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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
January 28, 2022

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: January 28, 2022. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

More data is being collected than ever before from online interactions, apps, and smart devices. With cyberattacks, ransomware, and a variety of data breach risks on the rise, industry leaders took the opportunity presented by Data Privacy Day to reflect on the current state of data security and the business damage that can be sustained if data is not handled effectively.

Google Cloud is introducing autoscaling for Bigtable, enabling users to automatically add or remove capacity in response to the changing demand of applications. In a blog post, Anton Gething, Bigtable product manager and Ashish Chopra, cloud-native databases product marketing lead, announced that with autoscaling, users only pay for what they need and can spend more time their business instead of managing infrastructure.

MinIO Inc., creators of the MinIO multi-cloud object storage suite, announced it has raised $103 million in Series B funding at a $1 billion valuation, enabling the company to accelerate multi-cloud storage adoption. The investment was led by Intel Capital with participation from new investor SoftBank Vision Fund 2, and existing investors Dell Technologies Capital, General Catalyst, and Nexus Venture Partners. This financing brings MinIO's total funding raised to $126 million.

StorCentric, provider of a comprehensive portfolio of secure data management solutions, is making enhancements to its Global Nexsan Partner Program, introducing the Nexsan Partner Certification Program. The new program enables Nexsan channel partners to further enhance their ability to serve end clients' data management and security needs, fortify their trusted advisor status, and drive additional business opportunities.