Storage News Ticker – January 20 – Blocks and Files


datto intends to acquire Infocyte, a threat detection and response company, for an undisclosed amount. Datto will add endpoint detection and response (EDR) and managed detection and response (MDR) services to its security portfolio. The acquisition aims to help its MSPs better meet the security needs of their customers.

Cloud-scale security analytics platform provider Panther Laboratories announced a new offer: Panther for Snowflake, developed in partnership with Snowflake to provide purpose-built security monitoring and threat detection. It is available immediately and contains out-of-the-box detections to help security teams monitor activity and validate security configurations in their Snowflake Data Cloud. Security teams can collect and analyze Snowflake logs in real time to detect tampering or unwanted changes to security settings and monitor security incidents or risks. Snowflake event logs are aggregated, normalized, and analyzed with security events from other systems so security teams have greater visibility into potential threats across their entire IT infrastructure, from cloud to on-premises .

RAIDIX has a new version of its ERA RAID software, v3.4.1, which includes the Linux Ubuntu 20.04 HWE kernel and support for the RHEL/CentOS 8.5 operating system. The developers say they have significantly improved the operation of DKMS and made XFS support and initial startup of the scanner functionality more efficient.

StorPool Storage released its latest update to the Public Cloud Performance Measurement Report, showing up to 2.5x better performance for StorPool clusters compared to the second-best public cloud offering, Amazon EBS. The report compares the performance of block storage offerings from Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Linode, and OVHcloud and pits them against StorPool’s Katapult public cloud. Katapult is an infrastructure-as-a-service virtual platform developed by independent UK hosting provider Krystal. View report and test results here.

Chart from StorPool’s Public Cloud Performance Measurement Report.

Industry research team TRENDFOCUS announced a Tape and archive storage service alongside its existing disk and SSD services. Mark Geenen, Founder and President of TRENDFOCUS, said, “We expect a complete redefinition of the technology roadmap for tapes, and we are delighted with the response we are receiving from our long-time customers. Just as hyperscale has already impacted the design and use of HDD and NAND flash storage, we expect a similar tape move as company management begins to look for lower-cost options. .

The TRENDFOCUS tape and archive storage service will first establish baseline trends on how tape meets the needs of major vendors, then the service will evolve to include how HDD and flash solutions could contribute to the archive storage in the future. Coverage of other exciting new technologies such as DNA storage will also inform long-term directions for archival storage over the coming decades.

Veeam Co-founder Ratmir Timashev contributed to a $1.5 million seed round for Latvia-based Monq Lab, which is developing a self-hosted topology-based AIOps incident control and automation platform for companies. The investment will be used for the expansion of marketing and sales operations in North America and the EMEA region. The free, full-featured community edition of Monq is already available for download from its Web page.


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