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  • NetApp revenue slips keep showing

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Feb 2016
  • NetApp’s latest earnings report shows the vendor is still in a hole with a lot of digging to do before it returns to revenue growth. NetApp reported another quarter of declining revenue Wednesday ...

  • FalconStor CEO: We’re normal again

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Feb 2016
  • With 2015 in the rear-view mirror, FalconStor CEO Gary Quinn says the storage software vendor has completed its transition phase and is ready to reverse its years-long streak of losing money. “We ...

  • Asigra signs OEM deal with Oracle to sell ZFS appliances

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Jan 2016
  • Asigra is packaging its Cloud Backup software on the Oracle ZFS Appliance for cloud providers who would rather not purchase and maintain their own hardware. Toronto-based Asigra for decades have ...

  • Commvault takes a revenue leap forward

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 28 Jan 2016
  • Is Commvault back on track? The backup vendor snapped a string of four quarters of year-over-year revenue declines when it reported of $155.7 million last quarter, up 2% from the previous year. ...

  • Hyper-converged vendor Gridstore picks up funding for expansion

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Jan 2016
  • Gridstore closed a $19 million funding round today with plans to substantially expand engineering and sales of its all-flash hyper-converged systems built for Microsoft Hyper-V. The round brings ...

  • Caringo adds support for Microsoft Azure to its Swarm software

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 20 Jan 2016
  • Caringo has expanded its Swarm object storage to Microsoft Azure. The company recently said its object storage software, which already has Amazon S3 support, now is available on the Azure cloud so ...

  • Veeam kicks off 2016 with V9 GA

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 18 Jan 2016
  • Veeam Software has started off the year by making Veeam Availability Suite 9 generally available to customers. The software has more than 250 features, according to Veeam. While the data protection ...

  • Avere launches new FXT Edge filers

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 15 Jan 2016
  • Avere Systems rolled out a new high-end and midrange FXT Edge physical appliances that offer more performance and storage compared to the previous systems that will be replaced. The new 1U ...

  • Diablo Technologies names new CEO, raises $19 million

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 14 Jan 2016
  • Flash memory vendor Diablo Technologies named a new CEO and secured $19 million in Series C financing as the company tries to rebuild momentum for its memory technology business after fighting off ...

  • New CFO hopes to take Tegile public

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Jan 2016
  • Flash and hybrid storage array vendor Tegile Systems has hired a CFO with experience bringing companies public, and CEO Rohit Kshetrapal said he is aiming Tegile in that direction. “We don’t see an ...

  • Nimbus CEO: We're still alive

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Jan 2016
  • Nimbus Data has not “vanished,” as I wrote in a story about storage vendors facing challenges in 2016. The all-flash vendor has just been keeping “very quiet” for the past 18 months or so. Nimbus ...

  • SimpliVity cozies up to Microsoft, Hyper-V

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Jan 2016
  • Hyper-converged pioneer SimpliVity has opened a research and development office in Seattle near to Microsoft, a sign that it is close to adding Hyper-V support. SimpliVity’s OmniCube appliances ...

  • Nutanix prepares for 2016 IPO

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Dec 2015
  • Hyper-converged vendor Nutanix set itself up to become the first storage vendor to go public in 2016. Nutanix filed an S-1 statement, which is the first step towards an initial public offering ...

  • NetApp buys flash startup SolidFire, discontinues FlashRay

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 21 Dec 2015
  • NetApp filled a gap in its flash storage portfolio today with an $870 million deal to buy SolidFire and finally threw in the towel on its long-delayed FlashRay product line. The SolidFire ...

  • Metalogix retools its Essentials for Office 365

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 18 Dec 2015
  • Cloud software provider Metalogix recently announced an enhanced version of its Essentials for Office 365 with backup support for Exchange Online mailboxes, a granular migration function and a ...

  • Pure Storage reports revenue spike in 1st earnings report since IPO

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 03 Dec 2015
  • Pure Storage’s first earnings call since its October IPO was a rosy one on the revenue side. The all-flash array vendor’s revenue hit $131.4 million in its fiscal 2016 third quarter – a 167% ...

  • Did Violin Memory just hang a ‘For Sale’ sign?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Dec 2015
  • All-flash pioneer Violin Memory can’t sell enough all-flash arrays to make money. So its next move could be to sell itself in its entirety. After another disappointing quarter, Violin CEO Kevin ...

  • Brocade ties its hopes to storage capacity, not pricing

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Nov 2015
  • If the largest storage array vendors that sell Brocade’s SAN switching are getting hit with declining revenue every quarter, that’s bad news for Brocade, right? If you agree with that, then you’re ...

  • Nimble's sales slow down, losses expand

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Nov 2015
  • Nimble Storage’s drive for profitability took a major hit last quarter. Nimble, which was believed to be one of the smaller competitors eating away at large storage vendors’ sales, won’t hit ...

