Storage News Ticker – June 21 – Blocks and Files


Ghost Logic has updated its Vail data management software, providing data access and placement on multi-site, multi-cloud storage:

  • A fully qualified on-premises Glacier-like solution that allows any software with an S3 interface to have direct access to local tape or nearline object storage using S3 Glacier-like commands that mimic AWS
  • S3 single disk and S3 glacier tape to modernize data protection and backup applications
  • Flexible implementation of cloud-based global object database for universal access or local on-premises object database for optimized performance
  • Support for AWS Object Lock using on-premises storage targets to protect data against ransomware and malicious activity
  • Direct integration of all cloud services, including artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), with on-premises data using intelligent object synchronization
  • Instant, scheduled data placement and orchestration using lifecycle rules and staging interfaces
  • Global object placement and visibility to optimize performance, economy, and data location

start Ahana extended its August 2021 $20 million round by raising an additional $7.2 million. The last round came from Liberty Global Ventures with the participation of an existing investor GV. Total funding is now $32 million. Ahana will use the funding to continue to grow its technical team and product development; evangelize the community of Presto; and develop marketing programs.

Ahana also announced Ahana Cloud for Presto Community Edition, immediately available, including users of Ahana’s 100,000+ PrestoDB Sandbox downloads on DockerHub. It provides distributed Presto cluster provisioning and out-of-the-box configurations, bringing Presto free to data teams of all sizes.

Canonicals Ubuntu Core 22, the fully containerized variant of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS optimized for IoT and edge devices, is now generally available for To download. The release includes a fully preemptive kernel to ensure time-limited responses. Ubuntu 22.04 LTS real-time kernel, now available in beta, delivers high performance, ultra-low latency, and workload predictability for time-sensitive use cases in industry, telecommunications, automotive and robotics, Canonical said.

DataStax secured $115 million in private equity funding led by Goldman Sachs’ Growth Equity business, giving it a valuation of $1.6 billion. DataStax’s valuation was $830 million in 2014. Total funding is now $343 million. It will use the capital to accelerate global expansion and for the development of its Astra DB multi-cloud database and Astra Streaming streaming service, which are part of the company’s open data stack to create and run real-time applications on any cloud.

The Iguazio The MLOps platform and integrated feature store now provide connectivity to the Snowflake Data Cloud, with enterprise customers, including Fortune 500 companies, already using the common solution. Iguazio claimed that its MLOps platform can speed up the data science process by up to 12 times and use AI resources, like GPUs, more efficiently through better orchestration and automation. It now comes with a built-in Snowflake connector that powers Iguazio’s built-in online and offline feature store with data from Snowflake, allowing enterprises to access the Data Cloud to build, store and share ready-to-use features. in the machine. learning apps.

Kioxia announced a 512GB product in its line of high-endurance EXCERIA microSD memory cards. The new product provides sufficient performance and endurance for continuous high-resolution 4K video recordings from dash and surveillance cameras. It’s capable of up to 17,000 hours of cumulative use and up to 10 hours and 29 minutes of continuous 4K video recording. With a read speed of up to 100MB/sec and a write speed of up to 85MB/sec, the new card supports UHS Speed ​​Class 3 (U3) and Video Speed ​​specifications. Class 30 (V30), making it suitable for 4K video recording.

Cloud-based server fleet manager Nebulon unveiled ImmutableBoot, a “reboot-to-recover” ransomware solution for bare-metal Linux. ImmutableBoot is designed to protect the application infrastructure against a ransomware attack or a misconfigured operating environment with a server reboot to a known good version of the operating system. It allows operations teams to protect their application infrastructure with immutable or “frozen” server software, reverting infected or misconfigured operating systems and application configurations to a known good version with each server reboot.

Rocket, which provides a real-time analytics platform for the cloud, today announced a new Snowflake connector for low-latency, high-concurrency analytics of streaming data from sources including Apache Kafka, Amazon DynamoDB or MongoDB, and historical data from Snowflake. Rockset curates data into a converged index, which is optimized for real-time data ingestion and low-latency analytical queries. Ingest rollups allow developers to pre-aggregate real-time data using SQL, without the need for complex real-time data pipelines. Customers can use Rockset for a real-time model that is part of the machine learning pipeline with Snowflake.

Based in China SmartX released CloudTower 2.0, a central management platform for multiple clusters of SmartX HCI products in data centers. This product update includes:

  • Migration of VMs between clusters
  • Content library
  • Virtual machine user view
  • Access control and security settings
  • Interface optimization

The NAISThe Networking Storage Forum presents a webinar on xPU Accelerator Offload Features on June 29 at 11am PT. Presenters are Joseph White, Dell Technologies; John Kim, Nvidia; Mario Baldi, Pensando Systems; Yadong Li, Intel; and David McIntyre, Samsung. These new accelerators (xPU) have several names such as SmartNIC, DPU, IPU, APU, NAPU. This second webcast in the series will delve into the xPU’s accelerator offload functions, the problems xPUs come to solve, where they are in the system, and the functions they implement, focusing on:

  • Network downloads
  • Safety unloads
  • Calculate unloads
  • Storage unloads

Register here.

Synology launched the 4U 60-bay HD6500 designed for oversized storage needs. HD6500 offers petabyte-level storage with support for up to 960TB per chassis. It can be paired with up to four additional RX6022sas 60-bay expansion units for over 4PB of storage in 20U. The HD6500 can deliver over 6688MB/s sequential read and 6662MB/s sequential write. It is a solution for scenarios requiring massive amounts of data such as large-scale storage for studios, CCTV backup, and corporate desktop PC backup. It has an MSRP of $16,999.99. More information here.

Developer ReRAM Weebit Nano will demonstrate its ReRAM IP module publicly for the first time at Leti Innovation Days Event. It will show Weebit ReRAM working as a block of non-volatile memory, fed with live images and retaining that data when powered off, then displaying the data separately. It will also show the speed of the ReRAM module, highlighting its faster write speed compared to typical flash memory technology. The module’s direct program/erase capability and byte addressability contribute to its faster write time compared to flash, which must access entire sectors of data each time it erases/writes. The ReRAM IP module includes the ReRAM array, control logic, decoders, IOs (input/output communication elements) and error correcting code (ECC), as well as circuit execution algorithms Patent-pending analog and digital smarts that dramatically improve the memory array. technical parameters.

VeeamBackup for Google Cloud v3 is now available. v3 adds support for MySQL backup and restore, with flexible policy-based protection and restore options. It has snapshot, backup and archive options, and is designed to restore a chosen database to the original location or to a different location. It comprises:

  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Configuration Backup and Restore
  • New Overview Dashboard
  • Full Page Wizard
  • Workers revamp
  • Checking the status of backup files

The latest version of Veeam Backup for Google Cloud is available here.


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