News Archives | Enterprise Storage Forum https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com Tue, 07 Jun 2022 18:11:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 Hammerspace and Seagate Collaborate on Data Access https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/software/hammerspace-seagate-collaborate-data-access/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 18:11:50 +0000 https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/?p=6790 SAN MATEO, Calif. — The data environment platform Hammerspace and data storage company Seagate Technology are working on a tech integration. Hammerspace will bring automated data orchestration and unified data access across Seagate’s Lyve Cloud service for object storage and Exos CORVAULT block storage device, according to the companies last month.  The collaboration is intended […]

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SAN MATEO, Calif. — The data environment platform Hammerspace and data storage company Seagate Technology are working on a tech integration.

Hammerspace will bring automated data orchestration and unified data access across Seagate’s Lyve Cloud service for object storage and Exos CORVAULT block storage device, according to the companies last month. 

The collaboration is intended to help customers combine Seagate’s public cloud storage-as-a-service platform with the ability to unify their edge, distributed data center, and cloud data into a consolidated resource in a global data environment from Hammerspace.

Lyve Cloud is a storage-only cloud designed to help customers manage the flow of global data in multicloud environments. Users can store, access, and move datasets, while retaining full control of their data.

Hammerspace is designed to unify decentralized users, applications, and data. Users can access data for storage, management, and the utilization of services across the multi-site hybrid cloud, from Lyve Cloud to the data center and edge.

Companies are “grappling with capturing, monetizing, and retaining ever-growing mass datasets,” said Jeff Fochtman, SVP of business and marketing, Seagate. 

Through the collaboration, customers can build a data environment with Hammerspace “without compromise based on economic considerations of data movement,” as Lyve Cloud doesn’t charge for ingress or egress of data, Fochtman said.

With Hammerspace “orchestrating data to any location,” users can gain “local access to data regardless of where it is located,” said Tony Asaro, SVP of strategy and business development, Hammerspace.

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Qumulo Hires Chief Technology and Customer Officers https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/software/qumulo-hires-chief-technology-customer-officers/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 17:36:48 +0000 https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/?p=6787 SEATTLE — The file data platform Qumulo is welcoming two C-suite executives to its team. Qumulo hired Kiran Bhageshpur as chief technology officer and Eric Brodersen as chief customer officer, according to the company last month. Qumulo’s strategic expansion of its leadership team is focused on driving the company’s growth in the unstructured data market […]

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SEATTLE — The file data platform Qumulo is welcoming two C-suite executives to its team.

Qumulo hired Kiran Bhageshpur as chief technology officer and Eric Brodersen as chief customer officer, according to the company last month.

Qumulo’s strategic expansion of its leadership team is focused on driving the company’s growth in the unstructured data market through customers and partners as well as technical innovation. 

The company has a “massive opportunity in front of us” to continue its pace in “innovation, market adoption, and customer success,” said Bill Richter, CEO, Qumulo. 

Richter said Bhageshpur and Brodersen join a leadership team that is “focused on leading us into the next phase of growth.”

Kiran Bhageshpur

Most recently, Bhageshpur was the founder and CEO of Igneous, the maker of an unstructured data management solution. 

Previously, Bhageshpur was an engineering leader at Isilon Systems and the VP of engineering at the Isilon storage division at EMC.

Bhageshpur said he’s “honored to play a role” in Qumulo’s next phase of technical innovation.

“I look forward to the opportunity to take this product to the next level and to deliver even more results for Qumulo customers who have incredible value in their data,” Bhageshpur said.

Eric Brodersen

Most recently, Brodersen served as president and COO of Impinj, leading the launch of its Internet of Things (IoT) platform, expanding company operations and revenue, and guiding its IPO.

Previously, he served as the SVP of marketing and business development for the Isilon storage division at EMC.

Brodersen said he’s “thrilled to join a culture dedicated to the customer experience.”

“Extending the ecosystem of customers and partners across global markets is an exciting opportunity,” Brodersen said.

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Seagate Expands Cloud Object Storage Regions and Offerings https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/cloud/seagate-expands-cloud-object-storage-regions-offerings/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 17:20:27 +0000 https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/?p=6785 FREMONT, Calif. — Seagate Technology is expanding the geographic reach of its cloud object storage infrastructure and offerings tied to the service. Seagate is adding several regions to support its Lyve Cloud as well as rolling out its Lyve Cloud Archive storage service and Lyve Cloud Marketplace with partners, according to the company last month.  […]

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FREMONT, Calif. — Seagate Technology is expanding the geographic reach of its cloud object storage infrastructure and offerings tied to the service.

