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A great article from Peter Cohan at Forbes entitled "Nexenta Aims at EMC's Heart". By saving organizations 70% to 80% on the cost of storing their burgeoning volumes of data, Nexenta has grown its revenues 16-fold in the last two years. That’s the claim of CEO Evan Powell &m...
Leader in OpenStorage Adds Major Fortune 500 Customers, New Round of Funding on Top of Record Year and Bolsters Executive Talent Mountain View, CA—February 13, 2012—Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced it finished the 2011 fiscal ...
We’re proud to see one of our customers “going big” for the Super Bowl. Shazam has announced that it will have Shazam enabled content for several ads during The Game. You can read more about it in the New York Times.http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/sha...
I have been recently reading about Amazon’s Storage Gateway:http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/01/the-aws-storage-gateway-integrate-your-existing-on-premises-applications-with-aws-cloud-storage.htmlThe product is effectively an iSCSI target that has the Amazon S3 client on its back,...
Today, we announced funding led by Menlo Ventures.  Razor’s Edge and Sierra Ventures both participated, as did our existing investors.A few quick points:1.  A hearty welcome to Pravin from Menlo and Tim from Sierra Ventures.  I couldn’t be more proud that Men...
Another year end is upon us, and this always is a good time to look back on the past year, as well as look head to the year to come.Here are my predictions for 2011, along with my score of how I did with my predictions from last year. 10. OpenStorage:    A+ In April of 2...
From our Friends at MGI Research: New Research Report: 20 Questions with LogLogic CEO Guy Churchward, focuses on the key issues that are shaping the market for IT security management tools. Guy is one of the more technically competent enterprise technology CEOs we have spoken to ...
Most readers of this blog already know that last week’s OSS11 was a tremendous success.  Here’s a couple of things that jumped out at me at OSS11:1.  Be careful what you wish for. A late spike in registrations made us pretty nervous.  100 more people reg...
Recently I reread some old blog posts in order, in part, to gain some inspiration for a new post.  And it worked.Here’s a post I wrote in June of 2010 about events at Nexenta:http://www.nexenta.com/corp/nexenta-blog/2010/06/10/what-is-new-at-nexenta-and-sleepless-nights/#con...
Today, Symantec announced its latest discovery, Duqu. Quite ominously, it is being called the precursor to the next Stuxnet, an attack that is often considered the most complex of this decade. In fact, activity is still being linked to the Stuxnet team. So what kind of havoc is Duqu wr...
With the many log formats involved with Smart Grid, many energy companies are searching for a way to centralize the collection of logs, regardless of data format. A centralized log management tool, such as LogLogic, is seen to be an ideal way to collect and correlate security events an...
Companies with existing LogLogic implementations are experimenting with ways to implement log management with this new technology. On the energy distribution side, Smart Meters collect information about energy usage at the residential and commercial level, and some companies are using ...
Although many in the tech world have read the recent stories about erstwhile Cleantech darling Solyndra and its near-overnight shuttering, the overall Clean- and Greentech industries are doing well. LogLogic works closely with many brand leaders across industries, including more than 1...
Good news for fans of OpenStorage!  While Gluster has never achieved the take off that NexentaStor and ZFS have, the brilliant and hardworking team there deserves a good outcome.I’d like to welcome RedHat back to the enterprise open storage market.  Their support of ope...
As yet, Smart Grid has no single accepted definition, is comprised of many (not always complementary) technologies, is controversial with regard to consumer privacy, and has an overall absence of standardization and regulation. Additionally, utilities and private energy companies are a...
This week, Verizon Business released a report showing that 79% of firms are not compliant with the 12 standards of the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Many of these firms have been PCI-compliant in the past, but have failed to continue to meet the required sta...
Yesterday was a big day for me. I am a huge Amazon Kindle fan. I wore my first one out, and I have a close personal relationship with my Kindle 3. So, when I heard Amazon was going to announce new Kindles, I got that tingle of excitement running up my spine. (OK, I don’t get out much.)...
