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Google’s got Amazon Web Services and Rackspace / OpenStack in its sights. It’s upgrading its young Infrastructure-as-a-Service Compute Engine, still in preview, and piling on 36 new types of server configurations with different virtual cores, memory and disk types, up from the four ba...
One of our competitors, NetApp, got me thinking. One of my favorite sketches on Saturday Night Live is "Really!?! With Seth And Amy" (now with only Seth). In it, head SNL writer Seth Meyers calls some public figure to tasks for outlandish statements. Consider this small episode related...
Legacy storage architectures do not perform very efficiently in virtual computing environments. The very random, very write-intensive I/O patterns generated by virtual hosts drive storage costs up as enterprises either add spindles or look to newer storage technologies like solid state...
QLogic on Thursday announced that its 2600 Series Fibre Channel adapters will be used as part of Dell solutions to deliver an end-to-end 16Gb Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs). QLogic adapters will provide 16Gb Fibre Channel connectivity for Dell 12th Generation PowerEdge(TM) ...
Caringo, the object storage software folks, has announced the seamless integration of their CAStor core technology as an enterprise-ready object store for Apache CloudStack 4.0, the OpenStack-competitive project now in incubation with the Apache Software Foundation. The integration m...
SolidFire, which is positioned as having the only solid-state (SSD) storage designed exclusively for cloud service providers, has gone GA with its cost-effective high-performance SF3010 and SF6010 systems as new customers ViaWest, Databarracks, Calligo and CloudSigma roll out services ...
HP may have thrown what the English call a spanner and the Americans call a money wrench into Violin Memory’s anticipated IPO. Whatever you call it, it can be bruising. See, as soon as Bloomberg reported that the SSD array start-up had quietly filed to go public under the newfangled ...
Microsoft said Tuesday that it’s going to buy privately held StorSimple and its Cloud-integrated Storage (CiS) solutions to advance its Cloud OS vision and help customers embrace hybrid cloud computing more efficiently. It did not say what it’s paying. As a gauge, the start-up rais...
After the market closed in New York Thursday AMD warned that its Q3 wasn’t going to cut the mustard. Hoping against hope for better results AMD waited until the last minute to take down its guidance. Intel saw the handwriting on the wall in September and figured things weren’t going ...
Calxeda, the Texas start-up pioneering the use of ARM cellphone chips in scalable low-power servers, has closed a $55 million round, bringing total investment to around $100 million. It calls the investment, led by Austin Ventures and Vulcan Capital, the VC arm of Microsoft co-founde...
It is no secret that one of the main challenges for applications in the cloud is storage performance. The storage performance problem in the cloud has multiple facets. It is not just low vs. high performance, but also the fact that performance varies over time and one customer can impa...
No one disputes cloud computing as a viable resource delivery model. Now the challenge? Deliver the best solution in a world where processor power follows Moore’s Law, storage is bound by the physics of spinning media, and cloud providers need to deliver optimized system level performa...
More than ever before, we are seeing cloud-based software and storage slowly becoming the benchmark. It simply cannot be ignored any longer; the concept is here to stay. Companies and certain growing industries that want to expand while also staying safe are turning to the cloud for co...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Zadara Storage, a provider of enterprise-class storage for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Zadara Storage offer...
Flash-based storage house Virident Systems has gotten a $26 million D round and a new CEO, Mike Gustafson, former Bluearc CEO and the exec who was previously in charge of Hitachi Data Systems’ file and content business, to fuel its growth in the storage market. HDS bought BlueArc, a ...
AMD finds itself in the increasing novel situation – sorta like Microsoft with its promised Surface tablets – of possibly competing against its OEMs with a system – and not just a box with Intel chips in it – which is novel enough, imagine AMD selling Intel chips – but a complete plug-...
Inktank, the only company to provide enterprise-level support for the Ceph Distributed Storage System, has gotten a million-dollar investment from Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth. It’s a personal investment made through a convertible note. Ceph is the open source distributed stora...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Coraid Inc., a leading developer of Ethernet-based storage solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. C...
QLogic on Thursday announced new technology that seamlessly combines its storage area network (SAN) host bus adapter (HBA) technology with server-based, industry-standard solid-state drive (SSD) flash storage. The Mt. Rainier project brings server-based SSD caching performance to SAN s...
Amazon has brought out a new cloud service called Glacier to freeze out the competition. It wants companies to archive and back up their data, all the stuff they have to hang on to for years and years to comply with all the rules, but don’t have to access very often. Storing all th...
