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December 9, 2014  12:04 PM

DataGravity afloat with $50 million funding round

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
DataGravity, Storage

DataGravity picked up $50 million in funding today, two months after coming out of stealth with systems built for storage admins and data scientists. The vendor – founded by EqualLogic veterans Paula Long and John Joseph – now has amassed $92 million over three funding rounds. CEO Long...

December 8, 2014  4:39 PM

Storage sales still sluggish

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

External storage revenue increased less than one percent year-over-year last quarter, with none of the major vendors growing more than 3.5 percent. That’s better than the 0.3...

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December 4, 2014  10:35 AM

How storage controllers differ

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Storage

All storage systems have a controller, which is a device with a processor that sends instructions to the disks. Storage controllers differ from vendor to vendor, but generally fit into three types -- custom designed, purpose-built, and commodity server-based. Each type of  implementation has...


December 3, 2014  12:22 PM

Overland, Sphere 3D seal the deal

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Overland Storage and Sphere 3D completed their merger Tuesday, and while the combined company will be called Sphere 3D, it looks a lot more like the old Overland...


December 2, 2014  8:25 PM

Kaminario secures $53 million funding round, adds encryption to K2 all-flash array

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

Kaminario announced a $53 million funding round today at the same time it followed through on a pledge to support data-at-rest encryption in its K2 all-flash arrays by...


November 30, 2014  10:53 PM

Violin heads in positive financial direction, stems bleeding

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

The financial horizon looks brighter for Violin Memory than it did a year ago. The Santa Clara, California-based all-flash array (AFA) vendor reported last week that revenue grew for the...


November 27, 2014  1:26 AM

Samsung’s Proximal deal follows SSD makers’ acquisition trend

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

Samsung’s acquisition this month of Proximal Data marked the latest in a string of deals by solid-state drive (SSD) makers to beef up their product portfolios with server-based flash caching and other software extras.

The transaction list also includes SanDisk’s purchases of...


November 26, 2014  10:50 AM

Nimble: growth now, profits later

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Nimble Storage, Storage

Nimble Storage continued its pattern of revenue growth that outpaces the industry by a wide margin while running up more losses last quarter. In its third quarter as a public company, Nimble reported revenue of $59 million for 77 percent year-over-year growth. It lost $9.7 million, more than...


November 26, 2014  10:24 AM

HP: Storage still down, still bullish on 3PAR

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Hewlett-Packard, Storage

Hewlett-Packard’s storage revenue last quarter fell eight percent from last year, prompting CFO Cathy Lesjak to declare: “We need to improve sales execution in storage.” But Lesjak and CEO Meg Whitman indicated on HP’s earnings report call that they stand behind its storage product...


November 25, 2014  8:06 AM

Panasas brings high-speed parallel replication to its scale-out storage

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Panasas, Storage

Since adding support for 6 TB Helium drives, hybrid NAS vendor Panasas has changed the way it protects and moves all of that extra data on its  systems. The vendor came up with a new triple-parity RAID scheme months ago, and this month added a high-speed parallel replication and file transfer...


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