Public Cloud

Virtual Instruments gives VirtualWisdom a big makeover

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Virtual Instruments has released VirtualWisdom 6.0, a major release of its infrastructure performance monitoring product. V6.0 adds cloud integrations and extended correlation of events across infrastructure elements to better visualise...

Datto founder waves goodbye to his CEO day job

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Austin McChord, the founder of backup service provider Datto, has stepped down as CEO. It's all rather sudden but he is staying on the board and is involved in...

Igneous debuts DataThings for unstructured data management

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Unstructured data management is becoming a major focus for startups and  supplier product development is bound to reflect competitive forces and a quest for differentiation. IDC forecasts that by 2025,...

Caringo claims object storage speed record. Will show workings next month

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Caringo is touting the industry's fastest aggregate S3 throughput performance with the latest release of its Swarm OS software. The object storage startup says Version 10 delivers 35GB/sec read and...

Tech Data offers pay-for-use kit

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Tech Data is taking a leaf out of the public cloud playbook with a financing program that bundles data centre hardware and software and services into one monthly utility...

Pure Storage goes old school with Veritas alliance

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Pure Storage has struck an alliance with old school data protection vendor Veritas to protect FlashBlade and use it as a backup target and also to protect FlashArray with...
Barracuda

Barracuda praises cloud firewall growth. But what about the other stuff in its kit...

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Barracuda Networks wants us to know its firewall business is growing but it is more cagey about the performance of other product lines. For its fiscal 2019 year, the backup...

Snowflake is backed to the tune of $923m. Why are VCs investing so heavily?

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Snowflake Computing has taken in $450m in a second 2018 funding round to advance its data warehouse in the cloud business. Total funding now stands at $923m. I interviewed  CEO...

Teradata moves to new Vantage point as it advises customers to ‘stop buying analytics’

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Teradata is exhibiting many signs of a mid-life crisis. The data warehouse vendor has upped sticks, moving its corporate headquarters from Dayton, Ohio to San Diego, given its logo...

Egnyte thinks global with $75m injection from Goldman Sachs

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Egnyte has secured $75m in a new funding round - five years after its last round and 18 months after its CEO said he didn’t need more cash. The rationale...

Your Irregular Storage Digest with Delphix, HTF Market Intelligence, Mimecast, and Korean fabbers

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Here's the speed read version: Delphix has picked up a UK TV broadcaster as a customer; a somewhat limited cloud backup market report appears; Mimecast is losing its CFO;...

Miscreants use Azure blob storage in phishing bait

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Azure blob storage has been used in phishing attempts, with Microsoft-issued domain and SSL certification that makes the bait seem credible. The exploit involves a PDF decoy document purported to belong to...