NetApp building moat around ONTAP base

NetApp says flash and cloud integration enables it to build a moat around its core ONTAP business base, despite revenues becoming temporarily becalmed.  

Storage startup Datrium tipped for unicorn stardom

CB Insights, a financial research firm, has teamed up with the New York Times to publish a list of 50 startups on their way to unicorn status....

Who are the Blocks & Filers?

Most Blocks & Files readers live in the USA and half read content on cell phones. Three months after the site formally opened an...

Virtuozzo Storage is “like Ceph, only faster”

If you want to have file block and object storage in one product then Ceph does just that. And so does Virtuozzo Storage - but five times...

Acronis’ hyper-converged backup appliance

Acronis’ SDI Appliance is the first appearance of the company's hyper-converged product line. It is a purpose-built backup system intended to be a storage target for its...

Hyperconverged infrastructure heads closer to the edge

Interview: Get hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) product development and marketing wrong and your business becomes a turkey. Witness Maxta, which crashed into the buffers this week, as an example...

Your occasional Storage Digest, featuring Asigra, Coraid, Fujitsu, BackBlaze, Toshiba and…

Asigra, Coraid, Gartner and Toshiba supply a clutch of storage news to start the week, with better backup pricing, block and mobile phone storage and a supplier-ranking...

Nutanix, Pure, VMware are booming. Other enterprise IT vendors? Not so much

Cisco is discounting its HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure product, Commvault is under competitive pressure,  Microsoft AzureStack lacks traction, and NetApp is replacing IBM storage arrays, while Nutanix, Pure...

Enterprise Storage in 2019: Keep those industry predictions rolling

Updated on January 21, 2019 with more predictions from Pure Storage, IBM and Maxta following the addition of Archive 360, Arcserve, NetApp and StorPool predictions earlier in January.

Datera gets helpful halfway OEM hug from HPE

HPE this week added Datera, a software-defined and scale-out storage supplier, to its HPE Complete program. Hang on, HPE already works with Hedvig,...

It could be StorMagic for Spectralogic sales chief

StorMagic, a niche hyperconverged software vendor, has hired Spectralogic sales boss Brian Grainger as chief revenue officer and board member. Grainger spent 18 years...

Journalist jumps ship to Nutanix

A couple of job announcements for you to ring in the New Year. Greener Grass Nutanix has recruited TechTarget France journalist...

External storage sales fall behind in bull market

IDC's Q3 2018 worldwide storage tracker shows the overall storage market is booming except for external, shared array / filer technology. The total storage...

VMware rules HCI market (true)

Our thanks to VMware VP Lee Caswell who has published some extracts of a recent 451 Research survey of hyperconverged system vendor installed system market share. Look...

While giants sleep. HYCU sneaks into Nutanix and Google Cloud Platform backup

Enterprise backup is a huge and overcrowded market. But HYCU, a new arrival on the block, thinks it has found a couple of lucrative backwaters that are...

Cisco joins HCI leaders in Gartner’s MQ

Cisco’s HyperFlex hyper-converged system has joined the leaders’ squad, getting promoted from from the challenger’s square and overtaking HPE - just, in the latest HCI Magic Quadrant...

StorPool speeds up and joins the Arm army

StorPool, the Virtual SAN software vendor, has added IBM POWER and Arm64 server support in a software update. New features in V18.02 include more...

Your occasional storage digest: Compuverde, Igneous, Quantum, Asigra – and more

Ok folks,  this week's round up of news from storageland that didn't make the front page.  Shall we begin. Compuverde This...