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September, 2016


September 30, 2016  6:20 PM

Dell EMC to ‘stay the course’ with flash storage portfolio

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
flash storage

Dell EMC plans to “stay the course” with its flash storage portfolio despite overlapping products at the midrange and low end, an executive at the newly combined company confirmed. Daniel Cobb, a fellow and vice president of media strategy

September 30, 2016  4:01 PM

Maxta makes MxSP HCI software version perpetually free

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz
Maxta

Software-only hyper-converged startup Maxta today formally unveiled a free perpetual license option for its MxSP software, following a registration drive launched during


September 29, 2016  7:47 AM

Spectra BlackPearl line grows family, archive customer base

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

Spectra Logic is extending its BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway line upwards and downwards. The tape vendor has added an entry-level model and a much larger offering that more than triples the number of LTO drives the original product could manage. Spectra BlackPearl appliances, originally...


September 27, 2016  10:33 AM

IDC: Total worldwide storage systems revenue remained flat in Q2

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Research firm IDC reports factory revenues for worldwide purpose-built backup appliances (PBBA) experienced solid growth in the second quarter while enterprise storage systems revenue remained flat during that same period. Factory revenues for worldwide purpose-built backup appliances (PBBA)...


September 23, 2016  3:56 PM

StorageCraft buys backup analytics from Gillware

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

StorageCraft will use its new analytics technology to tell its customers to stop backing up certain data. That’s right, the data protection...


September 22, 2016  11:20 AM

Zetta cloud storage now offers recovery in less than five minutes

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Zetta unveiled the latest version of its disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) that promises data recovery in less than five minutes. The company initially launched its DRaaS...

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September 22, 2016  6:39 AM

Kaminario plans to add Clarity for K2 flash arrays

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Kaminario

Kaminario is getting into cloud-based storage analytics with Clarity, which helps manage and monitor its


September 21, 2016  6:50 AM

New SNIA Swordfish spec targets hyperscale, cloud environments

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) released Swordfish, a new specification that could ease the management of storage equipment and data services in converged,...


September 19, 2016  4:45 PM

Nutanix IPO looks like a go

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Nutanix took the last step before completing its initial public offering today when it set the target price range for its offering. Nutanix filed an S-1 registration form with the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing plans to sell 14 million shares of Class A stock for between $11 and...


September 16, 2016  1:46 PM

Veritas: Dell EMC’s no marriage made in heaven

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Data protection, Veritas

LAS VEGAS -- In the pre-Symantec days when Veritas was an independent storage software company, its executives frequently bashed their primary competitor EMC. That rhetoric cooled after Symantec bought Veritas, and the chief EMC bashers (including current Dell EMC CMO


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