Storage News Ticker – April 6 – Blocks & Files

Data Protector Arcserve announced the availability of Arcserve Backup 19, an enhanced version of its tape air spacer product. It offers improved performance, security, and reliability over previous versions. Enhancements include FIPS-compliant secure communication updates and encryption libraries for customers requiring military-grade encryption. The product certifies and adds broad and deep support for the most popular platforms deployed in customer environments. It is compatible with Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2022 Hyper-V, SharePoint Server 2019, Oracle Database 19c on IBM AIX, Solaris and HP-UX, AlmaLinux 8.x, Rocky Linux 8.x, FreeBSD 13.x, macOS Catalina (version 10.15.x), Debian 11.x, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x for IBM Z (mainframe), Arcserve Backup Default Database (ASDB) Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 (SP2) upgrade Express to Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express.

the DNA Data Storage Alliance – an organization formed in 2020 by Illumina, Microsoft, Twist Bioscience Corporation and Western Digital to create and promote an interoperable storage ecosystem based on DNA as a data storage medium – announced that it has expanded to more than 50 members with the recent addition of FujiFilm Recording Media USA. The Alliance now includes 11 public companies, 14 private companies, two consulting firms, two venture capital firms, 17 universities, five nonprofit research organizations and one foundation.

Artist’s impression of Kioxia’s Fab2.

Kioxia began construction of its Fab2 NAND wafer factory in Kitakami, Japan. It is expected to complete construction next year and will likely produce 3D NAND chips then. Joint venture partner Western Digital is participating in the project. Kioxia says the Fab2 facility will become its main manufacturing hub to produce large-scale memory products.

Microsoft is announcing the general availability of Ebsv5 VM-series instances in the Ev5 Azure VM family. They offer up to 120,000 IOPS and 4,000 MB/s of remote disk storage throughput, include up to 512 GB of RAM and local SSD storage (maximum 2,400 GB). Tom O’Neill, Silk CTO, said, “Silk has validated the Ebsv5 Azure VM series for use in the Silk Cloud Platform to run Mission Critical database workloads. The fantastic performance of these virtual machines makes them ideal for applications that need to process large volumes of data. We saw sustained throughput of over 10 Gb/s to a single Ebsv5-series VM, from Silk Cloud Platform, with SQL Server database workloads. The Silk Cloud platform aggregates egress performance from multiple VMs to enable maximum ingress performance to a DB VM. We are excited to integrate the new Ebsv5 virtual machines when they become generally available. »

Strim announces that its real-time data integration and streaming offerings – Striim Platform and Striim Cloud – have successfully achieved Google Cloud Ready – BigQuery designation.

According to, a Chinese startup Veiglo, founded in 2013 in Shanghai, announced its RevHCU – a complementary parallel AI accelerator board. It reaches 36 [email protected], 147 [email protected]/BF16 and 295 [email protected] The board comes with 32GB of high performance HBM2 memory and is meant to be compatible with the general consumer computing technology ecosystem. The RevHCU is not mentioned on Veiglo’s own website, but the information should appear soon.

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