Seagate is adding several regions to support its Lyve Cloud as well as rolling out its Lyve Cloud Archive storage service and Lyve Cloud Marketplace with partners, according to the company last month. 

The expansion of its Lyve Cloud line is intended to further help companies store, access, and move massive datasets in multicloud environments and retain full control of their data.

Seagate’s new Lyve Cloud regions are in the U.S., Europe, and Asia: in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Washington D.C.; the U.K.; Germany; India; and Japan. 

The regions add to the company’s Lyve Cloud presence in the U.S. and Singapore. Seagate now has 10 regions with 16 availability zones.

Seagate designed its Lyve Cloud Archive storage for large-scale video and image repositories, secondary datasets, backup copies, and data that lives outside of an analytics or transaction-intensive workflow.

The Lyve Cloud Marketplace is set up to help customers find and purchase tailored solutions from Seagate Lyve Cloud partners, with an integrated procurement and billing process in the platform.

The new cloud regions increase “data accessibility at metro edges,” and Lyve Cloud Archive provides “predictable and compelling cloud economics,” said Ravi Naik, CIO and EVP of storage services, Seagate. 

The company is also “looking forward” to growing the Lyve Cloud Marketplace with more partners, Naik said.

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Vector Data Releases New Flash Storage Appliance  https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/hardware/vector-data-releases-vault-aff-a250-flash-storage-appliance/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 12:33:57 +0000 https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/?p=6772 BERKELEY, Calif. — Vector Data is introducing a new rugged storage appliance. Vector Data released Vault AFF A250, an all-flash, end-to-end NVMe appliance, according to the company last month.  Vault AFF A250 is designed to give telcos the data storage performance to “accelerate their business-critical application needs,” security and reliability for customer data, and flexibility. […]

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BERKELEY, Calif. — Vector Data is introducing a new rugged storage appliance.

Vector Data released Vault AFF A250, an all-flash, end-to-end NVMe appliance, according to the company last month. 

Vault AFF A250 is designed to give telcos the data storage performance to “accelerate their business-critical application needs,” security and reliability for customer data, and flexibility.

Based on the NetApp AFF A250 storage appliance, Vector Data’s Vault AFF A250 uses a 2U short-depth chassis small enough to be deployed at edge or RAN sites. An optional dust-filtering bezel allows the system to be deployed in dusty environments. The system supports 24 internal NVMe disks and an additional 24 NVMe disks with a 2U expansion shelf.

Powered by NetApp ONTAP software with Kubernetes and OpenStack compatibility, the Vault AFF A250 can support 5G and NFV deployments. The software includes several features: ransomware protection, S3 compatibility, data compression and deduplication, data mirroring, and data cloning.

Available with -48 V DC or 100-240 V AC power supplies, the Vault AFF A250 can be deployed at various sites, including a central office, edge, and RAN. 

Vault AFF A250 is also available with optional NEBS Level 3, ETSI, and ATT-TP-76200 certifications and other global telecom certifications. 

The telco storage appliance has also been tested in extreme temperatures and passed various physical tests.

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FalconStor and IBM Partnering on Hybrid Cloud Backup https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/backup/falconstor-ibm-partnering-hybrid-cloud-backup/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 12:12:27 +0000 https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/?p=6769 AUSTIN, Texas — FalconStor and IBM are working together on several hybrid cloud backup solutions.  FalconStor and IBM established a “strategic relationship” to provide jointly validated solutions for IBM Power Systems, according to the companies last month.  The solutions are intended to help enterprise customers and managed service providers (MSPs) with their cloud migration and […]

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AUSTIN, Texas — FalconStor and IBM are working together on several hybrid cloud backup solutions. 

FalconStor and IBM established a “strategic relationship” to provide jointly validated solutions for IBM Power Systems, according to the companies last month. 

The solutions are intended to help enterprise customers and managed service providers (MSPs) with their cloud migration and cloud-enabled backup needs.

Three solutions focused on data migration and optimizing data protection will be provided: a cloud-native backup solution; cloud migration solution; and hybrid cloud backup solution.

Todd Brooks, FalconStor CEO, said the company can help IBM customers and partners adopt the IBM Cloud “with confidence and complete data resiliency.”

Brooks said FalconStor has decades of experience protecting IBM i and Linux workloads on-premises as well as experience helping MSPs and enterprises “embrace hybrid cloud protection.” 

The IBM Power Systems customer and partner bases are “increasingly looking to take advantage of the cloud for their core applications,” said Terry Thomas, director of IBM Power Systems public cloud product management, IBM. 

“Bringing together FalconStor’s core backup and replication technology with the IBM Power Virtual Server Cloud enables our enterprise customers and managed service providers to confidently tap the cloud at their desired pace.”

