10 August 2016

Rubrik continues its French market penetration

Rubrik (www.rubrik.com), one of the leader in new generation of data protection, has recently selected Duonyx, a French IT sales and services company, for its expertise in large account sales, integration and partnership. Duonyx already represents top brands and solutions with Cloudian, Dell, Lenovo, Nutanix, Pure Storage, Quantum, Rozo Systems, Symantec and Veritas - all famous and recognized products. Rubrik has participated to the 17th edition of The IT Press Tour in December 2015 and will join the tour again next December. It will boost Rubrik to a new level for European sales presence. Congrats to both team.

03 August 2016

IT Press Tour #20 - Special Israel Edition

The IT Press Tour (www.itpresstour.com) is ready for a new evolution and a tour in Israel invited by many storage vendors to visit the country and R&D centers to feel the power of innovation especially in Storage. Next November, the IT Press Tour team will visit and meet a few data storage and services companies to better understand their technologies and market approaches. 3 of them are completely new with even no detailed web page such Weka.io, I revealed NooBaa in a recent Top News on StorageNewsletter and published one of the first article about Iguaz.io. The other companies are super strong with key leadership position on the market - CTera Networks is a reference in Cloud based | connected- storage, Kaminario is a All-Flash Array top choice and Reduxio Systems, more recent, wishes to change the storage approach with a new primary storage offering with key data protection capabilities. We add a confidential name unable to mention it right now, so please come back to the tour home page in a few weeks close to the event to discover who will be behind.

01 August 2016

SpinBackup, a new entrant in cloud to cloud backup

SpinBackup (www.spinbackup.com), a SaaS backup provider, based in Burlingame, founded in 2013, continues to penetrate the market. The company protects Google Apps, Microsoft 365 and globally operates as a Cloud-to-Cloud backup service. SpinBackup provides also a Cyber Security service as a additional security layer. As of today, SpinBackup cover more than 200 countries, 20000+ individual users, 2000+ companies and 10000 applications. A good success so far. In term of price, there is no free service, it starts at $2 per month with an annual subscription and unlimited storage for Cyber Security, $3 for the Cloud-to-Cloud Backup and Recovery and $5 for the combination of the two.

26 May 2016

BlueArchive, new story or Storiant revival ?

BlueArchive, a startup founded in February 16, 2016 seems to be the new flavor of Storiant. Storiant, formerly SageCloud, has recruited SASI to sell the company, I refer to that in an post written in October 2015.
There is no web site for the company and of course no logo yet, telling me that people wish to operate in stealth mode. BlueArchive is based in Boston like Storiant and Carbonite and the founders are David Friend and Jeff Flowers, 2 good friends who built Carbonite and SageCloud. Hum, you get my point, things converge. BlueArchive received $1.94M May 16, 2016. When you check the LinkedIn profil of Jeff Flowers, you read the following sentence "BlueArchive specializes in large scale date archiving cloud service" and globally we have found only 3 people on LinkedIn from the company. As Cold, Long-Term and Compliance data storage is one of the fantastic opportunity in the industry, we still don't understand how a company - Storiant - that built such interesting solution finally went out of business. Let's wait and see what BlueArchive will develop and how they will approach the market.

16 May 2016

A new iteration to make Erasure Coding universal

MemoScale (www.memoscale.com), a dedicated vendor to provide industry Erasure Coding software, appeared recently at the OpenStack Summit in Austin. I met the team and I immediately asked them if they're linked to the other Norway adventure named Splice Codes that tried to promote erasure coding some time ago. And the answer is yes. You can read a very short blog post I wrote about them in April 2015. It seems now that they changed a few things to be more visible with the help of the Norway government to financially support the project.
The company promotes 3 values with an erasure coding technique based on systematic mode: superior data integrity, very fast data recovery and super efficient storage capacity utilization thanks to 3 products:

09 May 2016

IT Press Tour #19 - 6 years later

The IT Press Tour (www.itpresstour.com), launched in June 2010, will celebrate a team success for the 19th edition next June. So far, the tour has met 137 companies, delivered 200 sessions as some companies did multiple editions (for example, Cloudera did 5 editions, Nimble Storage, Pure Storage, Solidfire or Hortonworks, 4 editions...) and generated more than 5000 articles in online and print magazine. The tour has largely contributed to create visibility for invisible companies, its success speaks for itself.
The next edition end of June will be dedicated to IT Infrastructure and will take place in San Francisco and the valley. As usual, the tour team has invited many innovative companies, many of them are pioneers in their respective segment, and the list as of today is:

25 April 2016

Synerway promotes Enterprise CDP

Synerway (www.synerway.com), one of the top french backup vendors, continues to promote enterprise data protection with advanced CDP. I wrote 10 years ago a short blog post about them (blog post in French July 2006) and also in 2010 as the product was clearly oriented in the CDP direction at that time (blog post in French May 2010). The company, founded in France in 2002 by former Quadratec leaders, well known for Time Navigator, has shipped so far 15000+ appliances via a pure 100% channel model.

15 March 2016

Cohesity + Pure Storage, a clever couple

Cohesity (www.cohesity.com) and Pure Storage (www.purestorage.com | NYSE:PSTG), 2 leaders and innovators in data storage, just announced a partnership. In 2 words, Pure Storage with All-Flash Array line serves as primary storage of course and Cohesity C2000 harmonizes the secondary data landscape. One of the value users understand when they think about adopting these 2 solutions reside in the choice of something really new and not an extension or addition or something existent with classic vendors or at least classic product with new capabilities. Both of them use Flash + deduplication and contribute drastically to a low TCO by reducing footprint and energy while serving and protecting data better.

07 March 2016

IT Press Tour #18

The IT Press Tour (www.itpresstour.com), the leading media event in US for EMEA press and medias, will organize the18th edition dedicated to Business and IT Applications from March 21st to 24th in San Francisco. As usual, a group of European reporters will converge to San Francisco to meet and visit several hot companies in Hadoop, Big Data, Analytics, Applications Performance Management, Corporate Planning, Mobile CRM and Messaging oriented applications, check the list, they're all hot companies with unique technologies:

02 March 2016

Hortonworks introduces CDP

Hortonworks (www.hortonworks.com | NASD:HDP), leader in Hadoop and Big Data processing platform, continues to shake the market with a major announcement made yesterday in San Francisco. Hortonworks promotes its Connected Data Platforms aka CDP (not Continuous Data Protection) to offer best-in-class Data-at-Rest and Data-In-Motion processing. To deliver this promise, the company unveiled 2 new iterations: