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November 13, 2018  9:12 AM

ClearSky Data POPs corks over $20M funding

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

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...

October 30, 2018  7:28 AM

NetApp Insight: Yes, NetApp still sells hardware

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
NetApp, Storage

At the end of the final keynote at NetApp Insight last week, founder Dave Hitz decided to add some sanity lest people get the wrong idea about the vendor’s strategy. Hitz summed up the message at Insight to that point as "Cloud, cloud, cloud, cloud." "You could be forgiven at the end of Day...


September 27, 2018  10:11 AM

Startup raises $60 million to grow Datrium DVX business

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

Datrium's latest $60 million funding will fuel its hybrid cloud computing and data management product line and business expansion into Europe. The Series D funding round boosted the


September 26, 2018  8:24 AM

Dell EMC, Nutanix share HCI market leadership

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Dell EMC extended its lead over Nutanix in hyper-converged systems sales in the second quarter, although Nutanix crept ahead of Dell-owned VMware into first when the market is measured by HCI software. That was the verdict from IDC in its


September 19, 2018  8:40 AM

Cloud storage startup Wasabi Technologies raises $68 million

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

Newcomer Wasabi Technologies will try to build up its brand recognition and take on the Big Three public cloud providers after raising $68 million in Series B funding. “You don’t go up against


September 13, 2018  4:01 PM

Nutanix customers trending larger, spending more on HCI

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Besides proving there is plenty of growth still going on in the hyper-converged infrastructure market, Nutanix’s last earnings report showed HCI has moved well beyond


August 14, 2018  2:16 PM

You’ll never guess what people use Pure’s FlashBlade to do

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Pure Storage is finding a use case for its FlashBlade array that no one expected when the all-flash system for unstructured data launched in 2016. Brian Schwarz, VP of product management for  FlashBlade, said customers are using FlashBlade as a backup target as well as primary scale-out...


July 26, 2018  8:39 AM

Commvault Advance still in neutral

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Commvault’s retiring CEO Bob Hammer said the data protection vendor’s ongoing transition will produce long-term gains, although they will likely follow short-term pains. Commvault unveiled a series of product and management changes in recent months, following a letter from unhappy investor...


July 26, 2018  6:17 AM

Veeam adds Nutanix AHV support, expands Office 365 backup

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
Storage

Veeam Software has launched updates to its product line to increase platform support in recent weeks while continuing on a trajectory to becoming a $1 billion company by the end of the year. Veeam said the second quarter of 2018 was its 40th in a row of double-digit bookings growth. Bookings...


July 25, 2018  10:25 AM

Rubrik targets ransomware attacks with Polaris Radar

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Rubrik today added an application to its Polaris SaaS platform, with the goal of automating protection against ransomware attacks. Polaris Radar is the second Polaris application from the


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