CTERA announced it was named a Leader in the GigaOm 2022 Radar Report for Distributed Cloud File Storage. The CTERA Enterprise File Services Platform is a global file system that unifies local file sharing with large-scale cloud storage, enabling the delivery of distributed file services to remote offices, employees working home and mobile devices.

CTERA, Nasuni and Panzura are positioned fairly close together, with challenger Hammerspace moving into the leaders ring to accompany them. Download the GigaOm report here.

The Group of evaluators discussed the introduction of BlueXP – NetApp’s new hybrid cloud management solution with thoughts on how BlueXP will provide multi-cloud data management for those using ONTAP solutions. Read the blog here.

There is an IEEE 2022 International Meeting on Electronic Devices, which will be held from December 3 to 7 in San Francisco. We were told about two newspapers.

(1) The world’s smallest and most energy-efficient MRAM memory: Samsung researchers will describe the smallest and most power-efficient standalone nvRAM memory ever released. Based on 28 nm embedded MRAM technology, it demonstrated best-in-class write energy (25 pJ/bit), as well as active power requirements of only 14 mW (read)/27 mW (write) at a data rate of 54 Mbps. It also features the smallest packaging dimensions to date (30 mm2 to 16 Mb), and essentially unlimited endurance (>1E14 cycles). A key element of the device architecture is a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ); so scaling the MTJ down to the 14nm FinFET node resulted in a 33% improvement in area scaling and 2.6x faster read times, demonstrating the technology’s potential to serve as low-leakage working memory. (Document #10.7, “The World’s Most Power-Efficient MRAM Technology for Non-Volatile RAM Applications”, TY Lee et al, Samsung.)

(2) Superior ferroelectric performance: As electronic systems become more and more sophisticated, the industry is looking for RAM with fast access time (1014 cycles) and reasonably good data retention under transient power conditions such as when a system enters “sleep” mode. mode”. One-transistor-one-capacitor (1T-1C) structures based on ferroelectric (FE) materials are an active area of ​​research. In particular, hafnium zirconate (HZO) is being extensively studied due to its compatibility with CMOS processing and its ability to scale down to less than 10 nm.An IMEC-led team used materials engineering techniques to significantly improve the ferroelectric performance of the HZO. (Paper No. 6.4, “High performance doped HZO-based ferroelectric capacitors by interfacial engineering”, MI Popovici and J. Bizindavyi et al, IMEC/ASM/KU Leuven.)

Semiconductor chip vendor Wonder joined SONiC from the Linux Foundation as a Premier Member, with the goal of expanding SONiC beyond its initial use in data center networking applications to storage, edge, and data processing. SONiC is a Linux-based open-source network operating system (NOS) that runs on switches. Specifically, Marvell intends to use the SONiC-driven data infrastructure to unlock new market opportunities.

Marvell’s contributions to SONiC include:

  • A white box portfolio of Teralynx and Prestera switching systems running community SONiC supported by software and hardware partners, increasing the availability of disaggregated solutions;
  • Ethernet Bunch-Of-Flash (EBOF) solutions running partner-enhanced SONiC for next-generation storage use cases enabling managed Ethernet storage fabrics;
  • SONiC running on Arm-based silicon for edge and enterprise use cases, reducing customers’ total cost of ownership by eliminating expensive hardware components and reducing power requirements; and
  • Extended SONiC support to Alaska PHYs, Marvell DSP-based optics, and OCTEON DPUs.

Open source object storage provider MinIO announced greater support for Microsoft SQL Server 2022. This makes it possible to run SQL queries on data distributed across clouds, larger than ever, and in different file formats. This goes through the concept of external tables. SQL Server 2022 enables continuous data replication to and from the cloud, enabling disaster recovery capabilities. When combined with the power of MinIO’s multi-cloud object storage suite, fast data can reside on fast NVMe-based data engines and tier it to any number of slower tiers based on media or clouds. MinIO and SQL Server 2022 users can now read, write and process big data using Transact-SQL or Spark libraries, allowing them to easily combine and analyze high-value relational data with High-volume, non-relational big data.

red store, a provider of cloud backup services for MSPs, announced the availability of Backup for QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop, a vital application data protection and recovery service for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Intuit’s QuickBooks provides accounting software, supporting over 8 million users worldwide. Redstor Backup for QuickBooks is designed to close data protection gaps in the software, allowing MSPs to provide SMBs with a safety net.

Talenda data integration and management provider, announced a partnership with Bridge and cloud data warehouse Snowflake providing vertical solutions to deliver healthy data to organizations. Built on Talend Data Fabric and Snowflake Data Cloud, Gateway Data Rocket provides a scalable architecture that delivers governed data ingestion, trusted stewardship, cloud-based storage, and on-demand visual analytics on a database. healthy data. Data Rocket’s new offerings will be tailored to vertical markets, starting with financial services.