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April, 2014


April 30, 2014  9:17 AM

Red Hat opens check book for Inktank’s open-source Ceph

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Red Hat doubled down on open source storage software today when it acquired startup Inktank for $175 million. Inktank’s Ceph software gives Red Hat object and...

April 28, 2014  11:22 AM

CommVault sees Simpana upgrade, cloud as tonic for sales slump

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

CommVault missed its revenue expectations last quarter, a notion CEO Bob Hammer found especially frustrating because he sees great opportunity for the backup vendor to flourish. He also sees silver linings in CommVault’s impending Simpana product upgrade and the cloud. CommVault’s revenue of...


April 25, 2014  2:45 PM

NaviSite adds EMC Data Domain to its Vault platform

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

NaviSite this week expanded its partnership with EMC around its NaviCloud hosted cloud platform by madding support for EMC's Data Domain

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April 25, 2014  10:37 AM

HP upgrades its enterprise array with XP7

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Hitachi Data Systems wasn’t the only vendor to launch a new enterprise SAN array this week. Hewlett-Packard also brought out its XP7. That’s not a coincidence, because the XP7 and the

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April 24, 2014  9:26 AM

EMC storage sales slip, IT landscape ‘not for faint of heart’

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

While EMC exceeded its overall revenue forecast for last quarter, its storage revenue was a bit disappointing. EMC’s storage revenue made up $3.68 billion of the company’s $5.5 billion (counting VMware, RSA, Pivotal and other sources). On the storage side, that was a three percent decline from...


April 23, 2014  4:46 PM

Pure Storage vacuums up $225 million in fresh funding

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

When Pure Storage pocketed $150 million in funding last August, CEO Scott Dietzen said that gigantic round would fuel rapid growth for the all-flash array vendor in the face of increasing competition from EMC and...


April 23, 2014  3:10 PM

Micron introduces higher endurance SSDs

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Micron Technology unveiled the M500DC SATA solid state drive (SSD) that is targeted for both...


April 21, 2014  10:51 AM

Object storage as common denominator

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

Conversations at the recent National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference led me to the conclusion that object storage is becoming a common denominator between block and...


April 21, 2014  6:46 AM

Splunk’s app for VMware deepens NetApp support

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Data analytics and security vendor Splunk made it easier to use its software with NetApp and VMware with the latest version of its Splunk App for VMware. The San...


April 18, 2014  12:44 PM

IBM, VMware add options for cloud DR

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

The cloud has been a boon for disaster recovery, bringing the technology to smaller companies while allowing vendor newcomers such as

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