysts predict 2020 storage hardware trends will center on NVMe-based flash, Optane persistent memory and MRAM memory.
- December 31, 2019
2019 enterprise data storage mergers and acquisitions often included a cloud angle, followed by data protection, NVMe flash and scale-out file storage.
- October 10, 2019
New Violin CEO talks up plans for newly architected, NVMe-based flash array that will focus on enterprise software capabilities such as low RPO and deduplication.
- October 09, 2019
Large commercial consumers have been the primary target for Hitachi storage systems of late, but new Hitachi Vantara VSP 5000 targets Dell EMC PowerMax enterprise storage.
- October 03, 2019
Pioneering all-flash array vendor Violin changes CEOs and eliminates San Jose headquarters and executive staff to cut spending, but plans new NVMe-based storage products in 2020.
- September 24, 2019
Western Digital makes an abrupt exit from the storage systems business, while DataDirect Networks continues its storage portfolio growth with IntelliFlash platform.
- September 23, 2019
Get the latest Pure Accelerate 2019 industry analysis and updates following a year of developments, acquisitions and partnerships from the all-flash storage vendor.
- July 18, 2019
"Their rationale must have been that they wanted to keep the washing machines and the hard drives with the same company because they both spin around."
- July 16, 2019
The expanded Western Digital IntelliFlash models include low-end N5100 NVMe and high-density HD2160 SAS arrays. IntelliFlash OS now supports live migration to an S3-compatible cloud.
- June 05, 2019
Skyview Networks counts on HPE with 3PAR storage and Synergy compute to support regional sports radio broadcasts for Major League Baseball and other networks.
- March 22, 2019
SoftNAS says a web server and load balancer component it added to strengthen security for its Cloud NAS actually could enable unauthorized access to the web admin interface.
- March 11, 2019
Violin engineers all-flash storage systems for data centers that require ultrafast performance. The vendor also added ISE G4 arrays from X-IO for secondary storage.
- March 01, 2019
Rackspace data centers have the option to buy Pure Storage FlashArray//X as a consumable service on a dedicated array to facilitate running block storage in clouds.
- February 27, 2019
With $80 million in funding, the all-flash startup unveils its exabyte-scale Universal Storage system that it claims will make disk storage unnecessary in the data center.
- February 26, 2019
Western Digital adds two new enterprise NVMe SSDs as the enterprise and cloud markets shift from SATA SSDs to faster NVMe. The new drives include 64-layer 3D NAND.
- January 09, 2019
Storbyte Eco-Flash drive technology situates Hydra ASIC chips on drives to prolong endurance in write-heavy environments. Eco-Flash stripes data on multiple M.2 modules.
- December 10, 2018
Microsoft's Project Denali proposes industry specifications to spur NVMe storage device innovation for Azure and other cloud providers. Will storage vendors cooperate?
- November 20, 2018
Pure Storage’s earnings report painted a sunny picture of revenues at the same time as the flash pioneer unveiled a cloudy focus on its product direction. Pure beat Wall Street expectations with a ...
- November 13, 2018
Western Digital extends its Ultrastar SSD line, adding a software-defined layer for fast in-memory computing. An onboard hypervisor mounts the storage capacity as usable memory.
- November 12, 2018
Micron targets 10,000 rpm HDDs in read-intensive enterprise workloads with new 5210 ION quad-level cell SSD that stores 33% more bits per cell than triple-level cell NAND flash.
- October 19, 2018
LAS VEGAS-NetApp expects about 5,000 customers and partners to gather here Monday as it lays out a roadmap for flash-enabled AI and cloud applications. NetApp Insight 2018 marks the fifth year the ...
- October 15, 2018
Hitachi Vantara is making several pivots from the storage vendor previously known as Hitachi Data Systems. But has it gone too far from its core storage technology?
- September 19, 2018
Quantum upgrades its StorNext file system to bolster file sharing and replication on Xcellis NVMe flash appliances. It's the first product release under new CEO Jamie Lerner.
- September 06, 2018
Samsung's new lineup of data center SSDs designed for channel sales to SMBs includes high-performance Z-NAND add-in card, U.2 and M.2 NVMe PCIe models and 2.5-inch SATA drives.
