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Data Protection Technologies For Cloud Environments
November 07, 2013
Increased adoption of public and private clouds and a data onslaught have created new data backup challenges, but new products promise to help.
EMC ViPR: Promises to Keep
October 23, 2013
ViPR, EMC's latest storage offering, promises to usher in the era of software-defined storage, but the company has some work to do to make its promise a reality.
How Oracle ZS3 Stacks Up
September 20, 2013
The new ZFS-based storage systems feature new capabilities designed to boost performance.
Data Protection In The Cloud Era
September 18, 2013
Organizations need to review security policies and procedures before implementing newer technologies such as cloud computing and virtualization.
Hardware Vs. Software: Storage Vendors Go Head-to-Head
September 13, 2013
Don't count hardware storage vendors out as the industry shifts to software-based infrastructure. Hardware and software vendors are making moves that promise storage innovation in both...
New Technologies Target OpenStack Private Clouds
August 16, 2013
Companies like Druva aim to address data center and private cloud storage and data management challenges using the OpenStack framework.
NAS Options for Public and Private Clouds
August 15, 2013
Public and private clouds can present challenges for file-based applications that use NAS. Here's how several vendors are helping companies meet those challenges.
Open Source Poised for Innovation Explosion
August 06, 2013
Cost pressures and the fast feedback of open source's development model will spur new levels of innovation in open software in the next ten years.
Clouds Cannot Be Contained In A Box
November 28, 2011
A big part of the value proposition of cloud is to ensure that you have continuous access to your data, and that you've moved beyond the physical limitations of a single box or a single...
IBM SONAS On Life Support As BlueArc Goes To HDS
September 09, 2011
You may have heard of an oddly named storage product from IBM called SONAS. It stands for Scale-Out NAS. I’m concerned that, like with so many other monolithic products, SONAS may be out of...
Health Care Providers Shifting to the Cloud
July 26, 2011
With the unstoppable growth of medical imagery, many health care providers are realizing that trying to do a data migration to a new storage system every few years is becoming next to...
Monolithic Scale-Out NAS Is Out Of Gas
June 03, 2011
The cloudwashing that’s running rampant throughout the storage industry has clearly got to stop. My latest observation is that traditional monolithic scale-out NAS vendors are so...
Building A Sustainable Cloud (And More Predictions)
May 13, 2011
I thought that the cloud was supposed to be about the aggregation of thousands of low-cost servers and disk drives, integrated together with a web services layer and a robust object store,...
Iron Mountain Digital Steps Out Of Cloud Storage; Nirvanix Steps In
April 12, 2011
Well, it appears again that companies that are good at one thing won't necessarily be good at trying other things. Iron Mountain Digital, the public cloud offshoot from Iron Mountain--the...
Forecast: Shakeups Looming in the Cloud
March 18, 2011
There are a number of rumblings in the cloud. One IT behemoth is believed to be eying a strategic acquisition of a powerful cloud software and storage offering, another seems to be...