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November 25, 2013  2:27 PM

EMC consolidates VMAX, VNX resources, but not products



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

EMC has merged its VMAX, VNX and VNXe development teams into one...

November 22, 2013  9:58 AM

Violin struggles in first public quarter



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Violin Memory’s first quarter as a public company was rocky, and the second quarter doesn’t look much better for the flash array vendor. Violin reported earnings Thursday for the first time as a public company. It’s $28.3 million in revenue increased 37% from last year, but missed...


November 21, 2013  12:41 PM

EMC bosses see Amazon as the real threat



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Despite all the established and emerging storage startups on the scene, EMC’s top executives say cloud giant Amazon is the competitor that worries them the most. At the UBS Global Technology Conference this week, EMC executive vice president Jeremy Burton was asked about EMC CEO Joe Tucci’s...


November 20, 2013  1:36 PM

EMC, NetApp allege startups stole company secrets



Posted by: Todd Erickson
Storage

Two of the storage startups with large bankrolls will have to spend a big piece of their cash lawsuits rather than business. EMC Inc. fired a legal salvo at all-flash startup


November 19, 2013  3:31 PM

NetApp upgrades flash, high performance E-Series arrays



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

NetApp unveiled a controller and memory upgrade to its EF all-flash array system today, less than a week after EMC finally made its XtremIO flash platform generally...


November 18, 2013  10:31 AM

SimpliVity raises $58 million, prepares for hyper-growth



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Hyper-converged storage startup SimpliVity’s executives were in hyper-funding mode the last few months. SimpliVity closed a whopping $58 funding round today,...


November 14, 2013  11:44 AM

Federal government shutdown takes bite out of NetApp business, too



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

As expected, NetApp took a big financial hit from the U.S. federal government shutdown in October.  That hit caused the vendor to miss its revenue target for the quarter and the continued uncertainty prompted a lower forecast than expected for this quarter. NetApp’s $1.55 billion in revenue...


November 13, 2013  7:44 AM

HDS expands flash ahead of EMC’s XtremIO launch



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

A few days ahead of EMC’s ballyhooed official XtremIO launch, Hitachi Data Systems...


November 11, 2013  2:58 PM

Negative associative sales



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

“We missed you at the [name deleted] Institute for Sports Medicine.” This was the title of an email I received, reminding me of when I blew out a knee skiing years ago, and the subsequent rehab process. The knee injury was not a positive experience. It was one of those events that...


November 8, 2013  4:49 PM

Fusion-io founder Flynn rounds up funding for Primary Data



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

David Flynn, who built Fusion-io into the early market leader in PCI flash storage and


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