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June, 2015

June 29, 2015  10:59 AM

Storage islands leave data management plans adrift

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
Storage virtualization

A major problem that IT professionals have dealt with over time is the creation of islands of storage. A common cause of islands is when organizations purchase and deploy new systems with their own storage for a specific...

June 27, 2015  8:46 AM

Red Hat not likely to combine Ceph, Gluster into single product

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Red Hat Storage

One petabyte-scale storage customer traveled to this week’s Red Hat Summit in Boston with dreams of Ceph and Gluster merging into a single product. He hoped Red Hat...

June 26, 2015  3:54 PM

PernixData plans platform proliferation

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

PernixData executives this week disclosed three coming additions to its core FVP software, which clusters server flash and RAM to accelerate I/O and reduce...

June 24, 2015  4:33 PM

NetApp’s Kurian ‘not constrained’ from making changes … or not making them

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

New NetApp CEO George Kurian today said he has a free hand to make any changes he believes are necessary at the company while giving no indication that any sweeping changes are...

June 24, 2015  9:32 AM

Backup appliance revenue grows, but leader EMC’s shrinks

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

EMC remains the leader in backup appliance sales but its grip on the market is loosening. While backup appliance revenue increased seven percent year-over-year in the...

June 8, 2015  12:24 PM

VMware gives EVO:RAIL hardware partners more options

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

VMware is giving its hardware partners more options for building EVO:RAIL hyper-converged appliances. Dell, EMC,

June 8, 2015  9:10 AM

Disk storage increases over Q1 2014, but networked storage declines

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Disk storage revenue grew 6.8 percent during the first quarter of 2015, with server-based and hyperscale storage picking up the slack for SAN and NAS sales according to IDC's latest storage tracker numbers. External storage –

June 5, 2015  3:16 PM

HDS fully digests Pentaho

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Data Analytics, Hitachi Data Systems, Internet of Things

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) closed its acquisition of Pentaho this week, which means Pentaho’s

June 3, 2015  9:02 AM

Violin still searching for right notes

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Violin Memory

The red hot all-flash array remains ice cold for Violin Memory. Violin reported revenue of $12.1 million for last quarter. That was down 33.3 percent from last year and 41 percent from last quarter, and well below the vendor’s previous forecast of from $21 million to $24 million. Violin lost...

June 1, 2015  6:28 PM

NetApp names new CEO

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

NetApp announced a changing of the guard at CEO and chairman of the board after the market close today, less than two weeks after another disappointing earnings report.

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