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July, 2017

July 31, 2017  1:55 PM

NetApp cloud strategy includes SolidFire, SDS

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, NetApp

Created in the 20th century to sell storage to engineers, NetApp has survived for 25 years to remain the largest standing data storage company not tied to a server vendor. Founder

July 31, 2017  10:07 AM

Commvault earnings: Sales gain ahead of product launches

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

Commvault Systems is inching back toward profitability after another strong quarter of growth as it continues to build out its business beyond its traditional data backup model. The company's leaders identified the ability to land more and larger Commvault software deals as the key to greater...

July 31, 2017  6:59 AM

‘Right to erasure’ law proves major European Union GDPR hurdle

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns

European Union General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 that takes effect in May 2018 has the potential to greatly disrupt IT storage and data management operations along with other aspects of business. Among the

July 28, 2017  8:04 PM

WD-Toshiba memory sale requires 2-week notice to WD

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

Toshiba and Western Digital's SanDisk subsidiary acted on a San Francisco judge's suggestion today and agreed that Toshiba would give SanDisk two weeks' notice before closing on a transfer or sale related to their NAND flash...

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July 28, 2017  7:26 AM

Axcient and eFolder merger gathers clouds, enhances data protection

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
Data protection

Though they existed in the same general market, Axcient and eFolder had different technologies, different platforms and different customer bases. They're all the same now. Axcient and eFolder said Thursday that they are merging, bringing together Axcient's

July 25, 2017  7:41 PM

Seagate revenue slides, CEO Luczo says ‘see ya later’

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

Seagate Technology changed its CEO, reported a revenue miss, and disclosed plans to cut 600 jobs -- all on the same day. The hard disk drive and systems vendor today said Dave Mosley, the company's president and chief operating officer, will take over as CEO on Oct. 1. That's when Steve Luczo...

July 25, 2017  9:35 AM

SoftNAS Cloud NAS software paces itself when moving petabytes

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

SoftNAS engineers encountered a problem early this year with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure clouds that caused a delay in the SoftNAS Cloud NAS 3.5 release. The engineers hit a snag while...

July 21, 2017  11:48 AM

Symbolic IO CEO Ignomirello arrested on assault charges

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

Symbolic IO, identified as one of SearchStorage’s storage startups to watch in 2017,...

July 21, 2017  9:07 AM

IBM flash storage and cloud rare revenue bright spots

Sonia Lelii Sonia Lelii Profile: Sonia Lelii

While IBM's revenue dropped for the 21st straight quarter, its storage business proved a bright spot. Following its own 22-quarter slump, IBM storage is now on a two-quarter winning streak. During IBM's Tuesday evening earnings report, executives said storage increased 8% over last...

July 19, 2017  5:59 AM

Broadcom-Brocade deal delayed, with ‘no assurances’

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

The $5.9 billion Broadcom-Brocade acquisition has been delayed 30 days, which may turn into a 75-day delay. That's if the deal happens at all. SAN switching vendor Brocade Tuesday evening said...

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