Apr 3, 2017

StrongBox strengthens its exec team

StrongBox Data Solutions (, recent player in alternative data archiving approach, just recruited Floyd Christofferson. Floyd was recently CMO at Arcitecta and before spent many years at SGI doing product marketing for the storage group. Very good news as he will help for sure the visibility of StrongBox who is pretty confidential on the market.

Mar 31, 2017

Cohesity ready for a new VC round

Cohesity (, leader in secondary storage, will accelerate soon with a new gigantic VC round. We heard that this level of finance will be significant enough and it confirms my recent prediction about the soon presence of Cohesity in the Unicorm Club, remember my article on StorageNewsletter about Storage Unicorn. Congratulations Mohit and the team.

Mar 29, 2017

Datos IO strengthens its management team

Datos IO (, leader in a new data protection generation, just announced the recruitment of Peter Smails as VP of Marketing and Bus. Dev. Met in December during the 21st IT Press Tour that has really contributed to more visibility for Datos IO, the company is now ready to take off in the next few quarters and for sure this year. This arrival will solidify various initiatives at Datos IO and boost execution.

Mar 24, 2017

Reduxio secures a new VC round

Reduxio Systems (, new storage innovator, continues its journey towards a large adoption and market penetration. The company has just raised a new VC round of $22.5M series C led by C5 Capital and fueled by the in-place investor. It's a real sign of confidence and the company got a total of $32M.

Mar 20, 2017

Make Big Data Work

Four Big Data vendors - StreamSets, Waterline Data, Trifacta and Arcadia Data - have started an interesting initiative around Big Data and offer a common web site to share knowledge, educate users and promote Big Data and Analytics projects, technologies and solutions.

Mar 17, 2017

C3DNA is a true cloud agnostic orchestration solution

C3DNA (, innovator in Cloud management, was a great surprise of the recent IT Press Tour. The company, founded in 2013, is managed by Dr Rao Mikkilineni, CEO, Technology is driven by Surendra Keshan, the R&D leader is Giovanni Morana, we find also Kumar Malavalli, founder of Brocade, as Chief Strategy Officer and also investor in the firm. In EMEA the company is represented by two leaders Kamel Kerbib for the sales side and Bernard Salvan for the technical part.

Mar 10, 2017

Datos IO makes progress regularly

Datos IO (, leader in the new generation of data protection solution, continues to market promotion and penetration. After a very active end of the year 2016 with the small help of the IT Press Tour and the visibility generated by the event, the company received the Bronze trophy from Storage Magazine and fin the Backup and DR category. Great achievement, it means that clearly the product is recognized and belongs to the same club.

Feb 23, 2017

Zerto opens French bureau

Zerto (, leader in DR solutions for virtual environments, has decided to open a representation in France to sustain a fast growing business. This regional office will be led by Gonzague Dupont who came from Splunk, CommVault and Symantec. The IT Press Tour has met Zerto in June 2013 for the 11th edition so it will a perfect candidate for our next visit in Israel in October.

Feb 20, 2017

IT Press Tour #22 update

The #22 edition of The IT Press Tour is fully loaded with a last minute participant - GridGain Systems - promoter of a commercial flavor of Apache Ignite he has participated to launch and develop. So for the next tour coming in a few days 9 companies will be visited and met: C3DNA, Crate.IO, GridGain, InfluxData,, ThoughtSpot, Trifacta, Waterline Data and Zuora. It will help us to beat an other record with 162 companies for 237 sessions as many companies choose the IT Press Tour as a recurrent marketing once a year. March tour will be superb again.

Feb 17, 2017

Rubrik is going fast, super fast

Rubrik (, leader in the new data protection generation, is an impressive player, going super fast in term of growth in every sector of the company. They just announced a revenue around $100M after just 6 quarters of selling. I let you do the math but if the first quarter was $1M, the quarterly average growth is around 115%.