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HDS sells 'more BlueArc than BlueArc'

According to a person who should know, Hitachi Data Systems is now selling more BlueArc systems than BlueArc itself. HDS sells its BlueArc-sourced high-performance NAS (Network-attached Storage) products through its channel, and has done for four years. HDS's channel has little overlap with BlueArc's own channel, we're told, and …
Chris Mellor, 01 Dec 2010

Big Blue 'made a move to buy BlueArc'

HDS was prompted to buy BlueArc because IBM was making a move against the fast filer firm, or so a source says. Recall that big storage array shipper Hitachi Data Systems had a reseller agreement with BlueArc for some time, and that BlueArc uses HDS disk shelves as backing store behind its hardware-accelerated NAS heads. Then, …
Chris Mellor, 12 Oct 2011
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BlueArc barges into the black

Hardware-accelerated and scale-out filer supplier BlueArc has made a profit for the first time in its history, on the back of record quarterly and full year revenues. The company recorded undisclosed but record revenues for its fourth quarter, which finished at the end of January, being 40 per cent higher than the year-ago …
Chris Mellor, 01 Mar 2011
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BlueArc puts replication on a diet

Hardware-accelerated filer supplier BlueArc has stopped replicating useless data with its latest software release. Replication involves sending copied storage data to a nearby or remote storage array for disaster-recovery protection. The JetMirror feature of version 8 of BlueArc's System Software is claimed to replicate large …
Chris Mellor, 07 Feb 2011

BlueArc boosting itself

Privately-owned super-NAS vendor BlueArc is letting it be known that it is on a roll. Of course it's only putting out the good news but, still, that's impressive: record third quarter revenues with the mid-range Mercury product selling well, 100 per cent quarter-on-quarter growth and a 20 per cent headcount increase. The company …
Chris Mellor, 18 Nov 2010
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BlueArc wants IPO for Christmas next year

BlueArc is hoping to have an IPO in early next year, and wants it to be known that no one reseller represents anything like half of its revenues. We suggested BlueArc reseller HDS, which says it has sold more BlueArc products than BlueArc itself, might account for more than half of BlueArc's revenue. But this isn't the case. …
Chris Mellor, 02 Dec 2010
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HDS extends BlueArc OEM agreement

We hear that Hitachi Data Systems may have extended its OEM agreement with BlueArc for an additional two years, meaning a nice vote of support. The OEM deal was originally signed in December 2006 with a five year life, meaning it would end in December 2011. HDS took BlueArc's high-end Titan network-attached storage (NAS) product …
Chris Mellor, 03 Aug 2010
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Filer maker BlueArc refiles for IPO

Filer maker BlueArc has refiled for an IPO and wants to raise a hundred million bucks. It first filed for an IPO in 2007, looking for just over $100m, but the recession struck and market conditions stopped it. BlueArc was founded in 1998, and is on the cusp of becoming somewhat long in the tooth for a start-up. It sells …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jun 2011
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BlueArc boosts filesystems

BlueArc has boosted its filesystem to support faster access to file system metadata and 16 petabytes of capacity on a node or cluster. BlueArc makes hardware-accelerated Titan and Mercury filers and these run the SiliconFS software. Version 7.0 puts file metadata onto solid state or fast SAS hard drives and the file data on …
Chris Mellor, 12 Aug 2010
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Hitachi Data Systems gobbles BlueArc

At last. Hitachi Data Systems is buying hardware-accelerated filer supplier BlueArc for an undisclosed cash sum, leaving NetApp as the last significant man standing from the filer side of the industry and giving HDS a powerful file storage capability. An OEM relationship has been in place between HDS and BlueArc since 2006, and …
Chris Mellor, 08 Sep 2011
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BlueArc goes for deduplication

Fast filer supplier BlueArc is going to embed Permabit's Albireo deduplication software into its products, enabling more data to be stored in the same disk capacity. BlueArc's Titan and Mercury filers use hardware acceleration to deliver faster access to data. Permabit has developed its Albireo software to deduplicate data …
Chris Mellor, 31 Aug 2010
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SGI gets OEM on BlueArc's Mercury

SGI is OEM'ing rebranded BlueArc NAS products in its InfiniteStorage line. SGI is the rebranded Rackable, which bought the failing and bankrupt Silicon Graphics Inc in May. It's a good win for BlueArc which also has Hitachi Data Systems OEM'ing the Mercury network-attached storage (NAS) products, which were announced in July. …
Chris Mellor, 20 Oct 2009
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Ocarina making dedupe music with BlueArc

