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February 2015

Data storage strategy

  • Fibre Channel helps Nimble Storage grow revenue in Q4

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 28 Feb 2015
  • Nimble Storage exceeded expectations with $68.3 million in revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter, helped by a new wave of Fibre Channel-based arrays that factored into about 10% of the company’s ...

  • IBM sheds light on work to boost flash endurance

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 27 Feb 2015
  • IBM has finally hopped onto the bandwagon with solid-state array vendors that use multilevel cell (MLC) NAND technology and guarantee the read/write endurance of flash modules. Those changes came ...

  • Dell Ventures plants a stake in Exablox

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Feb 2015
  • Dell Ventures is the newest investor in object-based storage startup Exablox after leading a $16 million funding round this week. Dell joined previous Exablox funders DCM Ventures, Norwest Venture ...

  • Dell to ship 2nd wave of XC Series hyper-converged appliances

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 26 Feb 2015
  • Dell plans to ship the second version of its XC Series of hyper-converged appliances next week, just four months after getting the first wave of products out the door in November. The XC Series ...

  • Avago buys Emulex for $606M to expand storage portfolio

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Feb 2015
  • Networking and wireless chip maker Avago Technologies is pushing deeper into enterprise storage with its planned acquisition of storage networking vendor Emulex. Avago said Wednesday evening that ...

  • Pivot3 pockets $45M to ride hyper-convergence wave

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 Feb 2015
  • Pivot3, the hyper-convergence vendor that concentrates on the surveillance and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) markets, picked up $45 million in funding this week to expand sales and marketing ...

  • SwiftStack brings in new CEO

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 24 Feb 2015
  • Object storage vendor SwiftStack has a new CEO. The company today announced Don Jaworski is taking the helm as co-founder Joe Arnold relinquishes the role but remains president and chief product ...

  • Druva seeks to build out cloud privacy, security

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Feb 2015
  • End point backup specialist Druva has come up with a data protection privacy framework for customers who use its inSync software in the cloud. Druva CEO Jaspreet Singh said 70 percent of new ...

  • Cloud provider Axcient raises another $25 million in funding

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 19 Feb 2015
  • Cloud-based startup Axcient raised $25 million in a series E funding round this week, bringing the total amount it has raised to $113.5 million. The company plans to hire more engineers, build out ...

  • IBM's spectrum of new storage brands

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 17 Feb 2015
  • IBM has rebranded storage products and introduced XIV as a software-only offering under a new overarching identity – IBM Spectrum. The decoder ring for these products is: This name change will take ...

  • NetApp blames sales slump on budget restraints

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Feb 2015
  • A rocky quarter with a disappointing forecast for this quarter left NetApp CEO Tom Georgens defensive about his company’s product portfolio and strategy. NetApp Wednesday reported $1.55 billion in ...

  • HDS acquires Pentaho, wants to store, analyze Internet of Things

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 11 Feb 2015
  • Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) acquired data analytics software vendor Pentaho this week, and it will share that technology across Hitachi as part of an initative that stretches beyond storage. Pentaho ...

  • Veritas Rising

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 09 Feb 2015
  • Appropriately, Symantec will call its new information management spinout Veritas Technologies Corp. The company will consist of many products from the original Veritas, which Symantec acquired in ...

  • Arcserve pushes out its first appliances

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Feb 2015
  • Arcserve this week formally launched the integrated appliances the vendor first disclosed last November. The Arcserve UDP 7000 Appliance runs Arcserve UDP data protection software for physical and ...

  • Veritas product revenue grows while Symantec shrinks

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Feb 2015
  • Symantec is on track to make Veritas an operational company by October, a few months ahead of the original plan to split by the December. Symantec CEO Michael Brown added details about the spinoff ...

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