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October, 2016

October 31, 2016  2:32 PM

Broadcom reportedly ready to swallow Brocade

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Broadcom, Brocade

Brocade, the largest Fibre Channel networking vendor, could be joining the Broadcom empire soon. Bloomberg reports that Brocade is close to being...

October 31, 2016  11:51 AM

A defense of tape storage systems and how they’re improving

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

Tape gets less respect than Rodney Dangerfield among the IT crowd. But tape still has its staunch defenders who say the medium remains technologically sound and continues to improve. A major challenge is being able to

October 31, 2016  7:12 AM

WD claims strong demand for HDDs, flash with cloud customers

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
SanDisk, Seagate, western digital

Western Digital reported revenue of $4.7 billion in the first full quarter after its SanDisk acquisition closed, claiming demand was strong for hard drives and...

October 28, 2016  8:09 AM

StorNext sales help Quantum scale revenue

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Data protection, DXi, Quantum, Scale-out Storage, StorNext

With its StorNext revenue rising while data protection sales remained flat, Quantum achieved its second straight growth period last quarter. The StorNext file system...

October 27, 2016  11:43 AM

Cloudian raises $41 million in a Series D funding round

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Cloudian today closed a $41 million in a Series D funding round that it will use to help increase its sales footprint in Europe and Asia in the second half of 2017. New Cloudian investors in the round included Lenovo, City National Bank, Epsilon Venture Partners and Delta Venture Labs. Previous...

October 27, 2016  7:45 AM

NetApp carries Toshiba’s self-encrypting SSDs

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii
FIPS, NetApp, toshiba

NetApp is the first storage vendor to sell Toshiba’s new highly secure solid-state drives (SSDs). NetApp hybrid FAS and

October 26, 2016  9:30 AM

Cloud holds silver lining for Commvault

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Commvault, Data protection

Commvault’s push to store customer data in the cloud is paying off. CEO Bob Hammer said the amount of data stored in the cloud with Commvault software has more than doubled since the start of 2016. That helped the data protection and management software vendor to better revenue growth than...

October 25, 2016  2:59 PM

HPE launches new XP7 based on Hitachi technology

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Hewlett Packard Enterprise launched its high-end enterprise storage array upgade today at the same time as Hitachi Data Systems. The HPE XP7 and HDS Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) use the same underlying hardware and software, supplied by HDS’ Japanese parent company Hitachi Ltd. HPE has...

October 21, 2016  3:58 PM

FalconStor updates FreeStor, adopts new pricing model

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

FalconStor Software took aim at hybrid cloud deployments with a new pricing model and product upgrade for its FreeStor storage virtualization and block-based data services. The Melville, NY-based software vendor now charges customers only for the primary copy of data – not the total storage...

October 20, 2016  6:24 AM

Dell EMC’s making XtremIO multi-protocol

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

EMC’s XtremIO all-flash SAN is getting a file-system injection thanks to Dell Fluid File System (FluidFS). Dell EMC previewed the NAS capabilities for XtremIO at Dell EMC World, saying they would...

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