by Brian Beeler

Dave Tang, WD

In this podcast we talk with Dave Tang, SVP at WD. Dave discusses key findings from a survey completed late last year of 700 IT decision makers across the globe. We dive into why reliability is leading the decision making process, how big data and IoT are impacting storage decisions and why decades old tape might have more business value than legal compliance. Dave also talks about WD's massive investment in cloud and how they're helping organizations figure out these challenges.

by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #3: Dave Tang, Western Digital Corp

In this podcast we talk with Dave Tang, SVP at WDC. Dave discusses key findings from a survey completed late last year of 700 IT decision makers across the globe. We dive into why reliability is leading the decision making process, how big data and IoT are impacting storage decisions and why decades old tape might have more business value than legal compliance. Dave also talks about WDC's massive investment in cloud and how they're helping organizations figure out these challenges.

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by Adam Armstrong

Public Cloud Spending To Double By 2017

According to a new survey by 451 Research, the Voice of the Enterprise survey, IT budgets will see strong growth over the next couple of years. Spending in public clouds environments and next-generation technologies will generate this increase in IT budgets. While this may be good news for cloud providers it does mean that traditional, on-premises storage budgets may see a decrease.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nimble Is Facing A Series Of Class Action Lawsuits

Nimble Storage has been hit with some bad news regarding its stock in the past few months. While the stock hadn’t been performing great to begin with (the stock opened at $34.90 and is now trading for under $7.00), the third quarter results didn’t help. Now to add insult to injury, Nimble is being hit with a few class action lawsuits over its stock performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Launches New Security Suite For Microsoft Office 365

Barracuda has launched its new suite of cloud services aimed at making Microsoft Office 365 more secure and operate more efficiently, Barracuda Essentials for Office 365. Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 is an easy-to-deploy and manage suite of services that are the combination of three of Barracuda’s existing products: Barracuda Email Security Service, Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service, and Barracuda Cloud Backup. The new suite of services also comes with a simple per user licensing.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Earnings Beats Expectations, Still Lower Than Previous Year

IMB has released its fourth quarter earnings and it is a bit of a mixed bag. While earnings beat expectations (earning $4.84 per share on $22.06 billion in revenue versus the expectations of $4.81 a share on $22.02 billion in revenue), the company’s overall earnings per share are down roughly 17% from this same quarter last year. The report also highlighted the fact that IBM was shifting its focus from software to cloud, Internet of Things, and analytics. IBM’s stock has taken a hit on the day following the report; this could be related to the fact that the company is forecasting earnings of $13.50 versus the analysts’ $15.00 or the total market taking a hit.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Announces Dense, High-Performing, & Efficient AFA

Today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced that it was expanding its all-flash portfolio with its new Hitachi Flash Storage (HFS) A series family of all-flash arrays (AFA). The HFS A series of AFAs is designed to be a software-defined approach to infrastructure that is accelerated by flash technology. Hitachi believes that this will help customers tackle the emerging wave of next generation applications that demand data centers to be incredibly responsive, agile, accessible and automated.

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by Adam Armstrong

Maxta Introduces Application-Defined Storage

Today Maxta announced that it was introducing a new facet to its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), Application-Defined Storage. Maxta states that this will allow users to maximize the promise of hyper-convergence by allowing them to optimize their applications. Application-Defined Storage comes with the latest release of the Maxta Storage Platform (MxSP) and MaxDeploy appliances.

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by Adam Armstrong

New WDC Survey Finds Reliability Is More Important Than Cost

Western Digital Corporation has once again run its global survey of CIOs and IT decision makers, this being its second annual. What was found this year is that cost is no longer the major consideration when it comes to data storage purchases. As organizations are mining their data more and more to gain insight, reliability is now the top factor when it comes to purchasing data storage. Another interesting items discovered is that IT budgets are actually increasing, perhaps showing that industries are beginning to understand the importance and value of their data now.

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by Adam Armstrong

Actifio Releases Next-Gen UI For Copy Data Virtualization

Today Actifio released the new version of its front end software, Actifio Global Manager (AGM). This new version of software is intended to make it faster and easier to automate data management, access, and protection across the hybrid cloud. 

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