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June 26, 2014  1:58 PM

HP brings Helion services to the cloud

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Storage

HP has renamed an extended version of its managed storage and backup services as Helion. Formerly called Storage Management Services and Backup Restore services, Helion now is positioned as a managed cloud offering that uses HP 3PAR StoreServ and HP StoreOnce Backup systems as the underlying...

June 25, 2014  4:24 PM

Hitachi Data Systems tiers up its cloud platform

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cloud file-sharing, Cloud storage, Hitachi Data Systems, Public Cloud, Storage

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has enhanced its cloud storage platform for people who want to use the public cloud as a tier. The vendor made changes to three cloud products – the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), HCPAnywhere and Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI). HCP is

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June 23, 2014  1:46 PM

Cloud storage does not eliminate IT’s responsibility for data

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Storage

I have been told by a storage administrator that if he moved data to the cloud he was no longer responsible for it.  He made the wash-my-hands of it sign during that conversation to illustrate it was “not my problem.” That’s because of guarantees offered by the cloud service provider storing...


June 20, 2014  3:38 PM

One-click cloud DR? Actifio says, ‘copy that’

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

More than three years after coming out with its copy data storage software, Actifio is expanding the use cases for its data protection technology. Actifio launched Actifio Sky platform...


June 20, 2014  1:40 PM

Veeam offers secure SSL connection for offsite backup

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Storage

Veeam Software is offering its service provider partners a way to give more customers an integrated and secure way to move backups to an offsite repository. The company recently introduced VeeamCloudConnect as part of its Veeam Availability Suite v8. The service requires a single server and...


June 20, 2014  8:46 AM

Carbonite goes after SMBs with cloud backup appliance

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
backup appliance, Carbonite, Cloud Backup, Storage

Carbonite, a cloud backup pioneer going back to the days when it was something done only by consumers, is moving deeper into the SMB market.  Carbonite is also changing its delivery method from software that customers download off its web site to appliances sold by channel partners. Carbonite...


June 19, 2014  12:52 PM

Asigra can commoditize backup hardware for cloud providers, but what about users?

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Asigra, Storage

Asigra unveiled interesting technology this week with its new software stack that can reduce costs for its cloud backup service provider partners.

Calling it

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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
Salesforce.com', 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, PCIe flash, 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...


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