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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of November 3; Updates from Cohesity, Dig Security, IBM & More

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy storage and data protection news items for the week of November 3, 2023.

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 November 3, 2023

Amazon Announces EC2 Capacity Blocks for Machine Learning Workloads

This is an innovative new way to schedule GPU instances where you can reserve the number of instances you need for a future date for just the amount of time you require. EC2 Capacity Blocks are currently available for Amazon EC2 P5 instances powered by NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs in the AWS US East (Ohio) Region.

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Backblaze Announces Upload Speeds Faster Than AWS S3

All B2 Cloud Storage customers will benefit from these performance enhancements, especially those who use Backblaze B2 as a storage destination for data protection software. Small uploads of 1MB or less make up about 70 percent of all uploads to B2 Cloud Storage and are common for backup and archive workflows.

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CloudCasa by Catalogic Drops New BaaS Platform as Self-Hosted Option

The new self-hosted option will make its public debut at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023, November 6-9 in Chicago, where CloudCasa is a sponsor of the event. Also being introduced are single sign-on integration for enterprise SaaS customers and enhanced Velero onboarding and support services.

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Cohesity Launches Cohesity SmartFiles Integration on the Snowflake Data Cloud

With Cohesity SmartFiles, joint customers can store their data locally in SmartFiles and leverage Snowflake’s analytics capabilities with the flexibility to keep data either on-premises or in the cloud. This integration provides customers with broader access and choice while allowing them to adhere to strict internal policies.

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Gartner releases 2023 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems & Object Storage

Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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Hitachi Vantara Announces Global Reorganization Around OT & IT

Effective November 1, 2023, Hitachi Vantara LLC’s digital solutions business will be spun off into a new company, Hitachi Digital Services led by CEO Roger Lvin. The Digital Services branch will provide digital value to each industry and drive Hitachi’s unique synergy creation under Hitachi Digital led by Jun Taniguchi and Gajen Kandiah.

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IBM Introduces NEW Storage Scale System 6000

The IBM Storage Scale System 6000 is optimized for storing semi-structured and unstructured data including video, imagery, text, instrumentation data, etc., that is generated daily and accelerates an organization’s digital footprint across hybrid environments.

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New IDC Study Says Data Management Workloads Responsible for Majority of Compute Spending

Workloads spending profiles vary among product categories. For ODM Direct the highest spending in 1H23 was concentrated on Digital Services with $2.6 billion representing 11.7% of ODM spending. In comparison, OEM Servers and OEM Storage spending is led by Structured Databases/Data Management.

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iXsystems to Release TrueNAS Enterprise F-Series All-NVMe Appliances

TrueNAS Enterprise 23.10 integrates across the iXsystems’ appliance portfolio, offering storage, compute, and container solutions for a flexible feature-rich storage environment. The Linux-based platform uniquely offers native container support. The highly evolved TrueNAS storage operating system emphasizes scalability and high-availability, boasting a scale-up or scale-out architecture, built on the robust OpenZFS 2.2 filesystem.

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Quest Software Releases 2023 State of Data Intelligence Report

In partnership with Enterprise Strategy Group, Quest surveyed 220 business and IT professionals across North America responsible for and/or familiar with their organizations’ data governance and intelligence strategies, investments, and operations to keep a pulse on what they are experiencing and learn more about their current efforts to move their organizations forward in their relationships with data.

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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 New Insight Jam Community for Enterprise Technology Professionals

We are excited to bring an entirely new distribution channel to Insight Jam, and provide our readers with guidance, best practices, and advice on top-of-mind topics in enterprise technology, our community of experts a loudspeaker from which to share their insights, and our PR and vendor partners the ability to measure their impact on the community.

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Solutions Review Set to Host Dig Security and Cohesity for Exclusive Roundtable Webinar on November 7

With the next Spotlight event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with Dig Security, Cohesity, and data strategy consultant David Loshin to explore how AI impacts cloud security.

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