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WANdisco Launches IoT Data Activation Software https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/software/wandisco-launches-iot-data-activation-software/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 11:56:23 +0000 https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/?p=6766 SAN RAMON, Calif. — WANdisco is rolling out its next data activation application. WANdisco launched its WANdisco Edge to Cloud software for Internet of Things (IoT) data activation, according to the company last month. The software is intended for exabytes of edge data to be efficiently transferred for use in any cloud environment.  WANdisco believes […]

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SAN RAMON, Calif. — WANdisco is rolling out its next data activation application.

WANdisco launched its WANdisco Edge to Cloud software for Internet of Things (IoT) data activation, according to the company last month.

The software is intended for exabytes of edge data to be efficiently transferred for use in any cloud environment. 

WANdisco believes data from IoT-connected devices is “trapped” at the edge, limiting the value it can create for enterprises.

Moving the IoT data in many edge centers to the cloud to collectively analyze sensor data can be a “long and tedious” process.

WANdisco Edge to Cloud is designed to directly connect IoT data storage with cloud-based artificial learning (AI), including machine learning (ML), and analytics applications, for each sensor-generated data point to “add business value and be monetized.”

The software scales to handle the large IoT datasets. It can move multiple petabytes of data per day. 

WANdisco Edge to Cloud is built on WANdisco’s Data Activation Platform that enables the continuous migration of data across edge systems, on-premises data centers, and public cloud environments. 

“Making sense of all your IoT data is the business opportunity of a generation,” said David Richards, co-founder and CEO, WANdisco. 

“It’s what will turn companies in sectors like manufacturing, telecommunications, energy and utilities, health care and automotive into data companies.”

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Accenture Launches Sovereign Cloud Practice https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/cloud/accenture-launches-sovereign-cloud-practice/ Thu, 26 May 2022 04:59:07 +0000 https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/?p=6754 NEW YORK and PARIS — Accenture is introducing a practice focused on sovereign clouds.  Accenture launched its worldwide sovereign cloud practice, according to the firm last month. The sovereign cloud practice is intended to help organizations “take advantage of disruptive technologies in the cloud,” using trusted frameworks, services and controls. The Accenture Cloud First Sovereign […]

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NEW YORK and PARIS — Accenture is introducing a practice focused on sovereign clouds. 

Accenture launched its worldwide sovereign cloud practice, according to the firm last month.

The sovereign cloud practice is intended to help organizations “take advantage of disruptive technologies in the cloud,” using trusted frameworks, services and controls.

The Accenture Cloud First Sovereign Practice includes four new sovereign cloud centers: Kronberg, Germany; Trondheim, Norway; Paris; and Rome. 

Located within Accenture Innovation Hubs, these centers bring Accenture industry, security, and technology specialists together in collaboration with ecosystem partners. They will work to accelerate the digitization of business processes and expose data collaboration opportunities.

Sovereign cloud is an approach that allows organizations to control the location, access to, and processing of their data in a cloud environment, according to Accenture. The approach is in response to emerging industry standards and compliance requirements in specific countries or sectors.

From the new sovereign cloud centers in Europe, clients can see live industry examples and develop a blueprint to proactively address and solve their sovereign cloud requirements.

They’ll receive support from Accenture cloud-first specialists in change management, security skills and business process experience, as well as a place to collaborate with partners across the cloud ecosystem.

“Organizations and entire economies across Europe are currently reinventing their futures on cloud to become more resilient, sustainable, and innovative,” said Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO of Accenture in Europe. 

“Whether the goal is to accelerate the switch to greener energy sources, respond to supply chain disruptions or speed up drug discovery, all these transformations rely on cloud, data, and artificial intelligence. And they will require sovereign frameworks for data storage and sharing between trusted partners.”

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Pure Storage and Snowflake Partnering on Data Accessibility https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/hardware/pure-storage-snowflake-partnering-data-accessibility/ Thu, 26 May 2022 04:52:11 +0000 https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/?p=6752 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and BOZEMAN, Mont. — The data cloud company Snowflake and the data storage company are working together. Snowflake and Pure Storage entered a partnership to develop a solution that increases data accessibility for global customers with on-premises data, according to the companies last month. Pure Storage FlashBlade is a dynamic, high performance […]

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and BOZEMAN, Mont. — The data cloud company Snowflake and the data storage company are working together.

Snowflake and Pure Storage entered a partnership to develop a solution that increases data accessibility for global customers with on-premises data, according to the companies last month.

Pure Storage FlashBlade is a dynamic, high performance unified file and object platform purpose-built for modern analytics, offering real-time response for data with cloud-like agility. 

