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Consolidation Temptation- MONEY MONEY MONEY

23 Oct 2015, Posted by Jeska Rayboy in Blog

What an exciting time to be in the Storage and Data Center Infrastructure market!!! It is so competitive with new technologies popping up everyday that companies are rampantly partnering up for better future strategic positioning. If you thought that Symantec selling Veritas for 8 Billon (Click here for article) was a big deal, that looks like small potatoes compared to Michael Dell’s purchase of EMC. Who saw that 67 Billion dollar acquisition coming? (Click here for article ).  Dell and EMC are both hugely successful companies in their own right, and the combined firm will be a major force to be reckoned with.  It will be very interesting to hear about how things develop with this mega-merger. As we receive additional feedback from people in the marketplace, we will post future updates.dell emc 2

The Dell/EMC acquisition isn’t the only one that has happened in the past month, just the most expensive… Perhaps everyone is getting ready to crush it in 2016. IBM just bought Cleversafe (Click here for article).Western Digital bought SanDisk  for 19 Billion (Click here for article). Thales Group bought Vormetric  for 400 Million (Click here for article).

Who do you think will be the next corporate marriage????!!!!!

Riverbed Steps Out Of The Public Eye

20 Jan 2015, Posted by Jeska Rayboy in Blog

Many people dream of taking a company public. That is why you build a business, in hopes of the “BIG” payout some day!!! It appears a reversal of this trend in is on the horizon.

Riverbed Technology is the latest major tech company to bow out of public trading, announcing a $3.6 billion takeover by private equity firm Thoma Bravo on Monday. The price is the highest ever paid by Thoma Bravo, and works out to $21 for each share of Riverbed currently in circulation.

The deal should close in early 2015, pending regulatory and shareholder approval. With those in hand, Riverbed would join a growing list of high-profile tech companies in going private, including Dell, BMC and Blue Coat. riverbed

Riverbed is best known for its WAN optimization hardware, an area in which the company has been consistently recognized for quality. Its recent history, however, is one of diversification, purchasing companies with related product offerings and rolling out new lines of its own.

The company had been an acquisition target for some time, rejecting a January bid by Elliot Management Corporation for around $19 per share, and a subsequently sweetened offer of $21 per share. But it had also made acquisitions of its own, most notably the billion-dollar purchase of application performance management company Opnet Technologies in 2012.

While Riverbed’s fortunes had been generally improving over the past few months, it’s still a company facing plenty of challenges. Riverbed lost more than $12 million in 2013, and although it returned to profitability over the past year, some experts believe the company has had trouble integrating Opnet, its big buy.  Click Here

2015 Storage Forecasts by Industry CEO’s

18 Dec 2014, Posted by Jeska Rayboy in Blog

Here are a few storage predictions for 2015. It will be interesting and exciting to see how this new year unfolds!!

Information Age takes a forward-facing look at the coming year and asks industry experts what they think is just around the corner for the storage world in 2015.see the future

Flexibility will be the biggest issue facing storage in the coming year – Sean Horne, CTO and senior director of enterprise and mid-range storage, EMC:

The biggest questions that IT decision makers will be making over the coming year will be: how do I deploy a platform that can deal with abrupt changes in the business landscape? Be that in scaling to large demands in storage, or delivering performance for next generation workloads? How do we deliver this flexibility at an affordable cost, without pushing the organization to take uncomfortable risks? And indeed, with the responsiveness required?

Organizations both scale up and scale out, and therefore, whilst storage needs to move with this change, it will be important to not let this disrupt the whole IT ecosystem. This will result in an increase in investments in developing hybrid cloud to give organizations the flexibility to direct workloads where they need to go, as they are needed.

 

Security and compliance will continue to dictate decisions around companies’ hybrid cloud setups – Sean Horne, CTO and senior director of enterprise and mid-range storage, EMC:

In my opinion, there are four types of control over organizational data that are needed: privacy, trust, compliance and security. For example, data centers have huge compliance requirements they need to adhere to, but the privacy of data, how it is stored and who has access to be, can be argued, is an emotional and subjective decision, between the company and its customers.

Understandably, many businesses are not comfortable with their private data sitting in a public cloud, so a degree of flexibility is needed to allow businesses to capitalize on the economies of public cloud without incurring undue risk.

Policy-based lifecycle management will be the answer to spiralling storage growth – Radek Dymacz, Head of R&D, Databarracks:

The key to reducing backup costs is good management and not applying blanket policies to all data. It’s about having the right retention and archive policies in place for the right data.

I think too many organisations struggle with data management because they regard ‘deletion’ as a scary word. No one really takes responsibility for corporate data or even knows who the ultimate owner is, so deletion is regarded as someone else’s job. As software becomes more integrated, we’ll have real-time, 360o visibility – storage decisions will be based on evidence and so ‘deletion anxiety’ will be less of an issue.

 

WAN optimisation will be the key to ensuring optimal data delivery – Everett Dolgner, director of replication product management, Silver Peak:

All the bandwidth in the world will not matter if packets are being dropped or delivered out of order due to congestion, as is often the case in MPLS and Internet connections.

To overcome these challenges and ensure optimal data delivery, organizations must establish a fully equipped network that will cope with the increased flow of traffic cloud storage initiatives bring. Failing to do so will result in an environment plagued by issues that will only lead to performance and business benefits being compromised.

Optimising the WAN can reduce over 90 percent of the traffic across the network and is key in providing the scalability needed to support all current and emerging applications.

 

We will see an accelerated move to software-defined storage Nigel Edwards Vice President, EMEA Sales and channel marketing HGST

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