More Money for the Hyper-Converged Market

This month, SimpliVity Corporation (www.simplivity.com) announced a Series D round of financing, raising an additional $175m for a total valuation of $1bn.  To date, the company has raised $276 million in four rounds (press release).  The money is to be used to fund...

Hitachi’s Evolving Data Management Strategy

At the beginning of the year I wrote a post over at the Architecting IT Blog talking about what we can expect for storage in 2015.  This coming year I believe we need to see more on the management of data and less of a focus on storage hardware per-se.  To a certain...

NetApp: A Business in Stagnation

Chris Mellor recently posted an interesting review of NetApp’s financial position, following on from the release of their latest financial figures for the period 3Q/2014.  The comments posted to the article show a pretty polarised view; 50% of the commenters...

Is There Really an All-Flash Array Market?

It seems that some of the big 6 vendors are in disagreement as to whether there is a real “all-flash” segment of the storage market, or whether all-flash is simply an extension of primary storage, as detailed in this article from Chris Mellor on The...

EMC, ScaleIO and the VMKernel

There’s been a bit of conversation recently on the intention of EMC to put drivers for their ScaleIO platform into the VMware ESXi hypervisor kernel.  The discussion was triggered by an article published in LeMagIT on 25 November 2014 by Christophe Bardy and...

What Next for Storage in 2015?

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that there’s anything more to achieve in data storage.  Surely things are pretty much complete; we have the ability to store vast quantities of data reliably and each year the per unit cost of storage continues to decline.  So as 2015...