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February 27, 2015  8:22 AM

Dell Ventures plants a stake in Exablox

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Exablox, Object storage, Storage

Dell Ventures is the newest investor in object-based storage startup Exablox after leading a $16 million funding round this week. Dell joined previous Exablox funders DCM Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and US Venture Partners in the round, bringing the startup’s total funding to $38.5...

February 26, 2015  7:24 PM

Dell to ship 2nd wave of XC Series hyper-converged appliances

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Hyper-convergence, Nutanix, Storage

Dell plans to ship the second version of its XC Series of hyper-converged appliances next week, just four months after getting the first wave of products out...


February 26, 2015  3:26 PM

Avago buys Emulex for $606M to expand storage portfolio

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Emulex, LSI, Storage, Storage Networking

Networking and wireless chip maker Avago Technologies is pushing deeper into enterprise storage with its planned acquisition of storage networking vendor Emulex. Avago said Wednesday evening that it has agreed to acquire Emulex for $606 million – considerably less than Broadcom offered for...


February 25, 2015  6:47 AM

Pivot3 pockets $45M to ride hyper-convergence wave

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Pivot3, the hyper-convergence vendor that concentrates on the surveillance and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) markets, picked up $45 million in funding this week...


February 24, 2015  8:42 PM

SwiftStack brings in new CEO

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Open source storage, Storage, SwiftStack

Object storage vendor SwiftStack has a new CEO. The company today announced Don Jaworski is taking the helm as co-founder Joe Arnold relinquishes the role but remains...


February 24, 2015  4:46 PM

Druva seeks to build out cloud privacy, security

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

End point backup specialist Druva has come up with a data protection privacy framework for customers who use its inSync software in the cloud. Druva CEO Jaspreet Singh said 70...


February 19, 2015  12:12 PM

Cloud provider Axcient raises another $25 million in funding

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Storage

Cloud-based startup Axcient raised $25 million in a series E funding round this week, bringing the total amount it has raised to $113.5 million. The company plans to hire more engineers, build out sales and marketing in Europe and launch a program that pays partners upfront when they resell...


February 17, 2015  8:24 AM

IBM’s spectrum of new storage brands

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
IBM Storage, Storage

IBM has rebranded storage products and introduced XIV as a software-only offering under a new overarching identity – IBM Spectrum. The decoder ring for these products is:

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February 12, 2015  9:57 AM

NetApp blames sales slump on budget restraints

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
NetApp, Storage

A rocky quarter with a disappointing forecast for this quarter left NetApp CEO Tom Georgens defensive about his company’s product portfolio and strategy. NetApp Wednesday...


February 11, 2015  10:01 AM

HDS acquires Pentaho, wants to store, analyze Internet of Things

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
HDS, Storage

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) acquired data analytics software vendor Pentaho this week, and it will share that technology across Hitachi as part of an initative that stretches beyond storage. Pentaho sells an

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