Hardware-accelerated file storage supplier BlueArc is to sell Ocarina deduplication hardware integrated with its Titan 3000 product. BlueArc's Titan 3000 is a network-attached storage (NAS) product offering very fast access, up to 4PB of capacity, and tiered storage embracing fast Fibre Channel drives, bulk storage SATA drives, …
Chris Mellor, 22 Apr 2009
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BlueArc gets extra greenbacks

BlueArc, the hardware-accelerated NAS array supplier startup, has pocketed another $20m in a seventh funding round, taking total funding to around $225m. The company was started up in 1998 and, 12 years later, still isn't able to stand on its own feet and make profits. Its use of FPGA hardware to accelerate NAS (network-attached …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jul 2010
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BlueArc extending its circle

Having started out at the high-end NAS level with Titan and secured its mid-range offering with Mercury, BlueArc is now set on introducing a low-end product. The company produces FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) hardware-accelerated, network-attached storage (NAS) products with the ability to cluster up to eight Titans …
Chris Mellor, 24 Mar 2010
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BlueArc fires Mercury at the mid-range

Super-NAS supplier BlueArc will announce tomorrow it is moving down into the mid-range with a Mercury product line, using its high-end, HW-accelerated design ideas. BlueArc's Titan uses Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) to accelerate its network-attached storage (NAS) processing and deliver faster I/O performance. The …
Chris Mellor, 06 Jul 2009
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Cray starts pimping BlueArc's storage Titan

Storage player BlueArc has entered a partnership with supercomputer vendor Cray to resell BlueArc's Titan 2000 network storage systems to high performance computing customers. The reseller relationship was announced Wednesday with their first customer showcase up and humming. The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) of …
Austin Modine, 05 Apr 2007

Dedupe-dedupe, dedupe-dedupe-dedupe: Flashy clients crowd around Permabit diamond

Putative OEM deduplication technology supplier Permabit could be about to land some clients, if a recent analyst's note is anything to go by. Stifel Nicolaus analyst Aaron Rakers sent a note around about private talks with Permabit CEO Tom Cook and what's happening with its Albireo deduplication technology - background here. HDS …
Chris Mellor, 24 Sep 2013

Can't get enough of flashy upstarts, can you, WD? Firm pays $685m for Virident

Western Digital has bought PCIe flash array supplier and startup Virident for $685m in cash and given it to its HGST subsidiary to add to its stable of flash businesses. Virident got itself a new CEO, Mike Gustafson, on 19 September last year. From hire to sale in 12 months is pretty damn good. Virident's board and backers will …
Chris Mellor, 09 Sep 2013
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HDS CTO: Man, I could just throttle our array... er, in a good way

Hitachi Data Systems has bunged primary deduplication into its network-attached storage (HNAS) kit and Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) mid-range array. That's according to the company's chief technology officer Hu Yoshida. HNAS is the hardware-accelerated filer HDS obtained when it bought BlueArc; the system relies on programmable …
Chris Mellor, 08 Apr 2013
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Honey, I BLEW UP the International SPACE STATION - in full 3D

A few years ago the idea of accelerating a BlueArc filer would have seemed bizarre; it's got its own hardware acceleration. But now media special effects processing can be so mind-blowingly intensive that the hardware accelerated filer itself needs accelerating. The case that's illustrating this point is the new George Clooney …
Chris Mellor, 17 May 2013
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Barrall, beam me up: 'Private cloud' biz builds Transporter device

Data Robotics (Drobo) and BlueArc founder Geoff Barrall's new small biz Connected Data has revealed itself after gaining $6m in A-round funding and cash from a Kickstarter launch. Connected Data's product is the Transporter, a 2.5-inch disk in a small conical desktop package, which copies files to other Transporters in a network …
Chris Mellor, 11 Feb 2013
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Virident tempts EMC flash boss over, creeps up on Fusion-io

Server flash card upstart Virident has recruited Ken Grohe, EMC's flash business general manager, to run its worldwide customer operations, while it strengthens its position against flash supremos Fusion-io The recruitment is open for anyone to see on Grohe's LinkedIn page. Concurrent with Grohe's hire, Virident, which used to …
Chris Mellor, 15 May 2013
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Spy romp Zero Dark Thirty: The tech behind the special effects

High capacity and fast data access is vital in the world of digital film processing, and its IT bods are always on the look out for their next speed and capacity fix. Networked storage biz Avere worked with post-production house Image Engine to feed its need for speed in rendering spy thriller Zero Dark Thirty - directed by The …
Chris Mellor, 16 Jan 2013
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A history of HUS: HDS's file-development hustle

Hitachi Data Storage's new unified storage – HUS – has had an involved file storage background, according to channel sources. In the post-millennium years, HDS had its AMS2000 (Hitachi model name: DF600F) mid-range block array and Essential NAS (eNAS) filer. Back in 2010/2011, our source says, Hitachi in Japan was going to …
Chris Mellor, 24 Apr 2012

