Storage News Ticker – July 29 – Blocks and Files


Arcserve has extended its SaaS backup offering to provide simple, secure (immutable), and scalable data protection for Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365, Google Workspace, Salesforce, and Azure Active environments. It says that the Universal Restore view gives a complete overview of all backup sets. A search can be performed across all historical datasets to restore data deleted years ago or in the recent past. Ultra-fast search allows users to quickly locate, preview and safely restore data. The secure preview feature makes it easy to identify the correct data that needs to be restored, eliminating multiple restore iterations.

Aerospikewhich provides real-time data platform software, announced record bookings in the first half of 2022, saying the company has expanded its multi-cloud platform globally by:

  • Added new global customers including Acxiom, HDFC Bank, Flipkart, Syte and TangoMe.
  • Significantly expand its footprint with several large existing customers including Wayfair, Lexis-Nexis and Nokia.

Dennis Parker

Arcserve named Denise Parker as executive vice president of worldwide sales. Most recently, Parker was Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Finastra, where she oversaw all indirect revenue for the business. Prior to that, she held various management positions at Automation Anywhere, Sitecore, Nintex K2 and Microsoft. Parker has a doctorate. in innovation and technology management and a master’s degree in engineering from ETH Zürich.

Distributor TD SYNNEX has announced a distribution plan Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance, a physical, standalone, validated server configuration for on-premises deployments. TD SYNNEX serves as a global integrator for AWS Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance, as well as deployment and migration services to move customer data from on-premises storage to the cloud. It offers the system through its network of partners with the aim of opening purchase options to the channel.

To AWS re:Inforce the company announced Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection. This service helps detect malicious files residing on an instance or container workload running on Amazon EC2 without deploying software or a security agent. AWS Security Hub automatically receives results from Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection. By consolidating malware findings with other security findings, customers can more easily search, triage, investigate, and take action.

Kevin Gavin.

Cloud data storage and backup provider backblaze hired Kevin Gavin as Director of Marketing to lead the company’s marketing efforts. Gavin brings over 30 years of industry experience to Backblaze. Previously, he led marketing teams as CMO at Five9, Shoretel, Canto and others. Gavin received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Flash Memory Summit 2022 (FMS) today announced this year’s recipients of its Lifetime Achievement Award. The three recipients are: Yoshishige Kitamura, formerly of NEC; Dr. Eli Harari, founder of SanDisk; and Greg Atwood, formerly of Intel, Numonyx and Micron. All three were instrumental in introducing Multi-Level Cell, or MLC, to the flash memory industry. FMS will honor these individuals for their accomplishments at the annual summit to be held August 2-4 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. on Tuesday, August 2 at 11:30 a.m. PT.

Flash Memory Summit also announces that it has presented its 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. John R. Szedon for proposing the use of a Charge Trap as a non-volatile memory bit. Due to the pandemic, there was no awards ceremony that year. Szedon’s work was detailed in a paper he presented at the 1967 IEEE Device Research Conference. The importance of Szedon’s work is demonstrated by the fact that the vast majority of flash memory sold today use the Charge Trap technique.

DPU software provider and composable data center Fungible published a white paper describing its TrueFabric networking scheme. The document is informative and states that TureFabric provides more consistent performance than RoCE v2. No tail latency here.

Comparison Fungible TrueFabric vs RoCE v2.

Hazelnut The platform is a real-time data platform and integrated runtime environment that combines distributed stream processing and real-time data management to act immediately and automatically on patterns, trends, and anomalies. discovered. Hazelcast announces the beta version of a new serverless offering as part of its Viridian cloud portfolio. Viridian Serverless has a self-service provisioning process and users can get started immediately with the free lifetime tier. Hazelcast will also provide users with a limited time offer of up to 2 Gibibytes (GiB) of data storage at no charge.

