Feb 9, 2017

What a program for the #22 IT Press Tour

The IT Press Tour (, the leading press event in for EMEA press, just announced its participants early March for the Businessa nd IT Applications edition.

Feb 2, 2017

Minio is GA

Minio ( just announced the general availability of its distributed object storage product. Met for the second time last December during The IT Press Tour, we were pleased to see all the developments made since our previous visit one year before.

Jan 25, 2017

Scott Genereux #2 at Veritas Technologies

Veritas Technologies (, leader in data management, has recruited Scott Genereux as its new EVP WFO. His LinkedIn profile is not updated yet, Veritas didn't announce anything yet as well but he's listed on the leadership page of the company. He has worked at various storage and cloud companies such Hitachi Data Systems, Oracle, Nirvanix, QLogic and DDN. Interesting...

Two different destinies

Following my article on the Storage Newsletter published 2 days ago that tries to explain and understand why SimpliVity got acquired for a pretty low EVI multiple (Enterprise Value /  Investment - 2.35x) by HPE, Cisco just announced the acquisition of AppDynamics for $3.7B, a price we heard for SimpliVity just a few months ago still from same acquirer. Immediately we realize that the EVI is 11.78x which reflects a super deal for investors and AppDynamics and confirms the hot position of the company.

Jan 23, 2017

Primary Data ready for 2017

Primary Data (, alternative player in scale-out NAS, just announced the arrival of Robert Wilson to lead the sales effort especially the channel strategy. Robert Wilson was VP of Global Sales at EMC ScaleIO and VP of Hyperscale Sales at Fusion-io, connection made with the current exec team of Primary Data. After several years of technology and product definition and development, Primary Data enters now in a new phase to accelerate market adoption. 2017 will be interesting for the company, let's see the first big deals to validate the move.

Jan 18, 2017

Silvercor, Ethernet Flash Drives

Silvercor (, alternative storage vendor, is an other player similar to Igneous with an embedded cpu board on each drive. Drives are Ethernet Flash drives exposing iSCSI or an object interface and CPUs are AMD Embedded G-Series SoC quad or dual 64bits x86 cores.

Jan 11, 2017

New round for the New Panzura

Panzura (, leader in the cloud storage gateway market segment, just announced a new VC round of $32M for a total of $90M almost 3 years after the last capital injection. With a new management in place led by Patrick Harr for a few months now, the company is now ready to accelerate the development of new products, Panzura introduced recently an archive gateway named Freedom, and is also ready for new generation of gateway to tackle on-prem storage.

Jan 10, 2017

Kaminario receives $75M

Kaminario (, the Flash leader met recently during 2 IT Press Tours in California and in Israel, just announced a new VC round for $75M for a total of $218M. Perfect to start the year and accelerate the development towards new holy graal with NVMe and new array generation. Congratulations to the team.

Jan 9, 2017

Igneous DEEPR, a new animal

Igneous (, an innovator in cloud storage, continues to promote differences as their solution is really unique. For readers who wish to read about Igneous, please read past posts I wrote: 1, 2 and 3. We have learned a lot for Kiran Bhagesphur, CEO and co-founder, during December edition of The IT Press Tour that serves as a take-off ramp for many companies.

Jan 4, 2017

Open vStorage, a confidential player

Open vStorage (, alternative emerging player in this fuzzy SDS world, was another good surprise during the last edition of The IT Press Tour in the valley last month. The background of the company is super strong having developed famous products during the past 10 years.