Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage

True WAN Optimization is not Deduplication – Bridgeworks Briefing Note - The four walls of the data center no longer confine users, applications, and data. Organizations are multi-site, and users want to work from anywhere. Making “work from anywhere” a reality still requires data and data still has gravity. Data has
Fixing the Broken Archive – Archive360 2018 Update - Data Management (archiving) looks good on the IT whiteboard. It is the process of moving old data from existing primary storage systems to an archive system. The process should free up primary storage capacity, simplify the data protection process and
Dealing with the AI and Analytics Data Explosion – MapR Briefing Note - Accuracy and response time defines the success or failure of an AI or analytics project. The faster and more accurate the response the more trusted the system is. The more data provided to the project the more accurate it becomes.
Making Multi-Cloud a Reality – SwiftStack Briefing Note - Once an organization migrates data to and reaps the benefits of using the cloud, they often want more. Multi-cloud is the number one request of organizations initiating or expanding their cloud presence. These organizations want to move applications between on-premises
Why Protect Data in the Cloud? – Cloud Daddy Briefing Note - The motivation to protect cloud-based applications is different from on-premises applications. Cloud providers like Amazon do a good job of providing a basic level of data protection, including resilience from media failure, snapshots, and multi-cloud replication. The most common cause
The Problem with Using Cloud Storage for Long-Term Data Retention – Nexsan Briefing Note - Compared to on-premises archive storage the cloud seems like an ideal place to archive data. An organization can start small, grow incrementally and only pay for the storage they are using. There is a crossover point however where it is
What are Ransomware Attack Loops and How to Prevent Them – Asigra Briefing Note - Ransomware is the “new” disaster with which every data center, regardless of location, needs to be concerned. IT must take steps to protect the organization’s data, and even its brand from ransomware. A successful defense against ransomware requires user training
Designing a Cloud Strategy for the Real World – SoftNAS Briefing Note - The path to Hybrid IT is messy. The on-premises data footprint continues to grow at an alarming rate. On-premises applications also continue to sprawl, and the number of critical workloads only increases. Moving an application to the cloud often requires
Designing Storage for MongoDB, Spark, MySQL, and Cassandra – Pavilion Data Briefing Note - Modern applications like MongoDB, Spark, MySQL, and Cassandra are disrupting traditional storage architectures. To keep storage costs down and performance high these applications use direct attached PCIe flash storage. Many organizations are rapidly integrating NVMe. The problem is that direct-attached
How to Protect the Entire Hybrid Cloud – Druva Briefing Note - Most organizations use the cloud in a hybrid manner. Some applications and workloads remain on-premises, while some are transitory between on-premises and the cloud, and still others are cloud only. The distributed IT model puts a new strain on the

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