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The State of Storage Architectures

Storage architectures evolved from the legacy scale-up architectures to scale-out architectures. Scale-out architectures evolved into hyperconverged architectures. The data center is also evolving, of course, but at an even faster pace. The problem is all this storage evolution has not

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How to Stop Ransomware Before The Damage Is Done

NTP Software Defendex™ Product Analysis Ransomware is, for good reason, top of mind right now. Most strategies under discussion now are actually responses, not analysis and elimination. And, because ransomware is such a profitable “business,” new versions will continue to

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ChalkTalk Video: WannaCry, Snowden, Wikileaks… Is Your Data Next?

When IT defenses are compromised, the organization faces one of two challenges. Either the data is encrypted by a ransomware attack or it is copied to the attacker’s servers. In the first case, assuming data protection is in place and

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What if Archive Storage Cost More Than Primary?

Even if archive storage was the same price as primary storage, you’d still want to archive. While most in IT look at archiving as a way to reduce the cost of primary storage there is a lot more to it

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The Storage Challenges that Cassandra and Couchbase Create

Traditionally databases are scale up, running on a single powerful but expensive server. Distributed databases like Cassandra and Couchbase are scale-out and run on commodity white box servers, each of which becomes a node in a cluster. Traditional databases are

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The Role of Snapshots in a Backup System

Snapshots are moving to the forefront of many data centers when it comes to data protection. Therefore, it’s important to have a solid understanding of how they work and what to use them for. It’s also very important to understand

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