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June 19, 2014  12:16 PM

Cloud-to-cloud backup picks up steam with acquisition, new Salesforce.com features

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

The cloud-to-cloud backup universe expanded over the past week when cloud file sync vendor eFolder acquired Cloudfinder and

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June 16, 2014  8:50 AM

SanDisk gobbles up Fusion-io for PCIe flash; fate of arrays not clear

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Fusion-io, SanDisk, Storage

SanDisk expanded its enterprise flash product line today by acquiring PCIe flash leader Fusion-io for $1.1 billion. However, SanDisk provided few specifics about its plans for its newly acquired products. SanDisk is known primarily as a PC solid state drive (SSD) vendor although its enterprise...


June 13, 2014  4:00 PM

Coraid aims to be a cloud storage supplier

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Storage

Coraid Inc. recently introduced its EtherDrive EX unified storage system, a high density array for block and file storage, as the company continues to try and push into large-scale cloud...


June 13, 2014  3:39 PM

Gartner report places IBM, Pure Storage atop 2013 all-flash array market

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Flash Array, Solid-state storage, Storage

Fueled by triple-digit percentage growth in revenue, IBM and Pure Storage were the market leaders for solid-state arrays (SSA) in 2013, according to a report...


June 13, 2014  10:48 AM

Intronis ditches per-gigabyte cloud storage pricing, moves to flat rate

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Storage

Intronis, a cloud backup and recovery provider, has ended its per-gigabyte storage pricing model for its IT Channel partners who are starting to feel the brunt of the pricing war between heavyweight cloud providers like...


June 6, 2014  9:44 AM

Storage sales dropped in Q1, especially on high end

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

It comes as no surprise to anyone who followed vendors’ most recent earnings reports that storage systems revenues dropped significantly during the first quarter of 2014. Or that sales of high end storage systems were way down. External disk storage revenue fell 5.2 percent from the first...


June 5, 2014  4:37 PM

Infrascale closes $16.3M in funding, buys cloud backup appliance vendor Eversync

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cloud Backup, Storage

Cloud backup vendor Infrascale today closed a $16.3 million Series B funding round and immediately made an investment by acquiring backup deduplication appliance vendor Eversync...


May 30, 2014  3:36 PM

EMC’s Tucci still flexible about retirement plans

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
EMC, Storage

EMC CEO and chairman Joe Tucci this week left open the door to remaining as CEO past next February, and slammed it shut on the possibility of selling off VMware. Tucci spoke Thursday at Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions 2014 investor conference. Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi...


May 30, 2014  2:34 PM

Violin dumps PCIe products, as flash revenue falls

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage, Violin Memory

Violin Memory sold off its fledgling PCIe flash business to SK hynix for $23 million this week as it tries to dig out of the financial hole it fell into late last year. The sale gives Violin much-needed cash while allowing it the focus on its a

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May 30, 2014  12:50 PM

Nimble CEO sees no need for all-flash array

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Surrounded by large and small storage competitors diving into the all-flash array market, Nimble Storage CEO Suresh Vasudevan said his company is at least three...


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