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December 13, 2012  6:37 PM

Flash array vendors Whiptail, SolidFire make moves



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Competition in the all-flash market will grow intense in 2013, and startups Whiptail and SolidFire this week moved to strengthen their companies. Whiptail closed a $31...

December 10, 2012  11:59 AM

Meet the new object storage



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

Object storage is a method of storing information that differs from the popular file storage and venerable block storage that are the most familiar in IT. It is...


December 7, 2012  9:54 AM

Whiptail wants to scale to ‘Infinity’



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

With major storage vendors in various stages of preparation to launch all-flash arrays in 2013, the startups already selling flash storage are working to stay a step...


December 4, 2012  10:40 AM

Considering HP’s single architecture impact



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

Hewlett-Packard has announced a single architecture across storage systems that can span different sizes of enterprises. This is the HP 3PAR StoreServ that now includes the


December 3, 2012  9:33 AM

Holidays are not party time for storage pros



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

The end of the year is a busy time for storage pros as salesman push to meet year-end quotas and IT plans for year-end operations. Year-end operations can involve beginning the processes required to close the books of a company and many other business tasks. For the storage group, it typically...


November 28, 2012  1:08 PM

Qumulo looks to repeat Isilon’s culture, success



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Seattle-based startup Qumulo closed a whopping $24.5 million Series A funding round last week, without even dropping the F-word (flash) or C-word (cloud) that many startups rely on to woo venture capitalists these days. The Qumulo press release did delve into data growth and played up the...


November 20, 2012  9:23 AM

When technologies collide, the customers win



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

It should be apparent now that new technology drives advances of older technology. Storage companies have a lot to lose if their technology is eclipsed by newer technology, so they continue to fiercely market and invest in extending the older technology. Survival is a driving force for a company...


November 13, 2012  10:06 PM

Isilon ready to go live with ‘Maverick’ OS



Posted by: Dave Raffo
big data, emc, isilon, Storage

EMC acquired Isilon two years ago to fill a void among big data and scale-out NAS use cases that mainstream NAS products could not handle. Now Isilon is taking steps to become better...


November 12, 2012  9:13 AM

Storage software tools can be too independent



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

I recently spoke with a storage software vendor promoting a product that was an independent storage management and reporting tool. The functionality it...


November 8, 2012  12:32 PM

FalconStor hires banker to explore sale or funding options



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

After another rocky quarter, FalconStor has hired investment banker Wells Fargo Securities to evaluate “strategic alternatives.” FalconStor CEO Jim McNiel stopped short of saying the


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