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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 Cohesity is parting with some of the money raised in its recent funding  round...

Two-horse HCI race with graphical clarity

Dell Technologies and Nutanix, the leaders of the hyperconverged infrastructure  (HCI) appliance market, are  increasing their dominance, while their competitors in  the following pack look to be fighting for...

A quick run through Axellio’s iWARP all-flash Hyper-V HCI box

Axellio has jumped onto the hyperconverged  train with the FabrixXpress edge-computing appliance, a software-defined "datacenter in a box" for enterprises and service providers to build on-premises and hybrid integration...

How is Solidfire doing? Let’s find out

Analysis. Solidfire all-flash arrays had a $130.8m run rate in NetApp’s fiscal 2018  but the quarterly growth trend line is uneven. Wells Fargo senior analyst Aaron Rakers has estimated Solidfire...

Datrium raises $60m. Is it enough?

Datrium has gained $60m in D-round funding, as it looks to break out of the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) herd. Found in 2012, Datrium pioneered a mid-way between converged and hyperconverged...

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 local storage in a cluster of...
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Nutanix set to join top four server system SW businesses

With annual revenues for its fiscal 2018 rising to $1.16Bn. a rise of 37 per cent year-on-year, and 10,610 customers, Nutanix is set to join Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat...
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 quarter results showed 4 per cent...

Composable system startup DriveScale sets up EMEA office

Henk Jan Spanjaard has been hired to be a VP and general manager of EMEA for DriveScale as it enters Europe. DriveScale is a composable systems startup, competing with HPE's Synergy...

V7 Hive Fabric bees swarm out from AI-ready re-invented Atlantis apicultural HCI offering

HiveIO, which bought failed Atlantis Computing’s HCI and VDI tech, has released v7 of its SW saying it eliminates trad HCI vendor complexity. Hive Fabric is a software HCI (Hyper-Converged...

StorageCraft builds Rubrik-esque system for SMBs

StorageCraft aims to provide single system Cohesity and Rubrik-style enterprise converged scale-out storage and data protection for small and medium businesses. The company bought SMB object storage startup Exablox in...

Did NetApp over-pay buying SolidFire for $870 million?

Did NetApp pay too much for all-flash array vendor SolidFire? Its latest results prompted financial analysts to update their clients on NetApp’s finances and one* included SolidFire revenues for the...