- August 29, 2018
After weeks of uncertainty, the Tintri bankruptcy saga has been resolved. DataDirect Networks (DDN) said it will pay nearly $60 million for Tintri and plans to reveal the product roadmap by ...
- August 22, 2018
Pure Storage all-flash sales helped the vendor close a strong quarter in July, generating $309 million to beat its top-end guidance. The revenue figure represents a 37% increase from the $224.7 ...
- August 20, 2018
Get up to speed on new NAND flash technologies, including Toshiba Memory's XL-Flash, startup Yangtze Memory's Xtacking, and SK Hynix's so-called 4D NAND.
- August 16, 2018
Demand for NetApp all-flash storage surged last quarter, part of strong growth across its cloud portfolio that helped it beat guidance on earnings, margins and revenue. And the storage vendor has ...
- August 13, 2018
Seagate shows off its first triple-level cell, 64-layer 3D NAND Nytro SSDs since investing in Toshiba NAND. Analysts wonder if the HDD giant waited too long to get serious about flash.
- August 08, 2018
Impending NAND flash oversupply will lead to price collapse of NAND flash chips and higher capacity enterprise SSDs, according to semiconductor analyst Jim Handy.
- August 02, 2018
NetApp follows Pure Storage's lead, adds Nvidia GPUs to its all-flash arrays to build a storage product designed for data scientists and others dabbling in artificial intelligence.
- August 02, 2018
Western Digital's 15 TB Ultrastar SAS SSD has twice the capacity of its previous version, but only half of the capacity of Toshiba's 31 TB whopper.
- July 27, 2018
Several vendors with spotty fiscal histories made Gartner’s list of competitors angling for all-flash array market share. Gartner listed Tintri as a “visionary” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for ...
- July 25, 2018
New 96-layer 3D NAND flash memory is starting to roll out that can store more data per chip and potentially lower per-bit storage costs over 64- and 32-layer technologies. Toshiba Memory America ...
- July 24, 2018
Dell EMC keeps its Unity and SC midrange storage arrays on separate tracks, but shows early signs of eventually merging the platforms. Both get OS upgrades.
- July 24, 2018
HPE increases the ability of its InfoSight cloud-based predictive analytics to help manage 3PAR storage arrays; HPE picked up InfoSight in its 2017 acquisition of Nimble.
- June 29, 2018
A new round of Tintri layoffs has cost 200 people their jobs, including its top sales executive, as the hybrid vendor winds down operations. The move leaves Tintri with about 40 to 50 ...
- June 21, 2018
Toshiba designed a new single-ported 12 Gbps RM5 SAS SSD to replace slower 6 Gbps SATA SSDs in servers until faster NVMe-based PCIe SSDs are ready for wider market adoption.
- June 19, 2018
The captain of fast-sinking Tintri has abandoned ship, just three months after he came aboard as a lifesaver. Tintri CEO Thomas Barton, 54, informed the board of his decision on Monday, according ...
- June 14, 2018
Atlantic.Net's cloud-based block storage service is built on open source Ceph, and it includes an NVMe-based flash cache to boost performance and inexpensive HDDs for back-end storage.
- May 30, 2018
Pure Storage made new FlashArray and FlashBlade all-flash systems generally available this week, emphasizing their role in moving data seamlessly between local and cloud storage.
- May 29, 2018
Pure Storage adds software for building, managing and protecting data in containers, clouds, VMs and on premises. Pure ES2 subscription offers a managed on-premises cloud.
- May 23, 2018
The Pure Accelerate conference kicks off with an NVMe-enabled FlashArray refresh and upgrades to all-flash Pure AIRI and FlashStack-Cisco UCS converged infrastructure for Oracle.
- May 22, 2018
Micron and Intel unleash QLC NAND flash that can store 4 bits per cell. Micron starts shipping a 2.5-inch QLC enterprise SATA SSD to select customers and targets fall for general availability.
- May 07, 2018
HPE enhances its Nimble all-flash arrays with support for NVMe and storage-class memory. Additionally, the vendor collapses its hybrid systems into one product line featuring deduplication.
- May 01, 2018
Dell EMC rebrands its high-end, all-flash VMAX system as PowerMax, which is packed with NVMe flash and inline data reduction. A single system scales to 4 PB, with an onboard AI tiering engine.
