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November, 2017

November 30, 2017  6:26 PM

Nexenta raises $20 million, shoots for cloud

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

Bolstered by lead investor SoftBank Corp., Nexenta secured $20 million in financing this week to fund its new cloud portfolio. The Santa Clara, California-based storage software vendor next month plans to unveil its NexentaCloud for Amazon Web Services (AWS), according to CEO Tarkan Maner.

November 30, 2017  10:40 AM

Barracuda Networks going private

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Barracuda Networks became the latest public technology vendor to go private when equity firm Thoma Bravo agreed to pay $1.6 billion this week to acquire the security and data protection vendor. The Barracuda Networks acquisition is expected to close in February, before the end of Barracuda...

November 29, 2017  2:21 PM

Data recovery plans face tall task as storage levels grow

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
Disaster Recovery

Too much data is weighing heavily on data recovery plans, according to a recent survey. The problem has scaled beyond what many organizations can handle, said Douglas Brockett, president of backup and recovery software vendor StorageCraft, which commissioned the survey. "People are choking on...

November 29, 2017  11:42 AM

Pure Storage revenue boost puts it on ‘march to profit’

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Pure Storage

Pure Storage hit a home run in its first quarter under CEO Charlie Giancarlo. Pure Storage revenue of $278 million last month exceeded the high point of its  guidance and...

November 26, 2017  5:11 PM

Like its CEO, HPE storage in transition phase

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
"Meg Whitman"

Meg Whitman says it’s time for “a new generation” to take over Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She was talking about the CEO change when she made that comment during the company’s earnings call last week, but she could have been talking about the HPE storage portfolio as well. Independent of...

November 16, 2017  12:54 PM

NetApp revenue rides flash gravy train

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

NetApp is showing a legacy storage array vendor can still increase revenue impressively during these days of scant storage growth. NetApp Wednesday night reported its fourth straight quarter of

November 15, 2017  9:27 AM

Amazon not to blame for S3 cloud storage lapses

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Cloud Security, Cloud storage

The Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) has been giving big businesses –and their customers -- big trouble. It was reported earlier this summer that high-profile companies left data in their S3 buckets exposed because the access control lists (ACLs) were configured to allow access from any user...

November 14, 2017  4:45 PM

Dell EMC: Big data lakes will like our Elastic Data Platform

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

Dell EMC big data storage has a sharper focus. The vendor recently launched Elastic Data Platform (EDP), a series of reference architecture geared for Hadoop and related

November 14, 2017  10:01 AM

Commvault GO: ‘Sully,’ Swan emphasize good data’s value

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Data Management

We hear a lot of talk these days about machine learning and

November 13, 2017  7:52 AM

Nutanix backup choices expand

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Nutanix, Veritas, Veritas NetBackup

Options for Nutanix backup are growing for customers using the hyper-converged vendor’s AHV hypervisor. At Nutanix’s European .NEXT user conference last week, backup...

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