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Twinstrata, Maginatics, and Amplidata get acquired. Riverbed exits the storage business. DataGravity and Primary Data launch. HGST and Seagate continue to move into the systems business. Nutanix, SimpliVity, Cleversafe, and Scality form alliances with the global systems vendors like Dell, HP, and Cisco. Microsoft opens up their Office 365 ecosystem to other cloud storage providers like Dropbox. Qumulo and several stealth companies are continuing to raise millions of dollars and not telling us what they are doing. Box goes public (finally), the first cloud storage company to do so, and continues to trip up like Mr. Bean. Veritas, arguably the granddaddy of software-defined storage, returns as its own company. Storage unicorns run amok with SimpliVity just joining the club. And this year, we’ll finally get a look at Amazon Web Services financials instead of just clever guessing. Ho hum, just another few months in the data storage market. Continue reading →
Market | Tags: AWS, Box, Dell, dropbox, EMC, HDS, HP, IBM, NetApp, Nutanix, Quanta, Scality, Seagate, Simplivity | Permalink.
Data storage is a massive market (
$22.5 billion for the 2013 high end storage market alone), and has reached a critical point in its evolution, highlighted by dramatic changes in base technologies, interfaces, and service models. EMC’s recent acquisition of DSSD was another thought-provoking data point.
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Market | Tags: AWS, Box, cloud storage, consumer NAS, data storage, dropbox, EMC, Flash Storage, Google Cloud, NAS, NetApp, Object Storage, people data, Pure Storage, Quanta, scale-out storage, storage market, synology | Permalink.
EMC kicked off EMC World 2014 with the announcement of their acquisition of
DSSD, a shadowy company founded by eccentric geniuses from Sun Microsystems: Andy Bechtolsheim, Jeff Bonwick and Bill Moore. DSSD has been working for three years to accelerate data access and organization for huge datasets by building object storage capabilities directly onto a custom chipset. This is a fascinating story, and can be seen as another step in the struggle of vendors to own information intelligence and speed access to exabytes of data being created.
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Market | Tags: Amazon S3, Amazon Web Services, Amplidata, Atmos, Bechtolsheim, Bonwick, Caringo, Cleversafe, Coho Data, DSSD, EMC, Flash, Flash Storage, FusionIO, Google Cloud, HDS, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft Azure, NetApp, Netezza, Nimble Storage, Nimbus Data, Nutanix, Object Storage, Oracle Exadata, Pivot3, Pure Storage, Scality, Simplivity, Solidfire, SSD, StorageGrid, Tegile, Violin Memory, Whiptail, XtremeIO | Permalink.