As many commentators have pointed out, VMworld is becoming the critical show for the IT industry.  Ironically, it occurred during Dreamforce which might be the other fastest growing show.I think Nexentians really enjoyed our VMworld experience.  The attendees at the...
For those of you able to escape the clutches of Hurricane Ireneand make it to Las Vegas, you’ll see that today at VMworld we’re introducing EVA. EVA is a new virtual appliance for enterprises which enables data warehousing and forensic analysis tools for IT data, at any scale. In direc...
If you stop by booth 658 you can see an unprecedented view in an unprecedented work-load for virtualization, streaming live.  We are showing a flexible view into IOPS, throughput, latency and other metrics generated by NexentaStor as it serves up over 5,000 sim...
Next week NexentaStor will be making history at VMworld.  Stay tuned or stop by our booth 658 for more information.  Or stop by Intel’s booth, where we will be the only storage solution featured.  Or stop by Aberdeen’s booth 760 to see 1PB on the floor with a...
The buzz around “big data” raises concerns about the privacy of the massive amounts of data collected. One of our customers, a telecom company in the U.S. uses our software to collect more than 60 billion messages per day from over 40 different devices. Where does this data go? How ...
We spent this past week at Black Hat, rubbing elbows with a mix of security firms, industry experts, and notorious hackers. Though the conference covered the expected topics around mobile privacy, encryption and the latest hacking arts, perhaps, the most interesting discussion was arou...
It does sound counter intuitive but all the evidence points to the conclusion most people are more frustrated with their company’s search capabilities than they are when searching the web – they just can never find what they need when they need it. It seems counter intuitive because of...
We’ve posted a new podcast based on an interview with TelecomReseller’s Editor, Doug Green. You can find the new podcast here: http://www.loglogic.com/loglogic-podcast.rss. You can also subscribe to our podcast in iTunes. Tags: cisco, ciscolive, interview, podcast, tradeshowCategories:...
We call ourselves the IT Data Management company, but our latest patent takes our tagline to a whole new level. Patent number 7,925,678, recently granted to LogLogic by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is modestly titled "Customized reporting and mining of event data." The conce...
VMware has just announced a series of new and updated products (on VMware web site) as part of its strategy to define and build a new software category, the cloud infrastructure.  Needless to say, the news didn't come as a surprise to us at LogLogic.  As a long-time strategic...
We have a somewhat different take on the acquisition of Cloud.com by Citrix than initial coverage.  Whereas initial coverage accepted Citrix’s spin that this was an offensive move, intended to confront Vmware, cloud insiders will tell you that this acquisition has as much to...
Yesterday I had an enjoyable discussion with Andrew Reichman of Forester research.  At least in my limited experience with Andrew, he’s an analyst who actually uses his perspective to, well, analyze the industry.  He’s thoughtful, has opinions, and in ou...
I’ve been asked for our perspective on Pillar data being acquired for $0 cash and some earn out in the future, a disappointing outcome for a company that has spent well over $200 million. (note, Storage Newsletter pointed out on 6/30 that Oracle filings indicate the amount invest...
Periodically, I pull senior leadership of Nexenta to an out of the office off-site. These meetings allow us to get in the same room for a couple of days, free from the urgent in order to focus on the important.While there are number of items we cannot speak about because...
(Ed. Note: I saw this pop up on twitter and had to repost.) This document describes how to use NeXpose's built-in alerting features to integrate with LogLogic. This is part of a series of documents explaining how to integrate NeXpose with different log management products. Today I will...
There’s nothing I like better than hearing from satisfied customers about how much time and money we’ve saved them, how we helped them pass a critical regulatory compliance audit or made their IT environments more secure. Here’s just a taste of our latest success story (you can get the...
In our last post we discussed the emergence of IT data management, or ITDM, how it differs from Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), and the need go beyond SIEM to address managing IT data for compliance and enterprise-wide operational intelligence. IT systems are generat...
For years, Security Information Event Management (SIEM) has been an effective tool for optimizing the identification of security threats. However, because it rarely leverages all IT information, SIEM is unable to comprehensively scale to address the other two cornerstones of the moder...