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November, 2018

November 30, 2018  3:24 AM

Lagging Dell EMC midrange storage dampens upbeat earnings

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

Dell EMC on Thursday reported nearly $4 billion in storage revenue in its most recent quarter, marking its third consecutive positive earnings in storage. But executives refrained from sharing high-fives, noting “we have work to do” to boost Dell EMC midrange storage and recapture lost market...

November 29, 2018  9:44 AM

Actifio revenue up, seeks to align with DevOps, cloud

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

Actifio is looking to ride a DevOps wave to an initial public offering, but for now the data management vendor is concentrating on bolstering support of its customers and channel partners. Actifio, based in Waltham, Mass.,...

November 28, 2018  7:35 PM

Dell EMC AI reference architecture builds on Isilon all-flash

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

For its AI product strategy, Dell EMC is pursuing the same approach it takes with other storage products. Namely, that it’s better to have multiples of similar storage gear than to leave a gap in the portfolio. The latest Dell EMC AI offering is a scale-out reference architecture based on...

November 28, 2018  10:35 AM

Nutanix Xi launches as long-term AWS challenger

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Hybrid cloud, Nutanix

While Amazon holds court at re:Invent in Las Vegas this week, hyper-converged pioneer Nutanix launched services that it hopes can eventually challenge the public cloud giant. Nutanix used its European .NEXT conference in London this week to declare its Xi Services generally available, more than...

November 27, 2018  5:00 PM

Newisys no longer, OEM wants to be a Viking in storage

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

Sanmina Corp. subsidiary Newisys recently plunged into enterprise storage with an NVMe all-flash system. In a bid to extend its presence in storage, Newisys is now called Viking...

November 20, 2018  9:38 AM

Pure Storage points flash at AWS cloud

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Pure Storage

Pure Storage’s earnings report painted a sunny picture of revenues at the same time as the flash pioneer unveiled a cloudy focus on its product direction. Pure beat Wall Street expectations with a strong quarter, and used its earnings call Monday night to outline a new set of hybrid cloud...

November 19, 2018  7:10 AM

Kaseya backup integrations a ‘Done Deal’

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

The Kaseya backup line is growing, following the company's acquisitions of two data protection vendors. Now Kaseya is adding a program that guarantees customers to managed service providers. In 2018, the IT management firm acquired cloud-to-cloud backup vendor Spanning and

November 15, 2018  9:55 AM

NetApp revenue keeps growing, but not as much

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

NetApp beat its guidance and analysts’ expectations for last quarter’s revenue and income, and also exceeded expectations for technology buzzwords used during its earnings call. “Our opportunity is framed by the data-driven digital transformation of business and defined by major technology...

November 13, 2018  9:12 AM

ClearSky Data POPs corks over $20M funding

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

ClearSky Data today scored $20 million in funding and a partnership with Equinix to expand coverage for its managed storage services. New investor Pear Tree Partners participated in the funding round, with previous investors General Catalyst, Highland Capital Partners and Polaris Partners...

November 6, 2018  4:55 PM

Maxta aims to bring AI to HCI with MxIQ

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Maxta is bringing predictive analytics into hyper-convergence. Maxta Hyperconvergence software runs on x86 hardware using VMware or Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization hypervisors...

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