Category Archives: Storage

EMC Elect 2016 – Just the Facts

Yesterday, EMC announced the list of those who had been awarded the EMC Elect designation for 2016. The EMC Elect is EMC’s community recognition program. Now in its fourth year, the Elect program seeks to recognize those who exhibit engagement … Continue reading

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Headed to Pure//Accelerate 2016

[Disclaimer: Pure Storage is sponsoring my attendance at this event, and paying for my hotel and airfare. There was no requirement that I write about the event at all. Any thoughts or views expressed here are entirely my own.] I’ve … Continue reading

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Confirmed for Storage Day 9 (#SFD9)

You may remember that I made my Tech Field Day debut last year at Storage Field Day 7. If you followed any of the video stream during, or any of the recordings afterwards, you’ll have some sense of how much … Continue reading

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NetApp to Acquire SolidFire for $870 Million – GeekFluent’s Thoughts

Yesterday, NetApp announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SolidFire for $870 Million in an all-cash bid. SolidFire is a privately-held storage company who makes an All-Flash array based on a scale-out architecture. I’m a big … Continue reading

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EMC Announces Plans to Make Isilon Announcements in 2016

[NOTE: This post has been updated with answers to some of the questions I had at the time of the announcement. The updates are inline, below.] Today, EMC made some announcements about some new Isilon products that they hope to … Continue reading

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Dell to Acquire EMC for $67 Billion – GeekFluent’s Thoughts

Today, Dell, Inc. announced that they — along with private-equity firms Silver Lake, MSD Partners, and Temasek — have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EMC Corporation for $33.15 a share. This price comes out to approximately $67Billion in … Continue reading

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IBM to Acquire Object Storage Vendor Cleversafe

Yesterday, IBM announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cleversafe. Cleversafe is a manufacturer of object-based storage appliances. Cleversafe positions themselves as a software-based storage solution, but I’ve only ever seen their software available on the … Continue reading

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Pure Storage Files Intent to IPO

Today, Pure Storage announced that it had filed Form S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Form S-1 is essentially a proposal to create an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of publicly-traded shares of stock. Pure Storage intends to … Continue reading

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Pure Storage Announces New Program, New Hardware, New Software Services

Today, Pure Storage, an all-Flash array vendor I’ve written about before, made three major announcements covering a new program for customers, new hardware, and new management software. Specifically, they announced: Evergreen Storage The FlashArray//m family (also called FA//m) Pure1 Management … Continue reading

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Qumulo Announces New High-Density Storage Node

Less than one month after emerging from stealth, storage startup Qumulo announced the availability of a new high-capacity storage node today. The announcement was timed with Qumulo’s attendance at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show. Qumulo makes a data-aware … Continue reading

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