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October 30, 2012  7:29 PM

Scale Computing wary of EMC’s ‘VMware trap’



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Scale Computing will use the $12 million funding round it recently closed to market its HC3

October 30, 2012  2:24 PM

Nasuni pulls in $20 milliion in a Series C funding



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Storage

Storage cloud provider Nasuni Corp. today announced it has secured $20 million in a Series C round from a new  anonymous invester. In total, the company has raised $43 million since its founding in 2009, which includes the $8 million it raised in a Series A round and another $15 million it raised...


October 29, 2012  7:35 AM

Per-TB licensing changes behavior, impacts efficiency



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

Once again I’ve run into an information technology director faced with acquiring software for storage that was licensed on a per-terabyte basis. Like others I’ve talked to in that situation, he made his decision based on that charge and not by taking into full consideration what he needed. The...


October 25, 2012  12:34 PM

Quantum spins up disk sales as tape withers



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Quantum might have turned the corner with its disk backup and storage software products last quarter, just as its tape sales took a big dip. Quantum reported $42.4 million in revenue from disk and software last quarter, topping the $40 million it needs to break even on those products for the...


October 23, 2012  2:30 PM

Seagate updates Savvio, Constellation hard drives



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
hard drives, seagate, Storage

Seagate Technology has refreshed three of its enterprise hard disk drives, the Savvio 10K.6 for enterprise-level performance, the Constellation ES.3 for bulk data storage and Constellation CS for replicated bulk storage in the cloud. The company has split its Constellation 3.5-inch family of...


October 23, 2012  7:16 AM

HP no longer plays duet with Violin



Posted by: Dave Raffo
3PAR, Flash storage, flash storage array, HP, Storage, violin memory

While preparing to go public, solid-state array vendor Violin Memory’s relationship with Hewlett-Packard (HP) is cooling. Violin was the subject of two Bloomberg stories last week. Last Wednesday,


October 19, 2012  4:00 PM

SNW notebook: Fujitsu, Avere strike up a match



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – News and notes from this week’s Fall Storage Networking World (SNW): Avere and Fujitsu America have forged a “meet in the channel” partnership matching Avere’s NAS acceleration device with Fujitsu storage arrays. The vendors and their channel partners are...


October 18, 2012  8:09 AM

When organizational issues inhibit IT progress



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

Information technology (IT) must continue to adapt and change as new demands arise and new technology is introduced. The new demands include more capacity for storing information as...


October 16, 2012  4:40 PM

Microsoft strengthens cloud play with StorSimple acquisition



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Storage

Microsoft Corp. today announced it is acquiring StorSimple, a cloud integrated storage (CIS) provider that uses its appliances to consolidate primary storage, archiving, backup and disaster recovery into the cloud. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The cloud appliance company has been at...


October 16, 2012  7:02 AM

Gridstore adds $12.5M to funding grid



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Startup Gridstore today closed a $12.5 funding round to build out its sales channel and accelerate development of its scale-out NAS system.


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