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October 18, 2012 06:12 PMMicrosoft’s acquisition validates the market for premises-based storage that also links to the cloud, and inaugurates the software giant as a provider of IT hardware.
July 16, 2010 02:50 PMMicrosoft's Azure Appliance announcement made a big splash at the Microsoft Partner Conference, but the meat of the announcement is that HP and Dell will be hosting Azure-based cloud services and providing the consulting to help their customers identify, prepare and move some workloads into an Azure-based cloud service. The appliance, more aptly described as a turn-key private cloud, is still far in the future.
May 13, 2010 01:40 PMMicrosoft is plunging into cloud services to give its customers a range of choices in public and private cloud computing, said Doug Hauger, general manager of Windows Azure, at the All About the Cloud show in San Francisco Tuesday.
February 02, 2010 09:30 AMToday CommVault announced that their Simpana integrated backup and archiving software can now use public cloud providers in addition to local disk and tape as a data store. I hope that CommVault is, as they were with deduplication, leading a new wave of disk-to-disk-to-cloud (D2D2C)backup and archive solutions. While I firmly believe that there's a lot of life left in tape, especially for long retention archives with relatively low access rates, 25 years of consulting to organizations has taught me that tape drives, like backhoes and other heavy equipment, should be left to trained professionals. Small and even mid-size organizations rarely handle tape properly, leaving them exposed to data loss.
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