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March 6, 2015  1:40 PM

Storage revenue picked up in Q4, led by ODMs and smaller vendors

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Storage revenue rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2014, no thanks to the large vendors. Total storage revenue grew 7.2 percent to nearly $10.6 billion and external (networked) storage increased 3.4 percent to $7.15 billion, according to IDC’s worldwide quarterly disk storage tracker. For...

March 3, 2015  8:52 AM

Western Digital adds Amplidata object storage to HGST fold

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
HGST, Object storage, Storage, western digital

Western Digital, which has been collecting flash-related startups over the past few years, today beefed up its archiving portfolio by acquiring object storage vendor Amplidata. Amplidata will become part of Western...

February 28, 2015  6:29 PM

Fibre Channel helps Nimble Storage grow revenue in Q4

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

Nimble Storage exceeded expectations with $68.3 million in revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter, helped by a new wave of Fibre Channel-based arrays that factored into about 10% of...

February 27, 2015  5:42 PM

IBM sheds light on work to boost flash endurance

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

IBM has finally hopped onto the bandwagon with solid-state array vendors that use multilevel cell (MLC) NAND technology and guarantee the read/write endurance of flash modules. Those changes came after lots of behind-the-scenes work. Engineers from the company’s Texas Memory Systems...

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

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

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...

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