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May 26, 2016  9:44 AM

NetApp launches Ontap 9 for flash, cloud

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage

With the worst part of its Clustered Data Ontap (CDOT) challenges behind it, NetApp is bringing out the next version of its Ontap storage operating system. Ontap 9 will...

April 19, 2016  3:16 PM

Microsoft Azure adds Talon’s CloudFAST to marketplace

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage

Microsoft Azure is throwing its weight behind startup Talon Storage, offering Talon’s CloudFAST file sharing and acceleration software available from the Azure Marketplace. CloudFAST for Azure StoreSimple is a joint...


February 25, 2016  10:52 AM

CSPs spend a lot on storage to enable the cloud

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Cloud storage

Nearly one third of cloud service providers spend more than 10% of their revenue on storage while 46% of them spend five to 10 percent of their revenue on storage, according to a


September 25, 2015  3:06 PM

AWS introduces a new infrequently accessed S3 storage tier

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Amazon, Cloud storage

Amazon Web Services (AWS) rolled out a new type of storage for infrequently accessed data within the S3 tier that cost 1.25 cents per GBs to store but only 1 cent per GB to...


November 13, 2014  10:58 AM

NetApp expects new products to save the day

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, NetApp, Storage

NetApp CEO Tom Georgens says the cure for stagnant revenue is an expanded product portfolio. NetApp’s earnings report Wednesday night showed almost no revenue growth over last year, and its forecast called for more of the same this quarter. NetApp’s revenue of $1.54 billion for last...


September 12, 2014  3:51 PM

Drive vendors Seagate, HGST in launch mode

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, Hard drives, HGST, Seagate, Solid-state storage, Storage

The industry’s two hard drive vendors had a busy week with product rollouts and future-gazing. Western Digital’s HGST division launched a flurry of products Tuesday, including 8 TB...


July 10, 2014  10:00 AM

Avere grabs funding, points to the cloud and IPO

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, Storage

Avere Systems today closed a $20 million series D funding round that founder and CEO Ron Bianchini said he expects will take the NAS acceleration vendor to break-even and an initial public offering (IPO). If he’s...


June 25, 2014  4:24 PM

Hitachi Data Systems tiers up its cloud platform

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cloud file-sharing, Cloud storage, Hitachi Data Systems, Public Cloud, Storage

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has enhanced its cloud storage platform for people who want to use the public cloud as a tier. The vendor made changes to three cloud products – the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), HCPAnywhere and Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI). HCP is


May 27, 2014  3:21 PM

dinCloud offers no transfer fees with its new cloud service

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Cloud storage, Storage

Cloud service provider dinCloud is taking on Amazon, hoping to lure customers away with its own dinStorage S3 full-service cloud storage that is based on the Amazon S3 open APIs...


May 19, 2014  11:23 AM

Is the term elastic storage a new category, or a stretch?

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Cloud storage, Elastic storage, Storage

EMC and IBM recently launched storage products with the term “elastic” in their names. These announcements were significant for the companies and for the IT community in understanding a direction being taken for storage technology. EMC launched


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