Beam us up! Upstart's Transporter whisks small biz from cloud madness

Connected Data has launched its cloud-free Transporter storage box in Europe. A second-generation version is due to go on sale in the US. The upstart hardware maker, which yesterday announced a merger with file storage firm Drobo, is betting that not everyone is keen on doing backup and storage over a distributed network owned …
Chris Mellor, 29 May 2013
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Gridstore does classic founder-to-CTO jive

Scale-out filer storage start-up Gridstore's founder is shuffling sideways to the CTO spot as his firm recruits a new CEO. Gridstore was founded by its previous CEO, Kelly Murphy, and its chairman is Geoff Barrall of Drobo and BlueArc fame. Now, Murphy has stepped back to the chief technology officer role and brought aboard …
Chris Mellor, 18 Apr 2013
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NetApp gets virtual, BlueArc gets beefy

Storage giant Network Appliance and upstart BlueArc plumped up their product lines this week with a host of new kit. NetApp's attack centered around new virtual tape library (VTL) additions to its NearStore family. Customers will now find the single-head NearStore VTL600 and the dual-head NearStore VTL1200. These disk-based …
Ashlee Vance, 11 Feb 2006

UK's HECToR supercomputer in 27PB MEGA-storage boost

HECToR, the Edinburgh-based supercomputer used by UK researchers to tackle science's more thorny mathematical problems, is having petabytes of disk and tape storage installed in a massive storage expansion. HECToR stands for the High End Computing Terra Scale Resource and has been built in several phases. It is a Cray-built 800 …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jul 2012
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BlueArc in the F1 fast lane

The Register's new Enterprise Storage Channel Formula 1 team British-American Racing (B.A.R) has bought 16TB of high performance storage from NAS specialist BlueArc. The $600,000 SiliconServer Si8000 system will store CADCAM files for B.A.R's designers, and goes live at the end of this month. Motor racing has become a major …
Bryan Betts, 20 Oct 2002
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HDS gives HUS a flashy boost, polishes NAS platters too

HDS has bumped up the power of its mid-range HUS VM array with an all-flash box, added new UCP flavours and bumped up the power of its disk-based HUS and Hitachi NAS Platform arrays. All-flash HUS VM HDS's HUS VM is the upper-end version of its Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) array with top-end VSP array micro-code added. The HUS …
Chris Mellor, 10 Jul 2013
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Hitachi Data Systems on the acquisition trail again

Hitachi Data Systems has announced its intention to buy Shoden Data Systems. Data systems companies have to stick together, right? Shoden, a systems integration supplier to data centres, is based in South Africa and has a UK operation as well as others across sub-Saharan Africa. It has been an HDS partner for 11 years, supplying …
Chris Mellor, 05 Oct 2011
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HDS keeps filer sales ticking over, just don't mention the mid-range

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has sold quite a few file storage boxes and has kept its revenues more or less at the same level, with sales of its virtual storage platform (VSP) enterprise array growing strongly as well. Mid-range modular array sales look sad in comparison - newbie Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) just isn't hustling. …
Chris Mellor, 05 Feb 2013

Xiotech adopts Permabit de-dupe

Wow; Xiotech is OEMing Permabit's Albireo deduplication technology, following closely on the heels of BlueArc. This second OEM endorsement is terrific news for Permabit, which makes a point of saying that its software adds no performance penalty either in deduplication or rehydrating (un-deduplicating) deduplicated data. Xiotech …
Chris Mellor, 20 Sep 2010
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Investors fight off rivals to stuff money in Nexenta's pockets

It seems software-defined storage is the storage world's "cloud", and Nexenta is bang on trend. The ZFS storage array software firm's CEO, Evan Powell, is now stepping aside to become chief strategy officer in the wake of a fourth funding round of $24m, and investors must be hoping the appointment of a seasoned CEO will take the …
Chris Mellor, 27 Feb 2013
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Gridstore shafts rival Overland over a Barrall

Overland Storage has lost its guiding technology visionary, Geoff Barrall, to a stealthy startup and an exec chairman role at rival Gridstore. Gridstore produces grid-based scale-out filer storage for small and medium business (SMB). At Gridstore Barrall replaces now ex-chairman Dr Chris Horn, the co-founder of Iona Technologies …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jan 2012

Nekkid Tech: The end of the year show

Hello again from Nekkid Tech, podcast about enterprise tech hosted by Greg Knieriemen. This week's episode finds Greg and crew in reflective mode as they consider some of the big stories of 2011. Joining him on the show are trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch of Joyent (@edsai), Louis Gray, of Google+ at Google (@LouisGray), Brad O' …
Drew Cullen, 29 Dec 2011

