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August 31, 2017  10:54 AM

VMworld 2017 Notes: Dell favors storage R&D over M&A

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Dell EMC, michael dell

LAS VEGAS -- Before their merger, EMC and Dell were active buyers of storage companies. In the past year, neither has made an acquisition. That’s understandable, considering the price that Dell paid for EMC and the

August 25, 2017  6:53 AM

Pure Storage CEO swap: Dietzen out, Giancarlo in

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Pure Storage

Pure Storage CEO Scott Dietzen resigned unexpectedly Thursday, as the all-flash pioneer named former Cisco executive Charlie Giancarlo its new leader. Dietzen will stay at Pure as chairman, although his exact role has not been determined. Dietzen said the CEO change was his idea, and there is no...


August 22, 2017  7:21 PM

Druva pulls in $80 million for data management software

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Druva today said it has raised another $80 million in funding, bringing its total investments into the range of $200 million for the fast-growing data management software vendors. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company claims to have more than 4,000 worldwide customers that include NASA, Pifzer,...


August 21, 2017  8:43 AM

Cisco buys Springpath, brings HCI software in-house

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Cisco re-confirmed its hyper-converged infrastructure strategy today by acquiring its HCI software partner Springpath for $320 million. The Cisco HyperFlex HCI...


August 18, 2017  11:04 AM

NetApp earnings per share lifted by all-flash sales

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

Strong all-flash sales and a new niche acquisition highlighted the NetApp earnings call this week. The vendor on Wednesday reported net revenue of $1.33 billion, up 2% year over year and above the midpoint of its guidance range. The new pickup is Reykjavik, Iceland-based startup Greenqloud for...


August 16, 2017  11:33 AM

Unitrends backup appliance products get hyped for Nutanix

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
Storage

Unitrends backup appliance products will go where some vendors have gone before -- supporting the Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor – while adding a cloud twist. The company's Recovery Series backup...

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August 15, 2017  10:24 AM

MozyEnterprise backup tool finds a new key for security

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

Dell EMC's Mozy has unlocked a new encryption key security feature for its enterprise backup product. MozyEnterprise now provides support for the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP), which automatically generates per-user


August 11, 2017  11:58 AM

Flash Memory Summit 2017: Flash really on fire

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
flash storage

Any claims that "flash is on fire" at Flash Memory Summit 2017 this week drew awkward glances, nervous laughs or groans. That's because one flash system literally caught fire, causing the exhibition hall at the Santa Clara Convention Center to close for the entire show. The Innodisk...


August 10, 2017  9:09 AM

Primary Data DataSphere upgrade follows funding grab

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz
Data Analytics, Primary Data

Primary Data has beefed up storage analytics and cloud migration in its DataSphere virtualization platform. Now the startup is ready to dip into a fresh stash of cash totaling $40 million to heighten its profile in enterprise data storage. PrimaryData DataSphere 2.0, released this week in early...


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