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Briefing Note: Qumulo delivers Next Generation, Data-Aware Scale-out NAS

Scale-out storage has a fundamental weakness, according to startup Qumulo, it can grow easily but also increases data management requirements as it does capacity. This means that as storage systems grow they get less efficient and more expensive to run,

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Briefing Note: What does Dell see in Exablox’s Scale-out NAS?

Exablox just received a new funding round of $16M, bringing their funding total to $38.5M since inception four years ago. One of those investors is Dell Ventures. On a briefing call recently, Exablox made it clear that this is not

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HGST Buys Amplidata – The Beginning of an Object Storage Shopping Spree?

As we reported last year HGST is on a shopping spree, and that spree continues into 2015 as today HGST announced that is has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Amplidata. The purpose of the Amplidata acquisition is to

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Briefing Note: Hitachi upgrades HCP Anywhere, adds new Object Storage Node

The new paradigm for employee computing is mobility; the right data at the right time in the right place. Users have made this clear with a willingness to set up their own cloud-based file sharing services, even at work. Companies

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Analyst Blog: Should Enterprises replace NAS with Object Storage?

Network Attached Storage (NAS) has served the enterprise data center for well over two decades. Originally designed for storing user home directories, these systems have evolved to handle a wide variety of data sets including databases and virtual machine images.

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WOS Access S3 creates Private Cloud with DDN Object Storage

Object storage was designed to support environments like the cloud that can have open-ended scaling requirements. Amazon developed the S3 interface to connect their object-based storage infrastructure to applications running in their own cloud. Now, enterprises can do the same,

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SlideShare – The 7 Key Reasons why Object Storage lowers Storage TCO

Unstructured data is growing at a staggering rate. It is breaking traditional storage and IT budgets and burying IT professionals under a mountain of operational challenges. Join Cloudian and Storage Switzerland for a panel-style discussion about the seven key reasons

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Seagate’s Kinetic Drives reduce Object Storage costs – now GA

After a one-year incubation, Seagate’s Kinetic Open Storage Platform is now generally available. It features disk drives that communicate with applications over Ethernet, using a key-value architecture and RESTful APIs, instead of traditional protocols like SCSI or SATA. What’s different

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