  • NetApp still struggling with Clustered OnTap conversions

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 19 Nov 2015
  • NetApp’s latest earnings report told a familiar story. NetApp Wednesday night said its revenue last quarter – although higher than expected – continued to decline with the vendor’s most established ...

  • ClearSky pockets $27M for managed cloud storage service

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Nov 2015
  • ClearSky Data, which in August launched its managed service for primary storage, today closed a $27 million Series B funding round to expand sales and marketing teams. Polaris Partners led the ...

  • Formation Data CEO: Dell-EMC deal doesn't guarantee innovation

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 30 Oct 2015
  • Dell’s pending $67 billion acquisition of EMC has sparked plenty of discussion about overlapping products. Yet despite the enormity of their potential merger, the newly fused Dell-EMC may not have ...

  • Data protection vendors (except for Veeam) struggled last quarter

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Oct 2015
  • Not only the big storage array hardware vendors are seeing  revenues declines from last year. This week, backup vendors Commvault, Quantum and FalconStor said they lost money and had revenue ...

  • VMAX, VNX the new minority among EMC storage products

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Oct 2015
  • EMC provided more detail on its revenue and earnings last quarter, and the results could play into its product strategy leading into and following its acquisition by Dell. EMC Information ...

  • Imation buys Connected Data

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Oct 2015
  • Did you hear about the storage acquisition this week? No, I don’t mean Dell-EMC. Everyone knows about that one. But you might have missed Imation’s acquisition of file sharing vendor Connected Data ...

  • By the way, EMC's storage revenue shrunk last quarter

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Oct 2015
  • Almost lost in the noise around Dell’s estimated $67 billion acquisition of EMC this week was another down sales quarter for EMC storage. EMC reported preliminary revenue totals Monday on the call ...

  • OpenStack Manila project leader previews Liberty, Mitaka releases

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 09 Oct 2015
  • The OpenStack Manila file share service is growing up. During a Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)-sponsored webcast this week, Ben Swartzlander, a NetApp architect who is the project ...

  • Veritas moves further toward freedom, cloud backup

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Oct 2015
  • Veritas completed operational separation from Symantec last Friday, and this week made a minor upgraded to its flagship NetBackup software with a focus on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and NetApp ...

  • FalconStor acquires cloud-based analytics for FreeStor

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Sep 2015
  • FalconStor is preparing to add predictive analytics monitoring to its FreeStor storage virtualization software, which the vendor compares to Nimble Insight and Pure1 cloud-based analytics. ...

  • Dell'Oro: Hyperscale DAS use drives storage revenue growth

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 17 Sep 2015
  • Market research firm Dell’Oro Group’s mid-year snapshot showed that total storage systems revenue is on track to grow 1% in 2015, driven largely by sales to hyperscale service providers of ...

  • Formation Data Systems CEO offers take on hot storage trends

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 07 Sep 2015
  • Formation Data Systems CEO Mark Lewis has strong opinions on the direction that storage needs to take. He sees the adoption of on-demand, "as-a-service" cloud models as the future, in contrast to ...

  • EMC pronounces XtremIO its billion-dollar baby

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Aug 2015
  • EMC says its XtremIO all-flash array has cracked the $1 billion cumulative bookings mark in 588 days – or roughly six quarters – while remaining on track to do $1 billion of business in calendar ...

  • Scality raises another $45 million in Series D funding

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 25 Aug 2015
  • Object storage vendor Scality has raised $45 million in investment that will be used to expand its North American sales force, continue international expansion and build out its reseller program. ...

  • Sale (instead of spin) doesn't change Veritas strategy

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Aug 2015
  • The executives who have been working to turn Veritas Technologies into a standalone company say their plans have not changed with the $8 billion sale to The Carylye Group. Symantec disclosed last ...

  • Pure takes first step to go public, files for IPO

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Aug 2015
  • Pure Storage today filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in hopes of becoming the second all-flash storage array vendor to go public following Violin Memory. In its filing with the U.S. ...

  • Box hires former EMC Syncplicity chief

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 12 Aug 2015
  • Box today has hired the former CEO of  EMC Syncplicity. Jeetu Patel, the former general manager of EMC Syncplicity enterprise file synchronization and sharing (EFSS) business unit, has joined the ...

  • Symantec sells Veritas to Carlyle Group

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 11 Aug 2015
  • Symantec’s spin-out of Veritas took a twist today when The Carlyle Group and other investors agreed to purchase Veritas for $8 billion. That’s $5.5 billion less than Symantec paid for Veritas in a ...

  • Dot Hill revenues, income climb

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Aug 2015
  • Add Dot Hill Systems to the list of smaller storage vendors who are growing revenue significantly while their large rivals stumble. Dot Hill is unlike the other vendors who are bucking the trend of ...

