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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


July 25, 2018  7:18 AM

Toshiba, Western Digital start shift to 96-layer BiCS flash

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
Storage

New 96-layer 3D NAND flash memory is starting to roll out that can store more data per chip and potentially lower per-bit storage costs over  64- and 32-layer technologies. Toshiba Memory America and Western Digital are sampling their 96-layer


June 29, 2018  2:59 PM

Commvault and Azure integrations drive data protection tasks

Paul Crocetti Paul Crocetti Profile: Paul Crocetti
Storage

Commvault has expanded its integration with Microsoft Azure Stack, also pulling its OEM partner Cisco into deal. With the Commvault Data Platform, enterprises using on-premises Azure Stack hybrid clouds in...


June 27, 2018  7:57 AM

HCI market: rich get richer as Dell, Nutanix flourish

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Dell, VMware and Nutanix continued to dominate the hyper-converged infrastructure market in the first quarter, combining for most of the fast-growing segment. According to IDC’s first quarter converged systems tracker, Dell and its subsidiary VMware led the market depending on whether it is...


June 13, 2018  10:38 AM

Rubrik Alta goes native for AWS EC2, adds MSP Envoy

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

The latest version of Rubrik Alta Cloud Data Management software adds data protection and management capabilities across clouds, for enterprise users as well as managed service providers. Rubrik Alta 4.2 launched today with the ability to protect and manage Amazon Web Services EC2-native...


June 12, 2018  7:07 PM

The Tintri storage hourglass is almost out of sand

Garry Kranz Garry Kranz Profile: Garry Kranz
Storage

Time is winding down for Tintri, whose slow-motion fall could come by the end of June. The remaining question is whether the publicly traded hybrid storage vendor can complete a last-second Hail Mary to force overtime. Tintri postponed a June earnings call and has yet to announce a rescheduling...


June 11, 2018  8:43 AM

Cohesity backs up truck, unloads $250M in funding

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
Storage

Fast-growing secondary data storage vendor Cohesity closed a massive $250 million funding round today, a total that could give it enough capital to become a public company within a few years. SoftBank Vision Fund led the Series D round, with participation from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital...


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