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November, 2012


November 28, 2012  1:08 PM

Qumulo looks to repeat Isilon’s culture, success

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Seattle-based startup Qumulo closed a whopping $24.5 million Series A funding round last week, without even dropping the F-word (flash) or C-word (cloud) that many startups rely on to woo venture capitalists these days. The Qumulo press release did delve into data growth and played up the...

November 20, 2012  9:23 AM

When technologies collide, the customers win

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

It should be apparent now that new technology drives advances of older technology. Storage companies have a lot to lose if their technology is eclipsed by newer technology, so they continue to fiercely market and invest in extending the older technology. Survival is a driving force for a company...

November 13, 2012  10:06 PM

Isilon ready to go live with ‘Maverick’ OS

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

EMC acquired Isilon two years ago to fill a void among big data and scale-out NAS use cases that mainstream NAS products could not handle. Now Isilon is taking steps to become better...

November 12, 2012  9:13 AM

Storage software tools can be too independent

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

I recently spoke with a storage software vendor promoting a product that was an independent storage management and reporting tool. The functionality it...

November 8, 2012  12:32 PM

FalconStor hires banker to explore sale or funding options

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

After another rocky quarter, FalconStor has hired investment banker Wells Fargo Securities to evaluate “strategic alternatives.” FalconStor CEO Jim McNiel stopped short of saying the


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