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Twelve data storage industry startups to watch in 2016
One of the key characteristics of the data storage industry is how it refreshes itself every year as new storage startups emerge and roll out innovative products. The past year -- 2015 -- produced a bounty of exciting new products that are shaking up the storage status quo with new approaches to old problems. We saw inventive solutions for data protection, scalable storage, cloud storage, virtualization, archiving and more. We profile a dozen of the startups that unveiled the most interesting and practical products in 2015.
Disaster recovery is hard, expensive and just too darned time consuming. True? Not anymore. With cloud storage and computing services coupled with virtualization technologies, cloud-based DR is affordable for nearly all organizations. And as a bonus, it may yield the best RTOs and RPOs possible. We look at the details and reveal the good parts and the gotchas of cloud DR.
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Caching, cloud backup, hyper-convergence and object storage spawned data storage company startups in 2015. Here are 12 in particular to watch.
Cloud-based disaster recovery has emerged as an affordable, flexible method for providing application availability following a disaster event.
Though nearly half of companies are using cloud file sync-and-share services, those who aren't using it have taken a wait-and-see approach.
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As we enter into a new year, here's our look at the future of data storage with some serious (others, not so much) predictions.
Explosive data growth has brought about a commensurate increase in zettabytes, but a smart, proactive approach to archiving can help.
Data storage types that offer a flexible infrastructure and intelligent data are proving more beneficial than speed or scale alone.
Mike Matchett takes a closer look at the future of data storage technology in 2016 based on research from the Taneja Group.