Storage Soup:

May, 2016


May 27, 2016  10:02 AM

Pure Storage’s impressive sales growth diluted by losses

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Pure Storage

Pure Storage is finding that it’s expensive to grow sales in the all-flash storage market these days. While Pure increased revenue last quarter by 89%...

May 26, 2016  9:44 AM

NetApp launches Ontap 9 for flash, cloud

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage

With the worst part of its Clustered Data Ontap (CDOT) challenges behind it, NetApp is bringing out the next version of its Ontap storage operating system. Ontap 9 


May 25, 2016  3:08 PM

Flash accelerates Nimble sales, not profits

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Nimble Storage

Nimble Storage received a quick jolt from its All Flash arrays last quarter, as the platform drove larger deals and helped bring in bigger customers. The vendor continued to...


May 25, 2016  2:13 PM

Violin Memory’s struggles continue

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
flash storage, Violin Memory

Violin Memory had little to show for its turnaround efforts last quarter. The all-flash vendor’s revenue declined and it continue to lose money, prompting the CEO to tell investors he feels their pain. Violin Tuesday reported $9.7 million in revenue for last quarter, down from $12.1 million...


May 24, 2016  10:45 AM

Datrium says new twist makes DVX run crazy fast

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
flash storage

Datrium has added an “Insane Mode” feature that the startup claims can double host storage performance on the fly. Datrium took the Insane Mode tag from Tesla’s rapid acceleration technique for its 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


May 20, 2016  11:23 AM

Brocade FC storage sales down, and will stay there for now

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Brocade’s earnings for last quarter show a decline in storage sales consistent with what large array vendors have reported. The Fibre Channel switch vendor’s forecast for this quarter...


May 13, 2016  5:33 PM

Nexsan, EMC fight over ‘Unity’ name

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
EMC, Nexsan

The product name Unity is at the center of a trademark dispute in the data storage industry between Nexsan and EMC. Nexsan Technologies  filed a complaint against EMC on May 6 in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts claiming it has priority to the Unity trademark and is not infringing upon...


May 13, 2016  6:29 AM

Datto expands into file sync and share with a free, one-year service

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Data Protection specialist Datto is giving away its new file sync and share service for a year. The Datto Drive service for SMBs is hosted on the vendor's 200 PB private cloud within nine worldwide data centers.  The service comes with a global license agreement with open source 


May 12, 2016  10:49 AM

Quantum revenues sink, with upsurge predicted

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Data backup, Quantum, Scale-out Storage, StorNext

Like many storage vendors, Quantum’s revenue took a dip last quarter and for the full year. The backup and scale-out storage specialist predicts it will rally beginning this quarter, however, due to a  pickup in video-related storage systems. Quantum’s total revenue of $120 million for last...


May 5, 2016  9:15 AM

Gridstore chairman takes CEO reins

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Gridstore chairman Nairman Teymourian took over as CEO today, with plans to install a utility services model for delivering hyper-convergence. Teymourian has been Gridstore’s chairman since October. He replaces


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