Storage news buffet — Quantum, DataCore, SoftIron and other tasty treats – Blocks and Files

Quantum is constructing out is credentials as an ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) provider, reckoning a contribution of a reference structure will assist acceptance of its storage HW+SW into ADAS workflow programs. DataCore is hiring a product and gross sales administration VPs to extend its momentum administration following a string of double-digit progress quarters. SoftIron has a brand new storage router to allow, it hopes, enterprise-wide adoption of Ceph.

And we’ve our personal string of news bytes to comply with that — particularly one about Backblaze’s ransomware ecosystem exploration.

Quantum reference structure for ADAS

File and object storage, administration and workflow provider Quantum introduced the discharge of an end-to-end reference structure for Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving (AD) programs. 

It combines ultra-fast automotive and mil-spec NVMe edge storage machine with StorNext software program to seize, handle, and enrich huge portions of sensor knowledge to assist drive the way forward for autonomous automobiles.

Jamie Lerner, President and CEO, Quantum, stated: “Although nonetheless comparatively nascent, organisations creating autonomous automobiles are at a crossroads. The quantity of information being captured is growing exponentially, presenting an pressing want for velocity, capability and cost-efficiency within the knowledge administration lifecycle.”

Quantum ADAS Reference Architecture diagram.

Test automobiles sometimes seize terabytes of sensor knowledge per hour generated by a number of video cameras, LiDARs, and Radars. ADAS/AD improvement programs depend on gathering and processing these massive quantities of unstructured knowledge to construct subtle Machine Learning (ML) fashions and algorithms, requiring clever and environment friendly knowledge administration.

The Quantum R6000, with a detachable storage canister, is an ultra-fast automotive & mil-spec edge storage machine explicitly developed for high-speed knowledge seize in difficult, rugged environments together with automobile, truck, airplane, and other transferring automobiles. StorNext software program can assist retailer and direct the information from the R6000 to ADAS/AD workflows.

DataCore exec hires

Software-defined storage provider DataCore has employed Abhijit Dey as its Chief Product Officer and Gregg Machon to be its VP for Americas Sales. Dey comes from Agari, with time at Druva, Veritas and Symantec earlier than that. Machon’s job historical past in reverse order is Radiant RFID, Qumulo (VP worldwide channels & OEMs), HPE and Nimble, with SolidFire and EMC earlier than that. 

Abhijit Dey (left) and Gregg Machon (proper).

DataCore has made a big funding in R&D, leading to a rise of technical expertise of greater than 40 per cent within the final two years alone whereas modernising software program improvement and testing practices, opening a centre of excellence in Bangalore, India, and a brand new workplace in Austin, Texas.

It had its twelfth consecutive yr of constructive money move and double-digit progress in web new income over the previous few quarters. This is a interval wherein the corporate has added a mean of over 100 web new prospects per quarter, with a powerful efficiency in authorities, healthcare, and CSP (cloud service supplier) verticals.

SoftIron’s new storage router

SoftIron, punting itself because the world chief in task-specific home equipment for scale-out knowledge centre options, introduced normal availability of its newest HyperDrive Storage Router, the HR61000 — an clever providers gateway that gives interoperable high-throughput storage transactions for organisations utilizing S3 or legacy protocols akin to iSCSI, NFS, and SMB.

It gives gateway providers and legacy file and block integration for enterprise functions. Combined with SoftIron’s Ceph-based HyperDrive Storage home equipment, organisations can use it to realize nearly limitless storage scalability, whereas consolidating and simplifying their legacy storage programs administration.

SoftIron HyperDrive HR61000 Storage Router Specifications:

Networking — 2x NICs (100Gbit/sec);
Data resiliency — High Availability per service/protocol;
Storage Protocols — iSCSI, SMB, NFS, Custom, CephFS;
Management — 1x 1GbE, IPMI, Hyperdrive Manager; 
Power provide — Redundancy energy (Dual Supplies); 120v–240v; 50Hz–60Hz; 
Power consumption — < 165 watts; 
Dimensions — 1 Rack Unit

The HR61000 Storage Router is on the market for POC and buy as we speak, both through conventional buying (CAPEX) and as-a-Service (OPEX) choices.


Data safety and cyber-security provider Acronis is coming into right into a coaching partnership with Nuremberg-based qSkills. qSkills will likely be providing coaching for Acronis merchandise to companions and finish customers throughout EMEA.

A Backblaze blog opens the door on the ransomware economic system and its ecosystem of gamers; builders, organised crime syndicates, brokers, operators, and many others. It is an enchanting learn.

Backblaze ransomware ecosystem diagram.

