NetApp partners with Google Cloud to maximise flexibility for cloud data storage

NetApp, a data infrastructure company, has expanded its partnership with Google Cloud to make it easier for organisations to leverage their data for generative AI (GenAI) and other hybrid cloud workloads.

NetApp and Google Cloud are announcing the Flex service level for Google Cloud NetApp Volumes which supports storage volumes of nearly any size. NetApp is also releasing a preview of its GenAI toolkit reference architecture for retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) operations...

Future-proof your business: cloud storage without the climate cost

With over half of all corporate data held in the cloud as of 2022, demand for cloud storage has never been higher. This has triggered extreme energy consumption throughout the data centre industry, leading to hefty greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Worryingly, the European Commission now estimates that by 2030, EU data centre energy use will increase from 2.7% to 3.2% of the Union's total demand. This would put the industry’s emissions almost on par with pollution from the EU’s...

NetApp unveils updates to industry’s ‘only unified data storage solution’

NetApp, a cloud-led, data centric software company, has made updates to what it describes as the industry’s only unified data storage solution, including new block storage products, multiple improvements to public cloud storage services, and updates to NetApp Keystone Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) - all designed to drive simplicity, savings, security and sustainability for customers. 

Over two decades ago, NetApp introduced unified storage to the industry. Now, NetApp has...

Cloud Repatriation is picking up speed

Massive data growth, rising costs for cloud services, and the need for more flexibility have given hosting data and workloads on-premises new momentum, as Eric Bassier, senior director of products at Quantum, explains.

The benefits of cloud computing, in general, are undisputed. Cloud usage has grown rapidly over the past decade and particularly in the last three years, as the need to modernise IT quickly to enable remote working drove many organisations to the cloud. While some...

$250m Wasabi Technologies funding will ‘usher in the future of cloud storage’

Wasabi Technologies, a cloud storage company, has achieved unicorn status following $250 million in new funding.

Wasabi raised $125 million in Series D equity led by L2 Point Management with participation from Cedar Pine; an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management; and returning investors including Fidelity Management & Research Company and Forestay Capital, bringing the company’s valuation to over $1.1 billion. Wasabi also expanded its existing debt facility with MGG...