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June 28, 2016  6:18 PM

Zerto disaster recovery products get boost with $20M investment

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

With a new round of $20 million in funding, business continuity/disaster recovery software vendor Zerto plans to double its engineering force by the end of the year to accelerate product releases. "It extends what we can do and how long we can continue to be as aggressive as we are," said Rob...

June 20, 2016  4:26 PM

EMC, Veritas lead in worldwide PBBA revenues

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Unlike overall disk storage, purpose-built backup appliances' total worldwide factory revenue increased in the first quarter of 2016, according to International data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly tracker. IDC shows the backup appliance marketing growing 6.2 percent year-over-year to...

June 16, 2016  9:35 AM

Cavium pays $1 billion for QLogic, storage

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cavium, Qlogic, Storage Networking

After months of shopping itself, storage networking vendor QLogic has a buyer. Networking semiconductor vendor Wednesday said it will pay $1 billion for the FC and Ethernet adapter company in a deal expected to close in the third quarter of 2016. The deal adds to the evidence that storage...

June 10, 2016  5:34 PM

IDC: NetApp jumps to No. 2 in Q1 all-flash

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

EMC remained No. 1 and NetApp jumped to No. 2 in all-flash array (AFA) revenue for the first quarter of 2016, according to IDC’s new market share statistics. EMC had $245.6 million in revenue and 30.9% AFA market share, while NetApp took in $181.1 million and accounted for 22.8%. Rounding out...

June 9, 2016  9:36 AM promises AWS-like storage in the data center

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Newcomer is the latest software startup that will try and deliver the Holy Grail of storage  -- the ability to provision and manage on-premise capacity the same way as in Amazon Web Services (AWS). calls its software a virtualized...

May 12, 2016  10:49 AM

Quantum revenues sink, with upsurge predicted

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Data backup, Quantum, Scale-out Storage, StorNext

Like many storage vendors, Quantum’s revenue took a dip last quarter and for the full year. The backup and scale-out storage specialist predicts it will rally beginning this quarter, however, due to a  pickup in video-related storage systems. Quantum’s total revenue of $120 million for last...

May 2, 2016  2:31 PM

Dell plus EMC equals Dell Technologies

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Dell, EMC, Storage

LAS VEGAS – Michael Dell today said his company will be called Dell Technologies after he completes his $67 billion acquisition of EMC. The EMC name will live on for the enterprise business, which will be called Dell EMC. Dell revealed the name during his keynote address at EMC World 2016. He...

April 29, 2016  5:55 AM

Cinder still No. 1 OpenStack storage project, but Manila interest picks up

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

Cinder still has the highest adoption rate among OpenStack storage projects, but interest in the nascent Manila file-share service is picking up, according to a 2016 user...

April 8, 2016  9:35 AM

Veeam sets out to orchestrate DR

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Veeam Software moved further beyond pure virtual machine backup this week by unveiling Veeam Availability Orchestrator, a multi-node hypervisor orchestration engine for disaster recovery. The Veeam Availability Orchestrator, which will be available the second half this year, is an add-on to the...

April 7, 2016  3:53 PM

Dell’Oro: FC back on top in networked storage ports in 2015

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Fibre channel, Storage

Fibre Channel (FC) took back the port count lead over Ethernet in external storage systems in 2015, after Ethernet had gone ahead in 2014, according to Dell'Oro Group's latest numbers.

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