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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of February 2; Updates from Cohesity, HYCU, Infinidat & More

Solutions Review Executive Editor Tim King curated this list of notable storage and data protection news for the week of February 2, 2024.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant storage and data protection news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last week, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy storage and data protection news items.

Top Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of February 2, 2024

New Cohesity Research Reveals Companies Pay Millions in Ransom

Alarmingly, close to 8 in 10 (79 percent) respondents said their company had been the ‘victim of a ransomware attack’ between June and December. The cyber threat landscape is expected to get even worse in 2024, with 96 percent of respondents saying the threat of cyberattacks to their industry will increase this year and over 7 in 10 (71 percent) predicting it will increase by more than 50 percent.

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Fuseproject Partners with Functionland to Design Decentralized Cloud Storage Alternative

FxBlox represents the first step toward Functionland’s mission of ending the “rental web” with a user-owned, decentralized cloud alternative. It allows users to own their server, plugging into a network that doesn’t rely on big tech’s cloud services—or charge subscription fees.

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HYCU Announces New Generative AI Initiative

This project aims to seamlessly integrate generative AI technology, including Anthropics’ AI assistant Claude with HYCU’s R-Cloud data protection platform, redefining the development process of data protection integrations and creating an easy to use way to create SaaS integrations.

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Infinidat Solutions Awarded Top-5 Cyber Secure Backup Target by DCIG

The DCIG report states, “Each enterprise’s requirements for how they manage backups and for facilitating fast recoveries will influence their choice between these two Infinidat systems. Enterprises that need a backup target that maximizes available storage capacity should choose the InfiniGuard B4320. This model scales over 50PBs of storage capacity and offers data deduplication, and it’s important to note it uses an InfiniBox as its back-end storage.”

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Qumulo Partners with Superna on Real-Time Ransomware Protection

Superna Data Security Edition for Qumulo not only detects malicious behavior at the onset (often referred to as the ‘burrowing event’) but also automates access lockout. Superna’s native integrations with SIEM, SOAR and ticketing platforms automatically alerts administrators and other users involved in incident response, providing them with the information required to accurately prioritize the incident.

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SIOS Technology Names Sajid Shaikh VP of Engineering

As VP of Engineering Sajid will lead product delivery for both SIOS LifeKeeper and SIOS DataKeeper products. He has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering and software product development. Before joining SIOS in 2019, Sajid held various senior engineering management and leadership positions at Veritas Technologies and Symantec Corp.

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IBM Marks Anniversary of Integrating Red Hat Storage

With IBM Storage Ceph, storage resources are abstracted from the underlying hardware, allowing for dynamic allocation and efficient utilization of data storage. This flexibility not only simplifies management but also enhances agility in adapting to evolving business needs and scaling compute and capacity as new workloads are introduced.

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SoftIron Unveils HyperCloud

SoftIron is a Silicon Valley-based worldwide leader in true private cloud infrastructure. HyperCloud by SoftIron allows organizations to build a true private cloud on-premises that deploys, manages and consumes like public cloud. HyperCloud provides the elasticity of cloud in a solution that is fast and simple to deploy, driving extreme agility.

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Expert Insights Section

Watch this space each week as our editors will share upcoming events, new thought leadership, and the best resources from Insight Jam, Solutions Review’s enterprise tech community for business software pros. The goal? To help you gain a forward-thinking analysis and remain on-trend through expert advice, best practices, trends and predictions, and vendor-neutral software evaluation tools.

Solutions Review Launches The Thought Leader Project

The Thought Leader Project is a single initiative that brings the full power of Solutions Review‘s authority, reach, and distribution to help technology vendors build brands, enhance their reputation, and ultimately, reach their target market.

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SR Editors Cap off Data Privacy Week with Definitive Roundup of Expert Quotes

Solutions Review editors sourced this definitive roundup of expert quotes on Data Privacy Week 2024 from Insight Jam, its new community of enterprise tech experts. Their perspectives shed light on the importance of proactive measures, the role of legislation, and the individual’s part in maintaining data privacy.

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Solutions Review Set to Host Databricks and Unravel Data for Exclusive Roundtable on February 14

With the next Expert Roundtable event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with Databricks and Unravel Data to delve into the relationship between AI products and efficient, production-ready data pipelines.

The speakers will explore how organizations are leveraging data observability and FinOps to augment data teams. Hear strategies from the experts to accelerate your data pipeline deployments to support GenAI innovation.

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SR Editors Release Annual Roundup of Expert Data Protection Predictions for 2024

For our 5th annual Insight Jam LIVE! Solutions Review editors sourced this resource guide of data protection predictions for 2024 from Insight Jam, its new community of enterprise tech experts.

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