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October 29, 2014  11:52 AM

CommVault slump continues

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Backup software, Commvault, Storage

CommVault CEO Bob Hammer insists his company isn’t broken, although he has a plethora of fixes lined up.

The backup software vendor Tuesday reported rocky results for last quarter (it’s

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October 22, 2014  9:33 AM

EMC takes control of VCE, Tucci willing to delay retirement

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cisco, EMC, Storage, VCE

EMC, under pressure to spin off assets or merge with another large company, today spun in one of its assets – its VCE joint venture with Cisco.

EMC CEO...


October 20, 2014  5:10 PM

Cleversafe grabs an HP reseller deal, too

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cleversafe, HP, Object storage, Scality, Storage

Hewlett-Packard isn’t tied to one object storage product, not even its own. Days after revealing a reseller deal with

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October 20, 2014  11:15 AM

Calculating capacity utilization can be challenging

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Storage

The capacity utilization for storage is one area where storage vendors have made a lot of improvements. Advanced features such as storage pooling,

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October 17, 2014  7:56 PM

OpenStack Juno release adds storage policies for Swift clusters

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

The most prominent storage feature made available yesterday with the 10th release of OpenStack cloud software -- known as Juno -- gives users the ability to control how and where they...


October 17, 2014  7:22 AM

Symantec halts Backup Exec appliance, vultures circle

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Backup Exec, Storage, Symantec, Unitrends, Zetta.net

At least one Symantec backup product will no longer be in the lineup by time the vendor splits apart its security and backup businesses in a little more than a year from now. While...


October 16, 2014  10:34 AM

HP and Scality officially tie the knot

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cleversafe, HP, Storage

Object storage vendor Scality has scored a reseller deal with Hewlett-Packard, which the private company’s CEO said will greatly expand its global reach. Scality and HP have worked...


October 10, 2014  4:26 PM

Druva moves from endpoint to server backup

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
Cloud Backup, Storage

Druva is taking its enterprise endpoint backup software and moving it into backup for small businesses and remote and branch office backup. The company this week launched Druva Phoenix, a centralized management backup and archive product targeting companies that have tight budgets, limited local...


October 10, 2014  2:27 PM

A look at access methods for open systems and mainframes

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Storage

The term access method is frequently used to identify types of I/O in open systems. Many who use it probably don't understand the historical context for what has been known as an access method for over 50 years.  In open...


October 9, 2014  4:57 PM

Symantec follows HP down breakup path

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage, Symantec, Veritas

The divorce rate for IT vendors spiked this week. Hewlett-Packard and Symantec said they are separating into pieces, and it might take a marriage counselor to keep

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