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January, 2013

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January 31, 2013  4:07 PM

Large customer slowdown bites Fusion-io

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Fusion-io has greatly benefitted from Facebook and Apple for more than two years, with those companies buying tens of millions of dollars’ worth of Fusion-IO PCIe flash cards...

January 30, 2013  8:09 AM

Seagate invests in Virident’s PCIe flash

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Hard-drive giant Seagate is carrying out its flash strategy one piece at a time. This week it added PCIe flash to its portfolio by making a $40 million investment and signing a...


January 29, 2013  4:59 PM

Actifio alters packaging, pricing for data protection

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

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...


January 29, 2013  7:56 AM

DataGravity pockets $30M, eyes business intelligence

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

EqualLogic founder Paula Long has a new storage startup, and she says its goal is to do for data scientists what EquaLogic did for storage administrators. Long...


January 28, 2013  10:12 AM

Storage hardware and the steel industry

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Taking a step back and looking at the new or updated storage systems coming out reinforces trends I see for storage hardware in the industry. By storage hardware, I’m referring...


January 24, 2013  9:27 AM

Symantec CEO praises NetBackup, prepares new company strategy

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Symantec executives Wednesday indicated backup and storage would continue to play a big role in its future, especially after a strong fourth quarter for NetBackup. Symantec folded its earnings report into a two-hour presentation focused mainly on outlining the company’s strategic direction...


January 16, 2013  7:17 PM

Cloud startup Symform wants to build foundation with real estate funding

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

When startups raise funding, contributors often include strategic investors who hope to benefit from the technology the new company develops. Storage startups usually turn to technology industry giants for strategic investments. Cloud...

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January 15, 2013  9:29 AM

Brocade picks networking vet Carney as CEO

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Brocade completed its CEO search this week, hiring Lloyd Carney to replace Mike Klayko. Klayko said last August that he would step down as soon as the board found a replacement,...


January 14, 2013  8:38 AM

Two-tier archiving can save money, meet regulations

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

A two-tier data archiving approach can help free primary storage capacity, reduce expenses from regular data protection, and meet compliance or business requirements for specific data. A two-tier strategy divides...


January 2, 2013  1:40 PM

Make organizing data your New Year’s resolution

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

It’s the New Year and it’s time to organize things around the home.  Throw out things that you no longer need. Take things that you probably won’t need but you’re not sure about, and put them in the attic. It’s a fairly simple exercise, but not done regularly. It happens now because the...


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