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June, 2012

June 28, 2012  9:08 AM

FalconStor buys $5.8M of ‘relief” with bribery charge settlement

Posted by: Dave Raffo

FalconStor will pay $5.8 million to settle criminal and civil charges that it bribed JP Morgan Chase to buy its software, and CEO Jim McNiel said the vendor can now focus completely on re-architecting its backup software and services. “I’m relieved,” McNiel said after the payment was...

June 27, 2012  10:58 AM

HDS growing VSP and NAS array sales, cautious on flash

Posted by: Dave Raffo
hitachi data systems, Storage

Like other pure-play storage vendors, Hitachi Data Systems is growing revenue at double-digit rates despite the slow economy. But HDS is bucking industry trends with its growth. HDS grew disk storage revenue by 11% year-over-year during the first quarter of 2012, according to IDC. That’s a bit...

June 26, 2012  7:52 AM

DataCore teaches SANsymphony-V to play in the cloud

Posted by: Sonia Lelii
datacore, storage cloud, storage management, storage virtualization

DataCore has upgraded its SANsymphony-V storage virtualization and management software to make it better suited to large...

June 25, 2012  7:19 AM

Storage licensing issues add up to confusion, frustration

Posted by: Randy Kerns
storage licensing

One of the most frequent questions that I get is how the licensing for a particular storage feature or software application is handled. The variations from different vendors have left IT professionals wary of the complexities and costs. The wariness presents itself in different ways – pure...

June 22, 2012  11:12 AM

X-IO’s hybrid storage gets thumbs up at TechEd

Posted by: Dave Raffo
hybrid flash arrays, solid state storage, X-io

When X-IO won two Best of Microsoft TechEd awards last week, it was the second time in two months that X-IO CTO Steve Sicola felt that his technology was validated at a vendor show. X-IO’s

June 21, 2012  8:03 AM

Will Bitcasa be su casa for files?

Posted by: Dave Raffo
bitcasa, Cloud storage, file sharing

Bitcasa took in $7 million in Series A funding to enter the cloud storage market this week. The startup also launched an open beta for its consumer file storage cloud and declared plans to expand its service to businesses later...

June 19, 2012  9:47 PM

Panzura snaps up $15 million in Series C funding

Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Amazon, cloud, controllers, Google, panzura

Startup Panzura Inc. this week announced it closed a $15 million Series C funding, making it a total of $33 million the cloud NAS filer company has raised since September 2008. Venture capital backer Opus Capital led this latest round of funding that included existing investers Matrix Partners,...

June 18, 2012  8:03 PM

Caringo adds erasure codes, multi-tenancy for private storage clouds

Posted by: Dave Raffo
caringo, object-based storage, private storage clouds

Caringo is strengthening its hand for cloud storage with three new software products built on its CAStor object-based storage software. The Elastic...

June 18, 2012  7:20 AM

Fundamental changes in data protection underway

Posted by: Randy Kerns
backup software, data protection, disaster recovery, replication, snapshots

Data protection is probably the most fundamental requirement in Information Technology (IT), and is generally aligned with storage overall. But, data protection is perceived as overhead -- a tax on IT operations. Because of...

June 14, 2012  3:03 PM

NetApp jumping through Hadoops

Posted by: Dave Raffo
hadoop, netapp

NetApp is embracing Hadoop with a converged system combining its two major storage platforms with compute and networking from partners. The vendor also broadened its partnerships with Apache Hadoop companies...

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