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Pure Storage to Acquire Container Platform Portworx

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the multi-cloud storage as-a-service vendor, has agreed to acquire ​Portworx​, a Kubernetes data services platform, for approximately $370 million. Portworx is used for persistent storage, high availability, data protection, data security and cloud mobility for containers deployed in hybrid cloud architectures. By combining Portworx container data services with Pure’s data platforms […]

Panasas Names Tom Shea President/CEO, Succeeds Faye Pairman

High performance vendor Panasas today announced that COO Tom Shea has succeeded Faye Pairman as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Shea has more than 20 years of business and engineering experience in the storage industry, including tenures as CEO of Gear6 and Mirra, Inc. He has […]

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 […]

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 […]

Panasas PanFS 8: Architectural Overview

The PanFS® parallel file system delivers the highest performance among competitive HPC storage systems at any capacity, and takes the complexity and unreliability of typical high-performance computing (HPC) storage systems off your hands, and it does so using commodity hardware at competitive price points. In this white paper, we’re going to take a “breadth-first” tour of the architecture of PanFS, looking at its key components then diving deep into the main benefits.

Panasas Takes on Tiered HPC Storage Headaches, New Offering Automatically Adapts to Workload Changes

High performance storage vendor Panasas today released Dynamic Data Acceleration on its new PanFS  parallel file system, a software feature designed to overcome inconsistent performance by automatically adapting to changing small file and mixed workloads in HPC and AI application scenarios. According to Panasas, the product alleviates the complexity and manual intervention of tiered HPC […]

DDN Data Storage in 7th-ranked Nvidia Supercomputer

DDN announced that its data infrastructure is used in the NVIDIA supercomputer that achieved the seventh position in the most recently announced TOP500 supercomputing list announced last week during ISC 2020 Digital conference. DDN AI400X all-flash systems complement the high-performance capabilities of the NVIDIA DGX A100 cluster, dubbed Selene, the largest industrial supercomputer in the United States. The […]

DDN Unveils New Branding, Expands Market Positioning into the Enterprise – ‘Intelligent Infrastructure’

The long march of HPC-class technologies into high end enterprise IT took another step forward today with the unveiling by HPC storage stalwart DataDirect Networks of new corporate branding and  market positioning focused on the broader enterprise market.

Calling itself a “premier provider of AI and data management software and hardware solutions enabling intelligent infrastructure,” privately held DDN’s announcement caps a series of acquisitions in recent years to address standard IT workloads, such as virtualization, databases and file sharing, in support of its expanded market mission. In 2019, DDN purchased the IntelliFlash business from Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), as well as Nexenta, maker of software defined storage (SDS) for 5G and IoT.