Names, Faces and Storage Places

Just three moves for you in this edition of Storage People moves. Let's begin with Guy Churchward, who has become executive chairman at Datera,...

Lenovo gets edgy with Scale for hyperconverged retail love-in

Lenovo has teamed up with Scale Computing to jointly sell their edge computing wares to retailers. And they have already...

Show me the money! SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark is not fit for purpose

Opinion: The SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark shows which system vendor are fastest at a set of file system performance tasks, but there are no price/performance numbers. This...

Your Occasional Storage Digest, featuring Cohesity, IBM, Maxta, Nutanix, Proscia, Rubrik, SwiftStack, Zadara

Here's a digest of recent storage news to help you keep up with what's going on. Cohesity

Secret IBM script could have prevented 11 hour US tax day outage

The April 2018 US tax day outage was due to a faulty IBM disk array and could have been avoided with a secret IBM script.

Quantum teams up with Excelero for StorNext speed bump

Quantum is near-doubling StorNext speed by using Excelero’s NVMESH to provide faster data access than it can deliver on its own.

Dell EMC spruces up storage array line for SMBs

Dell EMC’s new PowerVault ME4 Series are for small and medium businesses: installable in 15 minutes, configurable in 15 more, and usable as either SAN array or...

IDC storage tracker whacker: external storage holding steady vs server SAN

Server SANs are not eating into the external SAN market, judging by IDC storage tracker numbers. It's been predicted that server SANs, which aggregate...

Cock of the X86 systems walk, Dell is killing it

Dell has cemented its position as the world's biggest IT hardware vendor, chalking up significant gains in market share for Q2 and growing revenues 18 per cent on...

DDN scoops up Tintri biz remains

DDN has emerged the winner from a six-round auction that sees it buying the bankrupt Tintri business for $60m. This is a big win for Tintri creditors...

DDN finalises Tintri buy

DDN is finalising its acquisition of Tintri, the collapsed storage vendor, and expects to complete the purchase in a few days. The company says it will bring...

Zadara gets ze funding for ze growth

Zadara, the virtual private storage array startup, has pulled in $25 million in a C-round of funding, to take its total raised past $60 million.
Antonio Neri, HPE CEO

Lacklustre HPE storage sales to rebound

Updated HPE storage products products and more sales heads should bring in the dollars and end the storage growth doldrums. Its third fiscal 2018...

Newcomer StorCentric biz buys Nexsan and Drobo

StorCentric is the brand new home for the Nexsan array and Drobo prosumer storage businesses, having bought them from their current owners. Behind this apparently simple transaction is a tight...