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Bridging the divide between legacy storage and new data management platforms could constrain IT organizations and budgets and could prevent the utilization of cost-effective scalable storage infrastructures. But, businesses can avoid some of these constrains by evaluating their storage options objectively and asking themselves three important questions. A decade ago, we were putting 250-gigabyte drives into servers. When people mentioned the cloud, they were talking about the weather, and a business was considered to be on the cutting edge if it needed to store a few million files. Now, we have access to 10-terabyte drives, and grandparents are using the cloud to store pictures of their grandkids. It's now common for businesses to need access to billions of files, so companies need to move to newer systems to keep track of everything. With so many options available ... (more)

Supermicro to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #Embedded #IoT #SDS #DataCenter

SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green®" initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally friendly solutions available on the market. For more information, visit https://www.supermicro.com. Internet [email protected], taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York C... (more)

[video] #ObjectStorage with @HGSTStorage | @CloudExpo #SDS #DataCenter

"This week we're really focusing on scalability, asset preservation and how do you back up to the cloud and in the cloud with object storage, which is really a new way of attacking dealing with your file, your blocked data, where you put it and how you access it," stated Jeff Greenwald, Senior Director of Market Development at HGST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. 20th International Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of en... (more)

Virtual #Storage From @FormationDS | @CloudExpo #SDS #SDN #IoT #DataCenter

"We formed Formation several years ago to really address the need for bring complete modernization and software-defined storage to the more classic private cloud marketplace," stated Mark Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Formation Data Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. 20th International Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of Xa... (more)

[video] @Tintri's #DevOps Offerings at @CloudExpo | #VM #SDN #DataCenter

"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Full Conference Registration Gold Pass and Exhibit Hall ▸ Here Register For @CloudExpo ▸ Here via EventBrite Register For @ThingsExpo ▸ Here via EventBrite Register For @DevOpsSummit ▸ Here via EventBrite Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsors of Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo will benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation ... (more)

The Chinese Cloud Market | @CloudExpo @YourSpeedyCloud #SDS #IoT

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here It's About Sale! It's About Scale! It's About Speed! What Can You Learn About the Chinese Cloud Computing Market from Our Survey With over 720 million Internet users and 40-50% CAGR, the Chinese Cloud Computing market has been booming. When talking about cloud computing, what are the Chinese users of cloud thinking about? What is the most powerful force that can push them to make the buying decision? How to tap into them? Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yu Hao, CEO and co-founder of SpeedyCloud, answered these questions and discussed the results of SpeedyCloud's survey. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Yu Hao, a.k.a. Alex Yu, is the CEO and co-founder of SpeedyCloud. He has been running the Cloud Business Unit for one of the biggest CDN and hosting companies in China for ... (more)

True Scale-out Storage | @CloudExpo #IoT #ML #Storage #SDS #DataCenter

A Pair of Virtual Technologies to Create True Scale-out Storage Almost three years ago, VMware introduced the world to its virtual SAN. This new solution enabled customers to use storage within ESXi servers without the need for external storage - an exciting promise for organizations that wanted to quickly scale their virtual storage. Now, it's time to check in on this technology and see if it's living up to its promise. VMware became a player in the storage array and software market when it launched vSAN. Server admins were looking forward to using vSAN because it gave them a symmetrical architecture that did not require external storage, thus being able to use storage within existing servers. It also doesn't require specialized storage skills. However, no one solution can be all things to all enterprises, and as enterprises began to deploy vSAN across their enviro... (more)

Cloud and Object Storage Are in Your Future | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Storage

Cloud and Object Storage Are in Your Future, What Are Some Questions? IMHO there is no doubt that cloud and object storage are in your future, what are some questions? Granted, what type of cloud and object storage or service along with for work or entertainment are some questions. Likewise, what are your cloud and object storage concerns (assuming you already have heard the benefits)? Some other questions include when, where for different applications workload needs, as well as how and with what among others. Keep in mind that there are many aspects to cloud storage and they are not all object, likewise, there are many facets to object storage. Recently I did a piece over at InfoStor titled Cloud Storage Concerns, Considerations and Trends that looks at the above among other items including: Is cloud storage cheaper than traditional storage? How do you access cloud ... (more)

Accelerating #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo @FormationDS #DataCenter

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Accelerating Transformation Projects with Dynamic, Software-Defined Storage Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Mark Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Formation Data Systems, detailed how to deploy dynamic, software-defined storage infrastructure to transform storage from monolithic silos to an elastic pool of petabyte-scale storage resource... (more)

[video] @HGSTStorage Approach to #Storage | @CloudExpo #SDS #DataCenter

View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here Cats Herding: Why It's Time for a Millennial Approach to Storage Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, will discuss how a new approach is necessary, one that supports the attributes of the cloud with the millions of applications and users depending on it for their business and personal... (more)

Storage for #IoT with @CloudianStorage | @CloudExpo #BigData #DataCenter

"Storage is growing. All of IDC's estimates say that unstructured data is now 80% of the world's data. We provide storage systems that can actually deal with that scale of data - software-defined storage systems," stated Paul Turner, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Cloudian, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 17th Cloud Expo, held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Internet [email protected], taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with 20th [email protected] and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York  (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Download Show ... (more)