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October, 2015

October 30, 2015  5:41 PM

Formation Data CEO: Dell-EMC deal doesn’t guarantee innovation

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

Dell’s pending $67 billion acquisition of EMC has sparked plenty of discussion about

October 30, 2015  4:02 PM

Data protection vendors (except for Veeam) struggled last quarter

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Commvault, FalconStor, Quantum, Veeam

Not only the big storage array hardware vendors are seeing  

October 22, 2015  8:14 AM

VMAX, VNX the new minority among EMC storage products

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

EMC provided more detail on its revenue and earnings last quarter, and the results could play into its product strategy leading into and following its acquisition by Dell.


October 20, 2015  10:50 AM

IBM storage still dropping, looking for a save from flash

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cleversafe, flash storage, IBM FlashSystem, IBM Storage

Storage received a lot of attention on the IBM earnings call Monday night. And not in a good way. IBM systems storage revenue decreased 19% year-over-year last quarter, which isn’t unusual over the past few years. But poor storage sales dragged down all of IBM’s hardware, which declined two...

October 15, 2015  4:03 PM

Imation buys Connected Data

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Did you hear about the storage acquisition this week? No, I don’t mean Dell-EMC. Everyone knows about that one. But you might have missed Imation’s acquisition of file...

October 13, 2015  4:05 PM

By the way, EMC’s storage revenue shrunk last quarter

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Dell, EMC

Almost lost in the noise around Dell’s estimated $67 billion acquisition of EMC this week was another down sales quarter for EMC storage. EMC reported preliminary revenue...

October 12, 2015  6:27 AM

Dell grabs EMC for $67 billion

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Dell, EMC

Dell and EMC made it official this morning – Dell intends to acquire EMC for an expected $67 billion price tag in the largest technology transaction ever. The deal makes EMC a private company, while Dell will maintain EMC-owned VMware as a public company. Dell and its partner Silver Lake will...

October 9, 2015  3:20 PM

Microsoft Azure strengthens its backup and recovery services

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Microsoft Azure is strengthening its backup portfolio. The company now offers backups of Micosoft SQL Server, Hyper-V virtual machines, SharePoint Server, Microsoft Exchange and Windows clients in Microsoft Azure Backup Server. Microsoft made the announcement in a

October 9, 2015  10:31 AM

OpenStack Manila project leader previews Liberty, Mitaka releases

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

The OpenStack Manila file share service is growing up. During a Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)-sponsored...

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October 9, 2015  8:41 AM

Big deals make hyper-convergence a bigger deal

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cisco, Dell, Hyper-convergence, Nutanix, SimpliVity

Partnerships with large hardware vendors are paying off for hyper-converged pioneers Nutanix and SimpliVity. Dell this week...

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