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January, 2014


January 31, 2014  12:26 PM

Quorum sets out to one-click its way to DR supremacy

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Data protection appliance vendor Quorum enters 2014 coming off what it claims are record sales with expectations to grow more this year, a fresh $10 million funding round and a still-emerging cloud DR...

January 31, 2014  11:36 AM

What does IBM’s server sale to Lenovo mean for storage?

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

IBM’s sale of of its x86 server business to Lenovo raises questions about IBM storage. Lenovo did not buy any storage systems in the $2.3...


January 29, 2014  7:09 PM

With little growth in sight, EMC plans layoffs

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

EMC’s earnings report Wednesday served as another reminder that storage spending is not growing at anywhere near the rate that data is. With more data spread around on mobile...


January 28, 2014  7:19 AM

Syncsort data protection becomes Catalogic

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Syncsort Data Protection has an official name, three months since splitting off from the Syncsort data integration company. The data protection vendor Monday said it is now called Catalogic Software,...


January 23, 2014  10:31 AM

Impediments to innovation

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

The computer storage industry seems interesting to many on the outside. Fellow engineers I associate with who are in different disciplines often ask pointed questions when we get together. The most consistent questions are why there are so many

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January 21, 2014  7:10 PM

Cloud storage needs to be programmable

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Kenneth Hui, open cloud architect at Rackspace, isn't a big fan of the term software-defined storage -- especially when discussing the cloud. He prefers "programmable...


January 20, 2014  3:08 PM

QLogic adopts Brocade’s adapters

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Brocade last week revealed it is getting out of the adapter business, and it has sold off those products to QLogic. It’s easy to see why Brocade made this move. Despite being the...


January 17, 2014  8:42 AM

SGI buys Starboard assets, engineering but not its arrays

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

The saga of Starboard Storage ended this week when SGI bought the intellectual property of the hybrid unified storage company. SGI will use the technology in its Active Archiving platform, but will not sell Starboard’s storage arrays. Bob Braham, SGI’s chief marketing officer, said...


January 15, 2014  12:37 PM

Convergence startup Nutanix makes investors hyper, pulls in $101 million in funding

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Nutanix released numbers this week that establish the startup as the far-away leader in the young hyperconverged storage market. The big news is it closed a massive $101 million funding round, which nearly doubles competitor

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January 9, 2014  8:55 AM

EMC adds another CEO to its boardroom

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Joe Tucci found a way to make David Goulden EMC CEO without giving up his own CEO post. EMC Wednesday named Goulden CEO of EMC Federation, which consists of EMC’s core storage business. Tucci remains chairman and CEO of EMC Corporation, which includes EMC Federation plus EMC-owned VMware and...


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