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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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Ex-archiver striver StrongBox whips veil off data management kit

Analysis Data archiver StrongBox has moved into the data management space with StrongLink. StrongBox, more properly StrongBox Data Solutions (SDS), was bought out by CEO David Cerf from ETI-NET, which had bought Strongbox and Sphinx products from Crossroads. SDS says it is now solving storage management, data management and protection …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jun 2017
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NetApp HCI: More converged than hyperconverged?

Analysis I have come to the conclusion that NetApp's new HCI system is more converged than hyperconverged: in essence the boxes just add compute nodes and networking to SolidFire (storage) nodes. HCI or CI? Let's row back a little and use IDC's definition of HCI as the starting point for our thinking. Hyper-converged infrastructure ( …
Chris Mellor, 29 Jun 2017

Flash-based and Dell-free: NetApp trots out SolidFire FlexPod

NetApp has introduced an all-flash SolidFire-based FlexPod. FlexPod is a converged infrastructure reference architecture jointly produced by Cisco and NetApp, and sold by partners. It has achieved $8bn in sales for Cisco and NetApp, with more than 8,400 customers and 140+ validated designs. Up until now FlexPods have used …
Chris Mellor, 22 Jun 2017
NetApp's new hyperconverged appliance

NetApp puts everything it's got into a hyperconverged box

NetApp has finally revealed its long-promised hyperconverged appliance. Named “NetApp HCI”, the product pours almost everything the company does into a 2U box, along with four unnamed servers, a cloud-style pay-as-you-go pricing plan and a vCenter plugin so you can manage it without having to learn new tools. The house of the …

Captain Kurian steers good ship NetApp back on course after $8m loss

No drama, no worries, just the slick sounds of a well-oiled machine doing its stuff. That's NetApp with its latest quarterly results. All-flash arrays led the way as NetApp completed its 2017 financial year with annual and quarter-on-quarter revenue and profits growth. It reported fourth-quarter revenues of $1.48bn, up 5 per …
Chris Mellor, 25 May 2017

NetApp and Cisco are pumping mad dollar into data protection startup

NetApp and Cisco are investing millions of dollars in a 30-person data protection startup. The happy recipient is Datos IO, an early stage startup founded in 2014. It has just extended its RecoverX product from protecting distributed databases to relational ones and the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). The company's …
Chris Mellor, 9 May 2017
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'We are deeply troubled by the ... depth of Toshiba’s desperation'

Round-up The week has seen an acceleration of NVME news - Aparna, Intel, Micron, and XIO - and cloud-related news as well, with Rubrik picking up a huge funding round. These were the headline items but there was a whole lot more going on and here's a representative selection. Code42 Backup provider Code42 is partnering with Okta, …
Chris Mellor, 5 May 2017
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It's a Wright off: NetApp confirms SolidFire boss on hiatus, 'will be back' working on other stuff

+Comment NetApp says its SolidFire chief Dave Wright is on hiatus – and his role upon his return will not involve running the storage organization he founded. Exactly what he'll be doing when he gets back will be decided by NetApp's CEO George Kurian and cofounder Dave Hitz. Following our story earlier today on Wright taking a break, …
Chris Mellor, 24 Apr 2017
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Wall St's NetApp conversion breeds limited believer

“NetApp has risen from the ashes and executed an unlikely business transformation” – at least according to one Wall Street convert. The reason for that conversion? A recent NetApp financial analyst day, where the suits foresaw low single-digit revenue growth in the fiscal 2018-2020 period, with flat growth in external storage …
Chris Mellor, 10 Apr 2017
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Monday muster point for storage news. Get in here now if juggling terabytes is your trade

It's a brand new week. We know you're all dying to get back to work. Here's a load of enterprise storage info to kickstart your Monday. Avere El Reg asked filer and cloud file data access accelerator Avere about the effect of hyperconverged infrastructure appliances as it sees it. President and CEO Ron Bianchin said: “We do …
Chris Mellor, 13 Mar 2017
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SolidFire chief talks up secret upcoming hyperconverged system

Backgrounder SolidFire boss Dave Wright talked with El Reg and discussed the vendor's upcoming hyper-converged system based on its own nodes. Wright was SolidFire CEO when NetApp bought the company towards the end of 2015 and is now VP and General Manager of SolidFire within NetApp. We tried, but were unable to get him to talk any about …
Chris Mellor, 10 Mar 2017
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'Baby, I know your database needs upgrades tonight'

Vendors' music video homages are always just … erm … remarkable The Register has spotted a new music video homage by a vendor and because they're always so excellent, bring it to you for your entertainment. Vendor music videos as the mutant offspring of popular culture and a remnant slice of marketing budgets used to get kids …

Hyperconverged market gets hyper-competitive as new riders enter field

Analysis The hyperconverged infrastructure appliance (HCIA) market has become hypercompetitive as the two-horse race between Dell and Nutanix has been blown open with HPE/SimpliVity, NetApp and Cisco chasing them. Three things happened this week: Cisco's boss Chuck Robbins said of its HyperFlex product: "We certainly would like to …
Chris Mellor, 17 Feb 2017

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