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November, 2017

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...

November 10, 2017  10:27 AM

Quantum CEO Gacek’s a goner after poor quarter

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Quantum CEO Jon Gacek is out following poor sales results for the data protection and scale-out storage vendor last quarter. The Quantum board named director Adalio Sanchez as interim CEO. Chairman Raghu Rau said he will head a search for a permanent CEO, with the help of an executive headhunter...

November 9, 2017  5:26 PM

SMB ransomware report: Attacks frequent, backups key piece

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

Ransomware attacks on SMBs have increased, according to a recent survey, but backup and disaster recovery platforms can calm data protection fears. An estimated 5% of SMBs worldwide fell victim to a ransomware attack from the second quarter of 2016 to the second quarter of 2017, according to the...

November 8, 2017  6:26 AM

Nutanix Acropolis services expand for cloud, developer needs

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Hyper-convergence, Storage

Like many storage and data center vendors, hyper-converged vendor Nutanix is taking the next steps to give its platform multi-cloud capabilities. Nutanix today laid out its plans to add services for developers to its

November 7, 2017  9:10 AM

Pivot3 Acuity jukes HCI sales, aims at cloud

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Hyper-converged vendor Pivot3 said its Acuity appliance is significantly expanding its enterprise footprint, with one-third of its revenue coming from deals of $500,000 or more last quarter. The private company today said its average sales price increased 25% and overall revenue increased 50%...

November 2, 2017  2:06 PM

SwiftStack objects to object storage label

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Object storage, SwiftStack

SwiftStack’s leadership team appreciated being selected a visionary in Gartner’s recent Magic Quadrant for distributed file systems and object storage. The vendor even put out a press release celebrating Gartner’s inclusion of SwiftStack object storage in the report. But SwiftStack’s...

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