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Object storage

  • Cleversafe-based IBM Cloud Object Storage service debuts

    Carol Sliwa - Senior Writer 19 Oct 2016
  • IBM marked the one-year anniversary of its Cleversafe acquisition with the launch of a “pay-as-you-go” cloud object storage service enabling customers to use the same technology on site and off ...

  • Object storage has dual uses

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 18 Feb 2016
  • The latest object storage systems are often misunderstood by potential buyers. This may be because these systems, capable of storing extremely large numbers of object and files, serve more than one ...

  • Archive redefined

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 31 Dec 2015
  • When the word “archive” is used in conversations about storing data, it brings up preconceptions depending on the individuals and their roles in IT. The most common thought is that an archive is ...

  • New LTO-7 tape specification is now available for licensing

    Carol Sliwa - Senior Writer 19 Sep 2015
  • Hard disk drives (HDDs) are up to 8 TB and 10 TB, and flash storage may be all the rage, but tape keeps rolling along. Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM and Quantum – the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Program ...

  • Western Digital adds Amplidata object storage to HGST fold

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 03 Mar 2015
  • Western Digital, which has been collecting flash-related startups over the past few years, today beefed up its archiving portfolio by acquiring object storage vendor Amplidata. Amplidata will ...

  • Backup appliance sales take turn for the better

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 22 Sep 2014
  • The backup appliance market rebounded last quarter following a year-over-year decline in the first quarter of the year, according to IDC’s quarterly tracker numbers. The backup appliance market hit ...

  • Object storage as common denominator

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 21 Apr 2014
  • Conversations at the recent National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference led me to the conclusion that object storage is becoming a common denominator between block and file storage within ...

  • Symantec plans to ditch Backup

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 26 Nov 2013
  • Symantec Corp. has put its channel partners and managed service providers (MSPs) on notice that it is shutting its backup cloud service, known as Symantec Backup, effective on Jan. 6, ...

  • Seagate puts Kinetic object storage plan in motion

    Dave Raffo - Editorial Director 23 Oct 2013
  • If you need more proof that object storage is picking up steam, there is the Kinetic Open Storage Platform unveiled by Seagate this week. If it flies, the architecture can provide a huge boost to ...

  • Will object replace file?

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 17 Oct 2013
  • I keep hearing this question, and I keep responding “not anytime soon,” rather than with a flat “no.” I can understand why some may consider replacing file storage with object storage given ...

  • Object storage can solve large capacity problems

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 03 Oct 2013
  • There have been reports that a social media firm has purchased 85 PB of object storage from EMC. This is significant for several reasons. Certainly it is a large amount of capacity in a single ...

  • Common cloud storage topics: archiving and gateways

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 28 Jun 2013
  • Two storage aspects always enter the discussion when talking about the cloud: archiving and the use of gateways to adapt on-premise environments. Archiving information to a cloud location is ...