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October, 2012


October 30, 2012  7:29 PM

Scale Computing wary of EMC’s ‘VMware trap’

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Scale Computing will use the $12 million funding round it recently closed to market its HC3

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October 30, 2012  2:24 PM

Nasuni pulls in $20 milliion in a Series C funding

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Storage cloud provider Nasuni Corp. today announced it has secured $20 million in a Series C round from a new  anonymous invester. In total, the company has raised $43 million since its founding in 2009, which includes the $8 million it raised in a Series A round and another $15 million it raised...


October 29, 2012  7:35 AM

Per-TB licensing changes behavior, impacts efficiency

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Once again I’ve run into an information technology director faced with acquiring software for storage that was licensed on a per-terabyte basis. Like others I’ve talked to in that situation, he made his decision based on that charge and not by taking into full consideration what he needed. The...


October 25, 2012  6:52 PM

Apple, Facebook still love Fusion-io

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Fusion-io CEO David Flynn said the server flash vendor is selling into more enterprises who want to speed database performance. But the bulk of its business...


October 25, 2012  12:34 PM

Quantum spins up disk sales as tape withers

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Quantum might have turned the corner with its disk backup and storage software products last quarter, just as its tape sales took a big dip. Quantum reported $42.4 million in revenue from disk and software last quarter, topping the $40 million it needs to break even on those products for the...


October 23, 2012  2:30 PM

Seagate updates Savvio, Constellation hard drives

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Seagate Technology has refreshed three of its enterprise hard disk drives, the Savvio 10K.6 for enterprise-level performance, the Constellation ES.3 for bulk data storage and Constellation CS for replicated bulk storage in the cloud. The company has split its Constellation 3.5-inch family of...


October 23, 2012  7:16 AM

HP no longer plays duet with Violin

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

While preparing to go public, solid-state array vendor Violin Memory’s relationship with Hewlett-Packard (HP) is cooling. Violin was the subject of two Bloomberg stories last week. Last Wednesday,

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October 19, 2012  4:00 PM

SNW notebook: Fujitsu, Avere strike up a match

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – News and notes from this week’s Fall Storage Networking World (SNW): Avere and Fujitsu America have forged a “meet in the channel” partnership matching Avere’s NAS acceleration device with Fujitsu storage arrays. The vendors and their channel partners are...


October 18, 2012  8:09 AM

When organizational issues inhibit IT progress

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Information technology (IT) must continue to adapt and change as new demands arise and new technology is introduced. The new demands include more capacity for storing information as...


October 16, 2012  4:40 PM

Microsoft strengthens cloud play with StorSimple acquisition

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Microsoft Corp. today announced it is acquiring StorSimple, a cloud integrated storage (CIS) provider that uses its appliances to consolidate primary storage, archiving, backup and disaster recovery into the cloud. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The cloud appliance company has been at...


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