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  • All-flash could be on Nimble's roadmap

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 May 2015
  • Now that Nimble Storage is growing revenue from its Fibre Channel support, it’s time for Nimble executives to think about what they will add next. An all-flash array would be one logical addition. ...

  • SteelStore becomes NetApp AltaVault

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 May 2015
  • NetApp has rebranded the SteelStore cloud backup appliances it acquired from Riverbed last year, and will sell it on NetApp hardware. NetApp is selling AltaVault as a physical product on FAS ...

  • Commvault takes next step in file sync/share

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 26 May 2015
  • Like many data protection vendors, Commvault added file sync and share capabilities within the last few years. Today, Commvault expanded its Edge file sync platform with Edge Drive,  which lets ...

  • How vendor conferences help customers, analysts and press

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 26 May 2015
  • I recently attended EMC World and the IBM Edge conferences in Las Vegas, and was struck by how these shows have changed the industry. Not too long ago, industry-wide shows such as Storage ...

  • Brocade, HP see storage sales decline

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 May 2015
  • Considering the poor numbers coming from storage array vendor’s recent earnings, it’s no surprise Brocade Thursday said its storage switch revenue declined from last year. EMC, NetApp, IBM and ...

  • Clustered OnTap complexities clobber NetApp

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 May 2015
  • NetApp’s earnings report today disappointed investors as the vendor missed its previous revenue forecast, and it issued lower than expected guidance for this quarter. NetApp today also revealed ...

  • Barrall spins out Drobo, keeps Connected Data

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 May 2015
  • Drobo is under new ownership again. Founder Geoff Barrall is spinning low-end NAS vendor Drobo out of Connected Data, marking the third major management shift in Drobo’s 10-year-history. A group ...

  • Axcient adds appliance-less recovery to its cloud services

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 15 May 2015
  • Cloud Provider Axcient launched an appliance-less, direct-to-cloud recovery service aimed at small-to-medium sized businesses or remote office data protection. The company has been selling a ...

  • Symantec sets January date for Veritas spin-out

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 May 2015
  • Symantec expects to officially complete its Veritas spin-out Jan. 2, 2016, with a goal to effectively operate as two separate companies by Oct. 3, Symantec executives updated the spinoff process ...

  • Veeam wins ruling that guts Symantec lawsuit

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 May 2015
  • The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has invalidated the final four patents in Symantec’s infringement lawsuit against Veeam Software, making it difficult for Symantec to win its suit ...

  • Nutanix: Try our software for free

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 May 2015
  • Perhaps looking to head off software-only hyper-convergence competitors down the road, Nutanix will make a free version of its software available beginning next month. Nutanix will launch a public ...

  • Quantum expects to scale StorNext products, sales this year

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 11 May 2015
  • Quantum’s forecast for the next year includes more StorNext and scale-out archiving products, sales and vertical markets. The sales bump has already started. Quantum last week reported its ...

  • Nimble gets SAP certification, offers SmartStack for HANA

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 05 May 2015
  • Most of the storage news this week is happening at EMC World in Las Vegas, but there’s also a bit of activity at the SAP Sapphire Now conference in Orlando, Florida. Nimble Storage announced that ...

  • EMC opens up ViPR, hope developers take to it

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 May 2015
  • LAS VEGAS -- You don’t usually associate EMC with open or free, but at EMC World today the vendor said it is making ViPR an open-source project and is offering a free non-production version of its ...

  • Kidd’s retirement leaves NetApp CTO-less

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Apr 2015
  • Jay Kidd is retiring as NetApp CTO, although not necessarily ending his career. In a blog post today, Kidd said he is leaving NetApp after 10 years. Kidd wrote that he is leaving corporate life and ...

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