Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage

New White Paper – Can You Use The Cloud for Long Term Data Preservation? - Most organizations have a subset of data they need to preserve. Preservation is different than archiving. Preservation means that the data can’t be changed, must always be readable and the organization needs to know who is accessing it. Often there
How Do You Manage Petabytes of Data? - Managing petabytes of data is fundamentally harder than managing terabytes. Getting management wrong could cost the company thousands or worse lead data lost that could cost the company millions. Problems that you can ignore or confront with brute-force techniques with
Is There Value in Converged Data Protection? - The idea of a single platform offering computing, network, and storage services with integrated data protection sounds almost utopian. What could be better than all aspects of computing already built into the system that you buy? Systems integrating functions like
The Art of Eliminating Downtime to Achieve High Availability - Downtime, no matter what the cause, is becoming less acceptable to organizations of all sizes. Clearly, technology exists that can eliminate it. But with the reduction or elimination of downtime, the associated costs – when compared to once-per-night backups –
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
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

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