Object storage provider Cloudian introduced report bookings for the primary half of its fiscal yr ending July 31, growing 50 per cent over the identical interval final yr. The progress was pushed by energy in each reorders from present prospects and gross sales to new prospects. The firm now has roughly 650 prospects worldwide, up 40 % over the previous yr.

Commvault sued Cohesity and Rubrik in April final yr. It and Rubrik have now come to an settlement on all excellent patent litigation proceedings between themselves. Commvault CEO Sanjay Mirchandani writes: “We have reached an amicable settlement that respects our mutual mental property and is in the most effective curiosity of our firm and shareholders.” Will the same settlement comply with between Commvault and Cohesity?

DIGISTOR Citadel encrypted SSD.

Secure, data-at-rest (DAR) suppler DIGISTOR and embedded cyber safety provider Cigent Technology introduced a tech partnership to increase knowledge safety throughout your entire lifecycle of a storage drive from preliminary deployment to end-of-life for navy, defence, and crucial infrastructure functions. The effort will mix Cigent’s Dynamic Data Defense Engine (D³E) with DIGISTOR encrypted SSD storage merchandise.

Data lake evaluation startup Dremio has launched a worldwide associate community which incorporates cloud, expertise, consulting, and system integration (SI) companions akin to AWS, Intel, Microsoft, Tableau, Privacera, dbt Labs, Twingo, InterWorks, and others. Features embrace a devoted associate account supervisor, enterprise planning, one-on-one help, schooling and enablement, gross sales and technical coaching and certification, and joint advertising help to drive progress. There are additionally gives substantial reductions, gross sales incentives and joint advertising funds.

FileCloud ships a cloud-agnostic enterprise file sync, sharing and knowledge governance platform. It has introduced its new Compliance Center which permits US authorities companies and organisations the flexibility to run ITAR-compliant enterprise file share, sync, and endpoint backup options with needed encryption choices. Some key highlights embrace:

  • Organizations with out subtle threat administration experience can run their very own compliance answer with needed encryption choices
  • Automated wizard streamlines compliance to only two clicks, guiding admins via configurations and figuring out any lacking components
  • FileCloud for ITAR gives multi-level knowledge safety via Data Leak Prevention capabilities

Backup goal equipment maker ExaGrid has signed up TIM AG as a value-added distributor within the DACH area (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).

HPE has gained a $2 billion contract to offer HPC and AI providers to the US National Security Agency (NSA). Product will likely be equipped via the GreenLake subscription enterprise over a ten-year interval. There is an HPC-as-a-Service platform based mostly on Apollo and ProLiant servers deployed in a QTS knowledge middle and managed by HPE.

Kasten by Veeam, a provider of Kubernetes Backup, as we speak introduced that the CyberPeace Institute has deployed Kasten K10 to guard its Kubernetes functions and cut back the danger of information loss and corruption. 

Kingston DataTraveler Max.

Taking benefit of the USB-C interface, Kingston has produced a DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 gen-2 thumb drive. It delivers as much as 1000MB/sec learn bandwidth and 900MB/sec write bandwidth. Capacities are 256GB, 512GB and 1TB. It weighs simply 12g and has a five-year guarantee.

Lightbits Labs, which provides NVMe-optimized, SW-defined elastic block storage for personal and edge clouds, has been assigned a patent (11,09,3408) for “a system and methodology for optimizing write amplification of non-volatile reminiscence storage media.”

The summary reads: “A system and a technique of managing storage of cached knowledge objects on a non-volatile reminiscence (NVM) pc storage media together with a minimum of one NVM storage machine, by a minimum of one processor, might embrace: receiving a number of knowledge objects having respective Time to Live (TTL) values; storing the a number of knowledge objects and respective TTL values at a number of bodily block addresses (PBAs) of the storage media; and performing a rubbish assortment (GC) course of on a number of PBAs of the storage media based mostly on a minimum of one TTL worth saved at a PBA of the storage media.”

New Yorker Electronics has introduced its launch of the brand new Innodisk Industrial-grade DDR5 DRAM modules. The modules adjust to all related JEDEC requirements and can be found in 16GB and 32GB capacities, as 4800MT/s. The Innodisk DDR5 DRAM additionally has a theoretical most switch velocity of 6400MT/s, doubling the speed of its predecessor, DDR4. In addition, the voltage has been dropped from 1.2V to 1.1V, lowering general energy consumption.

Server-embedded, infrastructure-as-a-service start-up Nebulon has signed up Boston to resell its product.

