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December, 2016

December 28, 2016  8:28 AM

Survey says: Business disaster recovery plans need work

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

While companies may be confident in their disaster recovery strategy, DR planning and testing still has a ways to go, according to results of a survey by data protection vendor Zetta. Among 403 IT professionals, 88% said they were somewhat or very confident in their disaster recovery. But while...

December 27, 2016  4:46 PM

Using multiple BDR products doesn’t always translate into faster data recovery

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Companies spend a lot of money on disaster recovery solutions but that doesn’t translate into faster data recovery, according to a survey conducted by Quorum titled the “State of Disaster Recovery.” The report, which surveyed 250 CIOs, CTO and IT vice presidents, found that 80% of the...

December 22, 2016  10:31 AM

Asigra’s data recovery report details how little gets recovered

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

How much data do you actually recover? That's a question that Asigra users answered in a data recovery report. Featuring statistics gathered from nearly 1,100 organizations across eight sectors, between Jan. 1, 2014 and August 1, 2016, the backup and recovery software vendor's report found...

December 21, 2016  7:29 PM

Druva Cloud Platform zeros in on inactive data

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

Data protection provider Druva has launched platform-as-a-service capabilities to support indexed search queries of data across local and public cloud storage. The Druva Cloud...

December 21, 2016  2:54 PM

Panzura wants to provide archiving freedom, for a price

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Cloud NAS vendor Panzura is expanding into archiving. The vendor today made available Freedom Archive software that moves infrequently accessed data to public clouds or low-cost on-premises storage.

December 14, 2016  12:58 PM

Violin Memory’s sad song leads to bankruptcy

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Violin Memory

Cash-bleeding all-flash array vendor Violin Memory today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and will seek to sell off its assets at an auction next month. After years of financial problems, Violin petitioned the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for Chapter 11 relief. In a...

December 13, 2016  11:48 AM

Nasuni files away $25 million in funding

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Cloud file storage vendor Nasuni picked up $25 million in funding today, bringing its total to $80.5 million. The vendor’s executives expect the latest funding to bring it to cash-flow positive status in 2018. Nasuni was one of the original cloud

December 8, 2016  5:42 PM

Primary Data contributes to NFS 4.2

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Primary Data, Software-defined storage

Software-defined storage vendor Primary Data’s open standards parallel NFS contributions made it into the NFS 4.2 standard, which could help the startup make inroads with scale-out...

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December 8, 2016  11:32 AM

Western Digital shows gains from acquisitions

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
SanDisk, western digital

Western Digital told financial analysts its business will be better than expected this quarter, and added solid-state drives (SSDs), hard-disk drives (HDDs) and an all-flash array platform to its portfolio. WD updated its quarterly forecast to $4.75 billion from $4.7 billion at its analyst day...

December 7, 2016  4:57 PM

SwiftStack public Cloud Sync starts with Amazon, Google

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

Object storage provider SwiftStack Inc. has added hybrid cloud synchronization to its OpenStack-based software controller. SwiftStack Cloud Sync allows data or subsets of data to exist...

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