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August, 2012


August 15, 2012  10:32 AM

Flash vendor Pure plans to accelerate with $40M funding

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Pure Storage closed a $40 million funding round today, and plans to expand sales, marketing and product development to try and win in a crowded and competitive field of

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August 13, 2012  2:55 PM

Violin turns to Symantec for solid-state software stack

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Flash arrays already have spinning disk drives beat for performance, but they will require data management software for flash to become the medium of choice...


August 9, 2012  8:17 AM

NetApp embraces CDMI standard in its object storage

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

With its release of StorageGRID 9 object storage software today, NetApp becomes the first major storage vendor to support the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) standard. CDMI is a Storage...


August 8, 2012  4:50 PM

Nirvanix and Luminex join to move mainframe data to the cloud

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Cloud provider Nirvanix and Luminex Software are partnering  to get mainframe administrators to join the cloud bandwagon. The two companies are offering a cloud-based Virtual Tape Library (VTL) service for mainframe environments. As part of the deal, Luminex will sell the Nirvanix cloud...


August 8, 2012  3:40 PM

Are storage vendors overcharging for SSDs?

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

The CEO of solid state drive (SSD) manufacturer STEC said storage vendors are charging customers too much for SSDs.

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August 7, 2012  4:10 PM

SolidFire gains its first cloud customer

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

SolidFire, which sells all-solid state storage arrays to cloud service providers, revealed its first customer...


August 7, 2012  11:41 AM

Quantum makes DXi8500 dedupe device denser, more secure

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Quantum is upgrading its DXi8500 enterprise data deduplication disk target appliance to support more capacity and end-to-end encryption. The capacity boost comes...


August 3, 2012  8:07 AM

Stocking the arsenal for storage battles

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Major storage vendors constantly acquire technology through acquisitions and partnerships, and these deals often show a lot about where the industry’s technology is headed. They also show that large vendors often can’t afford to take the time to develop valuable technologies on their...


August 2, 2012  7:52 AM

Fusion-io looks to steal EMC’s Thunder with ION

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Fusion-io this week revealed plans to launch ION Data Accelerator software later this year, giving the vendor the ability to turn a server with a

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