Storage Soup

November 2017

  • Nexenta raises $20 million, shoots for cloud

    Carol Sliwa - Senior Writer 30 Nov 2017
  • Bolstered by lead investor SoftBank Corp., Nexenta secured $20 million in financing this week to fund its new cloud portfolio. The Santa Clara, California-based storage software vendor next month ...

  • Barracuda Networks going private

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 30 Nov 2017
  • Barracuda Networks became the latest public technology vendor to go private when equity firm Thoma Bravo agreed to pay $1.6 billion this week to acquire the security and data protection vendor. The ...

  • Data recovery plans face tall task as storage levels grow

    Paul Crocetti - TechTarget 29 Nov 2017
  • Too much data is weighing heavily on data recovery plans, according to a recent survey. The problem has scaled beyond what many organizations can handle, said Douglas Brockett, president of backup ...

  • Pure Storage revenue boost puts it on ‘march to profit’

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 29 Nov 2017
  • Pure Storage hit a home run in its first quarter under CEO Charlie Giancarlo. Pure Storage revenue of $278 million last month exceeded the high point of its  guidance and increased 41% from last ...

  • Like its CEO, HPE storage in transition phase

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 26 Nov 2017
  • Meg Whitman says it’s time for “a new generation” to take over Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She was talking about the CEO change when she made that comment during the company’s earnings call last ...

  • NetApp revenue rides flash gravy train

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 16 Nov 2017
  • NetApp is showing a legacy storage array vendor can still increase revenue impressively during these days of scant storage growth. NetApp Wednesday night reported its fourth straight quarter of ...

  • Amazon not to blame for S3 cloud storage lapses

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 15 Nov 2017
  • The Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) has been giving big businesses –and their customers -- big trouble. It was reported earlier this summer that high-profile companies left data in their S3 ...

  • Dell EMC: Big data lakes will like our Elastic Data Platform

    Garry Kranz - Senior News Writer 14 Nov 2017
  • Dell EMC big data storage has a sharper focus. The vendor recently launched Elastic Data Platform (EDP), a series of reference architecture geared for Hadoop and related big data environments.  EDP ...

  • Commvault GO: ‘Sully,’ Swan emphasize good data’s value

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 14 Nov 2017
  • We hear a lot of talk these days about machine learning and artificial intelligence. Those are hot and valuable technologies, but two speakers at Commvault GO last week highlighted the importance ...

  • Nutanix backup choices expand

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 13 Nov 2017
  • Options for Nutanix backup are growing for customers using the hyper-converged vendor’s AHV hypervisor. At Nutanix’s European .NEXT user conference last week, backup software market leader Veritas ...

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