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StorageCraft unveils backup, disaster recovery for VMware, Microsoft System Center Tweet This

December 16, 2014

StorageCraft announced on Tuesday two plug-ins for VMware and for Microsoft System Center that allow users to monitor and manage ShadowProtect backups from vCenter or the Virtual Machine Manager.



Pure Storage rolls out all-Flash converged infrastructure Tweet This

December 17, 2014

Pure Storage last week rolls out the FlashStack CI, a converged infrastructure solution that includes Pure Storage Pure Storage FlashArray 400 Series arrays with Cisco UCS Blade Servers, Cisco Nexus switches, VMware vSphere 5 and VMware Horizon 6.

The FlashStack CI configurations include one for VMware Horizon and one for virtual servers.


MongoDB acquires storage engine company WiredTiger Tweet This

December 16, 2014

MongoDB on Tuesday announced that it has acquired WiredTiger, a company that makes a storage engine for databases that increases the performance, scalability and efficiency of MongoDB databases.

WiredTiger is an open source storage engine used in many high-performance systems including services at Amazon.

The WiredTiger storage engine is available now in MongoDB 2.8.0 RC2, and will be included with MongoDB 2.8 and MongoDB Enterprise 2.8.


WD, HGST to acquire Skyera Tweet This

December 15, 2014

Western Digital and HGST on Monday announced that they have acquired Skyera, an SSD vendor to add to  HGST’s data center storage portfolio.


Teradata acquires Rainstor Tweet This

December 17, 2014 


Teradata announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Rainstor, a vendor of online Hadoop-based Big Data archiving. 


The acquisition will allow Teradata to add archival data storage to their OLTP, data warehouses and applications. 

Datto acquires Backupify Tweet This

December 17, 2014 


Data protection company Datto last week acquired SaaS data protection vendor Backupify. 

The acquisition will result in a company with 400 employees that can deliver a total data protection platform with on-premises data protection and for cloud-based apps such as Google Apps and SalesForce. 


Riverbed acquired by Thoma Brava, Ontario Teachers Tweet This

December 15, 2014 


Riverbed,a company that recently spun off its SteelStore cloud-integrated storage appliance to NetApp, was acquired by Thoma Bravo and the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan on

Monday for $3.6 billion.