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March 26, 2015  9:58 AM

Diablo wins round against Netlist but legal fight isn’t over

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
SanDisk, Storage

Diablo Technologies claimed a “decisive victory” in the lawsuit brought by Netlist over technology used in Diablo’s Memory Channel Storage architecture. However, Netlist vowed to fight...

March 25, 2015  10:44 AM

Backup appliance market was billion dollar baby in Q4 2014

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Backup appliance revenue hit $1 billion worldwide for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2014 as Symantec and Quantum made huge gains and market leader EMC slipped a bit, according to IDC’s quarterly numbers. The market grew three percent over the fourth quarter of 2013, and 924 PB of...


March 24, 2015  5:09 PM

Red Hat gives storage software products new names

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Open source storage, Red Hat Storage, Storage

Red Hat today rebranded its storage software platforms in hopes of clarifying their intended use cases. Inktank Ceph Enterprise becomes Red Hat Ceph Storage and

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March 20, 2015  10:34 AM

Condusiv wants to defrag your SAN

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Fragmentation, Storage

Condusiv Technologies this week launched Diskeeper Server software to defrag disks connected to SANs. Wait, is fragmentation even a thing for SANs? You never hear SAN vendors or even customers talk about it. What are all those RAID schemes and expensive SAN controllers for anyway? Condusiv...


March 12, 2015  2:54 PM

Cloud DR vendor Quorum picks new CEO

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cloud DR, DRaaS, Storage

Quorum today hired John Newsom as CEO to help the disaster recover as a service (DRaaS) startup navigate a rapidly growing market with a crowded field of competitors. Newsom replaced Walter Angerer, who...


March 11, 2015  1:31 PM

EMC: DSSD box will melt your face

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
EMC, flash storage, Storage

Amid all of the financial numbers and strategy talk at the EMC Strategic Forum Tuesday, the vendor gave a detailed description of the first product that will spring from its 2014

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March 9, 2015  2:38 PM

Bifurcating enterprise storage

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Storage

The enterprise storage market is splitting into two areas that are still indistinct but will become a lot less so. It’s important to understand this evolution if you are to make sense of storage vendor product strategy. Before explaining this tectonic motion, it is necessary to define what I...


March 6, 2015  3:31 PM

Violin Memory still playing out of tune

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage, Violin Memory

Violin Memory initiated a turnaround plan under a new CEO a year ago and still has little to show for it. It’s been a busy year for Violin under CEO Kevin DeNuccio, with several new...


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

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...


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