OWC has introduced Jellyfish Manager 2.0 which works immediately with Jellyfish servers, specialised shared storage units that permit a number of post-production video editors to work concurrently with 4K, 6K, and 8K footage. It integrates with AWS, Backblaze and Wasabi and consists of essentially the most requested cloud backup providers that permit customers to run scheduled backups, and if needed, get well their knowledge from the cloud.

PersonalBackup, which provides a cloud knowledge safety platform, introduced the acquisition of RevCult, a California-based software program firm that gives Salesforce safety and governance options, typically often known as SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM). SSPM helps organisations extra simply safe knowledge that’s rising in quantity, velocity and selection, in addition to keep away from publicity by constantly scanning for and eliminating configuration errors and mismanaged permissions, that are the highest causes of cloud safety failures.

Multi-cloud Kubernetes-as-a-Service provider Platform9 has joined joined Intel’s Open Retail Initiative (ORI), whose mission is to allow retail transformation utilizing open supply, edge/IoT, and ISV ecosystem functions.

Storage tester SANBLaze introduced its SBExpress Version 8.3/10.3 software program launch which gives NVMe SSD producers the flexibility to check PCIe-based NVMe units in addition to NVMe-oF (NVMe over Fabrics) units. Comprehensive check suites are included for full verification and compliance of ZNS, VDM, TCG, OPAL/Ruby and T10/DIF specs for NVMe units. Enhanced Python and XML APIs present entry to all checks and options enabling integration of SANBlaze SBExpress NVMe programs into present check infrastructure — all totally suitable with SANBlaze’s upcoming Gen-5 PCIe technology of merchandise.

The SNIA tells the world that the newest revision of SNIA Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Format Specification, v 2.5.1, is now adopted because the worldwide customary ISO/IEC 20919:2021 via the collaboration between SNIA and ISO. The LTFS Format Specification defines the self-describing knowledge construction on tape for the long-term retention of information at low-cost with the advantage of knowledge portability between the totally different programs and totally different websites utilizing tapes. The modifications from earlier ISO/IEC 20919:2016 provides the development in storage effectivity with the incremental index recording and helps a greater diversity of characters within the file title and prolonged attribute with the character encoding. 

Storage SW startup StorONE has signed a reseller settlement with Virtual Graffiti, a California-based supplier of community infrastructure programs. The settlement covers your entire StorONE product portfolio, in addition to a sequence of next-generation hybrid storage programs constructed on Seagate {hardware}, that ship excessive efficiency and excessive capability at reasonably priced costs.

Data integrity and integration provider Talend has as soon as once more been named by Gartner, for the sixth consecutive time,  as a Leader within the August 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools. For a complimentary copy of the Gartner report, click on here.

Cloud storage provider Wasabi has signed an EMEA-wide distribution contract with Exclusive Networks, a cybersecurity specialist, which has its X-OD on-line supply channel. Denis Ferrand-Ajchenbaum, VP Global Vendor Alliances and Business Development at Exclusive Networks, stated: “Enterprise prospects are budgeting extra and extra for his or her storage wants with public cloud suppliers like AWS, Azure, GCP and others, and often getting stung by additional prices for egress and API requests. Wasabi makes consumption simpler, easier and cheaper, and we at Exclusive are delighted to have the ability to supply EMEA companions the chance to take pleasure in enhanced advantages.”

ReRAM develop Weebit Nano has expanded its partnership with CEA-Leti, the French analysis institute. As a part of the settlement, Weebit will incorporate further IP licensed from CEA-Leti into its ReRAM choices, additional bettering its technical parameters akin to endurance, retention and robustness. Tests present an order of magnitude enchancment in array-level endurance, and a 2x enhance in knowledge retention on the identical situations in comparison with earlier outcomes.  In addition, the expertise will make it potential for Weebit to handle new high-volume markets akin to automotive and sensible playing cards by enabling high-temperature reliability as much as 175oC and high-temperature compatibility for wafer degree packaging.

Digitimes has reported China’s YMTC is experiencing low yields (30 to 40 per cent) on its 128-layer NAND chips. Overall the NAND trade is transferring to 162–172 layer NAND, leaving YMTC behind. Wells Fargo analyst Aaron Rakers notes YTMC might not obtain its capability plans till the second half of 2022 given the decrease yields up to now, whereas manufacturing might attain 80–85k wafers monthly by the tip of 2021.

Virtual storage array provider Zadara says it’s getting good traction with its recently-launched its Federated Edge programme. This is a completely managed, distributed cloud structure offered via a worldwide community of MHSPs. “We see a future the place there’s a Federated Edge Cloud in each metropolis in your entire world, hosted by an MHSP, permitting edge prospects to deploy workloads at sub-five milliseconds irrespective of the place they’re,” stated Nelson Nahum, CEO, Zadara.

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