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Amazon Web Services to offer new hierarchical storage options after customer feedback

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Amazon Web services (AWS) is adding a new storage class to speed up the retrieval of frequently accessed information.

Ctera now integrated with HP’s hybrid cloud manager

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Ctera Networks says it has integrated its storage and data management systems with HP’s cloud service automation (HP CSA) as it seeks way to simplify the management of enterprise file services across hybrid clouds.

The cloud is commoditising storage for enterprises – report

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Little known unbranded manufacturers are making inroads into the storage market as the cloud commoditises the industry storage, according to a new report by market researcher IDC.

Software-defined storage vendor Scality nabs $45m to prep for IPO

Scality has secured $45m in its latest funding round and plans to go public in 2017

Software-defined storage expert Scality has secured $45m in a funding round led by Menlo Ventures, which the company said will be used to fuel its North American and international expansion.

Seagate buys Dot Hill to bolster cloud cred

Seagate hasn't made too many cloud-focused acquisitions

Seagate announced plans to acquire storage software and hardware vendor Dot Hill Systems for $694m, which the company said would help bolster its cloud portfolio of products.

Storage tech provider Tintri bags $125m to take on EMC, NetApp

Tintri secured $125m in series F funding this week

Storage specialist Tintri has secured $125m in a funding round the company said would go towards accelerating development of its virtualised storage solution.

Netflix looks to IBM for cloud storage revamp

Netflix is making big changes to how it architects its service

Netflix has deployed IBM storage systems in a bid to consolidate and manage growing data volumes. The announcement comes as Netflix looks to completely rethink its architecture.

Dropbox buys up CloudOn to strengthen MS Office capabilities

Dropbox has acquired CloudOn the same week its competitor Box plans to go public

Dropbox has quietly acquired CloudOn, a provider of a mobile app that lets users create and edit Microsoft Office documents, for an undisclosed sum.

Pure Storage joins OpenStack, releases tools

Pure Storage has joined other storage vendors including Seagate and EMC in sponsoring OpenStack

Flash storage vendor Pure Storage has joined the OpenStack Foundation as a corporate sponsor and released two pieces of software that work on top of the open source orchestration platform.

Western Digital-backed Avere scores $20m for hybrid cloud storage

Avere plans to use the $20m to double down on its recently developed hybrid cloud storage tech

Hybrid cloud and NAS storage vendor Avere has secured $20m in its latest round of financing, bring the total amount the company has raised to just over $72m. The company said the funding round, led by storage incumbent Western Digital, will be used to accelerate development and marketing of its hybrid cloud storage solutions.