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The Joint Network Center Archives Scientific Data for Max Planck Society with Quantum

SAN JOSE — Sept. 2, 2020 — Quantum Corp. (NASDAQ: QMCO), a global leader in unstructured data and video solutions, today announced that the Joint Network Center (GNZ) at the Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) reduced its backup window by 50 percent, ensured the long-term integrity of vital data, and gained scalability to support fast-growing scientific […]

Pure Storage FlashArray//C Extends QLC with First Enterprise-grade All-QLC Array

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – August 25, 2020 — Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, today announced enhancements to FlashArray//C, delivering the industry’s only all-QLC storage array, built on Pure’s DirectFlash technology and designed to cost-effectively meet the performance requirements of a broad set of high-capacity enterprise […]

Long-time IBM HPC Strategist Dave Turek Named CTO of DNA-based Storage Start-up

Long-time IBM HPC strategist David Turek has left the company after 25 years and has joined Catalog, which calls itself the world’s first DNA-based platform for massive digital storage and computation. He will serve as CTO of the start-up. Catalog also announced today $10 million Series A funding in a round led by Horizons Ventures. […]

Panasas Picked for SUNY Supercomputing Center

The University at Buffalo  has chosen Panasas ActiveStor Ultra  HPC data storage for the university’s Center for Computational Research (CCR), a supercomputing center serving the 64 campuses of the State Universities of New York (SUNY) network and affiliated partners, including industry. In its announced, the university (UB) said it moved to Panasas because it was challenged by higher […]

I Really Don’t Care About TCO … It’s RCO I am Worried About

In this sponsored post by Adam Marko, Director of Life Science Solutions – Panasas, Inc., we look at what we are calling Research Cost of Ownership (RCO) and the effect of HPC storage downtime and reduced productivity on the overall scientific mission.

WekaIO Expands Cloud Offering with Kubernetes Container Storage Interface

CAMPBELL, Calif. – August 18, 2020 – WekaIO (Weka), provider of high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, today introduced the Kubernetes (K8s) CSI (Container Storage Interface) plugin, allowing its customers to deliver Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) functionality utilizing the Weka File System (WekaFS), the world’s fastest and most scalable parallel file system for high performance workloads. Stateful applications […]

Panasas PanFS 8: Architectural Overview

Panasas has released this timely new white paper “Panasas PanFS 8: Architectural Overview.” The report takes a “breadth-first” tour of the architecture of the PanFS® parallel file system, looking at its key components then diving deep into the main benefits. HPC environments, by their very nature, tend to be large and are usually quite complex. […]

Pure Storage and Cohesity in Partnership to Deliver Rapid Recovery at Scale

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 12, 2020 – Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the storage-as-a-service in a multi-cloud world vendor, and Cohesity, the modern data management company that simplifies back up and data management, announced a strategic partnership that brings to market Pure FlashRecover, Powered by Cohesity, designed to meet the most […]

Prying an Integrated HPC Cluster from Vendors’ Hands: ‘We Had to Force Them to Get into the Same Room’

Sometimes, vendors just won’t take customers’ money for a cluster no matter how hard the customer pleads. Last month, HPC technology strategist Ryan Quick, co-founder and principal at Providentia Worldwide consulting firm, told us that while vendors have technologies capable of delivering solutions across the stack, too often they have disconnects between business units that makes buying an integrated solution difficult, if not impossible. In this interview, Quick expands on those comments with problem scenarios and advice on handling vendors.

Unify Your Analytics, and Keep Your Data Where It Suits You

In this sponsored post, Joy King, VP, Vertica Product Management & Product Marketing, believes that we need to stop our fixation with “data in one place.” The days of the single data repository are behind us. If you try doing that, you’ll incur so much data management time and cost that you’ll squander the savings even before you even get to the analysis stage. To put it simply, the goal is to unify, analyze, and act, because predictive analytics and proactive action is the definition of business success.