Monthly Archives: January 2016

  • Trends in storage that will impact IT in 2016 and beyond
    Trends in storage that will impact IT in 2016 and beyond

    If 2015 was the year of the storm, bringing significant disruption and change to the data storage industry, 2016 will be about stabilising and adapting to the new environment. The 2015 tempest brought with it faster-than-expected adoption of cloud, convergence, flash and software-driven storage. Yet Fibre Channel remains the most commonly used technology in enterprise-level storage environments and only this year are we likely to see to what extent emerging technologies will penetrate the data storage market. Cloudy with a…

  • Cybersecurity and Accessible Storage Trends
    Cybersecurity and Accessible Storage Trends

     Many organizations that interchange information are looking at myriad defensive measures to help keep business, industry and personal data secure. This elevated focus now includes storage systems as well as networks and other computer resources. “There is no such thing as perfect security,” said cybersecurity firm FireEye in its annual Mandiant Threat Report issued earlier this year. Threat actors have evolved to encompass a larger scope of targets and are using a broader skillset to achieve their goals. Determined threat…

  • Digital Storage Projections For 2016
    Digital Storage Projections For 2016, Part 2

    While flash memory and emerging non-volatile memory technologies are driving the development of high performance digital storage technologies in 2016, magnetic storage and even optical technologies for mass information storage at lower cost will continue to supply the largest share of less frequently used stored content and archive storage.

  • Zerto, Led By Two Brothers and Data Storage Vets, Scoops Up $50M
    Zerto, Led By Two Brothers and Data Storage Vets, Scoops Up $50M

    One of Boston’s most heavily funded data-recovery software companies just took in another pile of cash. Zerto said Wednesday it raised $50 million in a Series E round that brings its total venture capital haul to more than $110 million since it was founded in the late 2000s. Institutional Venture Partners led the new round. Other participants included new investor Access Industries—which invested through its Israel-based entity, Claltech—and previous investors 83North, Battery Ventures, Harmony Partners, RTP Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners,…

  • Mackay Shields Buys 130,000 Shares of SanDisk

    Mackay Shields raised its position in SanDisk Co. (NASDAQ:SNDK) by 0.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 25,808,000 shares of the data storage provider’s stock after buying an additional 130,000 shares during the period. SanDisk accounts for about 1.5% of Mackay Shields’ holdings, making the stock its 28th largest position. Mackay Shields’ holdings in SanDisk were worth $26,815,000 as of its most recent SEC…

  • Nimble Storage Inc Announces Executive Appointments

    Nimble Storage Inc (NYSE:NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced that is has strengthened its EMEA operations with the appointments of veteran sales and marketing executives. Leveraging extensive industry experience, Gabriel Chadeau has been appointed Country Manager for France , and Peter Gibbs and Dan Cavanagh will lead channel sales and enablement across EMEA. “Our latest executive appointments underscore the expanding investment and commitment we’re making to accelerate growth across the EMEA region. We believe we’ve selected the most ambitious…

  • Public cloud storage spend to double in two years
    Public cloud storage spend to double in two years – reliable sources

    Research house 451 reckons public cloud storage spend will double in two years, with on-premises storage spend falling 17 per cent. Its Voice of the Enterprise: Storage study sees most organizations increasing their storage spend while also switching more of it to the public cloud, with Amazon and Microsoft (Azure) being the main beneficiaries. The 451 Research people say the study is based on research conducted with 700-plus IT professionals worldwide, and combines 451 analysis with responses from a panel…

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