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October 22, 2013  9:59 AM

Government shutdown slammed EMC storage sales



Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, Storage

The U.S. federal government shutdown and cautious IT spending caused EMC to miss its revenue goals last quarter and lower expectations for the year. The storage market leader reported revenue of $5.5 billion last quarter -- up 5% over last year but $250 million below expectations – and its new...

October 18, 2013  4:57 PM

Syncsort divorces itself



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Syncsort is splitting up. The company revealed this week that the data protection business spun off to form a company separate from the data integration business. The data integration side will keep the Syncsort name. The data...


October 17, 2013  3:09 PM

Will object replace file?



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

I keep hearing this question, and I keep responding “not anytime soon,” rather than with a flat “no.” I can understand why some may consider replacing file storage...


October 14, 2013  1:49 PM

SimpliVity adds partners to bolster VDI peformance



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage, VDI storage

Like a bunch of other startups, hyperconverged vendor SimpliVity is going after customers who struggle with storage for a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). SimpliVity...


October 14, 2013  1:49 PM

CloudByte looks to displace other ZFS storage



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

Despite the company name, CloudByte’s ElastiStor software isn’t limited to cloud storage. The ZFS-based software provides Quality of Service (QoS) for...


October 3, 2013  2:11 PM

Nirvanix closeout: Is there a delete key for exabytes of data?



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Storage

You know the old adage that the last one out should turn off the lights? Well, in the case of  Nirvanix, the last person out needs to delete the petabytes of...


October 3, 2013  10:51 AM

Object storage can solve large capacity problems



Posted by: Randy Kerns
Storage

There have been reports that a social media firm has purchased 85 PB of object storage from EMC. This is significant for several reasons. Certainly it is a large amount of capacity in a single...


September 25, 2013  10:33 AM

VCE sees Cisco’s Whiptail as server-side flash play



Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, flash array, Storage, vblock, vmaxe, xtremio

When the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition began four years ago, the products its three founding company brought to the table were clearly defined and unique. Cisco contributed servers and Fibre Channel and Ethernet networking, EMC the storage and...


September 19, 2013  2:45 PM

Can this storage cloud be saved?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

U.K.-based Aorta Cloud is trying to rescue its soon-to-be-defunct cloud storage provider partner Nirvanix, and has apparently enlisted the help of IBM. The provider is also...


September 19, 2013  2:38 PM

HP gives Autonomy archiving app better search



Posted by: Sonia Lelii
Storage

Hewlett-Packard today upgraded its Application Information Optimizer (AIO) archiving application, adding support for the cloud and integration with the HP Intelligent Data Operation Layer (IDOL) search engine. AIO, which HP acquired when it bought Autonomy in 2011, is used to archive or retire...


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