A bunch of the boys who worked at XenSource through its acquisition by Citrix have pragmatically turned their back on the hand that used to feed them in their new enterprise infrastructure start-up. Convergent.io is going to base its scale-out software-defined storage widgetry on VMw...
HGST has announced that it is a founding member of the Storage Products Association (SPA), with Seagate, Toshiba and WD. The SPA will serve as a new voice for the storage industry to help promote the important and growing role of hard disk drives (HDDs). The formation of the SPA to pro...
Red Hat has released a public preview of its OpenStack IaaS distribution a couple of weeks after Rackspace got the ball rolling and went production with the open source stuff on its own public cloud. Red Hat, the third-biggest contributor to the current Essex release, is being a bi...
There’s a house on my block that is constantly under renovation. Last year, the owners added on an in-law suite. This spring, they expanded their kitchen. A neighbor told me there are in plans in the works to extend the deck before fall. All of this has me wondering are these folks rea...
TwinStrata on Tuesday announced that TwinStrata CloudArray is now available as an in-cloud gateway to support progressive organizations with cloud-based infrastructures. By enabling CloudArray to run on a growing number of cloud compute environments – IBM SmartCloud Enterprise, Rackspa...
Fusion-io Wednesday trotted out a piece of software called ION Data Accelerator that All Things Digital says means that a server fitted with flash can replace a storage array. It also says that “servers that run in the cloud are going all-flash” starting with the boxes in Facebook’s ...
Box, the cloud storage and file-sharing start-up, has gotten a massive $125 million E round. That makes roughly $284 million since Box started in 2005. Most of the new money – $100 million, in fact – is coming from General Atlantic, which is also contributing one of the operating par...
“Every organization has a storage hog, maybe many, and they get all the blame for the growth in storage capacity. With cloud storage we’ve provided organizations with a way to deal with this storage growth,” stated Nicos Vekiarides, CEO & Co-Founder of TwinStrata, in this SYS-CON.tv in...
Tintri, a producer of purpose-built VM-aware storage appliances, has closed a $25 million D round led by Menlo Ventures. Existing investors NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners joined in. It says the round was oversubscribed and brings total investment to over $60 million. Tintri pl...
Dell has set up a $60 million Fluid Data Storage Fund to back early-stage storage start-ups, a combination of build and buy. Jim Lussier, managing director of Dell’s venture capital business, says it is looking for mid-level widgetry hoping to find the “next big thing.” Apparently that...
Coraid on Tuesday unveiled the new Coraid ZX-Series family of NAS servers. Designed for cloud, video and Big Data customers, this high-performance unified storage solution is powered by the Oracle Solaris ZFS file system combined with Coraid’s EtherDrive technology to enable unmatched ...
Dropbox has doubled the space in its existing $99-a-year Pro 50GB and $199-a-year 100GB cloud storage plans without raising prices and introduced a new $499-a-year 500GB plan. It says it’s responding to user demand though it’s really more a matter of trying to keep up with the compet...
A recent survey revealed user attitudes and adoption plans for cloud storage. Nearly three-quarters of cloud storage users estimated they could recover their data within 24 hours One out of every eight organizations that do not use cloud storage responded that it would take “more tha...
Panzura on Tuesday announced that the company has closed a $15 million Series C funding round led by Opus Capital with participation from its existing investors, Matrix Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Chevron Technology Ventures, the investment arm of the world's third-largest oil conglo...
Panzura and its global cloud storage solutions have gotten a $15 million C round led by Opus Capital. Existing investors Matrix Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Chevron Technology Ventures, the investment arm of the world’s third-largest oil conglomerate, also kicked in. Opus general pa...
EMC has bought cloud storage start-up Syncplicity, which, as one might suspect from its name, does one-click file syncing and sharing as well as real-time backup. Users are supposed to be able to access, manage and share files across PCs, Macs, mobile platforms and file servers like ...
Everyone in IT knows Moore’s Law, which states that the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years (sometimes 18 months). Named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, who first noted the trend in 1965, Moore’s Law...
Developers behind the open source massively scalable distributed storage system known as Ceph have started a company called Inktank to commercialize the stuff. It’s supposed to be the first company to offer enterprise-level support and services for Ceph. They claim Ceph is the “fut...
Symform, the SETI-like cloud storage and backup start-up, has pulled down an $8 million B round led by WestRiver Capital, which now gets a board seat. Existing investors OVP and Longworth Capital also kicked in. Symform is expecting to bring a strategic investor into this round at so...
Healthcare leaders today are confronted with multiple challenges concerning compliance and the IT infrastructure that supports their organizations. According to a new report published by IdealNet titled, “These challenges remain unresolved using current approaches and cost life science...