Once famous for its ubiquitous if not loquacious “Dude, you’re getting a Dell” ad campaign, Dell Inc. has spent the past several years positioning itself in the business storage and backup spaces. Now analysts are talking about Dell cloud storage-- or, more specifically, why Dell’s cloud storage strategy remains, well, cloudy.
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Varonis Systems Inc. is readying DatAnywhere, a product that performs on-premises file sharing and syncing that mimics cloud file-sharing services. According to a Varonis executive, DatAnywhere allows existing traditional file servers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices to sync files with remote devices while adhering to any existing security restrictions.
Caringo is strengthening its hand for cloud storage with three new software products -- Elastic Content Protection (ECP), CloudScaler and Indexer -- that are based on its CAStor object-based storage software and used to build private and public clouds.
Startup Panzura Inc. this week announced it closed a $15 million Series C round of funding. The company plans to use the investment to expand its sales and marketing efforts as well as on research and development. Panzura, which has about 60 employees and focuses on cloud NAS filer development, has raised a total of $33 million since September 2008.
NetApp Inc. announced its Data Ontap Edge virtual storage appliance this week for remote offices, bringing a version of an appliance the company has sold outside the U.S. to American customers.
And finally, John will bring in this week’s top storage blog post -- via Sophos’ Naked Security blog -- about why you need to take extra care to destroy data on those high-capacity -- and easily lost -- USB thumb drives.