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Pure Storage Raises a Further $225m for a $3B Valuation

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Pure Storage announced today that they have raised a further $255 million in a round F investment.  This puts the total raised by the company so far to $470 million for a valuation of $3 billion.  So far the funds raised have been: Series A – $5m, October 2009 Series B – $20m, August 2010 Series C – $30m, 23 ... Read More »

SolidFire Releases Element OS Version 6

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In anticipation of the upcoming Storage Field Day 5, this post will discuss the new features made available by SolidFire with the release of version 6 of Element OS, the software that drives their storage system.  Much of this information was discussed at the first SolidFire Analysts’ Day, held in February 2014.  If there’s a theme to this release it’s ... Read More »

Storage Field Day 5: New Vendor Added – Scale Computing

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This week brings me to San Jose and the next Storage Field Day (number 5) from Stephen and folks on the Tech Field Day team.  I previously posted some background information on the presenting companies and since then the team have announced that Scale Computing has been added to the list. Scale Computing is one of the hyper-converged infrastructure vendors, ... Read More »

Has NetApp Reached a Strategic Inflection Point?

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Chris Mellor recently covered IDC’s quarterly disk shipment report, which measures the market leaders in enterprise storage.  As Chris points out, NetApp continues to decline, with reduced revenue over the last three quarters.  I’ve talked for some time about NetApp reaching an inflection point with Data ONTAP, their storage array operating system.  Has the legacy of running two incompatible storage operating ... Read More »

CEO Updates: Tintri and Violin Memory (updated)

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Over the last two weeks I’ve had the opportunity to meet with CEOs from two startup companies in the storage industry.  Both are relatively new to their positions, however each company has very different challenges ahead. Violin Memory is one of the original all-flash storage vendors which went through a rather rocky IPO last year; Tintri is a startup focusing ... Read More »

Storage Field Day 5: Vendor Profiles (Part 2)

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This post continues the discussion on what to expect from vendors presenting at the next Storage Field Day in Silicon Valley between 23-25 April 2014. SanDisk The first thing that comes to mind when I hear SanDisk’s name is their range of consumer devices.  Of course the company is about a lot more than that and has previously presented at a ... Read More »