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The week in storage, lovingly crafted by our machine-learning algos. loljk, we had to write this

El Reg has once again curated a selection of storage news tidbits for all you thought leaders out there. Surely there's some sort of machine learning algorithm that can find the stuff and write it by now, hm? Anyway, grab a cup of your favourite caffeinated beverage and absorb this perfectly formed and organic summary of the …
Chris Mellor, 3 Sep 2018
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Object storage sweetheart Cloudian bags another $94m funding in E round

Cloudian has sucked up $94m in yet another funding round that takes the total amount raised to $173m – higher than the $152m so far bagged by arch-rival Scality. The two object storage suppliers are hogging most of the investment in the sector with their individual funding dwarving that of Swiftstack's $23.6m. This E-round at …
Chris Mellor, 29 Aug 2018
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Eat your damn storage news, child! Look, we even chopped it up into little digestible chunks

Ah, the wide and deep and far-fetched wonders of storage – IBM researchers talking about chemically driven phase transformations, Backblaze looking at a Pelican, HPE setting up an Azure Stack and SQream going off to Thailand. New research, updated products, new deals, new hires and new money are all in this week's worth of …
Chris Mellor, 30 Apr 2018
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Scality swallows $60m to tame the multi-cloud data management beast

Analysis Software-defined object storage biz Scality has scored an extra $60m in funding to help along development of its cloudy storage tools. The financing was arranged by Silverpeak, a European investment bank, with cash from new investor Harbert European Growth Capital, and participation from all original investors. The cash …
Chris Mellor, 18 Apr 2018
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Tonight on IPO, Bought or Binned: Cloudian and Scality collide as object storage endgame nears

Analysis Both Scality and Cloudian have received fresh funding as they race towards an IPO, acquisition or startup trash can – the three outcomes of the object storage endgame. The object storage market situation can be viewed as four startups that made it to acquisition, four that haven't, of whom two have prospects. Study this …
Chris Mellor, 1 Mar 2018
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Scality CEO: About that C-suite throttling...

More details have emerged of C-suite axe swinging at Scality with chief marketing officer Paul Turner getting the chop - still he lasted longer than his predecessor. The latest departure comes weeks after the object storage software startup split with president and COO Erwan Menard in early January. CEO Jerome Lecat told The …
Chris Mellor, 20 Feb 2018
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Gartner casts runes to find object storage hero and 3 emerge: IBM

IBM's on-premises Cloud Object Storage has come out on top in Gartner's latest industry rankings. Critical Capabilities for Object Storage rates 13 on-premises object storage products on eight attributes – value, storage efficiency, security and multi-tenancy, capacity, interoperability, manageability, performance, and …
Chris Mellor, 2 Feb 2018
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Biggest vuln bombshell in forever and storage industry still umms and errs over patches

Analysis A growing consensus among storage hardware appliance vendors is that, since they don't run external software on their hardware, they don't need to stick performance-hindering patches into their operating systems. Software-defined storage (SDS) and hyperconverged systems vendors do, consultants claim, because they can run …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jan 2018
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Deputy lord of the Scality RING parts ways with object storage firm

Object storage supplier Scality has lost its president and COO, Erwan Menard. CEO Jerome Lecat announced the change at an all-hands meeting last week. We understand from a Scality spokesperson that the parting is amicable and Menard is staying on in an advisory role. Menard joined as COO in January 2014, getting the …
Chris Mellor, 8 Jan 2018
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HPE inks object storage reseller deal in EMEA – with Cloudian

+Comment Not content with having one object storage partner, Scality, HPE has linked arms with a second – Cloudian. HPE has signed a reseller agreement with Cloudian – and will resell Cloudian HyperStore software in the EMEA region through its Pointnext services business. The Cloudian software runs on HPE's ProLiant and Apollo server …
Chris Mellor, 29 Nov 2017
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HPE's Apollo 'Skylaked', will get ARM-wrestling little brother next year

Some of HPE's supercomputer Apollo servers are Skylaked and can now say hello to an ARM-powered infant sibling. HPE's Apollo-related announcements at SC'17 are: Apollo 2000 Gen 10 (G10) Apollo 70 with ARM CPUs Apollo 4510 Gen 10 for object storage LTO-8 tape format drives and library We should note that the Apollo 2000 …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2017
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Meet Zenko: No, it's not a discount super hero. It's Scality's benevolent, celestial fox... er?

Object storage slinger Scality has announced an open-source public cloud gateway and controller called Zenko. Why "Zenko" as a name? It's allegedly Japanese for a benevolent, celestial fox that has occasional supernatural powers. Yes, we're none the wiser, either. Essentially, Zenko is based on Scality's implementation of the …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jul 2017
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Calm down, everyone – it's only a Monday storage news blitz

Storage news, like data growth, is unrelenting. This week we learned of new things in the cloud, tape, new storage arrays, object storage, persistent storage for containers, cloud storage gateways, deduping to disk, and ultra-secure disk drives and SSDs. Ready? Here we go. DataDirect Networks DataDirect Networks (DDN) has …
Chris Mellor, 24 Apr 2017
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BRB going for a storage dump. Ah, much better

TGI (Thank God It’s) Friday and so time to retrieve back burner storage news received in the week and bring it to the fore; Druva says its inSync product is now available on the Google G Suite Marketplace. It says enterprises can deploy Druva inSync directly through the G Suite Marketplace, making it simpler to manage data …
Chris Mellor, 3 Mar 2017

Scality guarantees 100% availability

Object storage house Scality is offering a 100 per cent data availability guarantee. How so? It’s for customers using its RING object storage, now in its sixth and S3-focused generation, and involves the use of its HALO Cloud Monitor, along with customer RING installation checking and individual customer pricing. HALO is a …
Chris Mellor, 28 Feb 2017
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Small but perfectly formed: Dailymotion's object storage odyssey

Case study Paris-based Dailymotion is the world's second largest video sharing website after YouTube and its three-stage storage history has transitioned from a reliable scale-out filer, to a maturing object storage startup, to an even smaller firm in pursuit of scale and performance. The story starts with Isilon, progresses through …
Chris Mellor, 8 Feb 2017
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Do containers stack up as data storage building blocks?

Storage Architect There’s an almost religious divide between those who see containers as entirely stateless objects and others taking a more pragmatic approach that says state and containers is an inevitable thing. In the stateless model, data is assumed to be replicated and protected by many container instances, so the loss of any individual …
Chris Evans, 13 Jan 2017
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IBM makes clever, safe acquisition, swallows object storage market

IDC has updated its object-based storage marketscape to show IBM has leapt to a chart-topping position through buying Cleversafe. Scality is second. Dell EMC has hustled up the charts to third place, pushing most other players down the rankings. The IDC analysts see “a standardisation and integration of the Amazon S3 and …
Chris Mellor, 14 Dec 2016

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