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Datrium takes $60m D-round as it tries to distance self from cutthroat HCI scene

Near-hyperconverged system startup Datrium has gained $60m in D-round funding. The round was led by Samsung Catalyst Fund, with participation from Icon Ventures, and existing investors NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Michael Mullany of Icon Ventures will join the Datrium Board. The company was founded in 2012 with a $10m …
Chris Mellor, 14 Sep 2018
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Datrium shifts disasters up the Amazon: Adds DR in AWS for on-prem kit

Datrium has introduced disaster-recovery-as-a-service to its existing on-premises DVX system. The new disaster recovery (DR) scheme backs up VMware server system data to Cloud DVX in AWS. If the on-premises DVX/VMware system fails, then a VMware Cloud on AWS is the failover DR site and CloudShift keeps that pre-seeded with …
Chris Mellor, 16 Aug 2018
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Uh-oh-oh-oh-oh. Now hounds of storage are hunting – run if you know what's good for ya

Over the past week in storage, Gartner shifted the disaster recovery goalposts, Datrium realised its salespeople were in the wrong places, JetStream pressed eject and was spun out of Western Digital, there were some needful updates and refreshes ... and more. A heck of a lot more. So buckle up. Buffalo brings Azure cloud to its …
Chris Mellor, 31 Jul 2018
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The chances of anything really new coming from storage are a million to one, but still they come

El Reg's radio telescopes are trained on the storage galaxy and use super-advanced AI, machine learning and pattern-recognition techniques to tease information out of the noise. [Ed: Bullsh*t, you read the press releases and get sent a few tweets.] Let's see what the industry has to say this week. Actifio and Google's cloud …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jun 2018
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Another week, another fistful of storage nouns comin' at ya like a breeze block to the frontal lobe

A concentrated storage blast has blown in after the Easter break, with substantial product announcements from Datrium, Nexenta and Rubrik. Other news from Intel, Nantero and Kingston was backed up with Huawei SPC-1 benchmark results, several funding events and exec moves. Grab yourself a cup of your favourite caffeinated or …
Chris Mellor, 9 Apr 2018
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Storage snow big deal? Products vendors hope will sleigh, pole position startups and more

In this week's roundup we hitch a brief ride on a sledge to the South Pole, and watch the movements in frozen flash, hot HCI, supercooled software and more. Acronis Acronis has added a technology partnership with the Williams Martini Racing Formula One team, alongside its sponsorship of the Toro Rosso outfit. The Williams …
Chris Mellor, 19 Feb 2018

Datrium tries to tempt Amazon cloud backup folk: Psst, buddy... you want HCI?

Hyperconverged system startup Datrium has spun out a DVX cloud instance for AWS. DVX is Datrium's on-premises hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) system, with storage controller software in server nodes and a shared DVX storage array. This is different from most HCI systems, which have local storage in each HCI server node. …
Chris Mellor, 1 Dec 2017
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A shot of storage sambuca, 5ml of bootable bitters, plus a dash of creme de cloud

Roundup Have we got a bit of storage news for you. Our expert mixologist has poured all the bits and pieces into his cocktail shaker, added some ice, and poured the resulting storage fluid into a tumbler because all our highball glasses were in the dishwasher. Take a deep breath and have a sip. AOMEI Technology Ltd AOMEI is based in …
Chris Mellor, 30 Oct 2017
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Evaluate this: A VM benchmark that uses 'wrong' price and config data

Analysis Diane Greene's server-powered storage startup Datrium says it has achieved the highest-ever IOmark benchmark at 8,000 VMs on a DVX cluster, five times higher than the previous record by IBM's FlashSystem V9000 (1,600) and ten times more than an Intel server/VMware/vSAN Optane system (800) (PDF). But it appears the official …
Chris Mellor, 27 Oct 2017

Datrium claims its split-provisioning DVX array is 'tomorrow calling'

Datrium is providing separate scaling of CPU power and storage capacity in its disaggregated converged storage arrays. These DVX arrays feature controller functionality running in accessing servers – compute nodes – which link to 24-slot drive JBODs – disk-based data nodes. The compute nodes run application software making …
Chris Mellor, 15 Aug 2017

Pull on yer wellies and let's wade through the week's storage news

A mudslide of storage news has mired Vulture Central and we're up to our waists in it. Alas, this seems to be becoming a weekly occurrence. We waded through it, sorted it out, tidied it up, and mopped the floors. Datrium Fancy primary array startup Datrium has added support for Red Hat Virtualization to its DVX platform and …
Chris Mellor, 21 Jul 2017

Solving the NVMeF-JBOF-is-not-a-SAN conundrum

Interview An NVME over fabrics controller-less array is not a SAN because it can’t share data. That was the essence of Datrium CTO Hugo Patterson’s view. Jeff Sosa, head of products at stealthy startup Pavilion Data Systems, has views on this topic and what to do about it. El Reg: What do you think of the Datrium CTO’s view …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jun 2017
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Hey blockheads, is an NVMe over fabrics array a SAN?

Analysis What is a SAN and is an NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeF) array a SAN or not? Datrium says not. E8 says... maybe. A Storage Area Network (SAN) is, according to Wikipedia, "a network which provides access to consolidated, block level data storage... A SAN does not provide file abstraction, only block-level operations. However, file …
Chris Mellor, 23 Jun 2017
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'We are deeply troubled by the ... depth of Toshiba’s desperation'

Round-up The week has seen an acceleration of NVME news - Aparna, Intel, Micron, and XIO - and cloud-related news as well, with Rubrik picking up a huge funding round. These were the headline items but there was a whole lot more going on and here's a representative selection. Code42 Backup provider Code42 is partnering with Okta, …
Chris Mellor, 5 May 2017
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Datrium gets on the rack and heads cloudward

Datrium has announced a rack scale product to ease large-scale deployment and management software providing virtual machine-focussed protection, replication, copy data management and archiving with a roadmap to public cloud support. The company provides DVX storage arrays in which the controller functionality runs in accessing …
Chris Mellor, 5 Apr 2017
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Upstart Datrium has a soft blanket to wrap up your data if security is giving it the shivers

Datrium Blanket Encryption combines always-on deduplication, compression and encryption so that data is secure – or so it claims – whether that data is at a host, in flight across a network, or at rest in persistent storage. When it says "at the host," it means that data is deduplicated and compressed and encrypted in the …
Chris Mellor, 1 Mar 2017

Datrium: $55m burning hole in its pocket and raring to go global

Datrium has gained $55m C-round funding to grow its business to global scale. The startup was founded in 2012 by Data Domain and VMware vets. Its DVX product is a 2-tier design, revealed in January this year, and involving controller and data services software running in from one to 32 accessing servers, each with at least …
Chris Mellor, 5 Dec 2016

Datrium adds insane mode to boost speed

Datrium, the startup disaggregating a SAN by having host-based controller SW and flash caches, has added an Insane Mode to turbo-charge performance. The DVX system strips out virtually everything from an external array, leaving a single box with NVRAM and disk capacity (12 x 4TB 7.2K drives and 48TB raw/29TB usable capacity), …
Chris Mellor, 22 Jun 2016

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