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NAB Report: Is There a Cloud Caching Appliance for SMBs? – Morro Briefing Note - There are a number of appliances that are designed to give you the benefits of the cloud with the performance of local storage. We tend to call these products cloud gateways or cloud caching appliances. The idea is that the
Should Backup Software Companies Build an Appliance? - A little over 15 years ago we started to see the creation of the backup appliance market with the creation of the deduplication backup target appliance. Since that time, we’ve gone from having no backup appliances to having so many
Ransomware – How To Create a Proactive Protection File Strategy - IT needs a proactive way to stop ransomware. It’s here to stay. Most ransomware countermeasures are reactive. The damage is done before IT can deploy their reactive countermeasures. When ransomware gets through an organization’s defenses, it starts to encrypt data,
Is it Time to De-Tape Your Archive? - Enterprises want more value from their archived data assets but tape doesn’t really enable the real-time archive that organizations need. The challenges is that any enterprise in existence for 10 years or longer more than likely has terabytes, even petabytes,
What Storage Product Should You Use in the Cisco UCS Storage Server? - Customers of Cisco’s UCS 3260 Storage Server can run any software defined storage product that is available as a software-only product. The question is how does one pick amongst the many that are available? Understanding the performance and functionality needs
Is It Safe to Preserve Data in The Cloud - We are living in the information age, and modern companies rely on their data more than any other time in history. Many companies are leveraging the cloud for preserving this vast ocean of data, but some companies are concerned about
Is it Time to Reboot Primary Storage? - Primary storage has remained the same for quite some time. It comes in two primary forms: block or file, also known as SAN or NAS. Yes, each of these two forms can be filled with a mix of ingredients, including
What to expect from your VMware Storage - VMware changed the data center so much that it is hard to imagine a world without virtualization. One challenge for VMware customers (still) – as well as customers of other hypervisors – is storage technology hasn’t always kept pace with
Is There A Better Option Than DRaaS? - Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is very appealing to data center administrators looking to meet ever tightening recovery objectives but still reduce costs. By leveraging DRaaS, organizations can eliminate the cost of a secondary site and buying stand-by equipment
Do you need to Backup your Sync/Share Service? - Sync and share services need backup for all the same reasons that you need to backup everything else. A lot of people think this isn’t the case, but the short version of the answer to the question is yes, you

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