Big day today for the storage industry. Top story for us, Ocarina announced $20 million in Series B financing, led by Palo Alto-based Jafco Ventures, with participation from existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Highland Capital Partners. Here the latest round up of news articles:
- San Jose Mercury News (print and online eds) – Ocarina plays to the cacophony of clutter
- VentureBeat – Ocarina Networks lands $20M for content compression
- San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal – Ocarina Networks closes 2nd round with $20M
Plenty of other chatter in the news and blogosphere of interest to the storage industry today as well:
Iron Mountain announced a new service, Virtual File Store (VFS), reports Beth Pariseau at SearchStorage.
On Storage Soup, Beth also dished on a recent clash between EMC & NetApp, this time around VMWare. The post includes a link to a video spoof of 8 Mile that has to be seen to be believed. (I can see an updated version in which MC Hammer leaps in at the last minute and starts talking about content-aware compression, but I digress…)
And speaking of videos, here’s one that Marc Farley over at 3Par put together on his Storage Rap blog that takes some swipes at Hitachi’s dynamic provisioning in what has to be said is a truly creative way. The “Mangatars” used in it are a phenom that’s currently sweeping through Twitterville. (Yes, I’ve got one.)
And speaking of HDS, David Merrill’s blog post today is an explainer on dynamic tiering that many will find useful and enlightening reading (I know I did).