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The Importance of Protecting Cloud Hosted Applications

Anyone who thinks you don’t need to back up cloud applications such as salesforce, Office 365 and Google Apps clearly has some thinking to do. There is no such thing as the cloud. There is only someone else’s data center.

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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

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How to use a Data Fabric to Power Your Cloud Workloads

More workloads are moving to the cloud every day, and those workloads require data. As mentioned in previous blogs, a data fabric is one way to ensure that all of your data is available everywhere you need it. It ensures

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What are the Advantages of a Purpose-Built Cloud?

Some cloud backup providers are starting to build their own clouds for their purposes. Is that a good idea? Shouldn’t they use more general-purpose cloud providers like Amazon, Google, or Microsoft? What value can be derived from having your backup

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The Role of Tape in Today’s Data Center

The use of tape has certainly declined in today’s data center, but it has not disappeared – much to the chagrin of some people who are self-professed “tape haters”. They simply don’t understand why anyone would use tape in a

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The Enterprise Use Case of Object Storage

The idea of infinitely scalable, self maintaining, searchable object storage in the cloud is a great idea – if you can make use of it. If an enterprise is able to create a use case around this resource, then they

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The Advantages of a Fabric Based File System

Storage solutions that offer customers familiar, flexible interfaces (e.g.files and file attributes), while also offering advanced features like automated data movement and cloud bursting, offer a unique solution to many problems. The more seamless we can make things for the

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