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May 7, 2019  7:47 AM

DDN storage acquisitions continue with Nexenta pickup

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz
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DataDirect Networks keeps expanding by acquisition. The high-performance computing storage specialist this week made its third acquisition in the past year, picking up software-defined storage vendor Nexenta. DDN

April 5, 2019  7:39 AM

Carbonite and Webroot close deal, focus on ransomware

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
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After closing its largest acquisition, Carbonite said it will emphasize, at least initially, a "do-no-harm" method in the integration efforts. In a deal that closed March 26, the


March 25, 2019  7:28 AM

NAS vendor RackTop Systems gets first funding haul

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz
Storage

RackTop Systems has racked up its first round of outside capital, six years after launching its “cyber-converged" BrickStor NAS appliances. The Fulton, Md.-based vendor received $15 million in a Series A round to fund a storage product that focuses on security for large capacities of...


March 13, 2019  9:35 AM

With Rubrik Go, backup vendor adopts evergreen pricing

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Converged secondary data vendor Rubrik is the latest storage vendor to jump on the cloud-like pricing bandwagon. Rubrik today said it is adding a subscription pricing model, called Rubrik Go. Go is a three-year subscription that covers software, support and hardware – including refreshes –...


March 11, 2019  1:27 PM

Vexata readies VX-Cloud architecture with server partners

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz
Storage

Vexata is thinking outside the box. The NVMe all-flash array vendor is sampling VX-Cloud Data Acceleration Platform reference architecture with major server vendors. The hardware design combines the Vexata VX-OS storage operating system on standard hardware platforms. General availability is...


February 18, 2019  3:51 PM

Veeam revenue edges up in 2018; acquisitions possible in 2019

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
Storage

Veeam Software narrowly missed its goal to become a $1 billion revenue company in 2018, falling $37 million shy and probably six months short. Veeam founder and executive vice president Ratmir Timashev said Veeam finished 2018 with $963 million in bookings revenue after 16% growth over 2017....


January 31, 2019  2:31 PM

Zerto IT Resilience Platform bends with Elastic Journal

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
Storage

Zerto is set to launch the latest incarnation of its flagship product that converges backup and recovery, and will enable users to recover to a point in time going back years. Zerto 7, the new edition of the Zerto IT Resilience Platform, is scheduled for a tech preview in February and general...


January 16, 2019  7:58 AM

Take that, Rubrik! Veeam gets $500M investment

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

One day after Rubrik pulled in more than a quarter of a billion dollars in fresh funding, rival Veeam Software picked up nearly twice as much. Veeam today said Insight Venture Partners has invested an additional $500 million in the data protection software vendor. That brings the total...


January 15, 2019  9:00 AM

Rubrik pockets $261M in funding to chase AI, ML techs

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Rubrik, which helped change the role of backup in data management, is shopping for new technologies for its Cloud Data Management platform. Rubrik today said it completed a whopping $261 million Series E funding round, bringing its total venture funding investment to $553 million. Overall...


December 19, 2018  5:38 PM

Minio prepares new object storage dish for 2019

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

The CEO of object storage startup Minio wants to change the way people talk about his company in 2019, beginning with the way they say its name. Most people pronounce it “MIN-EO” but CEO and founder Anand Babu Pariasamy said he wants the company known as Min-IO, as in “minimal IO.” The...


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