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August, 2013


August 29, 2013  11:15 AM

Pure Storage gets $150M to grow now, IPO later

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Three days after Violin Memory filed to go public, another all-flash startup Pure Storage today closed a whopping $150 million funding round. Pure calls it the largest private funding round...

August 27, 2013  8:11 AM

Violin Memory flashes its IPO plans

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Well-funded flash array startup Violin Memory has filed papers to go public in hopes of raising $172.5 million by selling shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Violin’s initial public offering (IPO) is expected in late September. The move has been expected – Violin executives have talked...


August 22, 2013  8:16 AM

Donatelli dumped as head of HP Enterprise Group, goes on special assignment

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Dave Donatelli, the man who set Hewlett-Packard’s storage strategy, is no longer in charge of HP’s storage, server and networking group. HP CEO Meg Whitman Wednesday said COO Big Veghte will take over Donatelli’s post as executive vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Group....


August 21, 2013  7:52 AM

Making storage simple is a complex process

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Storage devices such as hard disk drives may be seen as commodities, although storage systems that businesses...


August 20, 2013  6:30 PM

Cleversafe raises a hefty $55 million to push object storage

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Object storage vendor Cleversafe this week raised $55 million in a series D funding round, bringing the total amount the company has raised to about $100 million since it was founded in 2004...


August 19, 2013  7:24 PM

3D Flash is Star of the 2013 Flash Memory Summit

Rich Castagna Rich Castagna Profile: Rich Castagna

The eighth annual Flash Storage Summit in Santa Clara, Calif., was once again an interesting mix of solid-state builders and buyers. While much of the exhibit hall featured exhibitors showing off components and testing gear in hopes of snagging OEM...


August 19, 2013  3:33 PM

“Gang of Four” Disk Manufacturers Says Don’t Forget About Spinning Disk

Rich Castagna Rich Castagna Profile: Rich Castagna

SPA officially launched at the eighth Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, Calif. No, SPA isn't an upscale new Silicon Valley health resort where the nouveau Web riche renew their inner entrepreneurs with mud baths and herbal teas in between Pilates...


August 16, 2013  11:48 AM

Tegile takes a drink from flash funding fountain

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Tegile Systems pulled in $35 million in funding this week to help beef up sales and marketing for its Zebi storage arrays. Fittingly for a hybrid storage...

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August 16, 2013  8:10 AM

Microsoft SkyDrive outage is just not good for business

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

The disruption of Microsoft’s cloud services this week is likely to shake some customers' confidence in the cloud, even those not impacted by the most recent disruption. The Microsoft SkyDrive cloud storage service was one of several applications that were down for some users this week, along...


August 15, 2013  10:44 AM

Storage sales improve, still not ‘normal’

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

When storage revenue slipped in the early part of 2013, vendors predicted sales would pick up in the second half. We saw some evidence of that this week when Brocade and...


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