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Veritas to put biz tech support on the slow boat to India – insiders

Exclusive Veritas's support services unit, overseen by executive veep Lenny Alugas's Customer Success organization, will reduce its headcount and redeploy workers, company insiders have told The Register. This is against a background of the enterprise storage business struggling to regain profitability after being spun out of Symantec, …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jun 2018
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From frog to prince: How private equity may fish Barracuda from the industry's boiling pot

Analysis Seven months ago Barracuda Networks was gobbled up by private equity biz Thoma Bravo because it saw latent possibilities that couldn’t be realized under public ownership. It wasn’t one of your usual private equity buyouts, with a company brought down by weak results and acquired on the cheap, or spun off by a parent hobbled by …
Chris Mellor, 29 May 2018
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CIOs in tears? Gartner DELAYS Backup and Recovery Magic Quadrant report

CIOs may - or may not - be reeling from Gartner's admission that the Data Center Backup and Recovery Magic Quadrant will be put on ice after a number of its big hitting analysts upped sticks to work for vendors. Flush with private equity dosh, startup Rubrik has tried to hire two senior researchers only to have one poached by …
Chris Mellor, 1 May 2018
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And so it begins: Veritas lays off UK workers, R&D bods hit hardest

Troubled private-equity-owned Veritas started making layoffs in the UK yesterday as its parent continues to implement cost-cutting measures. pinocchio/buratino Veritas considers 'restructuring' another two offices, with 350+ pink slips possible READ MORE Company insiders across the UK told The Register that at least 100 …
Chris Mellor, 20 Apr 2018
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Veritas insiders: Job cuts? There will be blood

Veritas Technologies has hired a corporate restructuring specialist in the face of business difficulties. El Reg was told by Veritas insiders that CEO Greg Hughes has engaged Alix Partners to look at the company structure. He discussed cost pressures, initiatives and possible actions being considered at a 15 February all-hands …
Chris Mellor, 23 Feb 2018
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Veritas loses its Vision, kills global customer knees-up

Veritas has canned its annual Veritas Vision marketing extravaganza in preference of smaller, regional get togethers for channel and end-user customers. Veritas Vision 2017 – the second time the knees-up took place - was held in Las Vegas in September, and scheduled to run again between 3 to 8 November 2018, ex-chief marketing …
Chris Mellor, 20 Feb 2018
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Veritas veteran becomes new big cheese at Symantec spin-off

Greg Hughes has been hired as head honcho at the private equity-owned storage spin-off from Symantec, Veritas. Hughes is a Veritas veteran, having been EVP for global services from October 2003 to mid-2005, then president for global services when Symantec bought Veritas in 2005, president from 2008 onwards, president for the …
Chris Mellor, 9 Jan 2018
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Backup Exec juices dedupe offering, flaunts sign-up cloud model

Backup Exec, Veritas' SME backup product, now sports a subscription-based payment scheme, deduping cloud backends and offering GDPR compliance help. Privately owned Veritas is building up its product portfolio for the modern cloud era, and subscription pricing is part of that. The Backup Exec subscription model has one, two …
Chris Mellor, 16 Nov 2017
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Veritas considers 'restructuring' another two offices, with 350+ pink slips possible

“Veritas” is the Latin word for truth, a fact we mention because data management software vendor Veritas has offered The Register a revised explanation for the closure of its support desk in Sydney, Australia, after we received information that told a different story. That document was a workforce plan dated July 2017 and, in …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Sep 2017
Sydney Harbour Bridge in the cloud

Veritas shrinks Sydney office, slashes 60-something support staff

Storage management software vendor Veritas is shrinking its Sydney office, a move The Register understands will mean the loss of over 65 jobs in the support team currently stationed in the Australian city. Veritas told us the changes have been made because the company “continually reviews its real estate holdings in an effort …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Sep 2017
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Yeehaw! And welcome to another rootin'-tootin' storage pony wrangling

We've added a fair few thoroughbreds to this week's storage corral. Let's send in a wrangler and see what we've got. Aspera IBM business Aspera has issued a white paper on its FASP high speed transport direct-to-cloud storage FASP (Fast And Secure Protocol) provides high-performance secure WAN transport of files, directories …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jul 2017
Whack-a-mole

Veritas plugs a bunch of NetBackup vulns

Veritas has patched multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities in its NetBackup software and the appliance by the same name. The vulnerabilities should be patched with this hotfix as soon as possible. The affected versions are NetBackup 7.7.2, 7.7.3, and 8.0; and NetBackup Appliances 2.7.2, 2.7.3, and 3.0 (which is also …
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Friday storage congeries, convocation, collection, compilation, cumulation

Did you enjoy the synonyms? Friday’s alphabetically-ordered-by-supplier-name collection of sub-prime storage news starts here: BridgeSTOR has announced Native Object Support for Cloud Storage using NAS protocols, with no vendor lock-in, objects in non-proprietary format. It supports a Windows F: Drive to objects/files, uses …
Chris Mellor, 31 Mar 2017
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Blimey, did you know? It's World Backup Day. But... surely every day is world backup day?

Today, March 31, is supposed to be World Backup Day. Where did that one come from? Isn't every day a backup day? We did a bit of poking around. There is a World Backup Day website. Its legal section states: "World Backup Day and the Globe and Arrow are registered trademarks of 614a ltd." A check on this organization reveals a …
Chris Mellor, 31 Mar 2017

Oh my god, it's nearly Monday. Here's some storage news bytes to brighten your weekend

Sunday storage sum-up It's been one of those overwhelming-tidal-waves-of-news weeks. Here's an attempt to catch up. Amazon Web Services has added a new Elastic Block Store feature it calls Elastic Volumes and is making it available for all current-generation EBS volumes attached to current-generation EC2 instances. AWS says you can increase …
Chris Mellor, 26 Feb 2017

Yee-haw! It's the Friday storage round-up

Not every story is NetApp making a hyperconverged product, or Oracle possibly canning tape products. Here's a roundup of several pieces of news that are nevertheless significant. We wrote about data management startup Komprise some time ago. It tells us it released its product last year, has partnerships with NetApp, EMC, …
Chris Mellor, 17 Feb 2017
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Toss your day job. Start a backup company. Sorted

Analysis A conversation with Barracuda CEO BJ Jenkins revealed a company whose customers are heading steadily towards the cloud – where the full stack approaches of Dell, HPE and others can’t hold sway – and where Barracuda, natch, thinks it can grow and grow. As a reminder, the company reported revenues of around $90m in its latest …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jan 2017
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Ain't no party like an 80-plus-customer Cohesity party

Analysis Secondary storage silo converging startup Cohesity has added entry-level hardware as it reaches 80+ customers and 100+ US resellers. The existing scale-out C2300 and C2500 systems have 12-48TB and 24-96TB of disk capacity and 800GB-3.2TB and 1.6TB-6.4TB of PCIe flash, respectively. The C2100 slots in underneath these systems …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jan 2017

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