OwnBackup scores $50m to grow SaaS backup tools

OwnBackup, the specialist third-party backup app for Salesforce, has bagged $50m in a funding round led by Insight Partners. Salesforce's investment arm also joined in. Total funding to date stands at "over $100m". OwnBackup’s platform integrates with Salesforce to backup data, metadata, and attachments...

Amazon adds on-premises RDS database support to AWS Outposts

Amazon’s AWS Outposts has been updated to allow customers of the cloud-in-a-box to create and operate instances of the RDS relational database...

Afi touts resilience and replication for K8s container workloads

Afi, a cloud data management firm, has released a cloud-based replication and resilience service specifically tailored to provide high availability for containerised...

Software-defined storage: It’s a Thing

The global software-defined storage market is expected to grow by $42.79 billion over the next four years, according to Technavio.

Slowing growth in NAND shipments follows Covid-19 impact on smartphones

Falling sales of smartphones in the first months of the pandemic has in turn slowed NAND flash shipment growth. Ssmartphones account...

This week in storage with Actifio vs.Rubrik… and more

So, Rubrik is getting sued again - this time by Actifio. Druva is on a roll as business booms, and we have lots of data storage titbits for your delectation in...

Pure pushes past IBM for top three place in all-flash array market

Pure Storage has overtaken IBM for the third slot in Gartner's revenue league table for the first quarter. Dell EMC and NetApp maintain first and second places and IBM drops to fourth,...

Igneous CEO hands over reins to storage industry vet

Igneous co-founder Kiran Bhageshpur has relinquished his CEO spot while retaining a seat on the board. His replacement is Dean Darwin, a data storage industry veteran and fellow board member. Meanwhile Christian...

Pure Storage ObjectEngine backup is toast

Pure Storage has canned its ObjectEngine backup. We learnt of this via the cancellation of an archived joint Pure and AWS webinar about ObjectEngine, originally run on May...
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VMware fleshes out DRaaS with Datrium acquisition

VMware is buying Datrium, an HCI startup that pivoted to disaster recovery in the cloud, for an undisclosed amount.

Diamanti smooths out the multi-cloud Kubernetes rough

Diamanti, a hyperconverged appliance startup, has updated its Spektra management software to allow customers to deploy, replicate, and migrate Kubernetes-orchestrated applications across...

Samsung launches gen 2 PC disk replacement SSD

Samsung has formally announced the 870 QVO SSD - after details were leaked in Tom's Hardware. This is intended as a workhorse...

Micron Q3 revs are in a good solid state

Micron has posted a 13.6 per cent uplift in revenues to $5.44bn for the third fiscal 2020 quarter ended 28 May. Net...