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October, 2013


October 30, 2013  12:52 PM

CommVault CEO tells rivals, ‘Bring it on’

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

CommVault went against the grain and reported better-than-expected financial results last quarter. That makes the backup software vendor “public enemy number one” to its larger competitors, according to CEO Bob Hammer. CommVault’s revenue of $141.9 million last quarter grew 20% from the...

October 28, 2013  9:36 AM

Data reduction a key feature in solid-state storage

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

The premise of doing data reduction of stored information is that more data can be put in the available physical space. Storing more data in a fixed amount of space drives down the price of...


October 25, 2013  5:01 PM

Quantum drops revenue, gains ‘viability’

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Although Quantum’s revenue declined over last year, CEO Jon Gacek said the backup vendor is in much better shape than it was 12 months ago. Quantum this week reported revenue of $131.4 million, which was below its guidance and down 11% from the same quarter last year. Gacek said the plus...


October 25, 2013  3:22 PM

NetApp, HGST play roles in Verizon Cloud

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Since the beta program for the Verizon Cloud Compute and Cloud Storage began earlier this month, Verizon Terremark has been pulling back the curtains on the storage used for those...


October 23, 2013  4:08 PM

Seagate puts Kinetic object storage plan in motion

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

If you need more proof that object storage is picking up steam, there is the

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October 23, 2013  2:07 PM

Product of the Year competition highlights the top storage products again

Rich Castagna Rich Castagna Profile: Rich Castagna

We're just a week or so away from the deadline for filing an entry in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Products of the Year competition. If you're a storage vendor and you rolled out something new and cool—or upgraded an existing product to make it cooler than ever—you...


October 22, 2013  9:59 AM

Government shutdown slammed EMC storage sales

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

The U.S. federal government shutdown and cautious IT spending caused EMC to miss its revenue goals last quarter and lower expectations for the year. The storage market leader reported revenue of $5.5 billion last quarter -- up 5% over last year but $250 million below expectations – and its new...


October 18, 2013  4:57 PM

Syncsort divorces itself

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Syncsort is splitting up. The company revealed this week that the data protection business spun off to form a company separate from the data integration business. The data integration side will keep the Syncsort name. The data...


October 18, 2013  1:43 PM

Nimble follows Violin’s lead, files for IPO

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Nimble Storage is trying to become the next public storage company after filing its S-1 form for an initial public offering today. Nimble is right on time with its IPO...


October 17, 2013  3:09 PM

Will object replace file?

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

I keep hearing this question, and I keep responding “not anytime soon,” rather than with a flat “no.” I can understand why some may consider replacing file storage...


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