Sense, which provides AI-based talent engagement software for recruiting, announced that the Iguazio The MLOps platform was selected to power a wide range of AI products, such as its AI Chatbot, an intelligent and automated recruiting assistant aimed at increasing the efficiency and scalability of Sense’s AI operations. Sense leverages automation and AI to speed up the recruiting process, while delivering a hyper-personalized candidate experience. The AI ​​Chatbot is an automated recruiting assistant that can engage with candidates 24/7, responding to their queries in real time even when human recruiters are offline.

Intriguing – Infinity has a roundtable at Flash Memory Summit next week, a panel of two. Field CTO Ken Steinhardt will speak with Randy Kerns, Senior Strategist and Analyst, Evaluator Group, on “Computational Storage – How this will change the future of enterprise storage in 2 years, 5 years and more”. Is Infinidat getting into computer storage?

Physical vault based on a former iron band and paper mine iron mountain has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer its content services platform, Iron Mountain InSight (InSight), to customers as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering on AWS. According to the IT department, InSight consolidates physical storage, analytics, ingest and digital storage into a single operation, reducing risk and promoting compliance by providing businesses with a centralized view of information. It is now available on AWS.

Eleanor Treharne Jones

Data observability startup KensuThe Board of Directors has appointed Eleanor Treharne-Jones as CEO to accelerate its global growth and expansion into the United States. This allows founder Andy Petrella to take on the role of Product Director and focus on developing the Data Observability Driven Development (DODD) method he created, the Kensu Data Observability Platform that provides and, according to Kensu, the authoritative text on data observability. . Treharne-Jones’ most recent roles include Chief Revenue Officer for Odaseva, an enterprise data management offering for Salesforce, and Senior Vice President for TrustArc, a leader in data privacy management.

Kioxia updated its Kumoscale NVMe-oF box-of-flash software again, with v3.21 adding a cluster-wide command line interface (Cluster CLI), compatibility with OpenStack Yoga MPIO multipathing and interoperability with Azure Active Directory. The release also includes software upgrade process improvements, SSD volume removal improvements, and compatibility with Dell EMC PowerEdge R6525 servers.

Kioxia America has collaborated with Aerospike to enhance the Aerospike Community Edition database with Kioxia’s FL6 series enterprise NVMe Storage Class Memory (SCM) SSDs with software enhancement developed by Kioxia. This resulted in a 36% increase in application performance over the original software without the Kioxia enhancement. Detailed Aerospike test results will be presented during Kioxia’s keynote, and a demonstration will take place at the Kioxia booth at next month’s Flash Memory Summit.

NFS/TCP storage provider Lightbits announced that it is available for preview on the AWS Marketplace. When used with Amazon Storage Optimized Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances that leverage Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI accelerators or AWS Graviton, Lightbits delivers resilient, enterprise-grade block storage that’s easy to use and offering better profitability. compared to other cloud-based block storage solutions. It offers great value for enterprises that want to right-size their block storage on AWS while improving performance and leveraging I/O-intensive database and analytics applications.

Trillion Row Database Analyzer Ocient released v20 of its hyperscale data warehouse, focused on optimizing log and network metadata analytics for telecommunications, government, and operational computing use cases. New features and optimizations include a suite of indexes, native complex data types, and the creation of large-scale data pipelines to enable faster and more secure analysis of log and network data for workloads of several petabytes. The index suite includes N-gram indexes to speed up the search of textual data such as URLs and log messages for large-scale log and network analysis. There can be up to 40x performance gains on these workloads.

Dr Yan Li.

Dr. Yan Li, Vice President of Memory Technology at western digitalwon the 4e annual SuperWomen in Flash Leadership award at the Flash Memory Summit. We’re told she’s a rebellious innovator, pioneering Western Digital’s (virtual) rooms with the goal of empowering the next generation of leaders to advance flash technology. She holds over 200 patents, invented the flash storage industry’s first triple-layer cell (TLC) in 2008, leads a team of approximately 200 technologists around the world, and is a passionate participant in four different mentorship programs to uplift and inspire others.


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