May 01, 2015
VMware's VSAN 6 could alter the way storage is delivered and consumed, but whether it is the catalyst that accelerates SDS adoption is still unknown.
May 01, 2015
One of the distinguishing features of object storage systems is their ability to package more metadata with each object they store. That metadata could be used to restrict access, define a file's lifecycle and its ultimate disposition. Other storage products are emerging that can do the same or similar type of data classification. This allows data management tasks to be automated via policies set by IT, thus creating smarter storage systems.
Enterprise file sync-and-share use has taken off in many organizations, but consumer file sync-and-share use can leave corporate data unprotected. In-house EFSS can help guard against data loss by giving IT oversight and control.
Today, organizations face a wide array of storage challenges. Luckily, there are myriad training and certification opportunities for IT pros looking to bolster their knowledge of the storage technologies.
April 16, 2015
Crossroads StrongBox archiving appliance ingests writes to disk and copies data to up two tape libraries for disaster recovery.
April 16, 2015
SoftNAS expands its cloud storage with the Cloud File Gateway virtual appliance to move on-premises unstructured data into Amazon S3.
April 14, 2015
Seven years after its birth, the frenzy around cloud is beginning to subside. IT organizations have embraced public cloud for some workloads, and built private clouds for others.
IT is having productive discussions about which applications to leave where they are, and which applications to re-platform. They're considering the pros and cons of renting shared infrastructure rather than buying dedicated on-premises resources.
You may not get the raw performance from a virtualized cloud instance that you could from dedicated bare-metal hardware -- you need to weigh that against the cost of hiring data center operations staff.
Meanwhile, the hype around big data and social media has just begun. The technology for doing this kind of analytics exists today. You can build a Hadoop-based repository to store the untold amounts of raw data that can later be used to discover unimagined relationships and patterns. It all sounds very promising, but for now, the jury's still out about the value of these initiatives.
April 08, 2015
HGST joins the active archive market with systems that scale up to 4.7 petabytes of storage and have a one-watt per terabyte power consumption.
April 07, 2015
Quantum adds archiving capabilities with the new Artico NAS appliance and enhancements to DXi backup and Lattus object storage systems.
April 03, 2015
Panzura doubles the amount of flash-based capacity in its new line of cloud controllers for data sharing and collaboration.
March 06, 2015
Consumer peer-to-peer software maker releases Sync 2.0 for secure file sharing between smartphones, desktops and NAS devices.
February 26, 2015
Connected Data has rolled out two new sync-and-share appliances for businesses that want on-premises secure file sharing.