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July 25, 2014  1:51 PM

Unitrends adds Hyper-V support to re-branded virtual backup

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
PHD Virtual, Storage, Unitrends

Unitrends has gone GA with its first new version of the PHD Virtual Backup application since acquiring PHD Virtual last December. Virtual Backup 8 released last week...

July 24, 2014  11:36 AM

Quantum looks towards StorNext for a pick-me-up

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Object storage, Storage

With both disk and tape backup target markets stagnating, Quantum is counting on its StorNext platform for growth. Quantum’s “scale-out storage” – StorNext file system and

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July 23, 2014  9:00 AM

EMC’s Tucci will meet with investors but resists break-up

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
EMC, Storage, VMware

EMC CEO Joe Tucci today said he plans to meet with the investor group reportedly calling for the storage conglomerate to break itself up, although he maintained that his company benefits from its current...


July 15, 2014  3:27 PM

Private clouds signal a change in what we call IT

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Public Cloud, Storage

We have been working with IT clients who deploy private clouds as part of their operations. The reasons include implementing a change in the delivery of IT services, a new infrastructure for dealing...


July 14, 2014  12:35 PM

Box raises $150 million but can it overcome the Snowden effect?

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Box, Dropbox, Storage

Online storage provider Box last week raised another $150 million from two investment firms, pushing the total amount of its funding to $564 million as it prepares to go public. While it can be seen as a good sign for the vendor that it can raise that much money in one round, you also have to...


July 11, 2014  2:36 PM

Microsoft Scouts InMage, adds it to Azure roster

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Microsoft today acquired cloud disaster recovery vendor InMage, which it will use as part of its Windows Azure cloud services. InMage Scout combines

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July 11, 2014  12:50 PM

CA’s arcserve goes out for a spin

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
ArcServe, Backup software, Data protection, Storage

When CA Technologies launched its arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) platform in May, it was considered a new direction for the backup and recovery platform. It turns out the direction...


July 10, 2014  10:00 AM

Avere grabs funding, points to the cloud and IPO

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, NAS acceleration, Storage

Avere Systems today closed a $20 million series D funding round that founder and CEO Ron Bianchini said he expects will take the NAS acceleration vendor to break-even and an initial public offering (IPO). If he’s...


July 8, 2014  5:34 AM

EMC acquires TwinStrata, refreshes VMAX, Isilon arrays

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
EMC, Isilon, TwinStrata, XtremIO

EMC World 2014 in May was light on product launches, as the vendor did not make any updates that were expected to its storage array platforms. Those launches came today when EMC refreshed three of...


July 3, 2014  7:36 AM

Storage management requires continuous learning

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Storage

Despite obvious evolution of the storage industry, the problems in storing and managing information are the same ones that have been there since the days of Data Processing in the 1960s. The problems have...


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