Storage Soup:

May, 2014


May 30, 2014  3:36 PM

EMC’s Tucci still flexible about retirement plans

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
EMC, Storage

EMC CEO and chairman Joe Tucci this week left open the door to remaining as CEO past next February, and slammed it shut on the possibility of selling off VMware. Tucci spoke Thursday at Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions 2014 investor conference. Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi...

May 30, 2014  2:34 PM

Violin dumps PCIe products, as flash revenue falls

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage, Violin Memory

Violin Memory sold off its fledgling PCIe flash business to SK hynix for $23 million this week as it tries to dig out of the financial hole it fell into late last year. The sale gives Violin much-needed cash while allowing it the focus on its a

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May 30, 2014  12:50 PM

Nimble CEO sees no need for all-flash array

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Nimble Storage, Storage

Surrounded by large and small storage competitors diving into the all-flash array market, Nimble Storage CEO Suresh Vasudevan said his company is at least three...


May 29, 2014  11:40 AM

Unitrends buys startup Yuruware for cloud backup

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cloud Backup, Unitrends

Unitrends today added cloud backup technology to its data protection product line, which already includes physical backup (Unitrends integrated appliances),

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May 27, 2014  3:21 PM

dinCloud offers no transfer fees with its new cloud service

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Cloud storage, dinCloud, Storage

Cloud service provider dinCloud is taking on Amazon, hoping to lure customers away with its own dinStorage S3 full-service cloud storage that is based on the Amazon S3 open APIs...


May 22, 2014  3:15 PM

X-IO switches CEOs, focuses on virtualization

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
ISE, Storage, VDI, Virtualization

Brian Owen today moved into a well-worn – and well-warmed – seat as CEO of X-IO Technologies. Owen becomes the vendor’s ninth CEO in less than 12 years. His job will be to help X-IO find a secure place in the storage world with its

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May 22, 2014  11:34 AM

NetApp sales down; OEM sales way down

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
flash storage, NetApp, Storage

NetApp is having the same problems as the other large storage vendors these days – more data going into the cloud, elongated sales cycles, declines in federal spending and new innovative vendors taking customers from the big guys. NetApp’s earnings and guidance released Wednesday reflect...


May 20, 2014  12:06 PM

Veeam adds new suite, support for EMC’s DD Boost

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Data backup, Storage

When I spoke with Veeam Software CEO Ratmire Timashev a few weeks ago, he said the virtual machine data protection specialist is working on beefing up its data...


May 19, 2014  11:23 AM

Is the term elastic storage a new category, or a stretch?

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Cloud storage, Elastic storage, Storage

EMC and IBM recently launched storage products with the term “elastic” in their names. These announcements were significant for the companies and for the IT community in understanding a direction being taken for storage technology. EMC launched

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May 16, 2014  10:22 AM

Sphere 3D buys Overland Storage for $81 million

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Overland Storage is going away. At least, the company name will disappear after its merger with Sphere 3D is completed. Overland’s products will live on, whether or not they have the Overland brand. Overland and Sphere 3Drevealed their merger plans Thursday. You need a scorecard to keep track...


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