Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage

Why Has SDN Adoption Been So Slow? – Pluribus Networks Briefing Note - The move to commodity hardware changed the way data centers scale compute and storage resources. The network, for the most part, is being left out of the movement. Once an organization makes a network vendor selection, it has very few
Can Ransomware Infect Your Backups? – BackupAssist Briefing Note - It should come as no great surprise that ransomware is one of the scariest challenges for data protection people today. Black hats have figured out they can make more money faster by going after small and medium businesses than simply
Fix Files or Move To Objects – Qumulo Briefing Note - Object storage has been getting a lot of attention lately. This new way of storing data does not require the old metaphors of volumes and folders. Data is stored in a flat architecture and then each object (file) is assigned
Can You Use Your Data Center as DR for The Cloud – Zerto Briefing Note - Many companies are asking two questions after moving some or all of their workloads into cloud vendors, such as Amazon, Google, or Azure. Do I need DR for the cloud? Where do you failover to if you’re running in the
Understanding The AWS Storage Portfolio – Amazon Briefing Note - Amazon Web Services (AWS) support a large number of use cases, ranging from high transactional applications to analytic processing applications, as well as backup and archiving solutions. As vendors and data centers decide on how they will use Amazon they
Can You Move Workloads Between VMware and AWS? - vMotion is a fantastic capability provided by VMware to VMware environments, but what if you’re not using VMware? Or what if you’re using VMware on-site, but would like to rehost the workload into a public cloud provider such as Amazon
How to Leverage AWS or Azure Object Storage For Cloud Hosted Applications - Many organizations are looking to move their applications to cloud providers like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. Part of the challenge is how to integrate the organization’s applications with native cloud storage protocols. Instead of re-writing existing applications from
Distributed Storage Goes Mainstream - Distributed storage offers more capability than traditional scale-out solutions. They scale further, are more granular and have a better multi-site/multi-cloud model. But distributed systems are typically viewed as the storage system for the next generation data center, and while they
Is There A Safe Place for Prosumer Data? – Morro Briefing Note - Prosumers and small businesses sometimes create significant amounts of data that are the lifeblood of their business. Examples include (but certainly aren’t limited to) photographers, videographers, healthcare clinics, as well as architecture and CAD design firms. Even hobbyists in these
The Always-On Data Fabric – ioFABRIC FMS Briefing Note - While most software defined storage (SDS) solutions offer a degree of data services consolidation within a single data center, they don’t extend that consolidation of services across locations and into the cloud. Each location is discrete and needs separate management.

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