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May 30, 2019  11:01 AM

OwnBackup funding will drive further SaaS data protection

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

As the software-as-a-service market expands, SaaS backup provider OwnBackup secured its largest funding round today and will use the money to expand its Salesforce data protection. The OwnBackup funding of $23.25 million brings the vendor's total to about $50 million. OwnBackup, which has...

April 12, 2019  2:23 PM

Carbonite integrating Mozy backup, ending free edition support

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

Carbonite will end support for the free edition of Mozy's consumer product on Monday. The cloud data protection heavyweight would like to convert remaining Mozy customers onto its own infrastructure but as of now continues to support Mozy's other editions.

December 13, 2018  7:44 PM

Legacy storage vendors gain in cloud era, IDC says

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

External storage systems are all-but-obsolete in the software-defined era.  At least that’s the fable shared repeatedly across the industry. But cloud and enterprise customers are collaborating to write a different tale, featuring legacy storage as a central character. Similar to the

December 11, 2018  5:43 PM

VMware tracking stock is history, as Dell preps for public trading

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz

It’s official: Dell Technologies once again will become a public company, after gaining hard-won approval to buy back VMware tracking stock from shareholders in a transaction approaching $24 billion. Dell said 61% of VMware shareholders approved of the deal, capping months of...

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 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 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 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...

November 1, 2018  9:36 AM

Nutanix shines Beam into private cloud

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Nutanix is extending the Beam capability it launched six months ago for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure into private clouds running on Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure.

October 30, 2018  2:04 PM

Veeam CEO shakeup: Co-founder in, McKay out

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti

Veeam Software has reshuffled its executive team, promoting co-founder Andrei Baronov to CEO, while Peter McKay is no longer with the data protection company after 2 ½ years as an executive, including more than a year as co-CEO and president. In addition to the Veeam CEO switch, co-founder...

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