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April 26, 2018  8:47 AM

Pivot3 revenue growth stokes IPO talk

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Pivot3, one of the last small independent hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) vendors left, is on a growth path that its CEO said could lead it to going public within two years. The vendor report its first quarter 2018 bookings increased more than 60% over last year, with two-thirds of its...

April 25, 2018  4:27 PM

Unitrends VMware backup takes swipe at Veeam

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
Storage

The Unitrends VMware backup product that launched today is going directly after one of the data protection vendor's major competitors. VM Backup Essentials (vBE) converges many features the vendor previously offered -- including virtual backup software and


April 23, 2018  9:56 AM

Kaleao redesigns ARM-based HCI for enterprise

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Kaleao hit an obstacle when trying to convince its ARM-based hyper-converged systems fit well with traditional enterprises. While its features and services might fit enterprises, the original Kaleao box was a terrible fit. So Kaleao is adding a 4U KMAX-EP system to go with its original


April 18, 2018  4:48 PM

Veeam and Pure Storage team up on data protection, production

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
Data protection, Pure Storage, Veeam

Four months after the release of Veeam's Universal Storage API, Veeam and Pure Storage have teamed up to streamline data protection and storage, and speed recovery. The integration -- initiated through the API -- between the Veeam Availability Platform and the Pure Storage FlashArray allows...


April 18, 2018  10:20 AM

Storage sales make IBM blue

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
IBM Storage

After four straight quarters of growth, IBM storage hardware revenue crashed in the first quarter of 2018. IBM reported a 15% decline in storage hardware revenue, a drop that dragged the entire company’s overall revenue to fall short of expectations. That fall comes after a year of gains for...


April 17, 2018  8:08 AM

Scality Rings up $60 million funding round

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

With a fresh $60 million in funding, Scality CEO Jerome Lecat said he expects the object storage vendor to become profitable within two years. Scality, which launched its


April 12, 2018  10:02 AM

OwnBackup lands $15.5M to fund further SaaS backup

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
Storage

OwnBackup closed its largest funding round to date and will use it to propel product work and double employee headcount, the cloud-to-cloud backup and restore vendor said today. The $15.5 million round of financing brings OwnBackup's funding total up to $26 million. New investor Vertex Ventures...


April 5, 2018  1:35 PM

IDC: Dell No. 1 in CI, HCI revenue

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Dell won the trifecta in the latest IDC Quarterly Converged Tracker report. Dell Technologies-owned technology led market share across the board in converged and hyper-converged systems, according to IDC’s fourth-quarter numbers. IDC shows Dell EMC leading the market in converged and...


April 2, 2018  2:13 PM

Large investor Elliott challenges Commvault management

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Commvault

Investors cheered hedge fund Elliott Management’s disclosed stake in Commvault today, which will likely lead to a shakeup of the data management vendor’s management team and board. Elliott, citing the need for fundamental changes at Commvault, published a letter to the company’s directors...


April 2, 2018  11:37 AM

Zerto replication backs IBM Resiliency Orchestration

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
DRaaS, IBM, Zerto

IBM has enlisted Zerto as the muscle behind physical and virtual data protection. The Zerto replication engine is powering IBM's Resiliency Orchestration disaster recovery as a...

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