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  • 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 ...

  • Veeam revenues still on a roll

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Feb 2015
  • Virtualization data protection specialist Veeam Software said its 2014 bookings revenue hit $389 million, up 40 percent over the previous year. Veaam’s growth far outpaces the rest of the data ...

  • Scale-out startup Qumulo gets $40M, prepares to launch

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Feb 2015
  • Qumulo, the file storage startup founded by engineers who designed Isilon's clustered NAS, closed a $40 million B funding round today and plans its initial product launch “really soon.” The ...

  • Quantum hopes StorNext gains can outscale tape woes

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Feb 2015
  • Quantum had a rough quarter revenue-wise to end 2014 because of poor tape sales, but its prospects are looking up in other areas. StorNext scale-out file system sales increased 77 percent ...

  • CommVault now sees a point in smaller bundles

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Jan 2015
  • For years, CommVault boasted about how it sold one application that handled all data protection and management needs. That is changing, as its tries to perk up tepid financial growth in a more ...

  • CloudBerry Box targets SMBs to sync and share mobile devices

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 30 Jan 2015
  • Cloudberry Lab is one of the latest to jump into the crowded file sync-and-share market. The cloud backup provider recently announced its CloudBerry Box, a private and public cloud product that ...

  • EMC to lay off workers; Tucci to stay past February

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Jan 2015
  • EMC CEO and chairman Joe Tucci indicated Thursday that he will stay on after his contract expires next month. Others at EMC won’t be given that option, as the company also said it will cut jobs to ...

  • How stealthy money affects technology

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 27 Jan 2015
  • By my count, around 70 storage start-up companies were acquired in the past year. That is quite a few acquisitions, although not as many as in some past years. A surge in acquisitions always leads ...

  • Box shares surged on the first day as a public company

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 23 Jan 2015
  • Box Inc. had an excellent coming out party as a public company today. Box priced its initial shares at $14 Thursday. Those shares today opened at $20.20 on the New York Stock Exchange and rose to ...

  • Kaminario snares another $15 million in funding

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 23 Jan 2015
  • All-flash array startups remain a hot target for investors. Kaminario announced today an additional $15 million in funding, raising the company's overall total to $143 million since 2008. Newton, ...

  • NetApp: No SSDs have worn out

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 23 Jan 2015
  • The prospect of flash drives wearing out is a non-issue, according to NetApp. Mark Welke, NetApp’s senior director of product marketing, said the company has not had a single solid-state drive ...

  • SanDisk says enterprise SSD prospects still strong

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Jan 2015
  • The fourth quarter of 2014 was tough for solid-state storage vendor SanDisk. Still, the vendor said its enterprise solid-state drive (SSD) sales increased and it remains on track for $1 billion in ...