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September 18, 2013  10:48 AM

Solving ‘big storage’ problems requires new approaches

Posted by: Randy Kerns
big data, big data storage, object storage, Storage

Dealing with information in IT operations includes delivering the resources to store and retrieve information as well as all the management and security requirements. Continued capacity demand creates challenges in adding more storage systems, adapting the data protection process for additional...

September 17, 2013  2:56 PM

Nirvanix prepares to close, tells customers to stop using its cloud

Posted by: Sonia Lelii

The speculation about troubled cloud storage vendor Nirvanix was true: today the company took steps to begin closing its doors. Nirvanix did not comment on its future, but advised...

September 13, 2013  4:05 PM

Oracle optimizes its storage to optimize its databases

Posted by: Dave Raffo

Oracle launched two new ZFS-based storage appliances this week, gave them a new name and released benchmarks that the vendor claims show it is the fastest file storage system on the market. The new...

September 13, 2013  1:11 AM

Dell goes from public to private, hopes to re-energize its strategy

Posted by: Sonia Lelii

Dell Inc. is reverting into a private company, while it tries to relaunch its strategy of becoming a stronger enterprise player. On Thursday, CEO Michael Dell and CFO Brian Gladden said shareholders finally approved multi-billion dollar deal that gives Michael Dell control of the company...

September 9, 2013  7:42 AM

Western Digital picks up Virident, pockets more flash

Posted by: Dave Raffo
PCIe flash, Storage, virident, Western Digital

Western Digital continued its flash storage shopping spree today, saying it intends to acquire server-side flash startup Virident Systems for $685 million. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2013, and Virident will become part of Western Digital’s HGST subsidiary. Virident is the...

September 5, 2013  11:58 AM

Overland still without profits, and without Tandberg

Posted by: Dave Raffo
NAS, overland storage; NAS; tape, Storage

The losses keep coming for Overland Storage, which reported its revenue dropped and losses grew last quarter and for the last fiscal year. And there is no tangible progress on its proposed merger with

September 4, 2013  12:10 PM

EMC uncages ViPR, jumps into the Nile for private clouds

Posted by: Dave Raffo

While EMC's belated VNX2 launch was no surprise today, the storage vendor did throw in a few unexpected twists. First, it revealed the first version of its

September 3, 2013  8:16 PM

VMworld Storage Recap: Nutanix, Nasuni, ManageEngine, Micron and Imation

Posted by: Rich Castagna
cloud, cloud nas, cloud storage; hybrid cloud storage; cloud storage gateways, converged infrastructure, fibre channel, nasuni, Nexsan, SSD, SSD caching, Storage, unifield storage

There are plenty of storage product announcements at a big IT show like the 2013 edition of VMworld, and our intrepid reporting staff does a great job of covering those

August 29, 2013  11:15 AM

Pure Storage gets $150M to grow now, IPO later

Posted by: Dave Raffo

Three days after Violin Memory filed to go public, another all-flash startup Pure Storage today closed a whopping $150 million funding round. Pure calls it the largest private funding round...

August 27, 2013  8:11 AM

Violin Memory flashes its IPO plans

Posted by: Dave Raffo

Well-funded flash array startup Violin Memory has filed papers to go public in hopes of raising $172.5 million by selling shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Violin’s initial public offering (IPO) is expected in late September. The move has been expected – Violin executives have talked...

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