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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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NetApp confirms: SolidFire hyperconverged appliance is coming

+Comment NetApp met its revenue predictions for its third fiscal 2017 quarter and talked openly about a coming SolidFire-based hyperconverged product suited for scalable hybrid cloud and mixed workload enterprise deployments. NetApp's revenues were $1.4bn, an increase of 5 per cent sequentially and 1 per cent year-over-year, pretty …
Chris Mellor, 16 Feb 2017

Pure unsheathes the FlashBlade, cuts out NetApp legacy system

A 24-rack NetApp system has been replaced with a single Pure Storage FlashBlade product at a customer site. Two Pure Storage staffers have tweeted that the replaced system spanned 1,008 rack units, was fitted with 13,000 disk drives. A Pure Storage source said that the replaced system was from NetApp. FlashBlade is Pure's …
Chris Mellor, 2 Feb 2017

Fresh and fast little flashers from NetApp

NetApp has launched two new all-flash FAS arrays, won a top 3 SPC-1 storage benchmark result, and announced a new flash capacity guarantee programme. The all-flash FAS (AFF) A200 and A700s join the existing A300 and A700, which came into view in September. Place the A200 under the A300 on your mental NetApp AFF positioning map …
Chris Mellor, 1 Feb 2017
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Between you and NVMe: NetApp dishes on drives and fabric access

Interview El Reg has asked a large number of storage array vendors about their views of NVMe solid state drives and NVMe over Fabrics access to such drives. The combination promises to effectively kill array network access latency issues and make array access equivalent to reading and writing data from a locally attached flash drive. So …
Chris Mellor, 31 Jan 2017
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Stop replying! pleads NetApp customer stuck in reply-allpocalypse

Hundreds of NetApp customers were peeved to find they had accidentally been added to the CC field of an email, resulting in a spamaggeddon of messages. The communique was intended as a support bulletin regarding a previous version of Windows. One customer got in touch to say: "NetApp accidentally emailed all their customers …
Kat Hall, 27 Jan 2017
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NetApp rehires former exec Thurlow to run UK biz

Industry grey beard Nick Thurlow has returned to NetApp to run the UK business half a decade after he quit. Thurlow told us he started the role on Monday following six months of freedom after leaving his post at NetApp distributor Arrow ECS. “I’m running the UK. I was there for 12 year previously, NetApp has some good plans …
Paul Kunert, 26 Jan 2017
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Bane of Silicon Valley patents sets its sights on Rackspace and NetApp

Cloud host Rackspace and storage vendor NetApp are fighting a patent holder who's targeted some of tech's biggest names in the notorious Eastern District of Texas. The duo are standing up to Realtime Data over the firm's claim they violated seven patents it owns, spanning compression and deduplication. Realtime has filed six …
Gavin Clarke, 23 Jan 2017

NetApp's regeneration could be deep surgery or anti-wrinkle cream

Analysis NetApp's long story short – customers aren't buying the old stuff and don't like the new stuff much either. In its second fiscal 2017 quarter, revenues of $1.34bn were 7.6 per cent down on $1.45bn the year before. They were 3.9 per cent higher than Q1 2017's, though. Profits (net income) of $109m were 4.4 per cent …
Chris Mellor, 17 Nov 2016

NetApp shrinks headcount yet again

NetApp has made another round of layoffs in the USA and elsewhere. In a statement the company said: Over the past year, our CEO George Kurian has shared how NetApp has been transforming our business to improve productivity and lower our cost structure to align with our revenue expectations and fund investment in growth areas …
Chris Mellor, 3 Nov 2016

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