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The Importance of Cloud DRaaS Performance - Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solves a lot of IT challenges, especially when trying to meet the organization’s need for a DR strategy. As a result, there is a glut of solutions in the market. Situations like Hurricane Harvey
Will There Be Another Great Storage System Company? - For a new storage company to stand above the rest it has to, within its category, provide better performance, better cost or simplify management. Over the past two and a half decades we’ve seen many companies deliver these requirements. Is
Why is the Cloud a problem for Enterprise File Sync and Share? - Some see the reliance on the public cloud as the Achilles’ heel of enterprise file sync and share (EFSS). While EFSS products are more robust than their consumer-grade counterparts, their use of the cloud does add a number of concerns
How Does DRaaS Protect End-Users? - Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is becoming one of the most popular methods for data centers to not only solidify their disaster recovery strategies, it is all becoming a go to method for general data protection. It provides quick,
Covering Both Ends of DR - One of the lessons IT is learning from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is there are some situations where the organization really does not need to meet, or even come close to meeting the strict recovery point and recovery times it
What is a End-User Data Management Strategy? - Users are more mobile than ever and while devices like tablets and smartphones are commonplace, most road warriors get most of their work done on laptops. A lot of the data on these laptops is unique and is never stored
Software Defined Storage vs. Hyperconvergence - Hyperconvergence makes a lot of sense for many organizations. Hyperconvergence lets data centers leverage the excess compute in their virtual infrastructure to run the hyperconverged solution. The goal is to create a simpler architecture that converges compute, storage and networking.
Scaling Unstructured Data in the Cloud Era - Unstructured data presents two scaling challenges to the data center. The first is capacity. It comes as no surprise to any IT professional that unstructured data is growing at an alarming rate. The second is performance, which may take some
Preparing for Recovery - Most of the time IT spends focusing on disaster recovery planning is actually spent on protection, making sure data is being copied to a secondary storage system and a secondary site either by backup or replication. Some advanced recovery planners
NAS 2.0 Must Preserve Data - About 85% of the data most organizations store has not been accessed in 90 days and most of it hasn’t been accessed in years. The reality is data managers really don’t know what’s in that data or if it is