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NetApp's back, baby, flaunting new tech and Azure cloud swagger

Analysis There's a new energy at NetApp. The Microsoft Azure NFS deal was a great confidence booster, and the two recent acquisitions of Greenqloud and Plexistor provide stepping stones to a high-performance, on-premises storage future and a stronger hybrid cloud play. We were briefed at NetApp Insight in Berlin by co-founder Dave Hitz …
Chris Mellor, 17 Nov 2017
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NetApp: You went all-flash, you never should've, um.. Well done

While still well short of its fiscal 2015 revenue glory days, NetApp has said its all-flash array sales are on fire, and expects more of the same. Revenues of $1.42bn in its second fiscal 2018 quarter were 6 per cent up year-on-year and 6.7 per cent higher sequentially. This beat Wall Street's $1.38bn consensus. Profits (GAAP …
Chris Mellor, 16 Nov 2017

NetApp and Fujitsu NFLEX: More details emerge about European HCI tryst

Analysis More details have emerged about the Fujitsu NetApp NFLEX converged system and about Fujitsu's HCI strategy, which might preclude it selling the NetApp HCI. Fujitsu has agreed it has no deal planned in that direction. NFLEX is a converged infrastructure (CI) system with pre-integrated and tested Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers, …
Chris Mellor, 15 Nov 2017
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I'll admit, NetApp's NVMe fabric-accessed array sure has SAS, but it could be zippier

Analysis NetApp's E570 array supports NVMe over fabrics yet it does not use NVMe drives, potentially slowing data access. The E-Series all-flash E570 was launched in September, with a sub-100µs latency number through its support of NVMe-over-fabric access. It used RDMA over InfiniBand to its 24 flash drives, and this enables accessing …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2017
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Fujitsu, NetApp to drop it like it's Vblock: Year 8 is not 2000-and-late

EMC introduced its converged infrastructure Vblock concept, integrating Cisco servers and networking, and EMC storage, in a rack system, in November 2009. Now, eight years later, Fujitsu and NetApp are getting into the idea with NFLEX. The Vblock idea was to converge server, storage and networking infrastructure components for …
Chris Mellor, 3 Nov 2017
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Oracle ZFS man calls for Big Red to let filesystem upstream into Linux

Oracle storage architect has called for Oracle to make the ZFS filesystem a first class part of Linux and says conversations have taken place within Big Red to consider the possibility. Speaking at the OpenZFS Developer Summit, Maybee said the decline of on-premises storage means ZFS' future inside Oracle is uncertain. Oracle' …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Oct 2017
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Woah, backup a mo. You mean Veeam now has 4,000 NetApp resellers flinging its software?

NetApp is reselling Veeam data protection software. Veeam Availability Suite and Backup & Replication will be available with NetApp E-series, AltaVault, ONTAP, All-Flash FAS, and hybrid cloud product offerings, sold by NetApp directly or through its channel. That means Veeam products are now on NetApp's price list and around …
Chris Mellor, 6 Oct 2017

NetApp straps on serverless taps, cloud cost caps, deduplication stats... and other tat

NetApp has updated its SolidFire Element OS, StorageGRID Webscale, ONTAP, and OnCommand Insight software. These packages, which sit under its Data Fabric umbrella brand, are supposed to unify and manage storage across on-premises kit and public cloud stores. The headline refresh points are: SolidFire Element OS: …
Chris Mellor, 4 Oct 2017
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The Clippy of NetApp is an IBM Watson-powered cartoon robot called Elio

NetApp has reinvented Clippy with a Watson-powered chatbot called Elio, and is taking a leaf out of Nimble's book by using automated and predictive/proactive support called Active IQ. Elio is a customer service AI assistant that responds to users' questions. Built with IBM's Watson machine-learning technology, it analyses an …
Chris Mellor, 4 Oct 2017
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NFS is now on tap in Azure – and NetApp is Microsoft's provider

NetApp is making NFS available as a service in Microsoft's Azure Cloud, enaabling on-premises NFS-using applications to move into Azure. Tad Brockway, Microsoft's general manager for Azure Storage, said: "Customers can now bring their applications to Azure and continue to get the scale, performance, and reliability offered by …
Chris Mellor, 3 Oct 2017

NetApp scraps first day of Insight conf talks at Mandalay Bay after terrorist guns down 59

NetApp's Insight conference has been delayed a day after its venue, the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, was used by a terrorist to shoot and kill at least 59 people and hurt more than 527. Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the hotel onto a country music festival packed with thousands of people below on Sunday …
Chris Mellor, 2 Oct 2017
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You'll never guess what NetApp's new E-Series flash box ca... Yes. It's faster and stores more

Analysis Every two years or so NetApp brings out a new E Series flash box that stores more and goes faster than the last one. This month we have the EF570 arriving, updating the 2015-launched EF560. NetApp claims benchmark-backed price/performance leadership and NVMe-over-fabrics support, and we reckon this deservers a closer look. The …
Chris Mellor, 25 Sep 2017
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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
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NetApp swallows Icelandic cloud management software biz

NetApp has made one of its relatively rare acquisitions – this time an Icelandic cloud management software house called Greenqloud with its Qstack product. In the latest earnings call, NetApp CEO George Kurian said: “At the start of Q2, we acquired Greenqloud, a private startup company that created a cloud services, …
Chris Mellor, 18 Aug 2017
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NetApp, you went all-flash, never go all-fla... Hey, wait. It's working

NetApp has managed to go back to what it used to do do reliably: churn out revenue and profit increases as its customer base lapped up new kit. First quarter fiscal 2018 revenues of $1.33bn were 10 per cent up on the year and produced profits of $136m, 112.5 per cent up on a year ago. Traditional seasonality came into play …
Chris Mellor, 17 Aug 2017
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Nice guy NetApp's adopting 'disruptive' tech non-disruptively

Analysis NetApp will bring disruptive NVMe-over-Fabrics technology to its customers in a non-disruptive way. NetApp chief evangelist Jeff Baxter gave a presentation at the Flash Memory Summit last week explaining this. He said applications such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and real-time analytics demand lower latency …
Chris Mellor, 15 Aug 2017

NetApp channel chief Bill Lipsin leaves firm

Bill Lipsin, NetApp's VP for global channels, is leaving the company. While NetApp looks for a replacement, the channel team will be headed up by Rick Hegberg, VP for OEM and alliances. The company said: "We wish Bill all the best and thank him for his many contributions." Lipsin joined NetApp in May 2015, leaving his …
Chris Mellor, 2 Aug 2017
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Meet Zenko: No, it's not a discount super hero. It's Scality's benevolent, celestial fox... er?

Object storage slinger Scality has announced an open-source public cloud gateway and controller called Zenko. Why "Zenko" as a name? It's allegedly Japanese for a benevolent, celestial fox that has occasional supernatural powers. Yes, we're none the wiser, either. Essentially, Zenko is based on Scality's implementation of the …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jul 2017

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