- April 25, 2018
Dell EMC World is no more. The combined vendor has renamed its annual user summit Dell Tech World, where data storage product upgrades will touch flash, HCI and software-defined.
- April 02, 2018
Pure Storage AIRI is AI-ready infrastructure that integrates Pure's all-flash FlashBlade NAND storage blades and four Nvidia DGX-1 artificial intelligence supercomputers.
- March 21, 2018
Toshiba bolsters NVMe support with new 2.5-inch U.2 and small-form-factor M.2 solid-state drives and KumoScale storage software to pool NVMe SSDs over a network fabric.
- March 21, 2018
Symbolic IO has changed its name as part of “complete rebranding” months after its founder was arrested on a domestic violence charge. Symbolic IO is now called Formulus Black. The company made no ...
- March 19, 2018
Nimbus Data claims the new ExaDrive DC100 will draw less power, improve endurance and provide balanced read and write performance compared with other enterprise SSDs.
- March 14, 2018
Tintri wasted little time finding a CEO to try and boost its sagging fortunes. On Tuesday, the hybrid flash vendor named IT veteran Thomas Barton as successor to Tintri CEO Ken Klein, who announced ...
- March 06, 2018
Popularity of Tintri E6000 flash storage helped the vendor beat quarterly revenue and earnings estimates on Monday, but muting the upbeat tone was news of layoffs and CEO Ken Klein’s decision to ...
- March 02, 2018
Pure Storage has joined the billion-dollar club. On Thursday, the all-flash provider completed two long-sought goals by posting fiscal-year revenue of $1.023 billion, up 41%, en route to achieving ...
- February 21, 2018
IBM launches new and updated Spectrum software-defined storage products, including a new NAS option, and commits to broadened end-to-end NVMe over Fabrics support by the third quarter.
- February 15, 2018
Intel launched a new P4510 Series of U.2 solid-state drives (SSDs) equipped with its 64-layer triple-level cell (TLC) 3D NAND flash and enhanced firmware, enabling greater storage density and lower ...
- February 15, 2018
NetApp attributed strong product revenue growth last quarter in part to two-a-days – it’s averaging two displacements of rivals’ all-flash SAN systems every day. Success in NetApp cloud and flash ...
- February 08, 2018
All-flash array startup E8 Storage has expanded into reference architecture with the launch of a software-only version. The new product, E8 Storage Software, runs on rack servers from Dell EMC, ...
- January 29, 2018
Kaminario is the latest vendor to deemphasize hardware in favor of a solely software-defined approach. Under its new strategy, customers will buy Kaminario storage as a reference stack from global ...
- January 24, 2018
Micron launches new 5200 Series enterprise SATA SSDs with high-density 64-layer 3D NAND flash technology, offering similar performance to prior 32-layer 5100 Series.
- January 22, 2018
Aided by gains in cognitive analytics, cloud and storage, annual IBM revenue has finally returned to positive territory after an absence of nearly six years. IBM last week closed its 2017 fiscal ...
- January 15, 2018
All-flash and hybrid products comprise the bulk of the 14 storage arrays chosen as finalists in the 2017 Products of the Year contest. Only two arrays rely predominantly on disk.
- December 14, 2017
Toshiba plans to deliver storage node software designed to extend the high performance and low latency benefits of NVMe-based solid-state drives over a network fabric. Toshiba Memory America’s ...
- December 13, 2017
Western Digital and Toshiba settled their NAND dispute with an out-of-court settlement that allows Toshiba’s sale of its NAND chip business while WD keeps its stake in the companies’ joint venture. ...
- November 16, 2017
NetApp is showing a legacy storage array vendor can still increase revenue impressively during these days of scant storage growth. NetApp Wednesday night reported its fourth straight quarter of ...
- November 14, 2017
Panasas hybrid storage offers 57 PB of raw capacity with 200 shelves. ActiveStor Director 100 sits atop a rack of Panasas arrays. Customers can scale types and capacities of media.
- November 08, 2017
Dell EMC all-flash inclusive added to the mix for SC Series and Unity arrays. The vendor said each of the midrange storage products has a large customer base.
- October 27, 2017
Western Digital CEO Steve Milligan said he remains confident his company will win its fight to prevent its NAND manufacturing joint venture partner Toshiba from selling its memory chip unit without ...
