Big Data 'Cloud Appliance' Offers Storage Alternative
DataDirect Networks, YottaStor system targets government agencies, promising lower costs and greater control of sensitive data.
Machine-generated data is one of the fastest-growing segments of the storage market. Organizations are searching for more efficient ways to store and analyze ever-growing stockpiles of digital information, including medical images, consumer-generated photos and videos, and data from unmanned aircraft flying over warzones. Cloud services such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) have arrived to address this need, but they're not ideal for all organizations. It may be cheaper, simpler, and more secure to keep data stored where it's collected, process some of the information locally, and then send only that data that needs additional processing up to the cloud. Read full story on InformationWeek
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