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April 28, 2017  10:11 AM

Data protection report finds ‘availability gap’ hurting IT growth

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
Data protection

Many organizations face the danger of falling through data protection gaps, according to a recent survey. Eighty-two percent of organizations agreed or strongly agreed that they have an "availability gap" between how fast they

April 28, 2017  9:40 AM

All-flash Synology FlashStation NAS welcomes ‘little brother’

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz
NAS, Synology

Midrange NAS provider Synology America Corp. is expanding its FlashStation all-flash storage platform. Synology FlashStation FS2017, which became available April 27, is...


April 28, 2017  9:22 AM

Seagate sees 10 TB drives as sweet spot

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Seagate

While much of the storage world is talking up NVM Express and other flash technologies, Seagate is pushing ahead with shingled magnetic recording, heat-assisted magnetic recording and large capacity HDDs. Reliance on HDDs seems short-sighted these days, but Seagate executives point to rapid data...


April 24, 2017  12:47 PM

Spanning Cloud Apps ‘finds a home’ outside Dell EMC

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Dell EMC

Dell EMC has sold off another asset after its mega-merger. Dell EMC last week spun out Spanning Cloud Apps to Insight Venture Partners, less than three years after EMC acquired Spanning for its cloud-to-cloud backup software. Insight added Spanning to its collection of backup companies, which...


April 21, 2017  9:06 AM

Veeam revenue gets jolt from cloud, enterprise sales

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Storage

Veeam Software said it grew revenue bookings substantially last quarter on the strength of enterprises and cloud sales. Often, those two markets were related. Veeam revenue from bookings increased 33% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2017, the data protection vendor said. As a private...


April 21, 2017  8:57 AM

IBM flash storage helps snap 22-quarter downslide

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

IBM storage sales rose in the first quarter of 2017, for the first time in more than five years. IBM snapped a 22-quarter string of storage declines on the strength of flash hardware and


April 20, 2017  7:42 AM

Court to Dell EMC: Nexsan Unity branding gets priority

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz
Dell EMC

Nexsan won a court victory over Dell EMC, right in the giant's back yard. A Massachusetts federal district court sided with Nexsan Inc. this week in its trademark dispute with Dell EMC over use of the


April 11, 2017  12:00 PM

Tegile funding round gives it $33 million for NVMe push

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Tegile Systems closed a $33 million funding round that the flash array vendor intends to use to invest heavily in NVMe, the next big thing in solid-state storage. Like other flash vendors, Tegile has been looking toward non-volatile memory express (NVMe) for months. It stressed during its last...


April 10, 2017  9:16 AM

Toshiba ships capacity-optimized 8 TB HDD

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
toshiba

Toshiba has started volume shipments of its MG Series 8 TB HDD -- the largest capacity-optimized, 3.5-inch enterprise HDD the company has ever produced. The 7,200 rpm, 6 Gbps SATA HDD...


April 4, 2017  10:09 AM

Qumulo funding set for sales/marketing expansion

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Qumulo, Scale out NAS

Qumulo closed a $30 million funding round today, which the scale-out NAS startup will likely use to hire more former Isilon employees. Qumulo is striving to replace Isilon as the scale-out NAS system of choice in today's data centers. The company's DNA is heavy with former Isilon executives and...


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