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June, 2018

June 13, 2018  3:49 PM

Maxta MxSP dons its Red Hat for container storage

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

Maxta MxSP hyper-converged infrastructure is expanding integration with Red Hat. The software-only vendor has added support for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, which is built on Red Hat Container Native Storage with GlusterFS file system. The move is designed to ease

June 13, 2018  10:38 AM

Rubrik Alta goes native for AWS EC2, adds MSP Envoy

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

The latest version of Rubrik Alta Cloud Data Management software adds data protection and management capabilities across clouds, for enterprise users as well as managed service providers. Rubrik Alta 4.2 launched today with the ability to protect and manage Amazon Web Services EC2-native...

June 12, 2018  7:07 PM

The Tintri storage hourglass is almost out of sand

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

Time is winding down for Tintri, whose slow-motion fall could come by the end of June. The remaining question is whether the publicly traded hybrid storage vendor can complete a last-second Hail Mary to force overtime. Tintri postponed a June earnings call and has yet to announce a rescheduling...

June 11, 2018  8:43 AM

Cohesity backs up truck, unloads $250M in funding

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Fast-growing secondary data storage vendor Cohesity closed a massive $250 million funding round today, a total that could give it enough capital to become a public company within a few years. SoftBank Vision Fund led the Series D round, with participation from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital...

June 11, 2018  6:49 AM

Networked storage systems revenue climbs, for most vendors anyway

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

Cloud and software-defined products are eating away at traditional enterprise networked storage systems, but the latter category still represents a fairly robust market. In fact, the emergence of managed services providers has given vendors a broader market to sell their storage...

June 8, 2018  7:37 AM

Dell, VMware likely held HCI revenue share leads

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

While IDC probably won’t release its hyper-converged market share numbers for the first quarter until late June, it appears Dell will stay No. 1 on the HCI revenue hardware and software charts. IDC recognized hardware and software

June 6, 2018  7:47 AM

Qumulo files away $93 million for QF2 expansion

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Qumulo closed a $93 million funding round today, giving the scale-out file storage vendor “fuel” to compete with the established players in a rapidly expanding market. BlackRock Private Equity Partners led the Series D round, which brings Qumulo’s total funding to over $220 million....

June 5, 2018  3:24 PM

HPE adds bulk to M-series Ethernet SAN switching

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Hewlett Packard Enterprise expanded its M-series Ethernet storage switching with a smaller switch and orchestration software designed to improve management features for iSCSI SANs. HPE first  launched the M-series in 2017, using Mellanox’s chipset. The M-series is one of three HPE storage...

June 4, 2018  6:29 PM

Dell EMC storage finally gains some post-merger market share

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

Dell Technologies on Monday projected positive share growth in enterprise storage, the first quarter that has happened since the Dell and EMC merger closed in 2016. The next question is whether the growth in storage is sustainable, attributable to a seasonal anomaly, or requires a winnowing of...

June 4, 2018  7:27 AM

Cloudian makes moves, keeps up with changing object storage market

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

The flurry of activity surrounding on-premise object storage specialist Cloudian suggests how rapidly the market has been moving during the last year. Cloudian CEO Michael Tso said 2017 was the startup’s best year, as revenue grew by a factor of 3x and the customer count soared past 200. He...

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