Once available, Pure and Snowflake customers will be able to analyze multiple data sources on Pure Storage FlashBlade with the Snowflake Data Cloud, while keeping their data local. 

This will enable enterprises to work with data directly stored on FlashBlade object storage using Snowflake in the cloud, eliminating the need to create separate copies of data shared with other tools or workflows.

This solution will go into public preview by the second half of 2022.

“Our collaboration with Snowflake to increase data accessibility allows us to truly meet customers where they are in their journey to the cloud, driving every organization to become a data-driven business to reach faster outcomes,” said Rob Lee, CTO, Pure Storage. 

“Pure continues to strengthen its leadership in delivering advanced data storage technology and services across the industry. Our joint solution with Snowflake reaffirms our commitment to simplifying how organizations interact with data to extract the most value and drive meaningful business outcomes.”

The partnership will allow organizations to “gain more value from their on-premises data, while leveraging Snowflake’s analytical and governance capabilities,” said Christian Kleinerman, SVP of product, Snowflake. 

“Our joint solution will help organizations mobilize the world’s data by eliminating silos, further bringing data together to unlock more value and deeper insights for customers,” Kleinerman said.

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Bundlr Network Raises $5.2M Round for Decentralized Storage https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/software/bundlr-network-raises-5-2m-round-decentralized-storage/ Thu, 26 May 2022 04:40:10 +0000 https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/?p=6747 LONDON — The decentralized storage company Bundlr Network raised a $5.2 million seed round. The round was co-led by Framework Ventures, Arweave, Hypersphere Ventures, and Permanent Ventures, and other investors included OpenSea Ventures and Race Capital, according to Bundlr Network this month. Bundlr Network will use the funds to scale its team for business development, […]

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LONDON — The decentralized storage company Bundlr Network raised a $5.2 million seed round.

The round was co-led by Framework Ventures, Arweave, Hypersphere Ventures, and Permanent Ventures, and other investors included OpenSea Ventures and Race Capital, according to Bundlr Network this month.

Bundlr Network will use the funds to scale its team for business development, Rust development, and marketing.

The company believes most data is stored on centralized servers that are owned by a singular entity, which presents “many security and manipulation risks.”

Bundlr is intended to offer a fast, multi-chain solution for users to store on Arweave, a permanent and decentralized data storage platform.

Users have instant access to their data, and Bundlr is compatible with leading blockchains, including Ethereum, Solana, and Avalanche, allowing users to pay for data uploads in any major token. 

Decentralized, permanent storage is “especially critical for the NFTs ecosystem,” including marketplaces, such as SolSea, according to Bundlr.

Arweave “promises to store your data securely for over 200 years,” said founder and CEO Josh Benaron.

“We are making this future possible by enabling faster and easier access by anyone, anywhere,” Benaron said.

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Snowflake and Dell Technologies Collaborating on On-Premises Data https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/management/snowflake-dell-technologies-collaborating-on-premises-data/ Mon, 09 May 2022 11:42:49 +0000 https://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/?p=6681 LAS VEGAS and BOZEMAN, Mont. — Dell Technologies and the cloud data platform Snowflake are working together. Dell and Snowflake are collaborating to connect data from Dell’s storage hardware portfolio with the Snowflake Data Cloud, according to the companies this month.  The collaboration is intended to help customers have greater flexibility operating in multicloud environments, […]

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LAS VEGAS and BOZEMAN, Mont. — Dell Technologies and the cloud data platform Snowflake are working together.

Dell and Snowflake are collaborating to connect data from Dell’s storage hardware portfolio with the Snowflake Data Cloud, according to the companies this month. 

The collaboration is intended to help customers have greater flexibility operating in multicloud environments, meet data sovereignty requirements, and turn data into insights.

Dell and Snowflake customers will be able to use on-premises data stored on Dell object storage with the Snowflake Data Cloud, while keeping their data local or copying it to public clouds. 

The companies plan to “pursue” product integrations and joint go-to-market efforts in the second half of 2022.

Dell aims to provide customers with the tools to “derive insights from their data wherever it resides,” said Jeff Boudreau, president, Dell Technologies Infrastructure Solutions Group. 

Boudreau said the collaboration will expand Dell’s “SaaS provider ecosystem for data insights on-premises and in public clouds.”

Snowflake’s mission is to “mobilize the world’s data by empowering organizations to eliminate silos and bring data together to unlock more value and deeper insights,” said Christian Kleinerman, SVP of product, Snowflake.

“This collaboration with Dell will allow organizations to gain more value from their on-premises data,” Kleinerman said.

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