Browsing Posts tagged ITPT

Reading Time: 4 minutes Some months Rubrik announced the release of version 2.0 of Rubrik Converged Data Management to deliver complete data protection and rich data services at a global scale (see also my previous post). The idea is quite simple but disruptive: reinvent the backup models in order to eliminate backup software by integrating data protection, instant recovery, and DevOps infrastructure into a single scale-out product!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Minio is a new company build around an Open Source cloud storage product, built by veterans from Gluster. Gluster is a distributed filesystem was purchased by Red Hat in 2011 for $136 million to use it as a base of their SDS vision, like with the Red Hat Storage Server. Minio co-founder and CEO, Anand Babu Periasamy, was CTO at Gluster, Inc and other people from the Gluster team moved in Minio. Six months ago, Minio lands $3.3M seed round from venture capitalists.

Reading Time: 3 minutes LiveAction is a company founded on 2007 (with the name of ActionPacked) with the corporate office at Santa Clara, CA, the engineering iffice at Honolulu and several sales offices (San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Chicago, New York, Charlotte, Louisville, Birmingham). More than 50 employees, 1000 users and more than 40 partners. Their product is an Intelligent WAN (IWAN) Visibility and Assurance, a software designed to simplify network management. Initially developed to aid the US Department of Defense in the operation of its networks, LiveAction features an innovative visual display, real-time big data analytics and deep control […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes Primary Data emerged from stealth November 19, 2014 and I was lucky enough to met them one year ago (see #ITPT 14 Report – Primary Data) and learn about their interesting vision of storage virtualization. Primary Data’s product has been officially announced during VMworld US 2015. Its headquarter is in Los Altos, CA with offices around the world and currently employs about 80 staff worldwide and with over $60 million in venture capital raised to date. Their vision is quite simple: transforming datacenter economics with Data Mobility through Data Virtualization.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Cohesity is a new storage company, headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley (at Santa Clara), with a clear focus on the secondary storage (used for backup, archiving, shares, …) and a vision of a data platform that consolidates the data across all existing silos with it’s own web-scale storage architecture. In a previous post, I’ve wrote about the Cohesity Data Platform, a product designed to consolidate all secondary storage use cases on a unified environment that helps organizations control growing data demands.

Reading Time: 3 minutes FlashGrid is a new company founded in 2015 by some industry veterans (coming from Veritas, Intel, EMC, HGST, VMware, IBM). Founder and CEO Alex Miroshnichenko was CTO at Visto (acquired by VMware to build project Fargo, used in the new Virtual SAN 6.x, in new linked clone for VDI, but also in new containers based services). Really a lot of expertise from different storage related companies. During the last IT Press Tour #17 I’ve got the opportunity to learn more about this company (new for me) and their unique solution.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Tegile is a storage company with interesting products declared to be “one flash (hybrid or all flash) for any workload”. For sure they are a strong company, with more than 1800 systems deployed with Tegileproducts, including interesting names including Ferrari, McLaren, Tesla, … More than 1100 customers, doesn’t sound bad, at all! And around 360 employees worldwide and good investors (one, for example, is HGST!).

Reading Time: 5 minutes Rozo Systems announced the v2.0 of their its RozoFS scale‐out NAS software, a solution scalable to hundreds of Petabytes, with a single global namespaces, multihead, with multiple access protocols using NFS, CIFS and also Objects. This French company (based in Nantes and San Francisco) has started the idea in late 2005 from a lab testing research in University of Nantes and formally the company has born in 2010 as a spin-off of this research group. Version 1.0 of their product was released on 2013. Actually they have more than 10 employees and more than 10 […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Xirrus a Wi-Fi technology company based in Thousand Oaks, California, US, that designs and sells wireless networking equipment based on the IEEE standards 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac. It was build 10 years ago (since 2005) on the premise that “wireless would replace wired as the primary choice for network access” with the goal to build the fastest (and also the most secure) Wi-Fi on the planet. Great objectives, great responsibilities, and interesting market target: but Wi-Fi is growing (5.2 B wifi devices are already connected, and predictions say 20+ B by 2020!) and the related enterprise market also! The […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes The IT Press tour (ITPT) is a six-day event taking place this week in San Francisco that seeks to introduce the EMEA media to tech firms doing some interesting things in Silicon Valley. Like in the past year (with the 14th edition), on December I will take part at the next edition (the 17th) that will take place in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (during Nov 30-Dec 4, 2015). Since the 1st tour edition, the IT Press Tour have met 121 companies for 179 sessions, some companies did multiple editions and adopted the IT Press Tour […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes During the last IT Press Tour (the 14th), in the Silicon Valley (December 1-5, 2014) we met several companies in different categories (Cloud, Storage and Big Data). The last company that we met during the fourth day was Scality, that produces a storage software product called the RING for large scale data storage.

Reading Time: 5 minutes During the last IT Press Tour (the 14th), in the Silicon Valley (December 1-5, 2014) we met several companies in different categories (Cloud, Storage and Big Data). The second company that we met during the first day of the tour was Cloudian, an hybrid cloud storage startup with strong management team from expertise in storage, big data and telecos.

Reading Time: 4 minutes During the last IT Press Tour (the 14th), in the Silicon Valley (December 1-5, 2014) we met several companies in different categories (Cloud, Storage and Big Data). The first company that we met on the fourth day was Qubole, a company in the Big Data arena.

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