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May, 2017

May 31, 2017  5:14 PM

Latest Seagate SAS HDD is ‘poor man’s SSD’

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

Seagate this week launched its highest capacity 10,000 rpm 2.5-inch, 12-gigabit per second SAS hard disk drive (HDD), which includes a dash of flash. The Enterprise Performance 10K HDD is designed for enterprise workloads such as databases, online transaction processing, virtual desktop...

May 25, 2017  10:07 PM

Nutanix revenue, relationships grow

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Nutanix’s success selling hyper-converged software depends largely on how well it both competes with and partners with the large server vendors. Nutanix revenue beat expectations last quarter, after giving a disappointing forecast three months ago. Its revenue of $192 million increased 67% and...

May 25, 2017  5:37 PM

DataCore IT survey shows gradual uptake of new storage technologies

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Software-defined storage

A DataCore IT survey on the state of software-defined storage, hyper-converged systems and cloud storage showed a gradual uptake of some of the most heavily promoted new technologies. For instance,

May 25, 2017  12:44 PM

NetApp pockets Plexistor, nonvolatile memory software

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
NetApp, Plexistor

NetApp quietly slipped an acquisition of storage memory software startup Plexistor into an earnings call otherwise noteworthy for strong results last quarter and a disappointing forecast for this quarter. NetApp CEO

May 25, 2017  10:03 AM

Pure Storage flash lineup could be billion-dollar baby

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Pure Storage

Pure Storage executives claim the flash pioneer is on pace for $1 billion in revenue for 2017, plus its first profitable quarter by the end of the year. Neither goal is assured, but both seem possible following Pure's first-quarter earnings report Wednesday. The vendor reported $183 million, up...

May 17, 2017  3:38 PM

Veeam Availability Suite v10 adds CDP, cloud and physical support

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

NEW ORLEANS – Veeam Software opened its user conference with the launch of the latest version of its data protection software, moving deeper into cloud and physical device support. Veeam Availability Suite v10 rolled out today at VeeamON adds continuous data protection, support for...

May 16, 2017  4:03 PM

Veeam CEO role has room for two as company seeks growth

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

NEW ORLEANS -- Veeam Software has changed CEOs for the second time in less than a year. On the eve of the VeeamON user conference this week, the data protection software...

May 16, 2017  11:25 AM

IBM to package Nutanix HCI software on Power Systems

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Hyper-convergence, IBM, Nutanix

Nutanix is making its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software available on another server platform, this time with the server vendor’s full cooperation. Nutanix and IBM today disclosed an OEM deal for IBM to sell Nutanix HCI software on

May 12, 2017  9:09 AM

Dell EMC World: Virtustream cloud launches for healthcare

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

New Dell EMC cloud storage has appeared on the horizon, providing a silver lining for IT-pressed healthcare shops. Virtustream Healthcare Cloud, which launched this week at Dell EMC World 2017, is a secure compliance archive for

May 12, 2017  9:03 AM

Snowden, Cinder demo give OpenStack Summit storage twist

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Edward Snowden, OpenStack

BOSTON -- Storage is rarely a focal point at OpenStack Summit keynotes, so it was interesting this week to see a Cinder block storage demo -- even if it failed -- and Edward Snowden discussing data in the...

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