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July, 2016


July 29, 2016  2:05 PM

OwnBackup CEO: Stay safe in the cloud

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
Cloud Backup

Your cloud data may not be as secure as you think. No matter where your data lives, you should put the same level of thought and care into its protection, according to Sam Gutmann, CEO of cloud-to-cloud backup and restore vendor OwnBackup. He pointed to the recent

July 29, 2016  1:59 PM

FalconStor’s dating, seeking technology match

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
FalconStor

There is a trend in storage for smaller vendors to band together to try and grow through mergers, for far different reasons than Dell and EMC are coming together. These mergers of small...


July 29, 2016  9:55 AM

Quantum results indicate ‘stable’ backup market

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Data protection, Quantum

It’s no secret that storage sales have been hard to come by over the last year or two. Most of the large vendors experience product revenue decreases or small increases quarter after quarter. But the data protection market appears to be on the upswing, or least it’s no longer on the...


July 28, 2016  6:20 PM

Spectra Logic bolsters BlackPearl storage archive for Amazon cloud

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz
Storage

Backup tape specialist Spectra Logic has upgraded the operating software for its BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway appliance, allowing petabyte-scale enterprises to build a storage archive using multiple A


July 27, 2016  10:49 AM

Commvault rallies ‘round the cloud

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, Commvault, Data Management

Commvault increased its year-over-year revenues for the third straight quarter, with a big assist from the cloud. Like all storage vendors, Commvault is looking for a way to work with public cloud providers to prevent getting steamrolled by them. In Commvault’s case, the strategy is to protect...


July 22, 2016  6:54 PM

Broadcom samples HBAs that support FC-NVMe to OEMs

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
flash storage

The pieces are starting to fall into place for even higher performing flash storage with lower latency through the use of Nonvolatile Memory Express (NVMe) over Fibre Channel (FC). Broadcom (part of Avago Technologies) this week made available to OEMs Emulex


July 22, 2016  6:26 AM

RDMA over Fabrics: a big step for SSD access

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Storage

Shared storage access for servers has been the most basic requirement for storage networks. Performance demands for multiple systems accessing data continually increase due to improvements in compute and a desire to get more work done from infrastructure investments. These demands have been met...


July 21, 2016  9:40 AM

Veeam Software still outpacing data protection market

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Veeam Software continued impressive growth last quarter, increasing bookings revenue 38% over last year in a market that is barely growing one percent. Veeam Software remains a private company, but provides quarterly updates on its earnings. In the second quarter, Veeam said its growth outpaced...


July 20, 2016  3:59 PM

Seagate brings back Barracuda with new 10TB hard disk drives

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Flash disk, Hard drives, Seagate

Seagate resurrected the BarraCuda brand name with its latest lineup of 10 TB hard disk drives. The high-capacity drives, unofficially called the Guardian series, include the BarraCuda computer hard disk drives, the IronWolf for


July 19, 2016  4:40 PM

IBM storage revs spin into double-digit decline

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
IBM Storage

IBM’s disk array business took another hit last quarter, with storage hardware decreasing 13% as the company looks to shift its emphasis to flash and software-defined storage. “Storage value is shifting to software,” CFO Martin Schroeter said Monday on IBM’s earnings call. “We’re...


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