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Seagate's Barracuda SSD bares its teeth at PC, laptop upgraders

Seagate has fired a new Barracuda SSD at the home server, PC and notebook disk replacement markets. It's a 6Gbit/s SATA SSD in a 2.5-inch form factor, with capacities ranging from 250GB, through 500GB and 1TB, up to 2TB. The performance claims up to 90,000 random read IOPS, 540MB/sec sequential read and 520MB/sec sequential …
Chris Mellor, 4 Jul 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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Primary Data says stop, Hammerspace, Innodisk cooks some SSDs, and Fujitsu goes blockchain

As ever, it has been a heavy storage week. Here's our curated collection of goodies, goings-on and glitches. Barracuda This now data security-focused and private equity-owned company has pushed out its Web Application Firewall as a service – WAFaaS. WAFaaS  is built on Barracuda's web application security technology, and …
Chris Mellor, 22 May 2018

Barracuda snags email security biz ahead of private equity plunge

Backup and security biz Barracuda made the largest profit it has seen in more than three and a half years in its third fiscal 2018 quarter, its last as a public company. Revenues were $94.7m, up 7 per cent year-on-year and $400,000 on a quarterly basis. Net income was $7.8m, compared to the previous quarter's $1.6m. …
Chris Mellor, 9 Jan 2018

Storage Christmas cracker: My band is called 1023MB. We haven't had a gig yet

Here's a final collection of storage news before Christmas 2017. Imagine you are having Christmas dinner and you get a bunch of crackers. Pull them and, instead of fortune cookie statements and bad jokes, this list of news items tumbles out. My, how much richer your Christmas dinner would ... we'll go away now. Comtrade …
Chris Mellor, 22 Dec 2017
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Barracuda gobbled up by private equity sharks

Private equity biz Thoma Bravo is buying slow-growth Barracuda Networks for $1.6bn in cash. Barracuda is a $400m-run-rate business based in Campbell, California, USA, that sells data protection and security products. It has been making a move to flogging subscriptions as its customers move away from appliances, preferring to …
Chris Mellor, 27 Nov 2017

Backup, flash and replication: Barracuda buys, Toshiba invests, and WANdisco partners

Business – it's all about making bigger pies, either by buying in pie and adding it to your own, building a new pie-making plant, or supplying your filling as part of somebody else's pie. Which brings us to Barracuda, Toshiba and WANdiso plus a few short news bites. Barracuda This protection and security vendor has bought …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2017
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Boring Barracuda says sales are going swimmingly – again

It's getting predictable. Barracuda has posted yet another year-on-year revenue rise with yet another small profit. Boring is good, though, right? For the three months to August 31 this year, its second fiscal 2018 quarter, the California-based outfit recorded revenues of $94.3m, up seven per cent from last years's $87.9mn and …
Chris Mellor, 13 Oct 2017
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When is a Barracuda not a Barracuda? When it's really AWS S3

Barracuda's backup appliances can now replicate data to Amazon’s S3 cloud silos. According to the California-based outfit, its backup appliance is now available in three flavors: On-premises physical server On-premises virtual server In-cloud virtual server Barracuda_AWS_Chart Barracuda backup schematic Data can be …
Chris Mellor, 16 Aug 2017

Barracuda's so solid crew: We got three more quarters to go

Ransomware helped backup and security firm Barracuda to a solid first fiscal 2018 quarter, with revenues and subscribers both growing. Barracuda grew revenues 8.7 per cent year-on-year to $94.2m although profits were almost flat at $2.7m compared to $2.8m a year ago. Revenue growth rate stepped up a bit from the prior quarter' …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jul 2017

The world (of backup) is not enough for Barracuda

Analysis Data protection and security player Barracuda is being affected by customers moving away from point products, and the resulting combined data protection plus security themes could mean other pure-play backup suppliers are going to be left behind. At EMEA TechSummit in Alpbach, Austria, CEO and president BJ Jenkins outlined a …
Chris Mellor, 12 May 2017

Barracuda looks more like a flatfish in face of renewal period volatility

Renewal period volatility is giving Barracuda a headache as the cloud-focussed protection and security outfit follows its customers away from box sales towards annual subscriptions. Growth has been, well, moderate. It made $89.3m in revenues in its final fiscal 2017 quarter, 6.7 per cent up on the year before but just an 0.6 …
Chris Mellor, 18 Apr 2017

New disk drive maker? No such luck

The cloud and Big Data and Hadoop feature strongly in this week’s round-up of storage news, along with channel news. And, just for a moment, we thought we’d found a new disk drive manufacturer. But no, it was all tosh. Barracuda is offering a Web Security Service using Zscaler’s cloud security service. Zscaler can use …
Chris Mellor, 17 Mar 2017
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Happy Friday: Busted Barracuda update borks corporate firewalls

Updated A firmware update pushed to Barracuda firewalls has knocked out boxes in large firms and crippled networks, we're told. The change was sent out to customer gear by Barracuda on Friday morning Pacific Time, according to a source familiar with the matter. The update is automatically installed, and promptly caused the devices to …
Iain Thomson, 27 Jan 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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Kerching! That's the sound of Barracuda customers feeling the ransomware fear

Barracuda's business grew a little faster as customers continued moving to the public cloud and ransomware scared them into securing their emails. Third quarter fiscal 2017 revenues were $88.8m, a good 10.9 per cent uptick on last year, and a 1 per cent increase sequentially. Net income was $1.8m, 2 per cent of its revenues, …
Chris Mellor, 11 Jan 2017
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Portable drive, 5TB capacity. Hmm, there's something fishy here

Sitting in my desk drawer is a 500GB Hitachi Life Studio Mobile. External drive, pathetic capacity. Seagate has a 5TB Backup Plus Portable external drive in the same physical size, with ten times as much storage space. The Backup Plus is 20mm thick and comes in 4TB or 5TB configurations having, we understand, a 15mm thick …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2016

Barracuda: Outage caused by 'large number of inbound connections'

Outage-hit security firm Barracuda appears to have been struck down by a DDoS – though the firm says it's still investigating and refuses to confirm or deny it. This morning the company's status page said in an update posted at 0044 GMT: "Barracuda Networks is still continuing to see a large number of inbound connections from …

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