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Disk drive with cloud reflected on platter

Cloud washes Dell off perch atop storage market

Sales of purpose-built backup appliances have dropped markedly, with year-on-year dips of 16.2 per cent by revenue and 14.9 per cent by capacity, according to analyst firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker for 2017's second quarter. IDC's research manager for storage systems Liz Conner said: "The …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Sep 2017

UK PC prices have risen 30% in a year since the EU referendum

The average trade price of computers in Britain shot up by almost a third in the past year since the EU referendum, though a weakened pound might not tell the whole story. According to distributor data collated by channel analyst CONTEXT, average sales prices (ASPs) for desktops, notebooks and workstations reached £480 in July …
Paul Kunert, 20 Sep 2017

Servers sales are up. Nope, you read that right

In the server sales growth stakes the big Chinese brands appear to be winning the war against their US rivals, at least if Gartner’s latest stats covering calendar Q2 are to be believed. The global market edged up 2.8 per cent year-on-year in revenue terms to $13.93bn as unit shipments climbed 2.4 per cent to 2.82 million …
Chris Mellor, 12 Sep 2017

Tintri stock plunges as first results since IPO show mounting losses

+Comment Hybrid and all-flash array supplier Tintri is haemorrhaging cash – the latest quarterly results show every $1 of sales costs it $1.50. And its been getting worse. In the previous quarter $1 of sales cost it $1.01. Revenues for its second fiscal 2018 quarter, ended July 31, were $34.9m, up 27 per cent on a year ago and 14.9 per …
Chris Mellor, 8 Sep 2017
Dell EMC Frankenstein's Monster

Storage sicked up on Dell Technologies' second quarter results

Weakness in traditional disk array sales held Dell Technologies back as it posted otherwise solid results for the second quarter of its FY 2018, the numbers for which were released a year on from the formal conclusion of its EMC acquisition. Revenues were US$19.3bn, compared to $13bn a year ago; a 48.5 per cent rise, but of …
Chris Mellor, 8 Sep 2017
Price rises

HPE memory options rising by double digits... from today

HPE is hiking server memory prices by up to 20 per cent from today, according to communications with the channel, seen by us. The background is that the industry is recovering from a global DRAM shortage and consequently the component has become more expensive. In an email about the changes sent to trade customers, HPE stated …
Chris Mellor, 21 Aug 2017
Trump

President Trump to his council of industry CEO buddies: You're fired!

Updated Facing mass defections from CEOs repulsed by President Donald Trump's weak handling of fascists marching in America's streets, the White House has disbanded its manufacturing council. In the days after the Charlottesville white-supremacist rallies and the President's initial tepid condemnation of those marches, the leaders of …
Shaun Nichols, 16 Aug 2017
Black holes come together to produce gravitational waves in a visualisation

Swinburne Uni slings SGI, picks DellTel for new 4,140 core super

Australia's Swinburne University has signed up for a new supercomputer, to help spearhead efforts to detect gravitational waves. OzSTAR will be composed of Dell PowerEdge R740 servers each packing a single 18-core, 36-thread Xeon Gold 6140, a pair of NVIDIA Tesla P100 12GB GPUs and 192GB RAM. Eight of the 115 nodes in the …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Aug 2017

Array-pusher Infinidat boasts of sales hike, says it has petabyte-pushin pay pals

+Comment High-end array startup Infinidat might start attracting acquisitive interest from other suppliers soon. While it has not provided The Reg with any actual revenue numbers, Infinidat claims its second 2017 quarter saw 250 per cent revenue growth from a year ago and was the second highest revenue quarter in the company’s history …
Chris Mellor, 11 Aug 2017
Man with megaphone

This is the Dell security team. We have you surrounded. Come out with a purchase order

Security buyers: Dell's got you surrounded. Come out with a purchase order, buy security software, and we can bring this to a peaceful ending. That appears to be the plan for integrating RSA and Dell, based on interviews The Register has conducted with RSA execs at the company's Asian conference in Singapore. We wanted to …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Jul 2017

Maps to the storage stars: Who'll make it big in next 10 years?

Opinion Which suppliers will be the major storage players in the next 10 years on the same scale as Dell, HPE, IBM and NetApp are today? And how will they fit into the storage landscape? This analysis is a personal opinion and isn't based on an exhaustive review of market dynamics, supplier strategy and results and myriad CIO …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jul 2017
Bomb on PC screen

PC sales still slumping, but more slowly than feared

Analyst firms IDC and Gartner have emitted their quarterly assessments of the personal computer market, with both recording further sales slowdowns but also suggesting things could be worse. Gartner reckons the world consumed 61.1 million machines, down 4.3 per cent from the same quarter in 2016. IDC says combined desktop, …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jul 2017

Dell goes swimming in Skylake to source 14G server line

Dell is announcing a set of 14G servers, using new Intel processor chips, and replacing the equivalent 13G server line products. Customers will get better automated server setup and security plus more performance, and more and faster-access storage capacity – Dell being convinced that software-defined and virtual SAN storage …
Chris Mellor, 11 Jul 2017

DataGravity swallowed by mystery buyer

Exclusive Ninety-two million dollars and a pivot or two later, virtualised data guardian DataGravity has been acquired, The Register can reveal. Not all employees were retained but the company – snapped up around June 30 – is still operational and will be making marketing moves to announce its new status in a week or two, according to …
Chris Mellor, 5 Jul 2017
Broken optical disk

Dell drops optical drive price-fixing lawsuit against Hitachi

Dell has agreed to drop its suits against Hitachi and Hitachi LG Data Storage after previously alleging it had been part of a conspiracy to fix prices for optical disk drives. There has been no mention of any settlement. The cases were dismissed "without prejudice" with all parties having to pay their own lawyers. The cases …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jun 2017
The British Pound - Sterling currency tumbles post Brexit

Brexploitation! PC price wars? Yep. Vendors see who can go higher

Computer trade prices have surged in the year since the EU referendum with currency and component shortages fingered, at least according to sales data from tech distributors. The stats, collated by channel analyst Context, showed average sales prices (ASPs) on consumer and business machines sold to wholesalers in the UK …
Lily Moore, 16 Jun 2017

Component makers have their server chums by the short and curlies

Pressure is set to intensify on server makers caught in the vice-like grip of rising components costs and stiff competition for new business. DRAMeXchange, a unit of researcher TrendForce, said the average contract price of server DRAM modules shot up in the first and second quarters of 2017 by 40 and 10 per cent respectively …
Paul Kunert, 16 Jun 2017
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Dell's losses widen in first post-EMC quarter, but nobody's worried

Dell Technologies has posted its first set of quarterly results and declared “reasonable progress” has been made towards integrating EMC and Dell. The combined companies generated consolidated revenue of US$17.8 billion, but made an operating loss of $1.5bn. Aside from integration hassles like being unable to issue invoices, …

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