Premium Content

Access "What's inside internal storage clouds?"

Published: 17 Oct 2012

Just about every vendor is touting some kind of cloud storage product or service. Here's the lowdown on what constitutes an internal storage cloud. "There is no such thing as a private storage cloud today," declares Stephen Foskett, director of consulting at Nirvanix Inc., a public cloud storage vendor. Maybe so, but that didn't stop the General Services Administration (GSA) from issuing a request for quotes (RFQ) in early August for what appears at first to be a private storage cloud. But what the GSA considers a private or internal storage cloud may differ considerably from what most enterprises would consider an internal cloud. As noted in the RFQ: "The initial acquisition of these services will be facilitated by GSA through the GSA Cloud Computing Storefront Site -- which will enable Government purchasers to buy (using a credit card or other acceptable payment option) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings as needed through a common Web Portal, called the Cloud Computing Storefront, which will be managed and maintained by GSA." Even given that ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features
    • Storage redux: Purchase plans reviving

      Our latest Storage Purchasing Intentions survey suggests that there may be a glimmer of hope for the economy based on storage managers purchase plans.

    • Growing need for email archiving

      More and more shops are archiving their email, which is good thing considering ever-escalating message traffic and stringent compliance regulations.

    • Backup in a snap: A guide to snapshot technologies

      Snapshots are used to enhance backup systems and shorten RTOs and RPOs. But you need to know how snapshots can vary, and what those differences could mean to your environment.

    • What's inside internal storage clouds?

      If you thought you knew cloud storage, think again. With scores of vendors touting internal storage clouds, we'll give you the lowdown on what makes a storage cloud "internal."

  • Columns
    • NFS 4.1's pNFS: Big NAS performance boost by Terri McClure

      With the parallel file system pNFS now part of the NFS 4.1 protocol, NAS storage will shift into a higher gear.

    • Throwing caution to the clouds

      There's a lot to like about cloud storage, and its benefits in terms of cost savings and convenience are attractive. But there are some residual effects you should consider.

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Big data storage challenges: Speed, capacity and HDFS integration
    big_data_hadoop.png
    E-Handbook

    Big data infrastructure and analytics are some of the hottest technology topics today, and it can sometimes seem impossible to dissect and digest all...

  • Moving target: Endpoint backup
    storage_0814.jpg
    E-Zine

    Mobile workers are now accessing, creating and modifying data on ultra-portable devices such as smartphones, tablets and phablets. Most companies ...

  • A lesson in flash caching
    storage_0714.png
    E-Zine

    Solid-state storage is proliferating as a replacement for hard disk drives, where it offers a quick shift into the fast lane of storage processing. ...