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Cloud-based disaster recovery: Just add data for instant recovery
Cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) is shaping up as a killer app for the cloud. It’s cheaper than other DR arrangements, can be implemented quickly and recoveries can be lightning fast. It’s a pretty direct route to solid data protection, but there are key decisions to make and some gotchas to watch out for.
Many companies want the convenience of a storage cloud service, but don’t want to ship their data off-site. OpenStack, an open source collection comprising a cloud operating system, an orchestration layer and service apps, can use existing storage resources to create an internal cloud storage service.
NetApp, EMC and Dell all earned high marks from users in the ninth annual Quality Awards service and reliability survey for NAS systems. EMC and Dell finished in a virtual dead heat in the enterprise division, while NetApp outdistanced EMC by a slightly wider margin in the midrange group.
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Called cloud's killer app, cloud-based DR puts fast, economical recoveries within reach of most companies.
OpenStack's storage components -- Cinder and Swift -- let you build block and object storage systems in your private cloud. Chris Evans provides an in-depth view into the technologies.
Our ninth annual survey collected user feedback regarding the service and reliability of NAS storage systems.
Changing backup applications or processes may keep storage managers awake at night, but cost and scalability concerns remain firm.
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Here's hoping for some clarity, standards, new tools and sanity in the new year.
Like nearly everyone else, Jon Toigo has grappled with the definition of software-defined storage ... until he realized there are three.
Today's enterprise file sync-and-share products do so much more than synchronizing data that it might be time to re-think the moniker.
Our crystal ball tells us this will be a year of change for the data storage market.