It is Cinco de Mayo: a day to celebrate many accomplishments, and that includes new developments in the data management sector.
Here’s what’s new:
- GigaOm has published a new Radar for High-Performance Object Storage, and according to Blocks and Files: “[GigaOm] claims these products are being developed because combining object storage’s scalability and accessibility with flash storage media makes it a good fit for new interactive and high-performance applications.”
- Funding for data protection companies has reached $652 million in the past four months across these companies: Acronis, Druva, HYCU, and Ownbackup.
- Cloud data storage company Wasabi announced that it raised $112 million in series C financing, bringing its total equity financing raised to $219 million.
- Komprise was included in the updated Gartner Market Guide for Hybrid Cloud Storage.
- TechTarget reported on the latest advances in DNA storage, with evidence of real-world applicability: “Twist Bioscience recently worked with Netflix to demonstrate the feasibility of DNA for video preservation.”
Read on for recent product, people and thought leadership updates from Komprise.
Intelligent Data Management Updates
If there’s a common theme in managing IT infrastructure these days, it’s choice. Customers may today store their data in many places and in many different ways: the world of storage is increasingly fragmenting based upon specialized use cases for data management. To that end, this month’s product update focuses on Komprise Intelligent Data Management’s support for two popular vendors: Nutanix and Cohesity.
You can transparently archive data to or from Cohesity and Nutanix and run analytics on data usage in those environments, such as: when last accessed, types of files stored, their owners, and their size distribution. These technologies are automatically enabled in our latest product update; simply select the option for Cohesity SmartFiles or Nutanix Files from the drop-down menu in Add File Server. (see below). As our customers continue to diversify their storage ecosystem, we aim to be right there with them, them supporting those technologies as sources and targets for analysis, data migration, data tiering and archiving.
Read the blog on the Komprise product update from last month. It discusses new support for cloud NAS storage, Azure Files, expanded support for NetApp datastores and more.
Expanding EMEA Leadership
Komprise has two new executives joining the company’s EMEA division based in the UK.
Martin Gibbons joins as Channel Director, EMEA, and is responsible for leading channel strategy across the region. Gibbons has over 25 years’ experience working in the channel, recently serving as EMEA Channel Director at Cohesity and prior to that, at CommVault.
Ben Conneely joined Komprise in January 2021 as Regional Sales Director for the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe and was promoted to VP of EMEA in April. Conneely brings more than 20 years in senior-level sale roles in the data management industry, including at HPE and EMC.
Read the full press release here.
On the Web
Gestalt IT profiled Komprise recently. In an article on our approach to unstructured data management, the author Zach DeMeyer wrote: “When talking about one case where a pharmaceutical company needed a method to archive and access all of their lingering data, (CEO Kumar) Goswami gives a miraculous figure. Within 90 days, the cost benefits that the company reaped by leveraging Komprise outweighed the costs they spent by implementing it. With a return on investment like that, it’s no wonder that Komprise is radically transforming the enterprise data space.”
Komprise President and COO Krishna Subramanian wrote about the new aggregator style of unstructured data management across on-premise and cloud, for ITProPortal. Here’s an excerpt: “As enterprises shift to a multi-cloud architecture, they can no longer afford to manage data within each storage silo, search for data within each and pay a heavy cost to move data from one silo to another. Whether it’s file or object data – from user-generated data to home directories, file shares, or machine and application data such as genomics, PACS imaging, seismic data, electronic design data and IoT etc., traditional storage systems were not designed to cope with the modern explosion of unstructured data and multi-cloud architectures.”
Komprise was featured as a top 20 cool vendor in data management, by CRN. “Komprise develops analytics-driven data management that helps customers know, move and control data to save costs and extract business value without disrupting access.” Check out the slideshow covering other leaders in the data management space.
Komprise was included in Storage Newsletter’s Best Storage Products of 2021 list, appearing in the Data Management category.