Storage Soup

May 2016

  • Pure Storage's impressive sales growth diluted by losses

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 27 May 2016
  • Pure Storage is finding that it’s expensive to grow sales in the all-flash storage market these days. While Pure increased revenue last quarter by 89% year-over-year, it was unable to reduce its ...

  • NetApp launches Ontap 9 for flash, cloud

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 26 May 2016
  • With the worst part of its Clustered Data Ontap (CDOT) challenges behind it, NetApp is bringing out the next version of its Ontap storage operating system. Ontap 9 will focus on flash, coming as ...

  • Flash accelerates Nimble sales, not profits

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 25 May 2016
  • Nimble Storage received a quick jolt from its All Flash arrays last quarter, as the platform drove larger deals and helped bring in bigger customers. The vendor continued to lose money, however, ...

  • Violin Memory's struggles continue

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 25 May 2016
  • Violin Memory had little to show for its turnaround efforts last quarter. The all-flash vendor’s revenue declined and it continue to lose money, prompting the CEO to tell investors he feels their ...

  • Datrium says new twist makes DVX run crazy fast

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 24 May 2016
  • Datrium has added an “Insane Mode” feature that the startup claims can double host storage performance on the fly. Datrium took the Insane Mode tag from Tesla’s rapid acceleration technique for its ...

  • Brocade FC storage sales down, and will stay there for now

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 20 May 2016
  • Brocade’s earnings for last quarter show a decline in storage sales consistent with what large array vendors have reported. The Fibre Channel switch vendor’s forecast for this quarter shows that ...

  • Nexsan, EMC fight over 'Unity' name

    Carol Sliwa - Senior Writer 13 May 2016
  • The product name Unity is at the center of a trademark dispute in the data storage industry between Nexsan and EMC. Nexsan Technologies  filed a complaint against EMC on May 6 in the U.S. District ...

  • Datto expands into file sync and share with a free, one-year service

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 13 May 2016
  • Data Protection specialist Datto is giving away its new file sync and share service for a year. The Datto Drive service for SMBs is hosted on the vendor's 200 PB private cloud within nine worldwide ...

  • Quantum revenues sink, with upsurge predicted

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 12 May 2016
  • Like many storage vendors, Quantum’s revenue took a dip last quarter and for the full year. The backup and scale-out storage specialist predicts it will rally beginning this quarter, however, due ...

  • Gridstore chairman takes CEO reins

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 05 May 2016
  • Gridstore chairman Nairman Teymourian took over as CEO today, with plans to install a utility services model for delivering hyper-convergence. Teymourian has been Gridstore’s chairman since ...

  • EMC goes Nitro with all-flash Isilon array

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 04 May 2016
  • LAS VEGAS -- EMC dropped a surprise at EMC World today by previewing an all-flash version of its Isilon clustered NAS system. C.J. Desai, president of EMC's Emerging Technologies Division, said ...

  • Commvault Systems posts second straight quarter of revenue gains

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 03 May 2016
  • Data protection vendor Commvault Systems generated $159.6 million in revenues in the fourth quarter, hitting the second consecutive quarter of sequential growth after three quarters of declining ...

  • Dell plus EMC equals Dell Technologies

    Dave Raffo - Senior News Director 02 May 2016
  • LAS VEGAS – Michael Dell today said his company will be called Dell Technologies after he completes his $67 billion acquisition of EMC. The EMC name will live on for the enterprise business, which ...

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