Storage News Ticker – April 27 – Blocks & Files

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Arcion announced a partnership to bring its cloud-based, CDC-based data replication platform to Databrick. Arcion’s product can integrate transactional systems with the Databricks Lake House in real time, at scale and with guaranteed transactional integrity. It is the only fully managed and distributed data replication service on the market, offering code-free and maintenance-free change data capture (CDC) pipelines that can be deployed in minutes. Data teams can move big data from transactional databases like Oracle and MySQL, without a single line of code. Arcion’s Partner Connect automatically configures the resources needed to start using streaming data pipelines and enables real-time data ingestion with pipelines between Oracle, MySQL, and Snowflake (additional sources coming soon) to Databricks Lakehouse.

Canonicals Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is now generally available, with significant advancements in confidential cloud computing, a real-time kernel for industrial applications, and Active Directory, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FIPS, and FedRAMP compliance. Ubuntu is the only Linux distribution that supports Azure Confidential Virtual Machines, which provide privacy not only between different cloud customers, but also between customers and the cloud itself. It offers hardware-encrypted guest isolation, combined with metered boot and TPM-based full-disk encryption implemented in Ubuntu and Azure Managed HSM. Customer code and data are encrypted in use, in transit, and at rest using encryption keys that are protected and can be controlled by the customer.

GRAID Technology announced its SupremeRAID SR-1010 – the world’s fastest NVMe/NVMeoF RAID card. It supports PCIe 4 and provides 19.4 million random read IOPS, 1.5 million random write IOPS. Sequential read bandwidth is 110 GB/s and provides 22 GB/s when writing sequentially. The card will be generally available May 1, 2022, for immediate shipment through GRAID’s global network of authorized resellers and through GRAID’s OEM partners.

Indexing engines announced an enhanced dashboard for its CyberSense security analytics product, which provides post-attack forensic reporting. CyberSense detects signs of attack vectors by analyzing backup and snapshot data using over 200 content-based and machine learning analytics to identify corruption and the latest good version of files and databases . It has hundreds of users worldwide and detects signs of ransomware with 99.5% accuracy, based on testing over 20 million clean and infected savegames. While the accuracy was unmatched, the previous interface could be too complex for users in crisis mode. The new CyberSense interface simplifies the user experience by providing detailed insight into the who, what, where and when of an attack.

iXsystems announced its TruePartner channel program and claims that its several hundred global partners generated a 152% year-over-year sales increase in 2021. It did not provide the actual sales figure. This was driven by the combination of enterprise-optimized open storage, community-orchestrated TrueNAS deployment opportunities, and the RevMatch reciprocal revenue multiplier that allows partners to achieve the highest possible revenue gains. with up to 3x revenue matching by iXsystems.

Memory Guy Jim Handy writes: “There’s something really weird about Nimbus data colossal 100 terabytes ExaDrive DC-SSD, and that’s not their only ability (though that’s pretty remarkable on its own!). What is strange is that they cannot be worn out. It is physically impossible. Why is that? His blog “An indestructible SSDexplains: “When such a large capacity is accessible via an I/O channel with a more modest bandwidth, it is impossible to overwrite the flash memory enough times to exhaust it.

Platform9, which provides an open distributed cloud service, announced that GigaOm named it a Leader and Outperformer in its 2022 Radar for Evaluating Managed Kubernetes Solutions report. GigaOm’s Radar Reports rate vendors on innovation, maturity, vision, ability to execute, and other criteria that impact overall IT strategy.

Scale-out filesystem provider Qumulo announced a Cloud Now program with a petabyte of free storage. It aims to provide a free, low-risk, and fast solution for customers who want to move their workloads to the cloud and avoid supply chain constraints. The program has free cloud software and underlying storage, as well as a white glove onboarding experience. This offering is available for Qumulo Cloud Q in all three major supported public clouds to enable customers to build proofs of concept at scales up to one petabyte. Cloud Now enables customers to find the right workloads for the cloud and test their workloads faster without having to pay software license and cloud infrastructure fees on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Object storage software provider Scale announced that the company’s revenue grew 50% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022. ARTESCA – Scality’s lightweight, cloud-native object storage offering – now has customers in seven countries and landed its first multi-million dollar customer. It will serve as a cloud-native content management solution for a major enterprise information archive provider in North America. ARTESCA is supported on Dell 740 XD2, HPE Apollo and Proliant, Lenovo SR650 and Supermicro A+ storage server platforms.

Seagate sponsors Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN, which uses Seagate Lyve Cloud to store, access and move its unstructured data at scale. Seagate has become the team’s official object storage service partner. Its Seagate Lyve Cloud branding can be seen on the headrests of the team’s C42 cars as the team’s drivers – Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu – compete in the 2022 Formula 1 Championship.

DRAM and NAND manufacturer SK hynix launched a research website share its recent semiconductor research with academia and industry. SK hynix’s Revolutionary Technology Center (RTC) was established in 2021 to prepare for the future of the company’s semiconductor technologies. The RTC’s mission is to provide medium and long-term semiconductor research solutions in response to the challenges that current computing has faced in recent years. The RTC started with three major research directions under the “Research Area” category: Breakthrough Memory, Beyond Memory, and Next-Generation Computing. Check it out – there are some interesting things there.

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Solid-State Chemical Physics and the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS have launched a joint project to investigate new materials for spintronics. The project is financed by the Sächsische Aufbaubank. Chiral crystals are a promising class of materials that have remained largely unexplored for their potential use in spin-based electronics. In chiral materials, the atoms, of which the crystal is composed, can exist in two unequal arrangements, which look like the mirror image of each other. The project aims to bridge the gap between understanding the relationship between chirality and spin currents and assessing the potential of chiral materials in electronic applications.

NativeStream, a cloud-native messaging and streaming platform founded by the original developers of Apache Pulsar, announced StreamNative Cloud for Kafka – a managed solution that supports the Kafka protocol but leverages Apache Pulsar under the hood. He says that for use cases where data needs to be segmented into tens of thousands of granular topics, Kafka often struggles with poor performance. Or, for teams with a large number of microservices, the lack of native multi-tenancy often leads to a large number of Kafka clusters, usually with low utilization. StreamNative Cloud for Kafka removes the current limitations of Kafka without having to modify your application code. StreamNative Cloud for Kafka is currently in private beta.

Swissbit expands its line of industrial-grade SD and microSD memory cards. The S-55 and S-58 series combine industrial-grade 3D TLC NAND technology with a controller and firmware optimized for reliability. SD and microSD cards are available in capacities ranging from 16 to 512 GB and support an extended temperature range of -40 to +85°C. The new S-55 and S-58 series are based on Micron flash chips and complement Swissbit’s existing S-50 and S-56 series, which use Kioxia 3D NAND.

ThinkByQ announced the release of BeeGFS v7.3.0. It includes support for Nvidia’s GPUDirect Magnum IO (GDS) storage and client-side multi-rail RDMA networking, Arm architectures, as well as Linux 5.10. Multirail network configurations will allow the BeeGFS client to be configured to use multiple RDMA-capable network interfaces on the same network, while automatically balancing traffic across all of these interfaces.

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