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August, 2018

August 30, 2018  5:26 PM

Startup Infinite io ropes new investors for its cloud NAS controller

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

Sometimes a storage startup makes a bang, fades into the background, and you forget about it – until the company snares a passel of new investors. That was the case with NAS controller specialist Infinite io, a newcomer that wants to shake up traditional file storage. The Austin, Texas-based...

August 30, 2018  8:23 AM

Report highlights IT resilience shortcomings

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
Disaster Recovery

In "The State of IT Resilience," analysis firm IDC estimates that as many as 50% of organizations could not survive a disaster event. A co-author of the report says long-time threats of hardware failure and human error have been minimized by advanced technologies only to be replaced by sinister...

August 29, 2018  6:53 PM

Tintri bankruptcy deal gives DataDirect an enterprise path

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

After weeks of uncertainty, the Tintri bankruptcy saga has been resolved. DataDirect Networks (DDN) said it will pay nearly $60 million for Tintri and plans to reveal the product roadmap by December. According to a

August 29, 2018  6:08 PM

Investors pour $94 million into Cloudian storage

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa

The record $94 million funding round that Cloudian trumpeted today suggests investors have plenty of interest in highly scalable object storage and distributed file systems. Cloudian sells turnkey HyperStore object storage and HyperFile NAS appliances. Customers also can install Cloudian storage...

August 29, 2018  1:38 AM

HPE storage decline offset by big data, converged demand

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

What does a vendor do when storage sales lag projections? If you’re Hewlett Packard Enterprise, you blame it on potential vagaries in currency. On Tuesday, the Palo Alto, Calif, hardware maker reported $887 million in storage revenue for the July quarter. In dollar terms, HPE storage revenue...

August 28, 2018  2:00 PM

Cisco HyperFlex bundles Veeam data protection

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

LAS VEGAS -- Unlike many of its data protection software rivals, Veeam Software has resisted putting its applications on a branded integrated appliance. Instead, it partners with large and small backup target vendors to compete with integrated appliances from the likes of Veritas, Dell EMC,...

August 23, 2018  8:04 AM

Chambers signs on as Rubrik investor

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

A year ago at VMworld, Rubrik introduced 6-foot-11 Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant as an investor and board advisor. The converged secondary storage vendor’s newest money man and...

August 22, 2018  1:36 AM

Pure Storage all-flash beats street, adds StorReduce dedupe

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

Pure Storage all-flash sales helped the vendor close a strong quarter in July, generating $309 million to beat its top-end guidance.  The revenue figure represents a 37% increase from the $224.7 million Pure reported for the same period a year ago. Pure became profitable in March when it...

August 21, 2018  5:23 PM

Drobo, Nexsan HDD arrays merged in new holding company

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

If you’re a struggling niche disk array vendor, what's the next step you take to survive? You combine your HDD arrays with another disk vendor in the same boat. That's what low-end NAS vendor

August 20, 2018  11:04 AM

DRaaS Magic Quadrant shrinks; Microsoft, iland lead the way

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant for disaster recovery as a service made 13 vendors disappear. Gartner also thoroughly shuffled the deck among the remaining DRaaS Magic Quadrant survivors. Besides shrinking from 23 entrees in 2017 to 10 in 2018, the leaders quadrant dropped from five last year to...

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