  • Tintri picks up $125 million, targets NetApp, IPO

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Aug 2015
  • Tintri, which sells storage built for virtual machines, today closed a $125 million funding round that it plans to use to step up its attack on NetApp’s installed base and take the startup public ...

  • Quantum stumbles at closing time

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 31 Jul 2015
  • Add Quantum to the list of storage vendors that struggled last quarter. Quantum Thursday reported revenue of revenue of $110.9 million, down around $17 million from last year and below its original ...

  • EMC comes off the bench(mark), publishes SPC numbers for VMAX, VNX

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Jul 2015
  • EMC, which has downplayed the significance of industry benchmarks, today published its first Storage Performance Council (SPC) block benchmarks for its unified storage systems. Results for the VMAX ...

  • FalconStor lands OEM deals with Kaminario, X-IO

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Jul 2015
  • FalconStor’s 2015 revenue has been paltry at the mid-way point of the year, but the vendor is crowing about new OEM deals for its FreeStor data services software. FalconStor said it signed three ...

  • Is Veeam’s gain causing Commvault’s pain?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Jul 2015
  • Commvault’s revenue keeps sliding while data protection software rival Veeam makes steady gains. Coincidence, or is Veeam taking deals that Commvault used to win? Commvault's revenue of $139 ...

  • Google ramps up partnerships for its Storage Nearline service

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 27 Jul 2015
  • Not only did Google offer new incentives with its Cloud Storage Nearline service to tempt customers to switch from Amazon and Microsoft Azure last week, the company also beefed up its ecosystem to ...

  • EMC tempers expectations, accelerates shift to emerging storage technologies

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Jul 2015
  • EMC executives reduced their 2015 revenue forecasts for the second time this year following a quarter of tepid growth. They also said the vendor will implement plans to cut costs by $850 million a ...

  • SimpliVity says sales still surging

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Jul 2015
  • SimpliVity claims its second quarter sales bookings increased 250 percent over last year, fueled by its Cisco partnership and an avalanche of interest in hyper-convergence. SimpliVity does not give ...

  • Storage islands leave data management plans adrift

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 29 Jun 2015
  • A major problem that IT professionals have dealt with over time is the creation of islands of storage. A common cause of islands is when organizations purchase and deploy new systems with their own ...

  • Red Hat not likely to combine Ceph, Gluster into single product

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 27 Jun 2015
  • One petabyte-scale storage customer traveled to this week’s Red Hat Summit in Boston with dreams of Ceph and Gluster merging into a single product. He hoped Red Hat would take the best pieces of ...

  • PernixData plans platform proliferation

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Jun 2015
  • PernixData executives this week disclosed three coming additions to its core FVP software, which clusters server flash and RAM to accelerate I/O and reduce latency. PernixData claims around 400 ...

  • NetApp’s Kurian ‘not constrained’ from making changes … or not making them

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Jun 2015
  • New NetApp CEO George Kurian today said he has a free hand to make any changes he believes are necessary at the company while giving no indication that any sweeping changes are coming. Kurian, who ...

  • Backup appliance revenue grows, but leader EMC's shrinks

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Jun 2015
  • EMC remains the leader in backup appliance sales but its grip on the market is loosening. While backup appliance revenue increased seven percent year-over-year in the first quarter of this year, ...

  • HDS fully digests Pentaho

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Jun 2015
  • Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) closed its acquisition of Pentaho this week, which means Pentaho’s big data analytics technology will be showing up in HDS storage products soon. Pentaho software will be ...

  • Violin still searching for right notes

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Jun 2015
  • The red hot all-flash array remains ice cold for Violin Memory. Violin reported revenue of $12.1 million for last quarter. That was down 33.3 percent from last year and 41 percent from last ...

  • NetApp names new CEO

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 01 Jun 2015
  • NetApp announced a changing of the guard at CEO and chairman of the board after the market close today, less than two weeks after another disappointing earnings report. CEO Tom Georgens departed ...

  • Rubrik pulls in $41 million in funding for cloud backup

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 28 May 2015
  • Rubrik has raised $41 million in Series B funding and also unveiled more details behind its integrated backup appliance that does hybrid cloud backup, deduplication, compression and data ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • EMC storage revs down, reflect industry transformation

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Apr 2015
  • EMC came up $75 million short of its projected storage revenue last quarter, according to its Wednesday earnings report. No big surprise there. EMC and other large storage vendors have struggled to ...

  • Storage was a star at NAB

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 22 Apr 2015
  • Las Vegas – The storage presence at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show last week continued to grow due to the increasing demand to store files in the media and entertainment ...

  • EMC: Information glut will change what storage looks like

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 16 Apr 2015
  • There’s a lot of data out there, and there’s going to be even more in the future, and businesses need to figure out better ways to use and deliver it because the always-connected “information ...

