Containers, clouds, NVMe drive 2020 data storage innovation
Key investment areas include performance-based object storage, cloud and new storage media. Recent investments include startups NVMe over Fabrics company Lightbits Labs, chipmaker Nuvia and all-flash specialist Vast Data.
Investments in data storage vendors topped $2B in 2019
The Israel-based startup created the SuperSSD array for NVMe flash. The Lightbits software stack converts generic in-the-box TCP/IP into a switched Ethernet fabric, presenting all storage as a single giant SSD. Dell EMC led Lightbits' funding, with contributions from Cisco and Micron Technology.
TCP/IP Outdated for Big Data Transport, Quiet Company Says
In network technology circles there’s a joke about “never underestimating the bandwidth capacity of a station wagon full of tapes driving down the highway.” In the same vein, at re:Invent last fall, Amazon Web Services announced with fanfare – and some humor – a service for transferring up to 100PB of data to AWS in a 45-foot long shipping container pulled by an 18-wheeler truck.
Data Expedition bring its FTP data transfer alternative to the cloud
A self-described “quiet software company” that has taken no funding while building a base of more than 200 enterprise customers over the course of 17 years is hoping to make some noise today with the launch of a version of its high-performance data transport software for the major cloud infrastructure platforms.