May 24, 2017

Plexistor just acquired by NetApp

NetApp ( | NASD:NTAP), one of the top leader in storage for a few decades, just acquired Plexistor.

May 18, 2017

Formation Data Systems closes its doors

Formation Data Systems (, Software-Defined Storage player, seems to be in a tough position. We heard that the company has some financial difficulties that invite them to close doors without any other choice.

May 5, 2017

Wasabi Technologies tries to disrupt the cloud storage market

Wasabi Technologies (, new player in cloud storage as mentioned a few days ago, is the new company founded by famous serial entrepreneurs David Friend and Jeff Flowers, respectively CEO and CTO, having built together 6 companies.

May 2, 2017

New player (, storage startup in stealth mode, recently enabled its web site. Nothing is written and available on the web site except that "The Network is Storage" and I associate this few words with NVMe, so hot on the market.

May 1, 2017

Aparna Systems shakes the data center

Aparna Systems (, innovator in data center design, just unveiled its first products during the NFV World Congress 2017. At the genesis of their solution, NVMe considered as a radical approach that fuels a real change in the data center that invites inventors for a new design of servers with hyper dense compute, storage and networking building block.

Apr 13, 2017

New array generation for E8 Storage

WD HGST Ultrastar SN200
E8 Storage (, pioneer in NVMe storage array, continues to innovate with a new iteration of the E8-D24. As described in August 2016 when they launched the product, it is a 2U box with 24 SSD NVME dual ported with 2 controllers.

Apr 5, 2017

Matt Cain new CEO at Couchbase

Couchbase (, a leader in the growing NoSQL space, has just recruited Matt Cain as its new CEO. Matt Cain came from Veritas Technologies where he was President of WW Field Operations. Previously, he was Chief Product Officer, still at Veritas, where he overseas a $2.5B business. Before that, he was at Symantec and Cisco Systems.

Apr 4, 2017

Good news for Qumulo

Qumulo (, leader in the new generation of scale-out NAS, continues its development and expansion at a rapid pace. The company has received a new VC round around $30M for a total of approx. $130M. Huge accomplishment for the new executive team, 2017 should be be interesting among innovative NAS vendors such Weka, Elastifile, Primary Data, Dell EMC Isilon, Rozo Systems and IBM Spectrum Scale- and Lustre- based products like DDN. Congrats.

Mar 22, 2017

Avere ready for a new dimension

Avere Systems (, leader in NAS accelerator, just announced a new round of investment with $14 million for its series E coming from Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital and Western Digital Capital plus Google as a new investor. Interesting.

Mar 20, 2017

Waterline Data to master the data sourcing effort

Waterline Data (, leader in Data Cataloging for Big Data, organized a very good session during the recent IT Press Tour. We've learned a lot in a category sometimes not very well understood.