  • IBM says it can put 220 terabytes in the palm of your hand

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 14 Apr 2015
  • IBM is working on putting 220 terabytes of storage in a palm-sized tape cartridge. The company has developed breakthrough technology that shrinks the size of bits for magnetic tape and offers ...

  • Diablo wins round against Netlist but legal fight isn’t over

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Mar 2015
  • Diablo Technologies claimed a “decisive victory” in the lawsuit brought by Netlist over technology used in Diablo’s Memory Channel Storage architecture. However, Netlist vowed to fight on with its ...

  • Red Hat gives storage software products new names

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Mar 2015
  • Red Hat today rebranded its storage software platforms in hopes of clarifying their intended use cases. Inktank Ceph Enterprise becomes Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Storage Server becomes Red ...

  • Cloud DR vendor Quorum picks new CEO

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Mar 2015
  • Quorum today hired John Newsom as CEO to help the disaster recover as a service (DRaaS) startup navigate a rapidly growing market with a crowded field of competitors. Newsom replaced Walter ...

  • Violin Memory still playing out of tune

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Mar 2015
  • Violin Memory initiated a turnaround plan under a new CEO a year ago and still has little to show for it. It’s been a busy year for Violin under CEO Kevin DeNuccio, with several new product ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Scality adds support for VM storage, VAAI and VASA on the roadmap

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 08 Sep 2014
  • Scality's Ring software came into the market focused on object storage and added support for unified file storage last year. Now Scality has extended Ring's reach with VMware support. Philippe ...

  • Microsoft previews Azure Files, Azure Site Recovery at TechEd

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 13 May 2014
  • Microsoft previewed the Azure Files service and new Azure-based disaster recovery capabilities yesterday at TechEd North America in Houston, in line with its major conference theme of connecting ...

  • With little growth in sight, EMC plans layoffs

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Jan 2014
  • EMC’s earnings report Wednesday served as another reminder that storage spending is not growing at anywhere near the rate that data is. With more data spread around on mobile devices and the cloud, ...

  • HP schedules EVA's funeral

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Sep 2013
  • Hewlett-Packard (HP) has officially killed its Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) SAN platform, telling customers it will stop selling the two remaining models next January. HP is steering customers ...

  • EMC's RecoverPoint, SRDF shake hands

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 May 2013
  • EMC will make a bunch of product launches next week at its annual EMC World conference in Las Vegas. But there were upgrades the vendor couldn’t wait to announce, so it revealed a handful of data ...

  • Actifio alters packaging, pricing for data protection

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 Jan 2013
  • Actifio bills itself as the “radically simple data copy storage company,” but apparently it’s pricing and packaging models weren’t radically simple enough. So Actifio 5.1 released today has new ...

  • Dell adds 2.5-inch SAS, MLC SSDs to EqualLogic

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Aug 2011
  • Dell revamped its EqualLogic iSCSI SAN hardware today, adding new entry-level and midrange platforms with support for 2.5-inch SAS drives and multi-level cell (MLC) solid state drives (SSDs) for ...

  • Xiotech changes name, improves ISE

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Aug 2011
  • Xiotech is changing its name to X-IO (pronounced X-I-O) Technologies as part of an overhaul that really started in 2008 when it launched its ISE architecture and accelerated with the appointment of ...

  • Best of need vs. best of breed

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 10 Jun 2011
  • I was recently teaching a class on storage technology and systems to a group of IT professionals. I’m always interested in finding out what they know about storage products and what they hear about ...

  • Reports indicate we'll see no more Seanodes; is Parascale next?

    28 May 2010
  • According to a press release circulated this morning by Storage Newsletter, storage software startup Seanodes has sold off its assets to a French VMware distributor called Deletec after filing for ...

  • EMC releases VPlex "active-active" storage

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 10 May 2010
  • This morning's big announcement at EMC World is called VPlex, which EMC says will allow for federation of data over geographic distance. VPlex was first publicly discussed at last year's VMWorld ...

  • NetApp buys Bycast for object storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Apr 2010
  • Two weeks after Dell revealed plans to develop an object storage system, NetApp today disclosed its object storage strategy by acquiring privately held Canadian vendor Bycast. Bycast’s StorageGrid ...

  • HP refreshes and renames MSA, LeftHand platfroms

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Feb 2010
  • This should be a busy year for Hewlett-Packard storage, with upgrades expected to each of its major SAN array platforms. HP started that process today by launching two new systems at the low-end of ...

  • Behind the scenes at Carbonite's online backup service

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 27 Apr 2009
  • Carbonite CEO David Friend in his Boston-area office "Do-it-yourself" infrastructure is a competitive differentiator among providers of storage services, I've learned in conversations with ...

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