StageAcquired | Acquired
SolidFire is a provider in high-performance data storage systems designed for large-scale public and private cloud infrastructure. Leveraging an all-flash scale-out architecture with patented volume-level quality of service (QoS) control, providers can now guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. In-line data reduction techniques along with system-wide automation are fueling new block-storage services, and advancing the way the world uses the cloud.
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SolidFire has filed 20 patents.
Data management, Cloud storage, Computer memory, Network file systems, Backup
Data management, Cloud storage, Computer memory, Network file systems, Backup
Latest SolidFire News
Feb 27, 2023
Data catalog and intelligence tech supplier Alation announced Alation Marketplaces, a new product for third-party data sets to augment existing data in Alation Data Catalog for richer analysis. Additionally, the company expanded Alation Anywhere to Microsoft Teams and Alation Connected Sheets to Microsoft Excel to help users access contextual information from the catalog directly within their tool of choice. … SaaS data protector Druva has been awarded a patent, US11221919B2, for its smart folder scan technology. It assumes users have multiple snapshots, of AWS EBS volumes for example, and need to restore files from these snapshots. Instead of going over each point in time copy (snapshot) and checking for a file, a more efficient approach is to create a filename-based index of the files post snapshot creation. A lookup of the index should help identify which snapshot contains the file (or associated versions). Index creation could further be optimized for resource consumption by performing a smart scan instead of a full scan to identify the changed files in incremental snapshots, we’re told. … An ESG survey found data loss from the public cloud is common due to a multitude of causes. The biggest culprit was SaaS applications: 42% of respondents experienced sensitive data loss from their SaaS platforms. The most common contributors to cloud-resident sensitive data loss were misconfigurations of services, policy violations, and access controls/credentials issues. Download the report eBook here . … High-end enterprise array supplier Infinidat has promoted Steve Sullivan, its EVP and GM Armericas, to Chief Revenue Officer. CEO Phil Bullinger said: “Steve brings to the CRO role a track record of building and leading high-performing teams that have set a very high standard for customer success and delivering technical and business value in enterprise storage. His leadership in the expanded CRO role will accelerate our growth as we scale our global account and partner relationships through collaborative and cohesive go-to-market strategies and programs.” … TrueNAS company iXsystems has announced its Mini R array, offering 12 lockable and hot-swappable 3.5” drive bays providing more than 200TB of capacity when fully populated and the option of 2.5” SATA SSDs for more than 90TB of flash storage. This larger Mini R joins the Mini X, X+, and XL+ systems in the entry-level TrueNAS Mini series. It is geared for small and home offices and can also serve in parts of enterprise deployments for remote sites, backup, and non-critical departmental applications. It is priced at just under $2,000. The latest BlueFin version 22.12.1 of its TrueNAS Scale Linux OS is now generally available for free download at truenas.com/scale and pre-installed on TrueNAS Enterprise appliances with support, including TrueNAS Enterprise M-Series and R-Series appliances. iXsystems Mini R chassis. … Privatley-owned Komprise says subscription revenues in 2022 more than doubled for a third consecutive year. There was 50% growth in the Komprise Global File Index , which consists of hundreds of billions of files, providing customers a Google-like search across their entire data estate to find, tag and mobilize unstructured data. Some 30 percent of revenues came from expansions, indicating strong customer satisfaction and loyalty, and Komprise has a 120 percent net dollar retention rate. There was 200 percent growth in the number of organizations using Komprise for data migrations to a new NAS or for cloud data migrations. More than 100+ Microsoft customers migrated data to Azure using Komprise during the first 12 months of the Azure File Migration program, we’re told, which funds customer use of Komprise. … MSP and SMB data protection supplier N-able announced revenues for 2022’s fourth quarter showing a 7 percent year-on-year rise to $95.8 million, with a $7 million net profit versus $2.06 million. Full year revenues were $371.8 million, up 7 percent on 2021’s $346.5 million, with a net profit of $16.7 million, up from $113,000. William Blair analyst Jason Ader commented: “Management noted broad-based demand across its portfolio as MSPs and SMBs continue to prioritize investments in data protection, security, and device monitoring, even in a tougher macro environment.” … NetApp has effectively stopped further development of its SolidFire all-flash arrays. CEO George Kurian said in its latest results announcement that the company decided to reduce investment in products with smaller revenue potential like Astra Data Store and SolidFire. He added: ”We had a small business in SolidFire that we continue to sustain, but we don’t plan to grow going forward.” NetApp bought startup Solidfire for $870 million in cash in 2015. It’s technology was eclipsed by NetApp’s internally developed ONTAP all-flash arrays, which currently have a $2.8 billion annual run rate. … HPC scale-out and parallel file system supplier Panasas has run a survey by Vanson Bourne of hundreds of IT decision makers working at enterprises with more than 1,000 employees across the US, UK, and Germany. It looked at the problems enterprises face in building and managing storage infrastructure for high-performance applications. Over half of respondents (52%) cited specialty knowledge as the top challenge. Other problems were high acquisition costs (45% ) and maintenance costs (43%). The answer? Buy Panasas SW. Jeff Whitaker, VP of Product Strategy and Marketing, said: “Our PanFS software suite demonstrates our commitment to delivering simple, reliable solutions that support multiple HPC and AI/ML applications from a single storage platform.” … Cloud data warehouser Snowflake announced a Telecom Data Cloud which offers a single, fully-managed, secure platform for multi-cloud data consolidation with unified governance and elastic performance. Snowflake and Snowpark enable machine generated data in near-real time using ML models to predict faults, schedule maintenance ahead of time, and to reduce operational downtime. Initial users include AT&T, OneWeb and Singapore’s M1. Read more about Snowflake for Telecom here . … Web3 storage supplier Storj released its next network software version, Storj Next, with features providing an up to 280 percent increase in file upload and download speeds. It says it delivers enterprise-grade storage for ten percent of the price of providers like AWS, Microsoft and Google. Storj has a network of more than 20,000 nodes; an increase over the year from its 13,000 noded. CEO Ben Golub said: “Storj gets faster as we add more nodes due to parallelism for downloads. We eliminate dependency on a single data hub, instead using a distributed network of under utilized storage capacity on existing hardware, which allows for less latency and reduced data transfer times.” … Data protector Veeam has a new CFO, Dustin Driggs. He succeeds Chuck Garner, who has led the Veeam’s finance, strategy and operations functions for more than four years, and is leaving for parts unknown. Driggs joins Veeam from Barracuda Networks where he worked for over 16 years, most recently as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President leading the finance and accounting function. TAGS
SolidFire Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where is SolidFire's headquarters?
SolidFire's headquarters is located at 1600 Pearl Street, Boulder.
What is SolidFire's latest funding round?
SolidFire's latest funding round is Acquired.
How much did SolidFire raise?
SolidFire raised a total of $150M.
Who are the investors of SolidFire?
Investors of SolidFire include NetApp, Novak Biddle Venture Partners, Valhalla Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Samsung Ventures and 6 more.
Who are SolidFire's competitors?
Competitors of SolidFire include Tegile Systems.
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