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For pity's sake, man, get out of the data path: Avoiding the Primary Data problem

Analysis File lifecycle management – aka Hierarchical Storage Management – can work with data protection and secondary storage convergers, but only by getting the heck out of the data path... which is where Primary Data failed. Woz Curse of Woz strikes again – first Fusion-io fizzles out, now Primary Data goes down READ MORE That's …
Chris Mellor, 6 Aug 2018
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Commvault results fail to excite, but Hammer says it's nailing the changes

Data protection outfit Commvault has revealed a deepening net loss of $8.6m on revenues of $176.2m, in Q1 FY'19 results described by Wells Fargo senior analyst Aaron Rakers as "underwhelming". Hammer and Nails Painful Hammer blow: Commvault CEO ousted, costs and staff face cuts as financial figures falter READ MORE Those …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jul 2018
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Flash, spinning rust, cloud 'n' tape. Squeeze. Oof. Hyperconverge our storage suitcase, would you?

Ready to unzip this densely packed storage news suitcase? We've got a bulging information-fest with all that's worth knowing from the past week, ranging from SSDs through disks to public and private clouds. We'll run thorough it alphabetically and start with big boss storage supplier Dell EMC. Dell EMC Dell EMC now has an all …
Chris Mellor, 24 Jul 2018
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Commvault simplifies product count, condenses 20 into 4

Just three months after activist investor Elliott Management invaded Commvault’s board-level considerations, the company has announced a radical simplification of its product strategy, shoehorning 20 individual products into four master ones and pumping improvements into its channel program. CEO Bob Hammer has pounded the …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jul 2018
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Excited Exagrid embarks express earnings expansion, experiences enterprise enlargement

Data protecting deduper to disk Exagrid notched up yet another quarter of over 20 per cent revenue growth for its 2018 second quarter. Actually it was 22 per cent and applied to revenue and bookings. The growth factor was 20 per cent in the first 2018 quarter, 20 per cent in the final 2017 quarter, and 20 per cent for the full …
Chris Mellor, 16 Jul 2018

Why, hello Rubrik's Trello: Data protection biz leaves productivity tool open to world+dog

Rubrik's internal security controls must have taken an early summer holiday because a Trello page that listed customer case studies and their status has been open for the great unwashed to access. The data protection and management biz has used the popular collaboration tool to detail projects. It is not clear how long it was …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jun 2018

Hybrid cloud's no fun, can't get nothing done – will Rubrik make you whole again?

As enterprises increasingly adopt hybrid multi-cloud IT strategies, they tend to find themselves mired in a multi-silo data management nightmare. Rubrik has stepped up to claim it can make the fractured mess whole again with its Alta software. Broadly speaking, Rubrik's Cloud Data Management Platform (CDM) supports Windows, …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jun 2018
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Drinks are on Cohesity, which has been handed $250m from investors

Secondary storage converger Cohesity has raised $250m in D-round funding. This follows a $90m C-round last year, taking the total raised, since it was founded in 2013, to $410m. The firm has bragged that this outpaces all other Series D enterprise software investments in the US over the last 18 months. The investors were led …
Chris Mellor, 11 Jun 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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Another week, another fistful of storage nouns comin' at ya like a breeze block to the frontal lobe

A concentrated storage blast has blown in after the Easter break, with substantial product announcements from Datrium, Nexenta and Rubrik. Other news from Intel, Nantero and Kingston was backed up with Huawei SPC-1 benchmark results, several funding events and exec moves. Grab yourself a cup of your favourite caffeinated or …
Chris Mellor, 9 Apr 2018
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‘Dead weight’ Dell would destroy VMware’s value, says big investor

Investment firm Jericho Capital Asset Management L.P has departed from its usual practice of not commenting publicly on deals by publishing a scathing letter addressed to VMware’s independent directors decrying a reverse merger between VMware and Dell. Jericho owns around 1.8 per cent of VMware, enough to make it a big …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Mar 2018
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Dell EMC in bid to clap trade secrets injunction on staff now at Rubrik

Dell EMC has tossed a trade secrets sueball at two ex-sales employees who left for Rubrik, alleging that they solicited other EMC staff to jump ship and approached Dell EMC customers. Rubrik competes with Dell EMC in the data protection business. Complaints were filed against Ryan Baker and Louis Ferreira, who respectively …
Chris Mellor, 5 Mar 2018

A potential IPO, some upgrades, Overland sold, and 'Fortify the continuum of..' whut?

It's been an eventful week in storage land, with contract wins, possible IPOs, biz unit sales and the inevitable poring over financial results. Let's have a look at the people, the product and the numbers... Excelero and healthcare NVMe-over-Fabrics startup Excelero has won IT consulting practice CMA as a customer. CMA’s …
Chris Mellor, 26 Feb 2018

Rubrik swallows Datos IO, shuffles in distributed DB backup

Extremely well-funded startup Rubrik has bought distributed database backer-up and fellow startup Datos IO. Datos IO's semantic deduplication RecoverX technology has been applied to protecting big data file systems, such as Hadoop, cloud-native data sources and distributed NoSQL databases. It recently extended its technology …
Chris Mellor, 6 Feb 2018
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Commvault scale-out appliance gunning for Rubrik and Cohesity

Commvault is launching a HyperScale all-in-one appliance providing a scale-out platform for its data protection and management services, taking on competing offerings from the likes of Rubrik and Cohesity. Company CEO, chairman and president Bob Hammer said there is a concerted and ongoing move to scale-out cloud-like …
Chris Mellor, 17 Oct 2017
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Rubrik to hit enterprise with double whammy

Analysis Rubrik CEO Bipul Sinha says there are two ways of looking at backup and recovery: loosely they are hardware or storage-centric and software-centric. The hardware-centric view was centred on Data Domain. Its arrays were connected directly to data sources, such as databases, and took a data dump from them, deduplicating it and …
Chris Mellor, 11 Sep 2017

Gartner mystics name Rubrik Miss Data Centre Backup 2017

Rubrik is a winner and HPE a loser in Gartner's latest beauty contest for data centre backup and recovery suppliers. Gartner_DC_BandR_MQ_2017 Here's last year's MQ for comparison: Gartner_DC_BandR_MQ_2016 What do we see in this latest edition? Two obvious things. First, HPE has fallen back into the boring old lower-left …
Chris Mellor, 3 Aug 2017
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Primary Data gets fresh funding. Reg storage man expects a wave of acquisitions

+Comment Primary Data has rolled up $40mn in new funding as the data management space becomes white hot. The company has picked up $20m in a C-round of venture capital funding and $20m in a line of credit arrangement. It was founded in 2013 when it received $50m of VC funding, picking up another $13m in 2014, with nothing since then …
Chris Mellor, 2 Aug 2017

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