- October 02, 2017
Toshiba signs a $17.7 billion deal to sell its memory business to a Bain-led consortium that includes Dell and Seagate, but Western Digital's SanDisk wants to stop it.
- September 19, 2017
For organizations that must analyze large amounts of data quickly and efficiently, nothing beats solid-state storage. Predictive analytics applications perform better with flash.
- September 19, 2017
New Qumulo storage fabric replicates data between local and public cloud storage on AWS. QF2 is the first version of Core that runs in a public cloud.
- September 18, 2017
In just a few days, the door will shut—and your outstanding data storage product will be left standing out in the cold rather than in the running for a Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Storage ...
- September 18, 2017
Former Cisco exec Charles Giancarlo takes over as CEO of Pure Storage from Scott Dietzen with the all-flash pioneer set to become a billion-dollar baby. Will profits follow?
- September 14, 2017
Everspin's new ST-MRAM-based nvNITRO Storage Accelerator pledges 'DRAM-like' performance, but analysts say the high price could limit the SSD's use cases.
- September 14, 2017
The Toshiba memory business could be sold to a Bain Capital-led consortium that reportedly includes Apple, Dell Technologies and Seagate if the parties can strike a deal that passes legal muster ...
- September 07, 2017
Private enterprise cloud specialist Tintri Inc. on Thursday posted mixed financial results in its first earnings call since going public in June. The bottom line: lackluster Tintri revenue was ...
- September 06, 2017
HPE storage sales received a boost last quarter from its $1.2 bilion Nimble Storage acquisition. HPE did not break out its total storage revenue by product, or even give a total amount except to ...
- September 06, 2017
After receiving $76 million to develop DataStream hybrid NAS arrays, Coho Data can't find more investors and falls into the storage startup graveyard.
- September 06, 2017
Startup Elastifile, which sells a distributed file system that spans flash and cloud storage tiers, picked up $16 million in funding today. The startup also gained a new strategic investor in ...
- August 25, 2017
Pure Storage CEO Scott Dietzen resigned unexpectedly Thursday, as the all-flash pioneer named former Cisco executive Charlie Giancarlo its new leader. Dietzen will stay at Pure as chairman, ...
- August 14, 2017
Nimbus Data claims ExaDrive can replace traditional disk in data centers. The 3.5-inch SSDs package flash and intelligent software, including data features in multiple ASICs.
- August 11, 2017
Any claims that "flash is on fire" at Flash Memory Summit 2017 this week drew awkward glances, nervous laughs or groans. That's because one flash system literally caught fire, causing the ...
- August 09, 2017
E8 adds parallel file-system support for IBM Spectrum Scale and Oracle RAC deployments. Applications read and write to a shared flash volume on E8-D24 and new E8 X-24 arrays.
- August 08, 2017
SSD manufacturers showing off new 3D NAND products at this year's Flash Memory Summit include Intel, Micron and Toshiba; Intel adds new SSD form factor and Optane options.
- August 07, 2017
Startup Attala Systems plans a joint demonstration with Intel at Flash Memory Summit next week. The FPGAs serve as NVMe storage targets and handle processing and network commands.
- July 28, 2017
Toshiba and Western Digital's SanDisk subsidiary acted on a San Francisco judge's suggestion today and agreed that Toshiba would give SanDisk two weeks' notice before closing on a transfer or sale ...
- July 21, 2017
Symbolic IO, identified as one of SearchStorage’s storage startups to watch in 2017, now bears watching for different reasons than the other vendors on the list. Brian Ignomirello, 46, the Symbolic ...
- July 21, 2017
While IBM's revenue dropped for the 21st straight quarter, its storage business proved a bright spot. Following its own 22-quarter slump, IBM storage is now on a two-quarter winning streak. During ...
- July 05, 2017
Tintri will scale back head-to-head matchups in all-flash array market; stand-alone software accounts for a growing portion of storage revenue, CTO and co-founder Kieran Harty says.
- June 30, 2017
Tintri heads into the July 4 holiday wearing a new status symbol: publicly traded company. Still, it's initial public offering came a day late and $40 million short. Shares in Tintri storage ...
- June 29, 2017
The Tintri IPO remains a go for now, but the flash vendor now expects less of a financial windfall than originally anticipated. The vendor's long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) of stock ...