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February 18, 2016  12:01 PM

Object storage has dual uses

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Object storage

The latest object storage systems are often misunderstood by potential buyers. This may be because these systems, capable of storing extremely large numbers of object and files, serve more than...

January 26, 2016  9:00 AM

EMC expands Elastic Cloud (object) Storage

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
EMC, Object storage

EMC today launched Elastic Cloud Storage 2.2, making its object storage platform more mature as it prepares to take over use cases from EMC’s other object storage products, Atmos and Centera. ECS is available as a...


December 17, 2015  8:37 PM

Exablox lets users pick their dedupe style

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Data Deduplication, Exablox, Object storage

While Exablox describes its object-based


August 25, 2015  4:05 PM

Scality raises another $45 million in Series D funding

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Object storage, Scality

Object storage vendor Scality has raised $45 million in investment that will be used to expand its North American sales force, continue international expansion and build out its reseller program. The company, which is...


August 20, 2015  6:33 AM

Scality Rings up Dell partnership

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Object storage, Scality

Scality scored its second major server reseller deal this week when Dell added the object storage vendor to the Blue Thunder program that combines software-defined storage with Dell servers.


March 27, 2015  1:15 PM

Scality’s Ring 5 shows up with remodeled interface and SMB support

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Object storage, Storage

Scality this week made version 5 of its Ring object storage software generally available, with support for the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol to access Microsoft Windows clients and servers, a new user interface and a...


March 3, 2015  8:52 AM

Western Digital adds Amplidata object storage to HGST fold

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
HGST, Object storage, Storage, western digital

Western Digital, which has been collecting flash-related startups over the past few years, today beefed up its archiving portfolio by acquiring object storage vendor Amplidata. Amplidata will become part of Western...


February 27, 2015  8:22 AM

Dell Ventures plants a stake in Exablox

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Exablox, Object storage, Storage

Dell Ventures is the newest investor in object-based storage startup Exablox after leading a $16 million funding round this week. Dell joined previous Exablox funders DCM Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and US Venture Partners in the round, bringing the startup’s total funding to $38.5...


October 20, 2014  5:10 PM

Cleversafe grabs an HP reseller deal, too

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cleversafe, HP, Object storage, Scality, Storage

Hewlett-Packard isn’t tied to one object storage product, not even its own. Days after revealing a reseller deal with


August 21, 2014  10:21 AM

Nexenta eyes object, VSAN, orchestration

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Object storage, Storage

ZFS storage veteran Nexenta is moving into the crowded object...

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