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June, 2018

June 29, 2018  5:55 PM

With Tintri layoffs, hybrid vendor waves a final goodbye

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

A new round of Tintri layoffs has cost 200 people their jobs, including its top sales executive, as the hybrid vendor winds down operations. The move leaves Tintri with about 40 to 50 employees.  Tintri said in a June 22 securities filing the job cuts are an effort to preserve “limited cash...

June 29, 2018  2:59 PM

Commvault and Azure integrations drive data protection tasks

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

Commvault has expanded its integration with Microsoft Azure Stack, also pulling its OEM partner Cisco into deal. With the Commvault Data Platform, enterprises using on-premises Azure Stack hybrid clouds in...

June 28, 2018  2:44 PM

WDC strives to become ‘next great storage’ company

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
western digital

Since its 2012 acquisition of hard disk drive rival HGST, Western Digital Corp. has bought more storage companies than any other vendor. Some of the deals were whoppers, such as the

June 27, 2018  7:57 AM

HCI market: rich get richer as Dell, Nutanix flourish

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Dell, VMware and Nutanix continued to dominate the hyper-converged infrastructure market in the first quarter, combining for most of the fast-growing segment. According to IDC’s first quarter converged systems tracker, Dell and its subsidiary VMware led the market depending on whether it is...

June 19, 2018  10:37 PM

Tintri CEO Barton tells board: ‘I’m outta here’

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

The captain of fast-sinking Tintri has abandoned ship, just three months after he came aboard as a lifesaver. Tintri CEO Thomas Barton, 54, informed the board of his decision...

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...

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