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VAST Data: There Will Be No Tears Shed When Tiered Storage is History

VAST Data: There Will Be No Tears Shed When Tiered Storage is History

All-flash storage startup VAST Data is hoping that its vision of universal storage without multiple tiers will ...

Micron Boosts 3D NAND Flash Density

Micron Boosts 3D NAND Flash Density

The high-density 3D NAND flash memory unveiled by Micron Technology this week promises to boost storage application ...

Healthcare AI Still Dominated by Specialists

Healthcare AI Still Dominated by Specialists

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled efforts to integrate artificial intelligence into the healthcare ecosystem. Those efforts have ...

MemVerge Wants to Make Big Memory Systems More Accessible

MemVerge Wants to Make Big Memory Systems More Accessible

Organizations that need to process large amounts of data in real time will be the big winners ...

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Storage

December 2, 2020
All-flash storage startup VAST Data is hoping that its vision of universal storage without multiple tiers will become the new normal for enterprises that are struggling to manage growing repositories of valuable and critical business data. Founded in 2016, the company insists it is on the verge of upending storage practices in line with its original mission to kill ... Full article
November 27, 2020
Gen X, Y, and Z get all the attention but what we need to talk about in IT is Gen S: Generation Scale-Out. Times have changed. The enterprise technology stack of 10 years ago, when VMs and block-based Storage Area Networks (SANs) ran SQL databases and bolted-on data services like backups, is hardly recognizable today. Nothing was abstracted from ... Full article
November 24, 2020
Data storage vendor Quantum’s new All-Terrain File System (ATFS) platform will launch in December, giving enterprises the ability to integrate real-time data classification and insights with critical business applications on network-attached storage systems. The all-new, file-based ATFS platform, which is designed to make it more efficient for enterprises to view their data while automating purposeful data placement based on ... Full article
November 9, 2020
The high-density 3D NAND flash memory unveiled by Micron Technology this week promises to boost storage application performance from the data center to the edge, potentially hastening the growing enterprise shift to all-flash storage. The memory chip maker (NASDAQ: MU) said it has begun volume shipments of its 176-layer 3D NAND flash memory that is claimed to increase read ... Full article
November 9, 2020
In this monthly feature we bring you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community -- promotions, new hires and accolades: Bertil Brendeke Submer, an immersion cooling vendor, announced Bertil Brendeke as the company's vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Brendeke comes from Acronis Cloud, where he served as ... Full article
October 23, 2020
When working with business executives, the biggest pitfalls in data science boil down to errors in communication. For true success, data scientists must be bilingual to effectively accomplish their work. This means being equally versed in technological jargon as well as being able to communicate with business stakeholders. When we look at where data science fails, it’s usually in ... Full article
October 21, 2020
DDN, a long-time leader in HPC storage, announced two new products today and provided more detail around its strategy for integrating DDN HPC technologies with the enterprise strengths of its recent acquisitions, notably Tintri, Nexenta, and IntelliFlash (from Western Digital). Following its buying binge, DDN has been aggressively promoting the DDN ‘At Scale’ brand as its HPC product line, ... Full article
October 16, 2020
As AI use and innovation continue to increase globally, getting small and medium-size AI companies more involved in the financially lucrative and still-nascent AI revolution is a developing goal of the US government. One federal agency, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), is asking smaller AI vendors to send in comments and suggestions by Oct. 23 about ... Full article
October 5, 2020
Nvidia GTC 2020 – Nvidia kicked off its GTC 2020 GPU Technology Conference with a wide range of intriguing AI announcements, from the introduction of its latest Bluefield-2 Data Processing Unit (DPU) models to the unveiling of an all-new data-center-on-a-chip (DOCA) architecture designed to bring major enhancements for networking, storage and security. Also announced was Nvidia’s DGX SuperPOD modular ... Full article
September 23, 2020
Organizations that need to process large amounts of data in real time will be the big winners of the emerging “big memory” era, says Charles Fan, the CEO and co-founder of MemVerge, which today unveiled new software designed to lower the barrier of entry to big memory systems. Emerging use cases, particularly around streaming analytics and machine learning, are ... Full article
September 22, 2020
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is bolstering its capabilities for customers with the general availability of instances with Nvidia’s newest GPU, the A100, while also unveiling expanded collaborations with Rescale and Altair. The company also announced plans for its first foray into the Arm world with instances using chips from Ampere early next year. OCI currently offers Intel and AMD ... Full article
September 17, 2020
Those who tuned in for Tuesday's HPC + AI Wall Street event got a peak at the future of fintech and lively discussion of topics like blockchain, AI for risk management, and high-frequency trading, as told by a group of leading technical innovators as well as an SEC commissioner. Previously scheduled to take place at the New Yorker Hotel ... Full article
September 16, 2020
Technology merger season is upon us, with Pure Storage announcing mid-week it is acquiring Kubernetes data services specialist Portworx. In the wake of Nvidia’s blockbuster deal for Arm Ltd., Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) said Wednesday (Sept. 16) it will pays about $370 million in cash to acquire Portworx. The deal reflects growing enterprise demand for agile storage platforms that ... Full article
September 10, 2020
The extension of cloud computing capabilities from datacenters to the somewhat amorphous network edge, variously defined as a connected device, appliance or a network gateway, is morphing into something more than edge computing. With the addition of AI, edge cloud computing is approaching what promoters dub the “intelligent edge,” a construct that can be implemented according to application, while ... Full article
September 3, 2020
No moss is growing under Arm Ltd. as the technology sector waits to see if and when a buyer emerges for the IP chip vendor. Arm this week unveiled its first 64-bit real-time processor, the latest in its Cortex-R family that includes Linux support along with an emphasis on enterprise storage applications. That strategy reflects the growing need to ... Full article
September 1, 2020
An oft overlooked virtue of virtual machines is the replacement of IT infrastructure like servers with a more energy-efficient abstracted version of hardware. That advance has contributed to sustainability gains over the last decade. Datacenters running huge numbers of machine learning workloads threaten to offset those gains, prompting the National Science Foundation (NSF) and virtualization leader VMware (NYSE: VMW) ... Full article
August 28, 2020
A blockchain-based effort expected to be launched next month is intended to do nothing less than decentralize and disrupt the highly-concentrated cloud storage market. The Filecoin Network is promoted as bypassing incumbent cloud storage providers and their business model that involves bundling relatively cheap, scalable data storage with costly and proprietary software, application interfaces, servers and other infrastructure. “That ... Full article
August 26, 2020
Pure Storage released the second generation of its all-flash array this week, positioning it as an enterprise-grade storage platform for “capacity-oriented” workloads. The company (NYSE: PSTG) also claimed its storage platform is the first all-QLC storage array, as in quad-level cell technology. QLC stores 4 bits of data on a single cell, and is promoted as delivering high-density storage ... Full article
August 5, 2020
The telecommunications sector is embracing enterprise technologies such as server virtualization via an emerging deployment model dubbed universal CPE, for customer premises equipment. CPE generally includes on-premise equipment such as routers, network switches and base stations as well as software-defined wide-area networks and Ethernet access devices. For network vendors, universal CPE and related virtual networking appliances are an emerging ... Full article
August 4, 2020
Among the growing list of pandemic-driven technology segments are programable Ethernet adapters being deployed by cloud service providers as they scramble to meet bandwidth demand generated by homes offices. The server and Ethernet adapter boom also have accelerated deployments of programmable network interface cards (NICs), with Nvidia’s former Mellanox unit alone posting a 96 percent gain in quarterly revenues ... Full article

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