New CEO takes reins at Virident with $26m in the saddlebag

Looking for a flash of magic, PCIe flash start-up Virident has recruited BlueArc's ex-CEO to take the business forward, with the two co-founders looking after technology and strategy. The firm has also been given $26 million for business development in a fourth round of funding. Mike Gustafson ran BlueArc, the hardware- …
Chris Mellor, 20 Sep 2012

Scality shoves sparkling file system into its RING

Scality has added a file system in the fourth major release of its object storage RING, and it is planning to add NFS heads down the road, the object storage company says. This is being driven by the unstoppable rise of unstructured data and the predominance of filesystem-based access to it. The traditional object storage cry …
Chris Mellor, 28 Mar 2012

Avere gets more funding

Avere, the maker of the multi-tiered filer accelerator FTX products, has picked up another $17m in funding. It aims to "rapidly expand production and distribution of its FXT Series appliances that accelerate the performance and reduce the costs of NAS environments." The tiers include NV-RAM, NAND flash and SAS disk, and Avere …
Chris Mellor, 06 Aug 2010
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Barrall's baby gets bundle of cash for scale-out filer tech

Grid-based scale-out filer storage startup Gridstore has landed $12.5m in funding to expand its sales channels. Gridstor, background here, provides a scale-out filer, the GS100, in a grid – a trademarked kind, called The Grid – using low-cost Atom-powered nodes and VCT (Virtual Controller Technology), which provides simpler …
Chris Mellor, 17 Oct 2012
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Hitachi unveils roadmap for cloudy offerings

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has come up with a cloud strategy roadmap featuring three cloud tiers, but with precious little product detail fleshing out the strategy. The strategy involves BlueArc and ParaScale's scale-out file system being added to its existing storage products. It's also providing three cloud services either on …
Chris Mellor, 26 Oct 2011

Permabit goes into dedupe hyperdrive

Permabit has upped up its Albireo technology's deduplication speed by 250 per cent, reaching 400GB/sec. This is compared to the 77GB/sec recorded in late 2010. The tech company claims that its Albireo technology is the only tech suitable for deduplicating primary storage, as it has no impact on primary data access performance. …
Chris Mellor, 16 Aug 2011
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Managing storage: drivers and solutions

Our new webinar Managing storage: drivers and solutions is available on demand (reg req'd). We polled Reg readers to find out what is keeping you occupied in this area. Your top concern is the sheer volume of data you have to support. Tony Lock of Freeform Dynamics and Victoria Koepnick of BlueArc explore Reg reader concerns …
Team Register, 10 May 2010
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Overland's top tech guy: Great things ahead

We had the chance to talk to Geoff Barrall, the founder of BlueArc and Data Robotics, about his work at Overland Storage, where he is charge of product engineering. He came into Overland after having been his own boss for two decades but "realised that the challenges are very similar and found my feet". CEO Eric Kelly and sales …
Chris Mellor, 11 Feb 2011
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EMC buys Isilon for $2.25bn

Since this report was filed, EMC announced that it was buying Isilon for $2.25bn. The New York Post is reporting that EMC has agreed to buy Isilon after weekend talks moved the parties past a price-difference roadblock. It had been reported that Isilon's self valuation was too high for EMC, and CEO Joe Tucci said he would walk …
Chris Mellor, 15 Nov 2010
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Behold: Ten storage chieftains whose products hold humanity's data

Who are the ten most influential storage bosses? It should be an easy list to make but what do we mean by influential and should they be currently in post? "Influential" means more than that just "our customers have bought boatloads of our kit!" An influential company's competitors have had to react to its products and strategy …
Chris Mellor, 03 Apr 2013
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The unceasing storage rush

A flood doesn't even begin to describe the unceasing rush of storage news. In recent days Dell has inked a closer deal with CommVault and bought Compellent; Bocada has introduced Prism Lite to provide backup reporting for SMBs; BlueArc is partnering with WAN accelerating Aspera to get files to and from BlueArc's hardware- …
Chris Mellor, 22 Dec 2010
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Erwan Menard joins fellow HP vets at DataDirect

HPC and big data storage supplier DataDirect Networks (DDN) is gearing up for expansion, growing its operations and adding information extraction software onto its data storage platform roots. The company, the largest privately owned storage company, according to IDC, with a $200m annual revenue run rate, has just recruited …
Chris Mellor, 08 Sep 2011

Isilon adds iSCSI

Isilon is adding iSCSI block data access to its OneFS operating system, meaning its scale-out filer product is now a scale-out, unified storage product. There is a VMworld angle to this, with Isilon ferreting out a user, John Welter, technology VP at the North West Group, who said that with Isilon, "we can power our block …
Chris Mellor, 31 Aug 2010