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November, 2013

November 26, 2013  8:13 PM

Symantec plans to ditch Backup

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Symantec Corp. has put its channel partners and managed service providers (MSPs) on notice that it is shutting its backup cloud service, known as Symantec Backup, effective on Jan. 6, 2014. The company has not made an official announcement public but it sent an email to its reseller...

November 25, 2013  10:26 PM

Say farewell to SNW

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Last month’s Storage Networking World (SNW) conference in Long Beach, Calif., was the swan song for the semi-annual industry event in the United States. Computerworld/IDG and SNIA, which launched SNW in the United States in 1999, have decided to end the U.S. version of the storage conference....

November 25, 2013  2:27 PM

EMC consolidates VMAX, VNX resources, but not products

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

EMC has merged its VMAX, VNX and

November 22, 2013  9:58 AM

Violin struggles in first public quarter

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

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

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

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

Todd Erickson Todd Erickson Profile: Todd Erickson

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

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

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

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

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

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

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

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

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

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